AFCON 2017: Egypt send Morocco out of tournament

Seven-time winners Egypt knocked out Morocco to reach the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-finals in Gabon on Sunday as substitute Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim prodded home a dramatic 87th-minute winner. Mohammed Salah had twice been denied by Munir Mohamedi, but...

Africa Cup of Nations Trivia

As football actions continue today at the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nation in Gabon, we look at some of the tournament's most interesting statistics. 1 One team will be making their Cup of Nations debut in this year's...

Pundits say Cote d’Ivoire’s AFCON exit mocks FIFA ranking

A former Green Eagles player, Folorunsho Okenla, says the exit of Cote d’Ivoire and Algeria from the CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has made a mockery of the FIFA monthly ranking. Okenla, who made the remark in an interview...

2017 AFCON: X-raying the talking points and potential stars to shine

The quest for the next African champions has begun at the 31st edition of the  in Gabon. Cup holder, Ivory Coast will battle it out with 15 other teams in a bid to retain the AFCON title won in 2015. Sixteen...

AFCON 2017: Uganda taught hard lesson – Coach Micho

Uganda coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic admitted his side's exit from the Africa Cup of Nations is tough to take. "This level of competition demands total focus of concentration on details that decide games," said Micho after Sunday's decisive 1-0 loss...

AFCON 2017: Mahrez scores twice as Algeria drew Zimbabwe

Riyad Mahrez scored twice, one a late equaliser, as Algeria were held to a 2-2 draw by Zimbabwe on day two of the Africa Cup of Nations in Group B. Mahrez, the Leicester City winger, gave Algeria a 13th-minute lead...

AFCON 2017: Cameroon defeat Guinea-Bissau to top Group A

Four-time champions Cameroon moved top of Group A as they fought back to deny debutants Guinea-Bissau a historic first win at the Africa Cup of Nations. Cameroon defeated their opponents 2-1, in a tension soaked encounter at the end of...

AFCON 2017: Renard charges Morocco be more clinical

Morocco coach Herve Renard said his side must be more clinical in front of goal if they are to keep their hopes alive in the Africa Cup of Nations. The Atlas Lions were stunned by DR Congo in the group...

AFCON 2017 Final: Cameroon seek revenge against Egypt

Two of Africa’s most successful teams, the Pharaohs of Egypt and Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will once again battle it out for who takes over the crown from Cote d’Ivoire as king of the continent on Sunday in the...

Aubameyang nets second AFCON goal as Gabon drew Burkina Faso

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Wednesday scored his second goal of the Africa Cup of Nations to earn hosts Gabon a point from their match with Burkina Faso. The match played at the Stade l’Amitie saw the Borussia Dortmund star scoring a...