The Cup of Nations is set for Cameroon from Jan 9-Feb 6 but appears increasingly under threat as time begins to run out. Qualifying is still far from complete and national team football on the continent is not due to resume before October in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 04:12 PM IST
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The 30-year-old former Watford star has not played for Shenhua for three months because of injury, the Africa Cup of Nations, then a reported knee problem.
Published on Aug 09, 2019 09:36 AM IST
A Youcef Belaili goal gave Algeria a 1-0 win when the countries met in the group stage, but this time there is no second chance with Cup of Nations immortality awaiting the victor.
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 12:02 PM IST
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Mikel won 89 caps and scored six goals between 2005 and 2019 for the Super Eagles during which he won a winners’ medal at the 2013 Africa Cup in South Africa.
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 10:13 AM IST
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Business has been brisk for street hawkers selling flags and soccer shirts, while community dance groups are urging people to join in what could be the biggest party atmosphere seen in west African nation.
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 10:56 PM IST
Midfielder Mikel, now with Middlesborough, last played for the country at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and missed the qualifying series for the 2019 Africa Cup.
Published on May 15, 2019 03:09 PM IST
South Africa and Morocco are two frontline contenders to step in as hosts for Africa Cup of Nations -- expanded to 24 teams for the first time -- in place of Cameroon, who won the last edition in 2017 in Gabon.
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 01:15 PM IST
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