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Botswana coach “has no national team” after CAN debut

Botswana have called off a high-profile friendly with Egypt after coach Stanley Tshosane said there was “no national team” to fulfil the fixture. The Zebras played their first ever Africa Cup of Nations recently but a number of players are now planning to retire from international football. Egypt wanted to play the game on 29 … Continue reading

Gabon President Ali Bongo ‘excited’ to host Nations Cup

Gabon is preparing to host its first major sporting event, amid huge excitement among its population, according to the country’s president. Ali Bongo visited the media centre in the Gabonese capital, Libreville, ahead of the country co-hosting the Africa Cup of Nations with Equatorial Guinea.   “Football is everything here,” President Bongo said before the … Continue reading

AVB hopeful Drogba will stay

“Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas remains hopeful that he will retain the services of striker Didier Drogba, at least until the end of the season. • Chelsea confirm Alex bid • Gary Cahill talks drag on • Fantasy League: Pick your new squad Drogba, 33, is in the final year of his contract and has been linked with a move away from … Continue reading