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Phil Masinga, former South Africa and Leeds United star, dies at 49

South African legend Phil Masinga has passed away from "a cancer related disease," the nation's football association has announced.

South African Football Association president Danny Jordan said he was "gutted" to lose "a loyal servant" of the game in the country.

"We have lost a giant of South African Football, this is a sad day for our football," Jordan said on the SAFA website. "I am really gutted. I saw him last Sunday before I flew to Dakar and although he was not feeling well, he was...

Mohamed Salah beats Sadio Mane for African Player of the Year award

Mohamed Salah has been named African Player of the Year for the second year running.

Salah was crowned at the CAF Awards in Dakar, Senegal, on Tuesday night as he beat Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the award.

"I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row," Salah said.

The Liverpool forward become the fourth player to win back-to-back awards after El Hadji Diouf, Samuel Eto'o and Yaya Toure.

The Egyptian...

Egypt replace Cameroon as African Nations Cup hosts

Cameroon are African Nations Cup holders, having won the title in 2017 but have been stripped as 2019
Cameroon are African Nations Cup holders, having won the title in 2017 but have been stripped as 2019.

Egypt will host the 2019 African Nations Cup, the Confederation of African Football confirmed after a meeting of their executive committee in Dakar on Tuesday.

They will stage the expanded 24-team event, which runs from June to July, after initial hosts Cameroon were stripped of the tournament last month over concerns at the slow pace of preparations.

Egypt and South Africa were the only two countries to put forward their candidacies to replace Cameroon.

It will be the first time there will be 24...

Egypt submits surprise 2019 African Nations Cup hosting bid

The Egyptian Football Association has submitted a bid to replace Cameroon as next year's African Nations Cup host.

Egypt's pitch, announced on Thursday to meet Friday's deadline, came after Morocco said this week it wouldn't put itself forward as a candidate.

Morocco had been considered the front-runner after being a candidate to host the 2026 World Cup, only to lose out in that race to a joint United States-Mexico-Canada bid.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given countries until...

Uganda targeting World Cup after AFCON qualification

Uganda are targeting a spot at the 2026 World Cup after qualifying for back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, according to President of the Federation of Uganda Football Association Moses Magogo.

No member country in the Council for East and Central Africa Football Association has ever qualified for the World Cup, but Magogo is determined that Uganda will be the first.

"Uganda's target is now qualifying for 2026 World Cup," Magogo told ESPN. "We have made it to back-to-back AFCONs, and...