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African Nations Cup

 By Ian Holyman

Senegal manager Alain Giresse to step down after African Nations Cup exit

Algeria sealed their place in the African Nations Cup quarterfinals after beating Senegal 2-nil.

Alain Giresse has confirmed he will no longer coach Senegal and has accused the country's media of conducting a "man-hunt" following their African Nations Cup exit.

Giresse, 62, led the Lions of Teranga into their final group-stage game against Algeria with the hope of reaching the quarterfinals.

However, a 2-0 defeat led to their elimination, and provoked a furious response from the Senegalese media. The press pack assailed Giresse at his postmatch news conference, which helped convince the former...

By ESPN Staff
11 hours ago

Guinea into quarters after draw

Guinea are through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after the drawing of lots in Malabo.

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 By Sam Crocker

Guinea elated, Mali devastated after African Nations Cup lots draw

Confusion reigned at the final whistle of the match between Guinea and Mali after a 1-1 draw ensured lots will be drawn to decide which team progresses to the quarter-finals.

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea -- It was a historic day in the world of African football Thursday, as Guinea qualified for the quarterfinal of the 2015 African Nations Cup on the drawing of lots, with Mali the unfortunate party to be ousted from the draw.

The Guinean delegation bounced down and through the lobby afterward, celebrating their incredible achievement -- one that, in the context of a country ravaged by Ebola, must be even more glorious.

The Hilton hotel in Malabo was a hive of activity, as...

 By PA Sport

West Ham's Sam Allardyce hits back at Senegal over Diafra Sakho

Diafra Sakho played in the FA Cup for West Ham after being ruled out of the African Nations Cup this month.

Sam Allardyce has continued a bitter war of words with Senegal football officials and insists West Ham did nothing wrong in playing Diafra Sakho last weekend.

The Hammers striker came off the bench to score the only goal in their FA Cup fourth-round victory over Bristol City on Sunday, despite having been ruled out of Senegal's African Nations Cup squad with a back injury.

And the relationship between club and country could also be soured further after Allardyce said he had struggled to communicate...

Guinea progress in African Cup of Nations after drawing of lots vs. Mali

The final place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals will be decided by the drawing of lots after Guinea and Mali drew 1-1.
Confusion reigned at the final whistle of the match between Guinea and Mali after a 1-1 draw ensured lots will be drawn to decide which team progresses to the quarter-finals.

Guinea got the luck of the draw and became the final quarterfinalists at the African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea on Thursday at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.

Group D saw Ivory Coast finish top by beating Cameroon 1-0 on Wednesday, but Mali and Guinea drew 1-1 yet again, meaning they could not be separated in the standings.

Instead, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) draw took place at a hotel in Malabo on Thursday afternoon, with Guinea drawn to advance to...