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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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’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...

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...

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...

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...