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Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON 2017: Cameroon ready to take on underdogs Egypt in Cup of Nations final

Egypt were seen as dark horses on their return to the Cup of Nations after three years, while Cameroon were dismissed as outsiders.

Feb 05, 2017, 12:00 PM IST

Former Nigerian skipper Segun​ Odegbami to run for FIFA

 Former Nigeria skipper Segun Odegbami became the latest man to throw his hat into the ring to replace Sepp Blatter as president of football`s world governing boidy FIFA on Tuesday.

Sep 02, 2015, 09:44 AM IST

Famed coach Le Roy turns sights to Olympics

Highly successful Africa Cup of Nations coach Claude le Roy adjusts his sights Saturday toward the 2016 Rio Olympic Games football qualifiers.

May 22, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

Ivory Coast sports minister sacked over CAN bonus row

A row over unpaid Africa Cup of Nations winning bonuses estimated at around one million euros cost Ivory Coast sports minister Alain Lobognon his job on Wednesday.

May 13, 2015, 20:32 PM IST

PSG make Serge​ Aurier loan move permanent

Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday confirmed that Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier`s loan from Ligue 1 rivals Toulouse has been made into a permanent deal.

Apr 29, 2015, 19:31 PM IST

Africa Cup of Nations history maker John Moshoeu dies

South African football legend John "Shoes" Moshoeu passed away on Tuesday aged just 49 from cancer, his agent announced, as quoted by agency Sport24.

Apr 21, 2015, 21:55 PM IST

Stephen Keshi signs two-year extension as Nigeria coach

Stephen Keshi on Tuesday agreed to a new two-year contract to coach Nigeria`s national men`s football team, ending months of uncertainty and speculation over his future. 

Apr 21, 2015, 20:44 PM IST

Ghana to play two football friendlies

Ghana will play two international football friendlies later this month to prepare for the upcoming qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Mar 11, 2015, 15:02 PM IST

Stephen Keshi says Nigeria offered him "slave contract"

Coach Stephen Keshi has said a new deal offered him by Nigeria amounted to a "slave contract".

Feb 28, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

Monaco`s Lacina Traore sidelined with shin fracture

Monaco and Ivory Coast international striker Lacina Traore is to have surgery on a right shin stress fracture after returning from the Africa Cup of Nations with the injury.

Feb 23, 2015, 19:45 PM IST

Tunisia lodge CAS appeal over 2017 Cup threat

Tunisia have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the threat by Africa Cup of Nations organisers CAF to exclude them from the 2017 competition.

Feb 19, 2015, 19:54 PM IST

Reims' David Ngog denies Marseille top spot in France

David Ngog scored an injury-time equaliser to earn Reims a 2-2 draw and deny Marseille top spot in Ligue 1 on Friday.

Feb 14, 2015, 17:16 PM IST

President pardons 149 fans arrested during AFCON clashes

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang has pardoned 149 people who were arrested following clashes during the host country`s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final defeat to Ghana.

Feb 13, 2015, 20:46 PM IST

Ivorian president taps into nation`s football victory

As members of Ivory Coast`s football team became national heroes with their dramatic Africa Cup of Nations victory, President Alassane Ouattara has moved to turn their popularity into a political scoring opportunity of his own.

Feb 12, 2015, 16:44 PM IST

`The curse is over!` - Ivorians rejoice in African Cup win

A million ecstatic Ivorians flocked to the streets of Abidjan Monday to welcome home the national football squad after its nail-biting victory over Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations final, police said.

Feb 10, 2015, 01:20 AM IST

Controversy taints Cup of Nations as Ivorians win

The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations won by Ivory Coast in Equatorial Guinea Sunday was full of controversy with disputed penalties and rioting supporters.

Feb 09, 2015, 14:33 PM IST

Africa Cup of Nations: Renard dedicates title to Ivorian people

Ivory Coast Herve Renard dedicated a dramatic Africa Cup of Nations final triumph Sunday to the people of the country.

Feb 09, 2015, 05:15 AM IST

Ivory Coast win Africa Cup of Nations after 23 years

Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry scored the decisive goal as Ivory Coast ended a 23-year Africa Cup of Nations title drought by winning 9-8 on penalties after the final ended 0-0 following extra time.

Feb 09, 2015, 03:58 AM IST

Africa Cup of Nations: Fit Gyan to face Ivory Coast in final

Ghana star Asamoah Gyan has recovered from a hip injury and will face Ivory Coast later Sunday in the Africa Cup of Nations final in Bata, officials said.

Feb 09, 2015, 01:03 AM IST

I knew DR Congo would win Nations Cup shootout: Chancel Mbemba

Chancel Mbemba, who converted a penalty in Democratic Republic of Congo`s win over Equatorial Guinea in Saturday`s third-place playoff, said he knew his side would win the shootout.

Feb 08, 2015, 15:46 PM IST