Host nation Gabon is out, defending champions - Ivory Coast - have been eliminated. Newbies, Guinea-Bissau, bowed out without a win, long time AFCON absentees - Uganda - also bowed out without a win after putting in their first appearance in 38 years, the boys have obviously been separated from the men. New records have also been set - 50 goals, 43 scorers, 56 yellow cards and 1 red card summarizes what has transpired in the 2017 Africa cup of Nations in Gabon ahead of the expected mouthwatering quarter-final clashes.
Written By Godsway Glah - About two weeks ago, twenty-one Ghanaian referees-both male and female-were presented with their FIFA badges to enable them to handle international matches. This is an annual ritual which serves as a form of licensing. All such referees must satisfy certain criteria, pass FIFA prescribed fitness and medical tests and generally have to satisfy the selectors with good performance and ability.