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Belmadi ends years of turbulence to lead Algeria to Afcon final

After a turbulent period which saw Algeria employ seven coaches in three years, it has taken Djamel Belmadi less than one year to restore order and turn a dispirited squad into finalists at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Although he had only coached in Qatar before taking the job, Belmadi has lifted the Desert Foxes out of their rut and turned them into the most impressive side at the tournament, with five wins and a draw, 12 goals scored and two conceded, on their way to Friday's final against Senegal.

Belmadi...

Seedorf sacked by Cameroon as Afcon coaching cull continues

The fallout from the Africa Cup of Nations has continued apace this week, with Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf shown the door on live TV, and two others also getting the sack.

Paul Put was fired by Guinea on Monday despite his side reaching the last 16, while Ricardo Mannetti has not had his contract renewed after Namibia lost all three group games.

This, added to the coaches of hosts Egypt, Tanzania, and Uganda also losing their posts in the wake of disappointing returns, has ensured a job free-for-all...

The football has been thrilling, so why hasn't Egypt embraced the Africa Cup of Nations?

Senegal are favoured to win the African Nations Cup final vs. Algeria, but Steve Nicol says Riyad Mahrez's side is the team best positioned to win.

CAIRO -- At any other time, it might have been the moment that held the whole world's attention. In the final minute of Algeria's Africa Cup of Nations semifinal against Nigeria in Cairo, Riyad Mahrez stood over a free-kick 22 yards out, puffed out his cheeks, stepped back and prepared to make history...

The Manchester City forward whipped a vicious shot around the wall and into the top corner, giving his country a first appearance in the final since 1990 and sending the Algeria fans, many of whom...