Africa Cup of Nations News

Joseph Yobo and team mates celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Final match between Nigeria and Burkina at FNB Stadium on February 10, 2013
Africa Cup of Nations moves to summer, expands to 24 teams
The Africa Cup of Nations becomes a summer tournament and expands to 24 teams.
Jul 20, 21:01
Sadio Mane celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur on February 11, 2017
Sadio Mane thanks Liverpool fans for easing pain of AFCON exit
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane thanks supporters for easing the pain of being blamed for Senegal's recent exit from the Africa Cup of Nations.
Feb 14, 21:01
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Allan Nyom calls for Africa Cup of Nations to be moved
West Bromwich Albion defender Allan Nyom calls for the Africa Cup of Nations to be moved to the summer having missed out on Cameroon's title-winning campaign.
Feb 9, 18:44
Joel Matip in action during the EFL Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Southampton on January 25, 2017
Cameroon boss takes dig at Joel Matip after Africa Cup of Nations success
Hugo Broos believes that the eight players who decided against representing Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations will live to regret their decision.
Feb 6, 19:53
El-Hadji Diouf of Leeds United looks onduring the npower Championship match between Leeds United and Huddersfield Town at Elland Road on March 16, 2013
El Hadji Diouf: 'African players should not refuse to play for their country'
Retired Senegalese striker El Hadji Diouf does not understand why players would turn down the chance to represent their country at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Feb 3, 15:40
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Jurgen Klopp: 'Mixed emotions over Sadio Mane form'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits that he has "mixed emotions" regarding the good form of Sadio Mane for Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Jan 20, 14:08
Joel Matip in action for Liverpool on September 20, 2016
Liverpool ready to defy FIFA over Joel Matip?
Liverpool are reportedly ready to defy FIFA and play Joel Matip in their FA Cup replay with Plymouth Argyle despite the ongoing uncertainty regarding his eligibility.
Jan 16, 21:22
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha in action during his side's Premier League clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on October 22, 2016
Yannick Bolasie: 'England may rue missing out on Wilfried Zaha'
Yannick Bolasie insists that former Crystal Palace teammate Wilfried Zaha has 'got the ability of Neymar', which England may regret missing out on in the coming years.
Jan 15, 20:11
Wahbi Khazri in action for Sunderland on August 13, 2016
Sunderland forward Wahbi Khazri passed fit for Africa Cup of Nations
The Tunisian Football Federation confirms that Sunderland forward Wahbi Khazri is fit to play at the Africa Cup of Nations amid concerns over an ankle injury.
Jan 10, 19:27
Southampton attacker Sofiane Boufal in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Southampton's Sofiane Boufal withdraws from Morocco squad
Southampton manager Claude Puel expects record signing Sofiane Boufal to be out of action for a few weeks after withdrawing from Morocco's Africa Cup of Nations squad.
Jan 9, 15:31
Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on April 25, 2015
England international Wilfried Zaha included in final Ivory Coast squad
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is included in the final Ivory Coast squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, despite having already won two caps for England.
Jan 4, 21:47
Joel Matip in action for Liverpool on September 20, 2016
Joel Matip, Allan Nyom left out of Cameroon squad for Africa Cup of Nations
Liverpool defender Joel Matip and West Brom full-back Allan Nyom avoid a three-week ban after being left out of the Cameroon squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Jan 4, 20:41
Benik Afobe celebrates after the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Liverpool on December 4, 2016
Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe pulls out of Africa Cup of Nations
Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe pulls out of the Africa Cup of Nations to reportedly focus on the Cherries' season.
Jan 2, 12:41
Eric Bailly in action for Manchester United on August 15, 2016
Jose Mourinho unhappy to lose Eric Bailly to Africa Cup of Nations
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is frustrated that Eric Bailly will have to leave for international duty with Ivory Coast on Monday.
Jan 1, 15:36
Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace is watched by Jose Manuel Jurado of Watford during the FA Cup semi-final on April 24, 2016
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha called into Ivory Coast squad
Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha, who has two caps for England, receives a call-up to the Ivory Coast squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Dec 28, 13:48
Joel Matip in action for Liverpool on September 20, 2016
Joel Matip to face three-week suspension over AFCON snub?
Liverpool defender Joel Matip is one of seven Cameroon players who could face a three-week ban after snubbing the Africa Cup of Nations.
Dec 20, 21:41
Joel Matip in action for Liverpool on September 20, 2016
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp confirms Joel Matip will snub Africa Cup of Nations
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirms that Joel Matip will not compete in the Africa Cup of Nations with Cameroon.
Dec 9, 13:42
Emmanuel Adebayor (c) of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa on November 2, 2014
Emmanuel Adebayor thrown out of Togo squad
Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor is thrown out of the Togo squad after failing to join up with his country on time.
Jun 7, 18:32
Ivory Coast's players celebrate with the trophy at the end of the 2015 African Cup of Nations final football match between Ivory Coast and Ghana in Bata on February 8, 2015
Gabon to host Africa Cup of Nations
The CAF announces that Gabon have been selected to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Apr 8, 14:27
Moroccan national team manager Badou Ezzaki holds a press conference on August 28, 2014
Morocco win appeal against 2017, 2019 AFCON bans
Morocco have their bans from the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations overturned following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Apr 2, 16:07
Equatorial Guinea's defender Diosdado Mbele and Equatorial Guinea's midfielder Randy head the ball with Tunisia's forward Ahmed Akaichi during the 2015 African Cup of Nations quarter-final football match between Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia in Bata on Ja
Tunisia free to compete in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
CAF allow Tunisia to play in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following their controversial defeat in this year's tournament.
Mar 30, 16:56
Ivory Coast's players celebrate with the trophy at the end of the 2015 African Cup of Nations final football match between Ivory Coast and Ghana in Bata on February 8, 2015
Africa Cup of Nations 2022 to be moved to accommodate Qatar World Cup
The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations will be moved to accommodate plans for the Qatar World Cup to be played in the winter, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke confirms.
Feb 25, 10:38
Paris Saint-Germain's forward Serge Aurier scores during the French League Cup football match Ajaccio (ACA) vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on December 17, 2014
Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier tells of Africa Cup of Nations pride
Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier speaks of his pride after helping the Ivory Coast win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Feb 21, 21:41
Liverpool's Kolo Toure in action during a friendly match against Olympiacos on August 3, 2013
Kolo Toure retires from international football with Ivory Coast
Liverpool defender Kolo Toure announces his decision to retire from international football after helping Ivory Coast win the Africa Cup of Nations.
Feb 15, 14:18
Moroccan national team manager Badou Ezzaki holds a press conference on August 28, 2014
Morocco reject sanctions for refusing to host Africa Cup of Nations
Morocco rejects the Confederation of African Football's decision to punish the national team with a ban and fines after refusing to host this year's Africa Cup of Nations.
Feb 11, 13:24
Ivory Coast's forward Wilfried Bony (R) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations quarter final football match against Algeria on February 1, 2015
Wilfried Bony: 'Winning for your country is better than club triumphs'
Wilfried Bony says that winning the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast is better than clinching silverware at club level.
Feb 10, 06:56
Greece's midfielder Andreas Samaris scores in the nets of Ivory Coast's goalkeeper Boubacar Barry during a Group C football match on June 24, 2014
Boubacar Barry dedicates Africa Cup of Nations win to former players
Boubacar Barry says that the Ivory Coast's Africa Cup of Nations win has been 15 years in the making.
Feb 9, 13:14
Greece's midfielder Andreas Samaris scores in the nets of Ivory Coast's goalkeeper Boubacar Barry during a Group C football match on June 24, 2014
Boubacar Barry: 'I defied critics in Africa Cup of Nations shootout'
Ivory Coast goalkeeper Boubacar Barry says that his penalty shootout heroics in the Africa Cup of Nations final have silenced his critics.
Feb 9, 09:10
Ivory Coast's forward Wilfried Bony (R) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations quarter final football match against Algeria on February 1, 2015
Yaya Toure: 'Winning Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast is unbelievable'
Yaya Toure says that winning the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast is one of his greatest achievements.
Feb 9, 08:58
Ghana's midfielder Andre Ayew celebrates after scoring during a Group G football match between Germany and Ghana at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014
Andre Ayew: 'Ghana will do whatever it takes to win Africa Cup of Nations title'
Andre Ayew claims that Ghana will do 'everything in their power' in the final against Ivory Coast to end their long way to lift the Africa Cup of Nations trophy.
Feb 8, 07:15
Ghana's midfielder Mubarak Wakaso celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations semi-final football match between Equatorial Guinea and Ghana in Malabo, on February 5, 2015
Avram Grant: 'Ghana are fully motivated for Africa Cup of Nations final'
Ghana coach Avram Grant insists that his side are fully prepared and motivated to take on the Ivory Coast in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Feb 7, 14:52
Moroccan national team manager Badou Ezzaki holds a press conference on August 28, 2014
Morocco banned from next two Africa Cup of Nations
Morocco are banned from next two Africa Cup of Nations after pulling out of hosting this year's tournament.
Feb 6, 17:23
Ghana's national football team players leave the pitch protected by riot police at the half-time of the 2015 African Cup of Nations semi-final football match between Equatorial Guinea and Ghana in Malabo, on February 5, 2015
Equatorial Guinea Football Association fined for crowd trouble
The Equatorial Guinea Football Association is fined £65,000 and ordered to meet the cost of treatment of supporters injured during crowd trouble in match against Ghana.
Feb 6, 14:08
Equatorial Guinea's midfielder Emilio Nsue celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations group A football match between Equatorial Guinea and Congo at Bata Stadium in Bata on January 17, 2015
Equatorial Guinea's Emilio Nsue apologises for crowd trouble during Ghana clash
Equatorial Guinea striker Emilio Nsue condemns the violent scenes that marred his country's Africa Cup of Nations semi-final.
Feb 6, 01:44
Avram Grant attends the Ladies' Singles third round matcj between Serena Williams of the United States of America and Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June
Ghana boss Avram Grant feared for players' safety during chaotic semi-final
Ghana manager Avram Grant says that he was concerned for the safety of his players when violent scenes disrupted their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final.
Feb 6, 01:30
Ghana's midfielder Mubarak Wakaso celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations semi-final football match between Equatorial Guinea and Ghana in Malabo, on February 5, 2015
Africa Cup of Nations semi-final marred by crowd trouble
The Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between Ghana and host country Equatorial Guinea is suspended in the 82nd minute due to crowd trouble.
Feb 5, 21:09



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3Chelsea531185310
4Newcastle UnitedNewcastle53026429
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6Huddersfield TownHuddersfield52215328
7Burnley52216518
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