African football sits at yet another crossroad in its search for credibility after farcical and violent scenes in Saturday`s quarter-finals at its showpiece event.
Hosts Equatorial Guinea advanced to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations amid emotional scenes on Sunday as second-half goals by Javier Balboa and Iban Edu secured a 2-0 win over Gabon in Bata.
Burkina Faso coach Paul Put was left to lament his side`s inability to find the net as they started their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Gabon on Saturday.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set Gabon on their way to a 2-0 win against Burkina Faso in Bata on Saturday as they went top of Group A of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
After a build-up dominated by off-field anxieties, the action finally begins on the pitch on Saturday as the 30th Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Equatorial Guinea.
Gabonese international Didier Ndong has penned a four-and-a-half-year deal with Ligue 1 side FC Lorient, the French club announced on Saturday.
Marseille midfielder Mario Lemina has rejected his country of birth Gabon`s call after being named Sunday in their squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Gabon braced for new protests on Sunday, the day after three people were killed in a demonstration against President Ali Bongo Ondimba, according to the opposition.
The unexpected arrival of the Africa Cup of Nations in less than two months time in Equatorial Guinea has caused concern over Ebola in the oil-rich former Spanish colony.
Former Portuguese international defender Jorge Costa has been appointed coach of Gabon, replacing compatriot Paulo Duarte, the national federation confirmed on Friday.
Burundi on Saturday left it late to shoot to the top of Group D of the 2014 CHAN after they stunned Mauritania 3-2 in Durban.
After being in captivity of pirates for over a week, captain of oil tanker that was hijacked on July 15 near Gabon off West African coast said it was a traumatic experience, but no ransom was paid.
Family members of the captain urged the Ministry of External Affairs to take urgent steps to bring back crew members of Turkish oil-chemical tanker.
A Turkish oil-chemical tanker with an all Indian crew of 24 has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of the West African nation Gabon.
At least 30 people died when a boat, carrying 60 illegal immigrants, capsized off the coast of Gabon, a west African country, Xinhua reported.
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.
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.
The Brazilian football federation says Real Madrid players Kaka and Marcelo have been dropped from Brazil’s squad for upcoming friendlies against Gabon and Egypt.
Gabon coach Alain Giresse has named the following 23-man squad for the African Nations Cup finals, which kick off in Angola on Jan. 10:
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