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Togo's Lalawélé Atakora and a Moroccan player go for the ball in their AFCON Group C clash. (Photo: News wires)

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.

From OSA to Ayalolo

Some experiences are unforgettable. It was a clear, hot morning and as expected, I was sweating endlessly after undertaking the brisk walk through the Opera Square to my destination- the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Bus terminal.

Black Stars, Please Keep The Hope Alive

Written By Nana Ampomah - The cry for the break of the 35-year old jinx is loudest and perhaps those who have never seen the Africa Nations Cup arrive in Ghana are actually getting jittery over the competition going on in Gabon.

Referee Awal Mohammed­ — One of Ghana’s promising referees

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.