# African Cup of Nations

Last year
Roberto Lopes makes Champions League final pit-stop before Cape Verde duty
Shamrock Rovers defender turns attention to AFCON qualifiers with double header against Burkina Faso and Togo in Marrakesh.
# Stampede
Eight dead and 50 injured in Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon stadium crush
A baby was also reportedly trampled by the crowd but survived.
# fly goalie
Comoros to use outfield player in goal for historic AFCON clash with Cameroon
Covid-19 cases and injuries leave them with no other choice.
All time
# Club v Country
Watford striker Dennis to miss African Cup of Nations as Nigeria accuse club of 'baring fangs'
Hornets boss Claudio Ranieri insists they have not disrespected the tournament, however.
# Club v Country
Clubs to lose stars mid-season as African Cup of Nations switches back to January
A number of top players will be unavailable due to today’s decision ahead of the 2021 tournament in Cameroon.
# latest recruit
Villa's spending spree continues as Trezeguet becomes ninth summer signing
The 24-year-old, real name Mahmoud Hassan, arrives at the Premier League new boys from Turkish club Kasimpasa.
# Community Shield
Mane will miss Liverpool's season opener against Man City
The Senegalese forward won’t return to training until days before the beginning of the Premier League campaign, Jurgen Klopp revealed.
# Old acquaintances
Two ex-Premier League players gunning for African Cup of Nations glory as managers
Senegal boss Aliou Cisse comes up against a man he knows well, Djamel Belmadi of Algeria, in tomorrow evening’s final.
# AFCON 2019
Egypt do a U-turn and recall midfielder banned over sexual harassment claims
Amr Warda has also had his suspension reduced, meaning he will now be available to play in the knockout stages of the African Cup of Nations.
Salah on target to send hosts Egypt through to last 16
The Liverpool striker got off the mark in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, as Egypt beat DR Congo.
# problems
Egypt footballer banned over sexual harassment claims
Amr Warda won’t be playing in any further matches at the African Cup of Nations.
# Full Moon
Algeria midfielder dropped from African Cup of Nations squad for flashing his arse on Fortnite
Haris Belkebla’s team-mate was gaming online when he decided to show his backside.
# Injury
Man United defender Bailly out for remainder of the season after suffering ligament damage
The 25-year-old defender will also miss the Ivory Coast’s participation in the African Cup of Nations this summer.
# replacements
Congo Brazzaville emerges as unlikely candidate to host 2019 African Nations Cup
Cameroon lost the right to host the tournament due to delays with preparations and security concerns.
# African Cup of Nations
13 Premier League clubs affected as these 23 players are off to Africa Cup of Nations
Sadio Mane, Eric Bailly and Riyad Mahrez are among those who will be involved at the tournament.
# Dramatic
Goalkeeper scores winning penalty as Ivory Coast's 23-year wait for African glory ends
After a goalless draw, penalties were needed to decide the final.
# AFCON 2015
'Obliged attendance' and full houses cover over Cup of Nations cracks
Equatorial Guinea was a late choice to host this year’s tournament.
# messy
Two days before kicks off there's a hotel shortage at the African Cup of Nations
Congo are still looking for a hotel two days before the event starts.
# exodus
Premier League clubs set to lose up to 30 players for African and Asian cups
Big players such as Yaya Toure, Papiss Cisse and Mame Biram Diouf will miss most of next month.
# Sham
Here's why Ivory Coast spent 2 minutes passing the ball unchallenged in their AFCON qualifier
Their game had echoes of the infamous 1982 World Cup clash between West Germany and Austria.
South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa shot dead 'while trying to protect his girlfriend'
27 year-old played for Orlando Pirates and was recently made skipper of the national team.
# Recap
Our favourite moments so far from this year's African Cup of Nations
Oddly, most of them involve goalkeepers.
# Images
It’s Sunday so here’s 10 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days
From the Capital One Cup to the Australian Open and everything in between.
# Day 2
AFCON round-up: Ghana denied by Congo, Eagles flying high
After no goals on the opening day, there were five scored in Group B’s first set of matches.
# Bonkers
VIDEO: Is this the best goalkeeper celebration you've ever seen?
Please explain to us exactly what Congo DR keeper Muteba Kidiaba is doing here.
5 things you are likely to see at the African Cup of Nations
On of our favourite tournaments begins later this afternoon.
Here's everything you need to know about the African Cup of Nations
We’ve put together a bluffer’s guide to this month’s tournament, which begins tomorrow. You’re welcome.
# Stadium violence
Africa Cup of Nations match abandoned after fans riot
As Senegal trailed 2-0 at home to the Ivory coast, fans in the Dakar stadium turned to violence.
# Title decider
United v City: Win this and be forever remembered
What better way that predicting the title-decider than rating the participants out of 10 and getting the abacus out?
# Where next?
The Departures Lounge: your daily transfer gossip round-up
A certain Mr Trapattoni may not be over the moon upon reading today’s top story…
# Paralympic
WATCH: World amputee soccer players show off their crazy skills
There was some serious talent on show at the African Cup of Nations for Amputee Football last weekend.
# Comeback
Wenger confirms Henry's return to Arsenal
The 34-year-old will join up with his old club on a two-month loan deal according to the Gunners boss.
# Don't call it a comeback
WATCH: All 226 of Thierry Henry's Arsenal goals in 14 minutes
With Wenger confirming he will consider re-signing the striker, we decided to revisit his career highlights with the club.
# Fail
WATCH: South Africa's Cup of Nations Idiocy
Bafana Bafana, thinking they’d sealed qualification on goal difference, celebrated their 0-0 draw with Sierra Leone for several minutes before realising they’d actually been eliminated.
# Kodjovi Obilale
FIFA to compensate Togo keeper shot at Cup
Kodjovi Obilale, who was shot when the Togolese bus was attacked by gunmen, will receive €18,500 from FIFA.