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LaLiga Space at the AFCON

LaLiga brings interactive “LaLiga Space” to the AFCON

LaLiga has unveiled LaLiga Space, its biggest-ever event in Egypt, to mark the kick-off of the 2019 AFCON in Cairo. Prominent LaLiga Ambassadors and legends of the modern game Samuel Eto’o and Fernando Morientes were at Cairo Festival City Mall to open the three-day event on Thursday afternoon and to meet with both local and international media.

Guests to the interactive space can try their hand at the LaLiga-themed games corner, check out the display of authentic LaLiga jerseys and even have their photos taken on a replica coaches’ bench and with the official LaLiga Santander trophy.

LaLiga’s global star Samuel Eto’o expressed his excitement to be part of the very first LaLiga Space in Egypt. “Egypt is once again leading the way in hosting crucial African and international events,” he said. “Cairo’s previous experience in organising events of this nature make it an ideal and exciting choice for all African teams and also LaLiga.” Moreover, he added that Egyptians and Africans, in general, share a genuine passion for football reflected in their daily routines.

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Changes Stuart Baxter needs to make for game against Namibia

Top 5 Changes Stuart Baxter Needs To Make For Namibia

Bafana Bafana lost against Ivory Coast in their first game in the AFCON 2019. Now Stuart Baxter and his team need a win on Friday night against our neighbours Namibia to have any chance of progressing to the next round. The Brit and his coaching staff need to make changes to their team that underperformed last Friday. Here are m top five changes Stuart Baxter needs to make for Bafana Bafana’s game against Namibia tonight:



1. Mentality

Against the Ivory Coast, Bafana Bafana played a bit timid. A bit scared maybe. Or maybe they were playing to the instructions of the coach. Whatever it was, South Africa didn’t play as well as they could have. Even though they didn’t get a favourable result, Nambia were impressive in their 1-0 loss against Morocco. They are not here to make up the numbers, they are here to play. Bafana lost the first game and now are one loss away from an early flight back home. Stuart Baxter and his team need to go for it against Namibia because the Brave Warriors will be ready for them. Baxter should give the players freedom to express themselves and win or lose on their own terms.

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The Soccer Podcast Without A Name (Yet) S01E19




Bongani ‘Da Bongz’ Nkosi and Thabang ‘Da Real Cheez’ Kgeledi discuss this past weekend’s soccer topics. But they should hurry because each topic has a time limit.

The Discussion This Week:
1. Bafana Bafana AFCON Group
2. Mamelodi Sundowns Progress To Semi-Final
3. Kaizer Chiefs’ Season
4. Manchester City and Liverpool Trade Blows
5. Neymar Jr.’s Legacy
6. Games To Look Forward To
7. Quick Hits

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Stuart Baxter Says He Will Resign From Bafana On His Own Accord

Brace yourselves my South African people Stuart Baxter isn’t leaving the Bafana Bafana coaching position anytime soon.

Baxter said he’d quit should his team not qualify for the AFCON before Bafana’s game on Sunday evening.

Clarifying his original statement‚ Baxter said: “Well look‚ what I’ve said [in the past] – it’s the truth and the reality of a coach.

“A coach will do a job as long as he feels that he can do the job.

“People will not tell me‚ ‘You can’t coach Bafana‚ because of blah‚ blah‚ blah’. I will know that for my own reasons.

“It may be for my own motivation‚ for my own health‚ or because I don’t feel that I’m taking the team wherever I want it to go.

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Bafana Bafana Now Has To Qualify The Hard Way

Eygyt pipped South Africa to host the 2019 AFCON event. What this means is Bafana Bafana now have their qualifying fate in their own hands.

 

Don’t lie…

When you heard South Africa was in line to host AFCON 2019, after CAF stripped Cameroon’s rights to hold the tournament, your first thought wasn’t your excitement to see this guy…

…who seemed to be at every AFCON you’ve watched since you were a kid*. The first thought that pop in your head was ‘So this means Bafana Bafana would qualify automatically right?! Hooray!’

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