Egypt’s Elneny ruled out of Nations Cup semi-final

Egypt midfielder, Mohamed Elneny, is ruled out of the African Nations Cup semi-final against Burkina Faso as a result of a calf injury, Coach Hector Cuper has said. The Arsenal player suffered the injury in training over the weekend and missed...

Ayew brothers propel Ghana to AFCON 2017 Semis

Andre and Jordan Ayew both scored in Ghana’s 2-1 victory over Congo DR in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals to secure a semi-final match-up with Cameroon, while Mahmoud Kahraba scored a dramatic, late goal in Egypt's 1-0...

Blending Youth and Experience, Burkina Faso’s success story

The first two times Paulo Duarte was in charge of Burkina Faso at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations was in 2010 and 2012 and his record read: Played five, drawn one, lost four. After losing all three groups...

Dussuyer resigns as Cote D’Ivoire coach

Michel Dussuyer has stood down as Cote D’Ivoire’s coach following his team’s early elimination at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon. The reigning champions were knocked out after losing 0-1 to Morocco in their final Group C...

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...

Something Missing At AFCON 2017 – Odegbami

There is something missing at AFCON 2017. I can’t seem to put my finger on it. Is it the psychological depression of not being a part of the party in Gabon that is personally depressing me, or what? For whatever reason...

Cameroon and Burkina Faso reach AFCON 2017 semis

Burkina Faso booked their place in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017 semi-finals after scoring two late goals in a 2-0 victory over Tunisia to keep their hopes of a first-ever title alive. Cameroon booked their place...

Passion, mental strength key to Ghana AFCON success – Grant

"Look, I'll show you something." Ghana manager Avram Grant pulls out his smartphone and brings up an image captioned "Avram's Triangle." The three sides are labeled "Talent", "Passion", and "Mental Strength" -- the components he tells his players they require...

Poor pitches dent AFCON 2017 glamour

 The much anticipated glamour and excitement that come from every African Nations Cup tournaments is fading off at the ongoing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. The relatively high number of injuries at this year's Cup of Nations finals...

Renard eyes record AFCON glory

Morocco coach Herve Renard already enjoys lofty status in African football after winning two of the last three editions of the Africa Cup of Nations, but if he takes a third title next week, he will write himself a...