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Next year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals could be postponed

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.
Algeria's players celebrates with the trophy at the end of the African Cup of Nations.(AP)
Algeria's players celebrates with the trophy at the end of the African Cup of Nations.(AP)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 04:12 PM IST
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CAPE TOWN | ByReuters

Shanghai Shenhua’s Ighalo punished over social media use

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.
File image of footballer Odion Ighalo(REUTERS)
File image of footballer Odion Ighalo(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 09, 2019 09:36 AM IST
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Shanghai | ByAFP

Senegal, Algeria set for rematch in Africa Cup of Nations final

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.
Senegal's forward Sadio Mane attends a training session in Cairo on eve of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Final against Algeria.(AFP)
Senegal's forward Sadio Mane attends a training session in Cairo on eve of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Final against Algeria.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 12:02 PM IST
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Cairo | ByAgence France-Presse

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel announces retirement from international football

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.
FILE PHOTO: Nigeria's John Obi Mikel with coach Gernot Rohr.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Nigeria's John Obi Mikel with coach Gernot Rohr.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 10:13 AM IST
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Abuja | ByAgence France-Presse

Senegal buzzing ahead of Africa Cup of Nations final

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.
Senegal's Sadio Mane and teammates celebrate after the match.(REUTERS)
Senegal's Sadio Mane and teammates celebrate after the match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 10:56 PM IST
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Dakar | ByReuters

John Obi Mikel heads Nigeria’s Africa Cup squad

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.
File image of John Obi Mikel(Getty Images)
File image of John Obi Mikel(Getty Images)
Published on May 15, 2019 03:09 PM IST
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Abuja | ByAFP

Cameroon stripped of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, search on for new hosts

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.
President of the Confederation of African Football Ahmad Ahmad speaks during a press conference after an extraordinary meeting with CAF executives in Accra.(AFP)
President of the Confederation of African Football Ahmad Ahmad speaks during a press conference after an extraordinary meeting with CAF executives in Accra.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 01:15 PM IST
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Accra | ByAgence France-Presse
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