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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...

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...

AFCON 2017: African champions Cameroon to battle other continental champs in Russia

After their deserved 2017 Africa Cup of Nations win, Cameroon will now turn their focus to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup that will be hosted by Russia from 17 June to 2 July 2017. The...

AFCON 2017: Burkina Faso not afraid of Egypt – Coach Duarte says

Burkina Faso hopes to continue their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations dream by beating Egypt today in the tournament’s first semi-final game. The Stallions beat Tunisia 2-0 in the quarter final stage, and now have...

AFCON 2017: Egypt confident of beating Burkina Faso to the finals

Egyptian coach Hector Cuper expressed his confidence in The Pharao’s ability to win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, a feat that would extend the North Africans’ AFCON title record to nine. Egypt...

Manchester United fans celebrate Cote d’Ivoire’s elimination from AFCON 2017

Manchester United fans on Twitter have been celebrating the elimination of Cote d’Ivoire from the Africa Cup of Nations showpiece taking place in Gabon. The defending champions were bundled out by Morocco on Tuesday, leaving...

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...

Non-conceding Egypt hope to win Eighth AFCON title

Record Africa Cup of Nations champions Egypt are well in line to make history once again after staying seven years in the cold, away from the continental showpiece. Having won the historic treble between 2006...

AFCON: Algeria to depend on luck to avoid elimination

The final matches of the Africa Cup of Nations Group B will be played tonight, with Algeria battling it out with Senegal as Zimbabwe plays Tunisia. With just one point from their opening two games,...

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...