africa cup of nations

AFCON 2023: Song acknowledges difficult Cameroon start after draw with Guinea

Rigobert Song relieved of Cameroon duty

President of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT), Samuel Eto’o has confirmed the departure of Rigobert Song as Cameroon head coach. Song led the Indomitable Lions to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in the Ivory Coast where they bowed out in the round of 16 after a 2-0 defeat to Nigeria. Eto’o disclosed that the FECAFOOT has opted not to extend Song’s stay at the helm...

AFCON 2023 top scorer Emilio Nsue suspended indefinitely by Equatorial Guinea

Emilo Nsue: AFCON 2023 top scorer retires from international football

Equatorial Guinea forward Emilo Nsue has announced his retirement from international football. The 34-year-old's retirement comes after he was suspended by his country’s football association for misconduct, with the nation's vice president, Teodora Nguema confirming the news. “After discussions, captain Emilio Nsue López has declared his retirement from the national team. I acknowledge his contributions over the 12 years he has represented the Nzalang Nacional and...

AFCON 2023: CAF announce date for tournament’s official draw

AFCON 2025 Qualifiers: Preliminary round draws set for Tuesday

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced that the draws for the preliminary round of the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers is scheduled to hold on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt. The preliminary round will comprise of the eight lowest-ranked African teams as per the FIFA rankings. These are Somalia, Djibouti, Sao Tome and Principe, Chad, Mauritius, South Sudan, Liberia and Eswatini. The games will...

Adingra: Brighton boss De Zerbi highlights importance of AFCON 2023 winner

Adingra: Brighton boss De Zerbi highlights importance of AFCON 2023 winner

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Roberto de Zerbi has highlighted the importance of Simon Adingra in the team following his impact in their 5-0 bashing of Sheffield United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The 22-year-old was part of the triumphant side that defeated Nigeria in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final on home soil last week. He started the game against the Blades...

Saudi Pro League: Nigeria’s Onyekuru and Nwakaeme inspire Al Feiha to victory

Klopp unsurprised by Salah’s instant impact after AFCON 2023 return

Jurgen Klopp is unsurprised by Mohamed Salah's instant impact having returned to action from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The Egyptian was on international duty in Ivory Coast and suffered a hamstring injury which kept him out for almost a month. He was named among the substitutes in Saturday's Premier League clash with Brentford and came off to bench to replace the injury Diogo Jota,...