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The tale of Samson Siasia and the importance of reading emails from FIFA

Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia infamously hates anything to do with technology. So much so that even sending him an email has historically been an exercise in futility, and this, he says, has led to his FIFA lifetime ban for corruption.

The former Super Eagles player was handed the ban by FIFA last August for allegedly agreeing "to receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches", but says he never saw the emails from FIFA calling him to hearings.

The embattled coach, who has led not...

Kelechi Iheanacho sets comeback template for Henry Onyekuru to follow

The FC guys explain why they still see Leicester as favourites for the top four despite their recent downturn.
Kelechi Iheanacho's strike secures a 1-1 draw for Leicester City vs. Aston Villa. Watch the Carabao Cup on ESPN+.

Not so long ago there was the widespread feeling that Kelechi Iheanacho's career was on the highway to nowhere.

At 22, heading into his 23rd year, and despite a good preseason showing, he was unable to get into Leicester City's match-day squad, let alone get on the field as the new English Premier League campaign commenced, then progressed.

Not until December did he make his first Premier League appearance, a full four months after the start of the season.

Prior to that, he had made five appearances...

Seven bold predictions for African football in 2020

This week's Confederation of African Football Awards in Egypt brought the curtain down on another 12-month cycle in the African game, with Sadio Mane, Asisat Oshoala and Achraf Hakimi foremost among those honoured.

While the ceremony represents an opportunity for African football to look back over the previous 12 months and take stock, it's also an ideal occasion to look forward and predict how the next year will look. Here are seven predictions for the next 12 months of African football.

Naby Keita...

Africa's best and worst moves in January transfer windows

With the English Premier League's mid-season transfer window now in full swing, Ed Dove recalls the best and worst January deals involving African players.

Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United to Crystal Palace)

We begin with Zaha, who's one of several high-profile African players tipped for a big move during the current January window.

Back in 2015, the wideman didn't have anything like his current standing within the Premier League, and was being moved on from United after failing to make a mark under...

African storylines to watch during the January transfer window

African players are regularly central to the key narratives of a transfer window, and January 2020 ought to be no different.

Already, Henry Onyekuru and Badou N'Diaye have secured moves -- signing for Galatasaray and Trabzonspor on loan respectively -- and we can expect the continent's top stars to populate the rumour mill, and the done deal stories, until the start of February.

Here are some of the key African transfer narratives to keep tabs on over the coming weeks.

Kalidou Koulibaly is the most...