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African Nations Cup

Egypt to host 2019 African Nations Cup

They will stage the expanded 24-team event in June-July after initial hosts Cameroon were stripped of the tournament last month over concerns at the slow pace of preparations.

Jan 08, 2019, 17:46 PM IST

Four more countries qualify for African Nations Cup finals

Nigeria have 10 points from five games at the top of Group E, with South Africa second on eight points, two ahead of Libya with one fixture remaining.

Nov 18, 2018, 17:41 PM IST

African Nations Cup: Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo scores hat-trick, brings them closer to final

Former Watford forward Odion Igalho netted an early penalty to settle the nerves of the home side before scoring two more in the second half.

Oct 14, 2018, 14:29 PM IST

African Nations Cup to be moved to June-July from 2019

Radical changes to Africa`s leading competitions were formalised as CAF`s executive committee met in Rabat and adopted recommendations made at a wide-ranging symposium in Morocco earlier in the week.

Jul 21, 2017, 08:32 AM IST

Liverpool seek FIFA clearance over Joel Matip's eligibility to play; governing body asks club to decide

Liverpool withdrew Matip from their squad for Sunday`s Premier League match at Manchester United, saying they wanted to seek clarity from soccer`s governing body over his eligibility.

Jan 16, 2017, 22:35 PM IST

Ghana, Ivory Coast seek to put disappointment behind them

Two African football heavyweights seek to put decades of disappointment behind them when they clash in the African Nations Cup final on Sunday. Neighbours Ghana and the Ivory Coast have been perennial contenders but it was 23 years ago that one of them got to lift the trophy -- the Ivorians, ironically, beating Ghana in a marathon penalty shootout after a goalless draw in the final.

Feb 08, 2015, 16:29 PM IST

Yaya Toure absence leaves Manchester City title hopes in the balance

When Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini carries out his post-season analysis, he will quickly be able to pinpoint that the wheels came off their campaign when Yaya Toure left for the African Nations Cup.

Feb 08, 2015, 15:55 PM IST

Sepp Blatter slams media negativity after Nations Cup violence

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and CAF chief Issa Hayatou accused western media on Saturday of dramatising the crowd violence which marred the African Nations Cup semi-final between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea.

Feb 07, 2015, 18:40 PM IST

Morocco banned from next two African Nations Cups, says CAF

 Morocco have been banned from the next two African Nations Cup tournaments as punishment for withdrawing from hosting the 2015 finals over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, CAF said on Friday.

Feb 06, 2015, 23:26 PM IST

Violence flares as Ghana knock hosts out in African Nations Cup semi-final

Violent scenes overshadowed the African Nations Cup semi-final as Ghana reached Sunday’s final with a 3-0 win over hosts Equatorial Guinea on Thursday in a match halted for 34 minutes late in the second half.

Feb 06, 2015, 04:17 AM IST

Yaya Toure sparkles as Ivory Coast ease into Nations Cup final

Goals from Yaya Toure and Gervinho helped steer Ivory Coast into the African Nations Cup final in a 3-1 win over Democratic Republic of Congo in the Estadio de Bata on Wednesday.

Feb 05, 2015, 11:18 AM IST

Errant African Nations Cup referee gets six-month ban

The referee at the centre of the controversial penalty decision that helped hosts Equatorial Guinea reach the African Nations Cup semi-finals has been banned for six months, CAF said in a statement on Tuesday. 

Feb 04, 2015, 08:33 AM IST

Ghana, Ivory Coast eye final showdown

Neighbours Ghana and Ivory Coast start as overwhelming favourites to set up a mouthwatering African Nations Cup final but must first get past semi-final opponents who have exceeded expectations. 

Feb 03, 2015, 11:01 AM IST

African football at credibility crossroads

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.

Feb 01, 2015, 17:13 PM IST

Guinea handed Nations Cup quarter-final place

Guinea will play in the African Nations Cup quarter-finals after qualifying instead of Mali by the drawing of lots at a ceremony in Malabo on Thursday.

Jan 30, 2015, 01:35 AM IST

Andre Ayew leads Ghana into Nations Cup last eight

Andre Ayew led a storming comeback for Ghana as they catapulted into the African Nations Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 over South Africa at Estadio Mongomo on Tuesday.

Jan 28, 2015, 03:06 AM IST

Yaya Toure plays different role for Ivory Coast: Herve Renard

Yaya Toure has not been playing to the same standard for Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup as he does for club side Manchester City because of the different quality of the players around, coach Herve Renard argued on Tuesday.

Jan 27, 2015, 22:35 PM IST

Hosts in safety dilemma after reaching Nations Cup knockouts

Qualification of hosts Equatorial Guinea for the knockout phase of the African Nations Cup has created a potential safety dilemma for the Confederation of African Football and local organisers.

Jan 26, 2015, 15:46 PM IST

African Nations Cup: Senegal go top after comeback draw with South Africa

Senegal came from behind to draw 1-1 with South Africa in the African Nations Cup on Friday to go top of Group C.

Jan 24, 2015, 03:14 AM IST

We can win without Yaya Toure, says Manchester City boss

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told his players they must believe they can win without Yaya Toure after failing to do so in the four league games he has missed this season.

Jan 23, 2015, 20:02 PM IST