Ottis Gibson, pictured with James Anderson and Stuart Broad, was previously England bowling coachOttis Gibson, who has been linked with replacing Trevor Bayliss as England coach, has been released from his role as head coach of South Africa.Gibson, who had two spells as England bowling coach, took charge of South Africa in October 2017.The Proteas…

If you’ve gone on an African safari, chances are you’ve heard of the Big Five, the must-see list of iconic megafauna. Lions, leopards, elephants, African buffalo, and rhinoceroses are “what people think of when they think of Africa and wildlife,” says Natalia Borrego, a research associate at the University of Minnesota Lion Center. The term,…

Algeria’s only effort of note all game was the heavily deflected shot in the second minute that ultimately proved to be the winnerAlgeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secured a 1-0 win against Senegal in the final in Cairo.Baghdad Bounedjah’s shot took a huge deflection…

FRI 19 Jul 2019Africa Cup of Nations – FinalSenegal0Algeria176 minsHT 0-1Bounedjah (2′ minutes)Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryBaghdad Bounedjah’s shot takes huge deflection and loops in for AlgeriaSenegal have never won Africa Cup of NationsAlgeria’s only…

WED 17 Jul 2019Africa Cup of Nations – 3rd/4th Play-OffsTunisia0Nigeria180 minsHT 0-1Ighalo (3′ minutes)Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryIghalo taps in Nigeria opener after Tunisia mix-upTunisia and Nigeria lost in close semis on SundayAlgeria meet Senegal…

The Khayelitsha township is overlooked by the iconic Table MountainDrive around Khayelitsha, one of South Africa’s biggest and fastest-growing townships, and football is impossible to ignore. There are hundreds of teams, thousands of players and five dedicated local football associations.Makeshift goal frames stand amid the rolling debris-filled fields, with pitches of various shapes and sizes…

Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez struck with a fierce free-kick in injury time to send his side through to the finalRiyad Mahrez scored a stunning free-kick with virtually the last kick of the game as Algeria beat Nigeria to reach the Africa Cup of Nations final.With the match heading for extra time, Manchester City forward Mahrez…

SUN 14 Jul 2019Africa Cup of Nations – Semi-finalAlgeria1Nigeria1Troost-Ekong (40′ minutes og)78 minsHT 1-0Ighalo (72′ minutes pen)Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryTroost-Ekong’s own goal gives Algeria leadIghalo equalises with VAR-awarded penaltyNigeria have won Afcon three timesAlgeria’s…

Senegal have never won the Africa Cup of NationsSenegal reached the Africa Cup of Nations final for the second time as Tunisia defender Dylan Bronn’s extra-time own goal gave them victory.Both sides had penalties saved in normal time before Bronn inadvertently headed the only goal of the game.Mouez Hassen tipped Sadio Mane’s free-kick on to…

Riyad Mahrez was not born when Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the only time in 1990Games:Senegal v Tunisia (17:00 BST) and Algeria v Nigeria (20:00 BST)BBC coverage:Follow live text commentary on BBC Sport website, and listen to BBC World Service commentary in AfricaThe Africa Cup of Nations has reached the semi-final stage,…