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afcon 2017

Resurgent Cameroon stand in Ghana's path

02 February 2017, 05:33

The nearly men of African football in recent years, Ghana go into a sixth consecutive semi-final at the Cup of Nations when they face Cameroon in Franceville on Thursday.

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Five Cameroon v Ghana facts

02 February 2017, 05:31

Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between Cameroon and Ghana in Franceville Thursday (1900 GMT).

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DR Congo's dancing footballers leave mark at AFCON

31 January 2017, 12:27

They may be out of the tournament, but the Democratic Republic of Congo's footballers will be forever remembered by Africa Cup of Nations fans for their dance moves on the pitch.

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Weary Egypt seek another semi-final triumph

31 January 2017, 14:04

Weariness will worry Egypt as they seek to extend an Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals winning streak to six matches by beating Burkina Faso in Libreville Wednesday.

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AFCON 2017: Five Burkina Faso v Egypt facts

31 January 2017, 15:03

Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between Burkina Faso and Egypt at Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville Wednesday (1900 GMT).

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Renard dream ended as Egypt, Ghana make semis

31 January 2017, 11:03

Mahmoud Kahraba's late goal allowed Egypt to beat Herve Renard's Morocco in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals on Sunday as they joined Ghana in completing the line-up for the last four.

Bance - Burkina Faso's globetrotting goal-getter

31 January 2017, 17:04

With his giant frame and his instantly recognisable hairstyle, it is hard to miss Aristide Bance, the man who fired Burkina Faso into the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Egypt beat Morocco to end Renard dream, make semis

30 January 2017, 12:29

Mahmoud Kahraba scrambled in the winner in the 88th minute as Egypt beat Herve Renard's Morocco 1-0 on Sunday to reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Renard proud of Morocco in defeat

30 January 2017, 19:46

Morocco coach Herve Renard said his team had been "exceptional" at the Africa Cup of Nations despite exiting the competition in the quarter-finals to Egypt on Sunday.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Football: Ghana sweat on fitness of skipper Gyan

27 January 2017, 10:46

Ghana coach Avram Grant has admitted captain Asamoah Gyan is a doubt for the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after he came off injured against Egypt on Wednesday.

Five Burkina Faso v Tunisia facts

27 January 2017, 11:38

Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final between Burkina Faso and Tunisia at the Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville Saturday (1600 GMT).

Five Cameroon v Senegal facts

27 January 2017, 11:38

Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final between Cameroon and Senegal in Franceville Saturday (1900 GMT).

Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals fixtures

27 January 2017, 13:30

Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals fixtures in Gabon this weekend (GMT).

Senegal coach Cisse has 'unfinished business'

27 January 2017, 14:46

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse still looks back at the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations with a sense of unfinished business, so Saturday's quarter-final against Cameroon offers a chance, partly, to settle an old score.

Cameroon favourites, insists coach of rivals Senegal

27 January 2017, 16:01

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse insists Africa Cup of Nations opponents Cameroon are favourites to win the eagerly-awaited quarter-final in Franceville on Saturday.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Holders Ivory Coast ousted from Cup of Nations

26 January 2017, 10:43

Defending champions the Ivory Coast were sent packing from the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday after losing 1-0 to a Morocco side coached by their old boss Herve Renard.

Impressive DR Congo ease into Cup quarters

26 January 2017, 10:44

Junior Kabananga set DR Congo on their way to a comfortable 3-1 win against Togo in Port-Gentil on Tuesday to clinch an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals spot.

Mali, Uganda bow out in soggy Oyem stalemate

26 January 2017, 17:55

Mali and Uganda drew 1-1 Wednesday on a rain-drenched Oyem pitch to exit the Africa Cup of Nations after disappointing Group D campaigns.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Kalou announces international retirement after Ivorian exit

25 January 2017, 13:36

Ivory Coast forward Salomon Kalou announced his retirement from international football after the reigning champions were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday.

Adebayor ponders future after Togo Cup exit

25 January 2017, 16:30

Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor will return home and ponder his options after his country exited the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Give Egyptians something to celebrate - Elmohamady

24 January 2017, 12:35

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.

Egypt look to join Ghana in Cup of Nations quarters

24 January 2017, 14:06

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.

Five Mali v Uganda facts

24 January 2017, 16:14

Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations Group D match between Mali and Uganda in Oyem Wednesday (1900 GMT).

Tunisia advance as favoured Algeria bow out

24 January 2017, 16:32

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.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Senegal end dismal run by reaching last 8

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.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Aubameyang nets again as Gabon draw with Burkina Faso

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.

Cameroon battle back to beat Guinea-Bissau

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.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Egypt held on Cup of Nations return

18 January 2017, 13:05

Essam El Hadary became the oldest player ever to appear at the Africa Cup of Nations as Egypt drew 0-0 with Mali on their return to the tournament.


18 January 2017, 14:22

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, scores and match reports of the second round of AFCON matches.


18 January 2017, 16:30

A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, scores and match reports of the first round of AFCON matches.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Ghana begin AFCON bid, Egypt return

17 January 2017, 12:02

Runners-up two years ago, Ghana start their latest bid to recapture the Africa Cup of Nations crown when they face Uganda in Port-Gentil in Group D on Tuesday.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Algeria coach wary of outsiders Zimbabwe

15 January 2017, 07:05

Virtually all the pre-2017 Africa Cup of Nations talk about Group B has concerned which two countries from Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia will advance to the quarter-finals.

Cash row sours Zimbabwe's Africa Cup build-up

15 January 2017, 07:05

Zimbabwe have endured a troubled run-up to the Africa Cup of Nations, with players refusing to attend a farewell gala and missing scheduled flights to the tournament in a dispute over pay.

Mahrez scores twice but Algeria held by Zimbabwe

15 January 2017, 21:12

Riyad Mahrez scored twice but Algeria had to settle for a 2-2 draw with rank outsiders Zimbabwe as their Africa Cup of Nations campaign got off to a slow start in Franceville on Sunday.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

DR Congo players refuse to train

14 January 2017, 16:00

Democratic Republic of Congo players have refused to train ahead of their opening Africa Cup of Nations match against Morocco in a dispute over pay.

Guinea-Bissau hold Gabon 1-1

14 January 2017, 21:53

Host nation Gabon were held to a 1-1 draw by enterprising Guinea-Bissau in an evenly balanced Total AFCON match played at Stade d'Angondje Stadium in Libreville on Saturday.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Mahrez, high-rise Desert Fox takes on Africa

13 January 2017, 10:44

"Riyad Mahrez? He's an example!" goes the mantra in Sarcelles, a north Parisian housing project where strings of high-rise blocks were built in the 1950s and 1960s primarily to accommodate French settlers from Algeria.

Ghana look to end 35-year Cup drought

13 January 2017, 10:44

The Black Stars of Ghana will again be one of the favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations as they aim to clinch a fifth title after their last triumph 35 years ago.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Five Africa Cup of Nations quotes

12 January 2017, 14:01

Five quotes ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon:

'Egyptian Messi' Salah's star rising for Egypt

12 January 2017, 16:42

He may have failed to impress Jose Mourinho, but Mohamed Salah has the chance at the Africa Cup of Nations to demonstrate just why he has been hailed as the 'Egyptian Messi'.

Algeria's Taider out, Bennacer gets Cup call

12 January 2017, 19:12

Algerian midfielder Saphir Tader has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations with a recurring knee injury and will be replaced by Ismail Bennacer.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Egypt look to rekindle glory days

11 January 2017, 15:35

Egypt return to the African Cup of Nations after a seven-year absence with a new generation looking to rekindle the glory days of three consecutive titles before the 2011 uprising exhausted Egyptian football.

Odds against Renard in quest for third title

11 January 2017, 18:44

Herve Renard is looking to do something in Gabon that no coach has done before and win a third Africa Cup of Nations title with a third different country.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Leicester hit hardest by African departures

10 January 2017, 11:07

Manchester United and Liverpool have each lost an important player, but in the Premier League it is Leicester City for whom the Africa Cup of Nations is the biggest inconvenience.

Monday, 09 January 2017

Five Africa Cup of Nations facts

09 January 2017, 13:15

Five Africa Cup of Nations facts ahead of 2017 tournament in Gabon.

Ivory Coast among many Africa title hopefuls

09 January 2017, 13:15

Gabon witnessed one of the most sensational finishes to an Africa Cup of Nations tournament when no-hopers Zambia stunned the Ivory Coast to win the 2012 final.

Friday, 06 January 2017

AFCON 2017 winner to pocket $4 million

06 January 2017, 12:36

The prize money for the forthcoming Total Africa Cup of Nations has been almost tripled to US$4 million, it has been disclosed in Abuja.

Thursday, 05 January 2017

Mood in Gabon gloomy, tense ahead of 2017 AFCON

05 January 2017, 15:42

With just days to go before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Gabon begin their quest to win the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil, the mood in the host nation remains gloomy.

Tuesday, 06 September 2016

Super Eagles fume over disbursement of cash gift

06 September 2016, 15:04

The Super Eagles may have expressed dissatisfaction over the way a N10 million naira cash give from the Akwa Ibom state governor was disbursed by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Saturday, 03 September 2016

Tanzania coach predicts tough game against Super Eagles

03 September 2016, 10:49

Tanzania national football team coach, Charles Nkwasa, says the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Nigeria`s Super Eagles will be tough.

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