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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

African Cup of Nations: Egypt recall banned Amr Warda after players demand reprieve

The 25-year-old, Amr Warda will still be banned for Egypt’s final pool match against Uganda on Sunday, but is available for the second round of African Cup of Nation, with the hosts having already sealed a knockout place.

Egypt counts on ticketing system as security tightens for Africa Nations Cup

Tickets for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations have only been available for sale online and the buyer has to enter their national ID or passport number, a system that allows authorities to vet and track fans, as well as limiting black-market sales.