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African Cup of Nations

AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS NEWS

African Cup of Nations postponed from January next year to 2022

June 30, 2020 9:49 pm

The African Cup of Nations was due to be held from January 9 to February 6 next year but will now be scheduled for January 2022.

African Cup of Nations moving back to January in 2021

January 15, 2020 10:00 pm

African Cup of Nations, played every two years, was switched to June-July last year when it was played in Egypt, provoking concerns about high temperatures.

Watch: Riyad Mahrez tops the best goals list of Africa Cup of Nations 2019

July 22, 2019 5:16 pm

Algerian striker Baghdad Bounedjah struck after 80 seconds of the start of the final to make it the fastest goal in Africa Cup of Nations final history.

Africa Cup of Nations defies logic to turn event into unexpected success

July 20, 2019 5:45 pm

The move away from the traditional January-February slot, following years of complaints from European clubs, to late June appeared to work in the tournament's favour.

Africa Cup of Nations: Senegal to miss stalwart Kalidou Koulibaly in final against Algeria

July 15, 2019 3:59 pm

The imposing centre back, who is regarded among the best in European club football, was cautioned for a second time in three matches after conceding a penalty in Sunday's 1-0 semi-final win over Tunisia in Cairo and will be suspended for the final.

African Cup of Nations: Video Assistance Referee (VAR) to be used from quarter-finals

July 09, 2019 4:48 pm

VAR has not been extensively used on the continent but it has produced situations which have tarnished the game’s image and been part of the administrative malaise that caused FIFA to step in.

African Cup of Nations: Benin pinching themselves after dream victory over Morocco

July 06, 2019 4:35 pm

Drawing all of their in the group stages, and facing Morocco who had won all of their games without conceding a goal, Benin provided a major shock as they knocked out the tournament favourites 4-1 on penalties on Friday.

African Cup of Nations: Senegal welcome back Idrissa Gana Gueye but have more injury woes

June 30, 2019 7:30 pm

Idrissa Gana Gueye missed the 1-0 loss to Algeria in Group C on Thursday, along with Salif Sane and Ismaila Sarr, with manager Aliou Cisse listing their absences among the reasons for the defeat.

African Cup of Nations: Clarence Seedorf gets a taste of high expectations surrounding Cameroon

June 30, 2019 6:57 pm

Clarence Seedorf stood up for Kana Biyik, who set up a late chance for Ghana after giving away the ball and was relieved to see Kwabena Osuwu's shot hit the crossbar.

African Cup of Nations: Guinea's Naby Keita on treatment table again

June 28, 2019 7:30 pm

Naby Keita started his first match in almost two months when he played for Guinea in the African Cup of Nations against Nigeria in their Group B match in Alexandria on Wednesday, but had to go off after 70 minutes of the 1-0 defeat.