Tunisia trounced Zimbabwe 4-2 in Gabon Monday to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as star-stacked Algeria were eliminated after the first round.
Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations Group D match between Mali and Uganda in Oyem Wednesday (1900 GMT).
Seven-time champions Egypt face Ghana in Port-Gentil on Wednesday looking for the result that will see them join their opponents in qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
Ahmed Elmohamady knows what it takes to win the Africa Cup of Nations and the Hull City man is quietly confident that Egypt can go all the way again on their long-awaited return to the tournament.
Another special treat awaits followers of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Wednesday as two of the most exciting sides in the land, FC IfeanyiUbah and Rivers United square up in one of the glamour ties of the round.
Monday, 23 January 2017
23 January 2017, 11:28
Wikki Tourists Football Club of Bauchi at the Abubkar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi defeated Akwa United FC 1-0 in a 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture.
23 January 2017, 12:33
Plateau United Football Club of Jos defeated Sunshine Stars of Akure 3-1 to remain top of the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
23 January 2017, 13:34
Christian Chukwu, Rangers FC of Enugu, Technical Director, has expressed concern over the team’s strikers’ poor on-target finishing at goal.
23 January 2017, 16:03
Arsene Wenger apologised after he was sent off and then shoved the fourth official during Arsenal's dramatic 2-1 win over Burnley but could still face a significant ban.
23 January 2017, 17:03
The football world rallied around Ryan Mason on Monday after the Hull City midfielder fractured his skull and underwent surgery following a nasty clash of heads with Chelsea's Gary Cahill.
Saturday, 21 January 2017
21 January 2017, 17:19
Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the winner to seal Swansea's first league victory at Anfield,
Friday, 20 January 2017
20 January 2017, 11:01
Barcelona midfielder Sergi Samper claims he turned down the chance to sign for Arsenal in the pre-season transfer window because he wants to succeed at the Catalans.
20 January 2017, 13:05
Lucas Leiva scored a rare goal to earn Liverpool a victory at fourth-tier underdogs Plymouth Argyle in an FA Cup third-round replay.
20 January 2017, 14:26
Manchester United have agreed to sell Memphis Depay to Lyon in a £14.7m deal with the Dutchman due to undergo a medical in France.
20 January 2017, 14:40
Senegal put a string of disastrous Afcon campaigns behind them by beating Zimbabwe 2-0 and becoming the first qualifiers for the 2017 quarter-finals.
20 January 2017, 16:31
Ghana can secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Afcon with a group game to spare if they beat Mali in Group D in Port-Gentil.
20 January 2017, 16:31
Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor thinks his old club have a "good team" but are too reliant on star duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
Thursday, 19 January 2017
19 January 2017, 10:01
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted for the second time in as many games but AFCON hosts Gabon were again held to a draw by Burkina Faso.
19 January 2017, 10:20
Former Barcelona striker David Villa has backed Man City manager Pep Guardiola to overcome a tough start to the Premier League.
19 January 2017, 11:26
Defender Michael Ngadeu smashed in the winning goal as Cameroon came from behind to beat minnows Guinea-Bissau 2-1 at the Africa Cup of Nations.
19 January 2017, 13:40
Time penalties instead of yellow cards, no off-side rule and more subs: Marco van Basten, FIFA's technical director, has a radical vision of football's future.
19 January 2017, 14:29
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is hoping fellow Italian Antonio Conte wins the English Premier League title with current leaders Chelsea.
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
18 January 2017, 16:21
Yaya Toure has rejected offers from Chinese Super League clubs that would have paid the Ivorian around £430 000 a week.
18 January 2017, 17:17
Manchester United are rumoured to be increasingly confident of signing Antoine Griezmann next season with a verbal agreement already in place.