CAF confident Egypt will be ‘ready’ for Cup of Nations

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Tuesday that it is confident emergency host country Egypt will be “ready” to stage this year’s Africa Cup of Nations despite limited preparation time. CAF has been inspecting various infrastructure and facilities…

Ramadan pushes Africa Cup of Nations back by one week

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in June and July has been pushed back by a week to cater for the holy month of Ramadan, the tournament’s chief told AFP on Sunday. The four-week long event will now…

South Africa blame ‘politics’ for humiliating loss to Egypt

As South Africa reeled on Wednesday after a humiliating defeat by Egypt in a contest to decide the new 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts, the blame game began. South African football officials said the 16-1 vote in favour of…

Ghana effectively secure 2019 Afcon berth

Ghana have effectively secured qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after claiming a 2-0 away win over Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on Sunday afternoon. With Caf yet to make a final decision in regards to Sierra Leone (who…

Victor Gomes: South African ref named for Ethiopia-Ghana Afcon qualifier

South African referee Victor Gomes has been named to officiate the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ethiopia and Ghana on November 18. The Waliyas play hosts to the Black Stars in the fifth round of games in Group…

Kenya preparing for qualifier against Sierra Leone

Kenya have named a 30-man squad to face Sierra Leone in their African Cup of Nations Group F qualifier next month despite uncertainty over whether the game will be played. Sierra Leone remain suspended from all football activities due to…

2019 AfconQ: Appiah recalls Gyan, 10 others for Sierra Leone clash

Kayserispor duo Asamoah Gyan and Bernard Mensah are among a host of players making a return in Ghana’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Sierra Leone. Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah decided to…

Kwasi Appiah: I’ve learnt a lot from defeat to Kenya

Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah says he has learnt valuable lessons after his side came short of expectation against Kenya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers over the weekend. The Black Stars lost 1-0 to the Harambee Stars at…

2019 Afcon: Atsu optimistic of Stars chances despite defeat

Christian Atsu insists Ghana’s qualification to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is not in doubt after Saturday’s defeat to Kenya. The Black Stars lost 1-0 courtesy a first-half own goal by centre-back Nicholas Opoku. “This is behind our backs…

Libya draw away to stay above South Africa and Nigeria

Libya forced a 0-0 draw with South Africa in Durban Saturday to remain surprise Group E leaders in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition. When the mini-leagues draw was made, former African champions Nigeria and South Africa were…

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