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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.

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Mane misses pen, still scores two in Senegal win

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Senegal's Sadio Mane had a penalty saved but later scored his first two goals at this year's Africa Cup of Nations as they beat Kenya 3-0 to reach the round of 16 on Monday.

Mane's spot kick was stopped by Patrick Matasi in the first half and it looked to be a costly miss as Senegal struggled to break down a resilient Kenyan side who could still qualify.

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But it all changed after Ismaila Sarr broke the deadlock...

Kenya fight back twice for thrilling win over Tanzania

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Kenya, helped by a Michael Olunga brace, twice came from behind to beat East African neighbours Tanzania 3-2 on Thursday and chalk up their second-ever win at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Simon Msuva and Mbwana Samatta put Tanzania in front but Olunga and Johanna Omolo levelled for the Harambee Stars before Olunga struck the winner nine minutes from time.

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Kenya, who had won only once in 15 previous matches...

Victor Wanyama's Kenya still have a long road ahead to join Afcon elite

CAIRO -- Kenya still have a long, hard road ahead if they are to come anywhere near matching the success they have enjoyed in athletics on the football field, coach Sebastien Migne said ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations Group C fixture against Tanzania.

Kenya, known as the Harambee Stars, are taking part in the Africa Cup of Nations for the sixth time, and they have won only one match out of 15 -- beating Burkina Faso 3-0 on their last previous appearance in 2004, when they had already been eliminated.

They...

City's Mahrez helps Algeria to Afcon win vs. Kenya

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Riyad Mahrez led Algeria to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Kenya as they opened their Africa Cup of Nations finals campaign with a competent display in their Group C match on Sunday.

Captain Mahrez netted the second goal just before half-time after striker Baghdad Bounedjah had opened the scoring with a 34th minute penalty.

Midfielder Dennis Odhiambo gave away the spot kick with an errant tackle on Youcef Atal, who made a run down the right wing before cutting inside and forcing the Kenyan into...