The fate of perennial underachievers Senegal, the return of Egypt and the shock qualification of tiny Guinea-Bissau are just some of the major talking points as we prepare for the start of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals to be played in Gabon from Saturday.
Giants vs Minnows - Will AFCON Get a Surprise Victor?
allAfrica, 12 January 2017
The fate of perennial underachievers Senegal, the return of Egypt and the shock qualification of tiny Guinea-Bissau are just some of the major talking points as we prepare for the… Read more »
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RFI's Paul Myers reports from Gabon on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. see more »
Algeria Very Wary of Crucial Afcon Clash With Warriors
allAfrica, 13 January 2017
Fancied Algeria open their 2017 African Nations Cup finals Group B campaign with a clash against Zimbabwe on Sunday (16h00 GMT) as they seek to provide momentum for a tilt at the… Read more »
Afcon Hosts Face 'Wild Dogs' With a Lot to Prove
The weight of expectation will weigh heavy on hosts Gabon as they open their 2017 African Nations Cup Group A campaign against minnows Guinea-Bissau at the Stade de l'Amitié… Read more »
Indomitable Lions Face Tough Start to Afcon 2017 Campaign
Cameroon must overcome the loss of several key players if they are to return to former glories and win the African Nations Cup, starting with a Group A encounter against Burkina… Read more »
The 2016 tournament was won by DR Congo, who defeated Mali and walked away with U.S.$1,5 million. Read more »
Every four years the African Cup of Nations comes around with each African country doing the most to lift the trophy. Some, of course, have a better chance than others. The ... Read more »
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