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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...

Ghana looks to end 35-year AFCON drought in Gabon

Despite being one of Africa’s top football team, Ghana is yet to taste success at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for 35 years. Going into the 2017 edition that kicks off today 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...

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...

Gabon hosts AFCON for second time in five years

The Africa Cup of Nations begins today in Gabon as 16 teams go to battle to be crowned the continent’s best football team. The hosts are hosting the continental showpiece for the second time in...

AFCON kicks off as hosts Gabon face debutants Guinea-Bissau

The 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off today in Gabon, with the hosts taking on debutants Guinea-Bissau. The tournament will see 32 matches played over a period of 23 days, featuring...

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...

Former Arsenal star Adebayor to lead Togo at AFCON showpiece

Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Adebayor will lead the Togolese team at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament that will kick-off on January 14 in Gabon. The 32-year old is currently unattached after failing to secure...

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...

Gabon upbeat home advantage will help their AFCON quest

The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Saturday, January 14, with hosts Gabon going up against Guinea-Bissau. The hosts are confident the home advantage they have will ease them past Guinea-Bissau, hoping that...