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Aliou Cissé, Senegal’s 2002 World Cup hero ‘under great pressure’ to lead them to glory

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Perennially tipped to win the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) before falling near the finish line in 2019, Senegal are hoping they will finally fulfil their promise at this year’s African football bonanza in Cameroon. Senegalese fans’ high hopes are piling pressure on the manager, former 2002 World Cup star Aliou Cissé. FRANCE 24 takes a look back at Cissé’s rich career as both player and coach.

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AFCON daily: Cameroon’s victory over Comoros overshadowed by deadly stampede

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Hosts Cameroon overcame a resilient, goalkeeperless Comoros team 2-1 to progress to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil. But the result was overshadowed by events which took place outside the stadium in Yaoundé, where a stampede tragically claimed at least eight lives. Earlier in the day, Gambia's dream run continued as they edged out Guinea, winning their first ever knockout game in their maiden tournament. The Scorpions will go head-to-head against Cameroon at the Douala stadium on Saturday for a place in the semi-final. Jean-Emile Jammine is joined by Sports Editor Simon Harding and James Vasina.

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After backlash, Australian Open says ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts welcome

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Fans are free to wear "Where is Peng Shuai?" shirts at the Australian Open but they must not become "disruptive", Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley said on Tuesday, amid criticism of the Grand Slam organisers' earlier stance on the issue.

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Hotly tipped Cameroon overcome plucky Comoros 2-1 for spot in quarter finals

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Hosts Cameroon are through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations but only after labouring to a 2-1 win over a Comoros side who were forced to start an outfield player in goal and played most of the game with 10 men.

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