Tag Archives: AFCON

Expanded Nations Cup will not ‘reduce quality’ of play


The Africa Cup of Nations will not suffer in quality after its expansion to 24 teams, says a top Confederation of African Football (Caf) official. Amaju Pinnick believes the African game can only benefit, even if the tournament may suffer early on. “At the beginning, you will see some problems but later it will start building up to the quality ...

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Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah hails summer AFCON


Head coach of the Black Stars Kwesi Appiah has lauded the decision by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) to move the Africa Cup of Nations from January to June. The change was made last week at a CAF symposium in Morocco and will take effect from June 2019 as Cameroon host the tournament. “It is a good decision because ...

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AFCON to be held in June and July


The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has passed a proposal shifting the scheduling of the AFCON from January to June and July. This follows the decision to expand the number of teams in the tournament from 16 to 24 teams. The new format for the competition will now take effect with the 2019 edition in Cameroon. The ...

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CAF expands AFCON team slots to 24


The CAF Executive Committee has passed a resolution to increase the number of participating teams in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) from 16 to 24. The change will take effect from 2019 when Cameroon hosts it. The 55 members of the committee met in Rabat, Morocco earlier this week to discuss the growth of African football and the possibility ...

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Agyemang Badu urges Gyan to win AFCON for Ghana


Black Stars midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has implored Asamoah Gyan to win the Africa Cup of Nations for the country before hanging up his boots. The Black Stars last tasted glory in the continent’s football showpiece in 1982 when they defeated host nation Libya 7-6 on penalties. Since then, Ghana has made the final on three occasions but have failed ...

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Starlets will be honoured if they win AFCON – Deputy Sports Minister 


Deputy Minister of Sports, Pius Hadzide has revealed that the ministry will honour the Black Starlets in the new National Center for Sports Tourism in Cape Coast if they manage to win the U-17 AFCON in Gabon. Ghana qualified for the final for the first time since 2005 after a 6-5 penalty shootout win over Niger after the game ended ...

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U17 AFCON: Starlets sail into semis after five star showing against Gabon


Ghana’s Black Starlets sealed a place in the semi-finals of the ongoing Under-17 AFCON tournament after a 5-0 mauling of hosts, Gabon, in Port Gentil. The Starlets produced a scintillating display, completely outclassing their opponents on the night. Captain Eric Ayiah got the first goal of the game through a penalty after he was brought down in the box. Emmanuel ...

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U17 AFCON: Starlets overpower Cameroon in Port Gentil


“Two -time champions, Ghana turned on the style on Sunday at Stade de Port Gentil to crush Cameroon 4-0 in the second match of the on-going Total U-17 African Cup of Nations Gabon 2017. Captain Eric Ayiah and midfielder Ibrahima Sulley both grabbed a brace to shoot the Ghanaians to the top of Group A with a superior goal difference ...

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Cameroon boss Hugo Broos threatens to quit


Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach Hugo Broos has threatened to quit over management and funding problems in the national team set-up. Broos, who led the team to the trophy in Gabon in February, said he is “seriously considering whether I should continue or not”. He also said his players and staff have to work in “poor conditions” while Cameron ...

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AFCON2017: Asamoah Gyan fears his tournament is over


Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan fears he may be ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations after suffering an injury in Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat by Egypt. Gyan was substituted in the first half and is in danger of missing Sunday’s quarter-final against DR Congo. “I’m in pain right now. I don’t know the extent of the injury, we have to ...

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