Cameroon coach overhauls squad, no place for Samuel Eto`o

Cameroon have made a major overhaul to their squad, dropping 13 players from the party who went to the World Cup including captain Samuel Eto`o.

Ebola countries told to move Nations Cup qualifiers

Guinea and Sierra Leone have been ordered to move their African Nations Cup qualifiers next month to neutral territory following the outbreak of the Ebola virus in west Africa, which has killed more than 1,000 people.

Kenya appoint Bobby Williamson as coach

Kenya moved swiftly on Tuesday to replace their national coach by appointing Scotsman Bobby Williamson to the post less than 48 hours after firing his predecessor.

Drogba could be big factor at World Cup, says coach

The Brazil World Cup offers Didier Drogba the chance of a perfect swansong and the opportunity to propel his country further in the tournament than ever before, Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi said on Wednesday.

Schafer offers new contract to coach Jamaica

The man who led Cameroon to the African Nations Cup, Winifred Schafer, has been asked to stay-on as head coach of Jamaica’s national football team.

African champions Zambia shoot up rankings

Zambia have shot up 28 places in the FIFA rankings, breaking into the top 50 for the first time in eleven years after winning the African Nations Cup on Sunday.

Memory of dead players steers Zambia to victory

The memory of 18 players killed in an air crash almost 20 years ago carried Zambia`s current generation to their extraordinary African Nations Cup triumph, the team said on Monday.

Ivorians to take time to digest latest setback

Ivory Coast will take time to digest their latest African Nations Cup failure before making any decision on the future of their `golden generation`, coach Francois Zahoui has said.

Ghana disappointed at semi-final loss in African Cup soccer

Ghanaian football fans have expressed disappointment at the national team`s failure to qualify for the final of the African Nations Cup tournament co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Ivory Coast to meet Zambia in African Nations Cup final

Top-ranked Ivory Coast lived up to their billing by reaching the African Nations Cup final as the tournament delivered yet another surprise when Zambia also reached Sunday`s deciding match.

Mali coach Giresse wary of “Brazil of Africa”

Coach Alain Giresse said his Mali players would have their work cut out to defeat Ivory Coast, a team he calls the “Brazil of Africa”.

Tearful Keita appeals for peace in Mali

Mali midfielder Seydou Keita broke down in tears as he appealed on Sunday for an end to fighting in his country.

Home hopes end but Ghana still alive

Home hopes crumbled for Gabon in the lottery of a penalty shootout at the African Nations Cup on Sunday but Ghana’s hopeful search to end a long drought at the finals continued.

Mighty Ivorians test for Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea`s lower-league footballers and little-known journeymen will try and upset a side containing household names like Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure at the African Nations Cup on Saturday.

INTERVIEW - Cup hero Alvarez dreams of professional contract

David Alvarez became a national hero in Equatorial Guinea after his goal gave the African Nations Cup co-hosts a shock quarter-finals berth and the player a taste of the crowds he would love to experience regularly.

Stunning Badu goal sends Ghana through with Mali

Emmanuel Agyemang Badu sent Ghana into the African Nations Cup quarter-finals with a stunning goal in their 1-1 draw against Guinea Wednesday while Mali joined them thanks to Seydou Keita`s winner against Botswana.

Eliminated Libya pleased with their surprise campaign

Libya were basking on Monday in the satisfaction of a formidable achievement against difficult odds despite departing the African Nations Cup after the completion of the group stage.

Equatorial Guinea seek to continue unlikely streak

Equatorial Guinea seek to keep up their giant-killing run at the African Nations Cup by clinching an unlikely top spot in Group A on Sunday.

Makeshift defence for Ghana against Mali

Ghana will field a makeshift defence in a key African Nations Cup match on Saturday when they meet Mali in Franceville but striker Asamoah Gyan has again recovered in time.

Gabon, Tunisia through with last-gasp goals

The African Nations Cup provided a double helping of last-minute drama on Friday as Tunisia beat Niger 2-1 and co-hosts Gabon stunned Morocco 3-2 to reach the quarter-finals.

Gyan back from injury to lead Ghana attack

Asamoah Gyan is expected to lead the Ghana attack after recovering from injury as they seek to kick on from their World Cup quarter-final place and challenge for the African Nations Cup title.

Ivory Coast face modest start to Nations Cup campaign

Highly-fancied Ivory Coast should have a comfortable start to their African Nations Cup campaign in Malabo on Sunday against Sudan.

Shocks and tear gas open Nations Cup

Lowly Equatorial Guinea stunned Libya and Zambia upset Senegal as the African Nations Cup began with surprises.

Gyan included in Ghana squad despite injury concern

Asamoah Gyan was included in Ghana`s squad for the African Nations Cup finals after coach Goran Stevanovic decided his hamstring injury had recovered enough to be included, the country`s football association announced on Thursday.

Angola draw Nations Cup warm-up in Nigeria

Angola completed their programme of pre-African Nations Cup friendlies with a goalless draw away against Nigeria on Wednesday.

Ghana wait on Gyan fitness before naming Nations squad

Ghana are sweating on the fitness of key striker Asamoah Gyan before naming their African Nations Cup finals squad later on Wednesday.

Teenager Traore, 16, heads to Nations Cup with Burkina Faso

Chelsea`s 16-year-old prodigy Bertrand Traore, yet to play a senior club match, was named in Burkina Faso`s African Nations Cup squad on Wednesday.

Zambia striker Chamanga recovers to make Cup squad

Zambia striker James Chamanga has recovered from an ankle strain and is included in his country`s squad for the African Nations Cup.

Namibia`s Nations Cup protest is rejected

Namibia have lost their attempt to replace Burkina Faso at the African Nations Cup after sport`s highest tribunal rejected their protest that the West Africans had fielded an ineligible player against them.

Selolwane to skipper Botswana at Nations Cup

Dipsy Selolwane will be the only player with any previous experience of club football in Europe in a 23-man squad named by debutants Botswana for the African Nations Cup.