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Riyad Mahrez & Co. staring at early AFCON elimination after Tunisia loss

Riyad Mahrez’s Algeria is on the verge of elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations after it lost its second match of the tournament to Tunisia by 2-1. The Desert Foxes found themselves down in...

Cameroon says haven’t requested FIFA ban on Matip in AFCON period

Cameroon has not asked FIFA to stop defender Joel Matip from playing for Liverpool during the Africa Cup of Nations period, but neither have they given the Premier League club the green light to...

Ghana’s Black Stars sign agreement with government to accept any bonus offered

Ghana’s football team that is in Gabon for the Africa Cup of Nations has agreed to accept whatever bonus pay the government will offer in order to avoid a recurrence of past rows. The Ghana...

Tricky start for Egypt on Nations Cup return

(Reuters) - Egypt return to the African Nations Cup finals for the first time since 2010 on Tuesday but face a tricky start in their bid for a record-extending eighth crown when they meet...

Uganda Cranes to play first match in AFCON against Ghana today

Uganda Cranes will be playing Ghana’s Black Stars in Port Gentil’s Stade Sogara, Gabon today after 39 years of missing out in the African Cup of Nations. The Cranes have played the Blackstars in three...

Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez on target in impressive AFCON Group B Games

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane got on the score sheet on Sunday night to help Senegal overcome Tunisia in their first game of the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. Senegal became the first team to record...

Ghanaians to cheer for Uganda’s Cranes instead of national football team in AFCON

“Ghanaians will be supporting Uganda in Port Gentil,” radio journalist Mac-Paradise Okocha told Daily Monitor yesterday. According to the journalist Ghanaians will be hoping that their national football team, Black Stars, gets beaten in the...

Egypt’s veteran goalkeeper El Hadary set to make history in Gabon

Veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is on the verge of making history with Egypt after he was included in The Pharaohs 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations that kicked off in Gabon...

Cameroon stunned to a draw by Burkina Faso in first AFCON game

Burkina Faso snatched a late equalizer against Cameroon to earn a valuable point in their first AFCON match on Saturday. Cameroon went ahead in the 35th minute through a captain Benjamin Moukandjo free-kick, but could...

AFCON hosts Gabon frustrated to a draw against debutants Guinea-Bissau

AFCON hosts Gabon settled for a 1-1 draw with debutants Guinea-Bissau in the continental showpiece’s opener on Saturday. Borrusia Dortmund’s prolific striker netted Gabon’s goal, the first of the tournament, in the 52nd minute, lurching...