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afcon 2019

  • The former striker noted that, every country qualified to the round 16 was a favorite to win ...

    Mr Kwesi Owusu, former captain of the Black Stars, has said the team’s performance against Guinea-Bissau was an indication that, they have peaked at the right time in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), in Egypt.

  • Friday’s draw, held in Cairo under the supervision of Anthony Baffoe, the Ghanaian Deputy General Secretary of CAF, handed Kwasi Appiah’s side no favours as they face a formidable opposition ...

    Ghana’s Black Stars face a tough Africa Cup of Nations campaign after being drawn up against defending champions Indomitable Lions of Cameroun, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in Group F.

  • With qualification already secured, Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi made nine changes to the starting XI - handing a start to Slimani, ...

    Napoli midfielder Adam Ounas scored twice and picked up an assist on his first appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations as Algeria maintained their 100% record with victory over Tanzania.

  • It was another cruel dissipation of taxpayers money. And I dare predict, that, ...

    Written By Jerome Otchere - If the Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon Isaac Asiamah sought to impress us with his presentation of the AFCON 2019 budget and particularly how much was spent out of the budgeted amount, then he failed. He failed not because I have any evidence of malfeasance against him, but simply because his presentation left too many questions unanswered.

  • The pairings for the Round of 16 has been completed following the end of games at the group stages.

  • In contrast, DR Congo missed two, with Everton winger ...

    Africa Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar produced another upset to beat DR Congo 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw and seal a quarter-final spot.

  • Algeria had another comfortable day. They won as easily as the scoreline suggested.

    Riyad Mahrez scored a superb goal as Algeria cruised past Guinea 3-0 in Cairo to book their place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

  • Africa's highest ranked team need to beat Kenya in their final group game to be guaranteed a place in the knockout stages.

    Algeria beat Senegal to clinch a place in the Africa Cup of Nations last 16.

  • Algeria managed to hold on to the score-line and secured the Cup of Nations crown with an unbeaten run.

    Baghdad Bounedjah’s first minute deflected effort handed Algeria their second Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title after a 29-year wait with a 1-0 victory over Senegal in a highly charged final at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday night.

  • Angola now need to beat Group E leaders Mali in their final group game on Tuesday (20:00 BST) to qualify for the last 16, ...

    Angola were forced to settle for a draw with Mauritania in the Africa Cup of Nations after Geraldo's 90th-minute goal was disallowed.

  • Nigeria with all their oil money promised to pay each player $20,000 for qualifying to the semi-finals; and we thought it prudent to splatter more money for an underachievement,

    Written By John Vigah - It was not what Ghanaians bargained for. It was not what the Black Stars strappingly pledged! Sadly, that is what we have to settle with – willy-nilly!

  • The Ayew brothers have been Ghana's twin talismen for three Afcons now, ...

    Andre and Jordan Ayew were both on target as 10-man Ghana were forced to settle for a draw against Benin at the Africa Cup of Nations.

  • Both teams have agreed to play the training match behind closed doors without spectators.

    Swansea City forward André Ayew will lead the Black Stars for Saturday’s friendly match against South Africa at the Police Academy Stadium in Al Jalal, Dubai.

  • Hosts and record champions Egypt will have themselves to blame after losing the chance of a record extending eighth title at home despite....

    South Africa’s Bafana Bafana shocked hosts Egypt 1-0 to reach the 2019 total AFCON quarterfinals on Saturday night. Thembikosi Lorch scored what proved to be the game’s lone goal five minutes from time to produce on Africa Cup of Nations all time surprises.

  • Ghana came agonisingly close to sealing all three points in the closing stages when substitute Owusu Kwabena's powerful drive crashed back off the crossbar.

    Cameroon and Ghana, two of the most successful teams in Africa Cup of Nations history, cancelled each other out in a forgettable 0-0 draw in their Group F match on Saturday.

  • While Cameroon have failed to score in two consecutive matches, goalkeeper Andre Onana finishes the group stage matches a proud man as ...

    Defending champions Cameroon fired blanks once again as they drew 0-0 with Benin in their final Group F match in Ismailia on Tuesday night, but it was just but enough to take them to the round of 16 at the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019.

  • The second half started off with some offensive actions from both teams and we could see the instructions of the two coaches : Florent Ibengue and Sunday Chidzambga.

    The Congolese woke up for their last Group A match and Zimbabwe paid the price for the Leopards' offensive fury, conceding a heavy loss (4-0). The DRC is improving its goal difference but does not know yet if it will be enough to reach the knockout stages of the Total Africa Cup of Nations 2019 for best third.

  • The Ivory Coast struggled in the first half against Group E winners Mali and failed to register a shot on target in the opening 45 minutes.

    Wilfried Zaha scored the winner as the Ivory Coast beat Mali 1-0 to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

  • Msakni had given Tunisia the lead from the spot 11 minutes before half-time.

    Djalma cancelled out Youssef Msakni's first-half penalty to earn Angola a point against Tunisia in the Africa Cup of Nations.

  • The 48 teams will be divided into 12 groups of four teams each and the top two sides from each group will earn a ticket to the 2021 showpiece in Cameroon.

    The draw for the 2021 African Cup of Nations tournament has been released.

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