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Cameroon's not-that-unexpected journey to the Last 16

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Cameroon hire Conceicao to replace Seedorf

Toni Conceicao takes over as Cameroon's new manager.

Cameroon have named Portugal's Toni Conceicao as their new coach, the country's sports ministry said on Friday.

The statement added that Cameroon World Cup hero Francois Omam Biyik will serve as his deputy.

Details about the contract were not disclosed.

The 57-year-old journeyman has had 16 different coaching posts in the last 15 years.

He replaces Clarence Seedorf, who was dismissed after Cameroon lost in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations in July.

It is the first national team job for Conceicao,...

Ex-Barcelona, Inter forward Eto'o retires at 38

Samuel Eto'o, Qatar SC
Samuel Eto'o, who won the Champions League three times, has announced his retirement.

Former Barcelona and Inter Milan forward Samuel Eto'o has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.

The three-time Champions League winner's last club was Qatar SC, where he had been playing from 2018 and he retires as Cameroon's leading goal scorer with 56.

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He announced his retirement on Instragram with a picture of himself alongside the words: "The end. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love."

Eto'o moved to Europe ...

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...

Nigeria's show of character and Ighalo's goals secure AFCON progress

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt -- Three thoughts on Nigeria's 3-2 win against Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations last 16.

1. Ighalo leads Nigeria's show of character

As two-goal Odion Ighalo walked off the pitch after being substituted, he took a moment to hit one fist against his palm, indicating to his Nigeria teammates that they must continue to fight. He had done the same thing just before kickoff and again when the Super Eagles went 2-1 down. It was a sign of how far the forward has come and the leadership...

Clarence Seedorf's future uncertain after Cameroon's Africa Cup of Nations exit

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt -- Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert took the long walk back to the dressing room, heads down, their thoughts almost certainly drowned out by the celebrations around them.

If either had looked up and to the left, they would have seen a bundle of Nigeria players huddled around Nwankwo Kanu and Daniel Amokachi, taking selfie after selfie as they celebrated a 3-2 win. Those two former playing legends looked prepared for a party long into the night; Seedorf and Kluivert, by contrast,...