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Africa Cup of Nations

Africa Cup of Nations: Herve Renard quits as Morocco coach after an early exit

Morocco were among the pre-tournament favourites with Renard seeking to claim an unprecedented third Cup of Nations title with three different countries - after successes with Zambia (2012) and Ivory Coast (2015).

Jul 22, 2019, 00:59 AM IST

Algeria forward Baghdad Bounedjah's tears turn from despair to joy

On Friday, the 27-year-old Qatar-based player`s tears of despair turned to unmitigated joy as he scored the goal which won his country the Africa Cup of Nations for only the second time and the first in 29 years.

Jul 20, 2019, 16:41 PM IST

Algeria win Africa Cup of Nations with a freak early goal

Bounedjah, who missed a penalty in the quarter-final against Ivory Coast and spent the last few minutes of that game in tears after being substituted, stunned the Lions of Teranga with a shot which took a wicked deflection off Salif Sane and looped over the bewildered goalkeeper Alfred Gomis and into the net.

Jul 20, 2019, 16:32 PM IST

VAR causes handball confusion in Africa Cup of Nations

VAR has only been used since the quarter-finals of the competition and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has brought in two European referees to support the system based on their experience with it.

Jul 15, 2019, 23:46 PM IST

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

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.

Jul 15, 2019, 16:20 PM IST

Africa Cup of Nations: Madagascar in danger of becoming one-tournament wonders

The national side has never come close to qualifying for a World Cup and did not enter the Cup of Nations qualifiers until 1980.

Jul 12, 2019, 16:49 PM IST

Algeria seal shootout win over Ivory Coast to book semi-final berth

Algeria will now meet Nigeria in the semi-finals at the Cairo International Stadium on Sunday as they seek to end their long wait for continental success that stretches back to 1990. 

Jul 12, 2019, 16:03 PM IST

Ivory Coast depart Africa Cup of Nations as stars fail to shine

The Ivorians, who lost in a penalty shootout after drawing 1-1 in Suez on Thursday, had the potential to light up the tournament but never quite got the best out of their top players Nicolas Pepe and Wilfried Zaha.

Jul 12, 2019, 15:28 PM IST

Error-prone Nigeria make life difficult for themselves

Nigeria overcame a shock 2-0 defeat by Madagascar in the group stage to reach the quarter-finals with a dramatic 3-2 win over bitter rivals Cameroon and face South Africa in the last eight on Wednesday. 

Jul 09, 2019, 21:31 PM IST

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