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Latest bits on Coco Gauff, Kalvin Phillips and AFCON 2023 tournament.

Coco Gauff fights back to secure Australian Open semi finals.

19 years old Tennis champion, Coco Gauff has just secured her place in the semi finals of the 2024 Australian Open, the first of her career. In a surprising comeback, Gauff defeated Magdalena Fręch 6-1, 6-2 within 63 minutes for her eleventh consecutive Grand Slam wins. Now 9 wins and zero losses this season, she will now face the number two seed, Aryna Sabalenka in the upcoming semi final later in January 4 and will be looking to clinch her first Australian Open.


Manchester City midfielder, Kalvin Phillips signs for West Ham on loan.

English Midfielder, Kalvin Phillips was unable to hit the mark after signing for Manchester City in 2022. The midfielder since registered his intention to leave the club for more playing time and despite a good number of bids coming from European clubs across Italy and Germany, Phillips has finally signed for London side, West Ham in a loan deal that will see him at the club until June, with an option to buy. This offers Phillips more playing minutes ahead of the 2024 Euro tournament.


Ghana eliminated from AFCON 2023 after dramatic Mozambique comeback.

The Black Stars were on the verge of a crucial round 16 qualification after Jordan Ayew converted two penalties to secure a comfortable 2-0 lead against Mozambique. However, their walls came crashing down in the last minutes of the game, after Geny Catamo slotted home a 91st minute penalty on an arm ball off Jordan Ayew. Three minutes later, Reinildo Mandava headed home an equalizer after an error from Ghanaian goalkeeper, Richard Ofori, leading to Ghana’s crashing out of the AFCON 2023 tournament with just two points.


Equatorial Guinea coast to last 16 after big Ivory Coast win.

AFCON 2023 host country, Ivory Coast are on the verge of an embarrassing early elimination and disappointing tournament after heavy 4-0 defeat against Equatorial Guinea, their heaviest home defeat in history. A brace from Emilio Nsue, a terrific free kick goal from Pablo Ganet and a Jannick Buyla goal in the 88th minute were enough to secure a sensational Group A finish for Equatorial Guinea who lead the group with seven points and more goals than Nigeria.


Egypt secures late round of 16 qualification in Cape Verde draw.

Egypt crept into the AFCON 2023 round of 16 tournament, securing a crucial draw against Group B leaders, Cape Verde after Ghana lost a comfortable 2 goal lead against Mozambique. Despite going behind after a beautiful finish from Gilson Tavares just before the first half break, a Salah-less Egypt dominated the game, creating big goal scoring chances. Substitute, Trezeguet scored a important equalizer minutes into the second half. Mostafa Mohamed’s lob seemed to have secured a comeback win for Egypt in the 91st minute but Bryan Teixeira scored a 99th minute goal to secure a dramatic draw for Cape Verde.


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AN-Toni
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1 month ago

Big updates across worldwide sports.Latest bits on Coco Gauff, Kalvin Phillips and AFCON 2023 tournament.Express your point of view.

Taiwo
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1 month ago

For the first time in her career, 19-year-old tennis star Coco Gauff has made it to the Australian Open semifinals in 2024. Making an unexpected return, he signed a loan agreement with West Ham that will keep him there through June with a buyout option. In advance of the 2024 Euro championships, this gives Phillips extra playing time. He should use this to get some playtime. 

Kazeem1
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1 month ago

Ivory Coast’s crushing 4-0 home loss to Equatorial Guinea, their worst-ever tournament loss, has put them in danger of an embarrassing early elimination and disappointing tournament.Egypt sneaked into the AFCON 2023 round of 16, as they secured a vital draw against Cape Verde, the team atop Group B, after Ghana saw their lead over Mozambique evaporate by two goals.

Adeoye Adegoke
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1 month ago

Coco Gauff has been making waves in the tennis world with her incredible talent and achievements at such a young age. It’s inspiring to see her rise and compete against some of the best players in the world. I can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in the future!
Kalvin Phillips is another name that’s been making noise in the football scene. It’s great to see young talents like him shine on the pitch and contribute to their teams. I’m sure he has a bright future ahead of him, and I’ll be keeping an eye on his progress.
As for the AFCON 2023 tournament, it’s always a thrilling event that brings together the best African national teams. The competition is fierce, and it’s a great opportunity for football fans to witness some top-notch matches and incredible displays of skill. I’m eagerly looking forward to the tournament and supporting my favorite teams.

SarahDiv
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1 month ago

Fantastic news for Coco Gauff, making strides in the Australian Open! Excited about Kalvin Phillips’ move to West Ham for more playing time. Heartbreaking for Ghana in AFCON, but proud of the fight. Equatorial Guinea’s stunning win and Egypt’s qualification bring more excitement to the tournament! #ProudNigerianSportsFan 🎾⚽🇳🇬