Musona boost for Warriors ahead of Tunisia showdown
Zimbabwe’s 2017 Afcon campaign has received a massive boost following the return to fitness of star forward Knowledge Musona ahead of Monday’s crucial Group B encounter against Tunisia.
VIDEO: Big injury blow for Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast star defender Eric Bailly could miss their must-win match against Morocco in their final group C clash on Tuesday evening.
Auba missing in action as Gabon crash out
Gabon became only the fourth Nations Cup host to fall at the first hurdle when they were held 0-0 by Cameroon, ending their Afcon campaign after just three matches.
Stallions progress, Guinea-Bissau finish bottom
Burkina Faso booked their place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after a hard-fought and bruising 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau.
Jordan Ayew answers doubters
Jordan Ayew has received his fair share of criticism, but he responded emphatically with a delightful assist for Asamoah Gyan as Ghana defeated Mali on Saturday evening.
#KweseAtAfcon: Daily Diary
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Lemina and two more Gabon stars ruled out of Nations Cup
The Gabon Football Federation have confirmed that the Panthers will be without Mario Lemina, Johann Serge Obiang and Merlin Tandjigora for the rest of the Nations Cup.
Siani counting on 22-million Cameroonians to overcome Gabon
Cameroon midfielder Sebastien Siani is unconcerned by Gabon’s home advantage ahead of their final Group A showdown on Sunday, and insists that expectation back at home will be enough to see the Indomitable Lions to victory.
Renard backs old master Le Roy for one final fling
Things aren’t looking good for Claude Le Roy and Togo at the Nations Cup.
Togo fans attack Agassa house after Morocco defeat - reports
Disgruntled Togo fans vandalised the house of Togo goalkeeper Kossi Agassa following his error-strewn display against Morocco in the Sparrow Hawks’ second Nations Cup group game on Friday, according to reports.
Daily Wrap: Hosts Gabon staring down Afcon barrel
Only three host nations have failed to advance from the pool stages in the 60-year history of the Africa Nations Cup, but Gabon are in serious danger of joining that unhappy list on Sunday.
Lot’s of positives from Uganda’s Afcon campaign
On Saturday, on the pock-marked pitch of Port Gentil, Egypt snuffed out the last flickering embers of hope in Uganda's fairytale return to the Africa Nations Cup.
Egypt’s late win ends Uganda’s Afcon
A late goal from Egypt secured them a 1-0 victory and brought Uganda's 2017 Afcon campaign to a shuddering halt.
Ghana book their spot in Afcon quarter-final
Ghana became the second team to secure a place in the quarter-final of the Africa Cup of Nations after skipper Asamoah Gyan secured them a 1-0 win against Mali.
Russian hackers shut down Afcon website
Russian group New World Hackers claimed to have shut down the African Cup of Nations website on Saturday.
Ugly stuff key to Morocco transformation under Renard
There aren’t too many sides at this Nations Cup who have improved more significantly than Morocco between their two fixtures to date.
Wasswa dismisses ‘over-the-hill’ Egypt
Uganda defender Hassan Wasswa says the Cranes have no fear going into their match against Egypt because the Pharaohs are not the force they once were.
Morocco fightback leaves Togo on the brink
Morocco fought back to defeat Togo 3-1 in their second Africa Cup of Nations Group C fixture on Friday.
Die keeps Cote d’Ivoire’s Afcon hopes alive
Geoffroy Serey Die rescued a point for the Cote d'Ivoire as they drew 2-2 with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Oyem on Friday, boosting the reigning champions’ chances of reaching the quarter-finals.
Afcon Daily Wrap: 20 January
Herve Renard says he will not be tempted to make a host of changes to his Morocco side for their crunch Africa Cup of Nations Group C clash with Togo in Oyem tonight.
We have a generation of quality players, says Aliou Cisse
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse praised his players who carried out his plans with precision when they cruised to a 2-0 win against Zimbabwe last night.
Big injury blow for Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso duo Jonathan Zongo and Jonathan Pitroïpa have been ruled out from the rest of the Africa Cup of Nations after sustaining serious injuries during their side's 1-1 draw with Gabon on Wednesday.
Senegal through to quarter-finals
Senegal became the first team to qualify for the knockout round following their emphatic 2-0 win against Zimbabwe.
Tunisia too good for Algeria
An own goal by Aissa Mandi and a penalty by Naim Sliti gave Tunisia a 2-1 win against Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday.
Koulibaly slaps down favourites suggestion
Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly couldn’t hide his surprise when told about Zimbabwe coach Callisto Pasuwa’s insistence that his side were favourites to advance from Group B.
Zimbabwe ready to upset Africa’s top team
Zimbabwe will look to continue their great start in the Africa Cup of Nations against the number-one ranked team in Africa, Senegal, at the Stade de Franceville this evening.
Afcon Daily Wrap: 19 January
Zimbabwe have been the talk of the town in Franceville since their opening 2-2 draw with Algeria at the Africa Nations Cup finals on the weekend.
Mario Lemina to miss rest of Afcon
Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina has been ruled out of the rest of the Africa Nations Cup because of a back injury.
Egypt suffer goalkeeper blow
Egypt have a goalkeeping crisis following news that first-choice Ahmed El-Shenawy is likely to miss the remainder of Afcon 2017.
Ghana defender Baba Rahman out injured
Defender Baba Rahman will travel back to Germany today for further tests and possible knee surgery after being injured in their opening Afcon match against Uganda.
Benatia under no illusions as Morocco prepare for Togo test
Morocco defender Medhi Benatia is fully aware that his side can accept nothing less than a victory when they meet Togo in their second Nations Cup match in Oyem on Friday.
Cameroon edge Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau took the lead against Cameroon on Wednesday evening but the Indomitable Lions scored twice in the second half to win 2-1 in Libreville.
Burkina Faso frustrate hosts Gabon
Africa Cup of Nations hosts Gabon's participation is in jeopardy after they were held to a 1-1 draw by a spirited Burkina Faso in a Group A match at the Stade d'Angondje on Wednesday night.
Katsande: Warriors focused for Senegal tie
Zimbabwe are not getting carried away in the excitement that has followed their enterprising 2-2 draw with Algeria and remain fully focused on Thursday’s battle with Senegal.
Aubameyang targets first win against Burkina Faso
The 2015 African Footballer of the Year said Gabon will turn around their poor start to the Afcon cup and secure the win against Burkina Faso this evening.
Afcon Daily Wrap: 18 January
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse is hoping that a little less arrogance and a little more humility will go a long way to helping Senegal finally exorcise their Africa Nations Cup demons and lift the trophy for the first time.
N’Koulou exile set to continue, hints Broos
Cameroon coach Hugo Broos has clearly indicated that he isn’t about to hand defender Nicolas N’Koulou a return to the starting XI any time soon.
El Hadary makes history as Egypt, Mali draw
Egypt and Mali played out to a goalless draw at Stade de Port Gentil to complete the first round of group matches in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Andre Ayew grabs the win for Ghana
Ghana’s Andre Ayew converted from the penalty spot in the 32nd minute to secure a 1-0 win in their Group D opener against Uganda.
Zimbabwe’s Knowledge Musona out injured
Zimbabwe marksman Knowledge Musona has been ruled out of their next match against Senegal on Thursday due to a hamstring injury.
Sredojevic: It’s our destiny
Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic says it is destiny that they were paired against Ghana for the opening Group D match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
PREVIEW: Ghana v Uganda
Ghana are the overwhelming favourites going into tonight's Group D game, but they face an Ugandan side who they have not beaten in four outings.
VIDEO: Dove wraps up Afcon Day 3
KweséSports' Ed Dove wraps up Day 3 at Afcon 2017, and gives his thoughts on the Cote d'Ivoire's goalless draw with Togo, and Democratic Republic of Congo topping the group.
Gyan launches an attack on Uganda ahead of opener
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan will lead the Black Stars into their opening Afcon match against Uganda this evening and is confident they'll walk away with the win.
Kabananga wins it for Leopards
Junior Kabananga scored the only goal of the game as the Democratic Republic of Congo beat Morocco at Stade Oyem on Monday evening in their opening Group C game.
EXCLUSIVE: Gervinho vows to return for Elephants
Cote d'Ivoire forward Gervinho promises KweséSports that he will return to international football and lead the Elephants to another World Cup.
Togo frustrate Cote d’Ivoire in goalless stalemate
Togo held defending Afcon champions Cote d'Ivoire to a 0-0 draw in their Group C clash on Monday.
Afcon Daily Wrap: 16 January
Veteran Togo coach Claude Le Roy was in full flow ahead of tonight’s opening Group C match against Cote d'Ivoire at the Africa Nations Cup finals in Gabon.
VIDEO: Udoh predicts tonight’s scores
Colin Udoh is at the Nations Cup in Gabon and gives us his expert predictions for the games tonight between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo, and DR Congo and Morocco.
Togo is ready for Cote d’Ivoire, says Adebayor
Togo marksman Emmanuel Adebayor said they are ready to take on the reigning Afcon champions Cote d'Ivoire in their opening Group C clash this evening.
Ghana players happy with Afcon winning bonus
Ghana FA spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie-Daara told Metro FM that the players have decided to accept any amount as their winning bonus.
DRC focused despite leaked video
The Democratic Republic of Congo insist they are 100 percent focused on their 2017 Afcon opener against Morocco tonight, despite a video showing them threatening to boycott the game.
Egypt’s Hector Cuper not looking forward to Ghana clash
Egypt coach Hector Cuper will guide the Pharaohs to their first appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations against Mali at the Stade de Port-Gentil since they lifted the cup back in 2010.
Katsande demonstrates class as Zimbabwe shine
Ed Dove sings the praises of Willard Katsande after Zimbabwe almost stunned tournament favourites Algeria.
Wasteful Tunisia punished by Senegal
Tunisia failed to take their chances at Stade de Franceville on Sunday as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat to Senegal in their Africa Cup of Nations opener.
Mahrez denies Zimbabwe famous win
Algeria and Zimbabwe kicked off their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with an entertaining 2-2 draw at Stade de Franceville on Sunday.
Burkina Faso deny Cameroon opening win
Burkina Faso fought back to earn a 1-1 draw from their opening Group A match against Cameroon at the 2017 Africa Nations Cup in Libreville.
Guinea-Bissau aiming big after Gabon scalp
Guinea-Bissau coach Baciro Cande insists that his side have big ambitions for the rest of the Nations Cup after salvaging a draw with hosts Gabon in their opener on Saturday.
Cameroon, Burkina Faso draw 1-1
Issoufou Dayo's 75th-minute goal salvaged a point for Burkina Faso against Cameroon on Saturday night.
CAF apologises after awkward Burkina Faso-Cameroon humiliation
The Confederation of African Football has published a statement of apology after an embarrassing incident at the start of Saturday’s Nations Cup match between Cameroon and Burkina Faso.
Guinea-Bissau shock hosts Gabon in opening draw
Debutants Guinea-Bissau snatched a shock 1-1 draw with a last-minute goal against hosts Gabon in the opening match of the 2017 African Nations Cup in Libreville.
Gabon coach laments late goal
Jose Antonio Camacho did his best to look a calm, contained man after his side conceded a late goal to hand Guinea-Bissau a fairytale 1-1 draw.
Juary cancels out Aubameyang’s goal to grab a 1-1 draw
KweséSports bring you Afcon 2017 play-by-play action between Gabon and Guinea-Bissau in Libreville.
Who is Gabon debutant Denis Bouanga?
KweséSports' Ed Dove looks at the Gabon winger who was handed an unexpected dream Afcon debut.
Gervinho in Gabon for Elephants
Injured Côte d'Ivoire forward Gervinho arrived has arrived in Gabon to cheer his team-mates on as they open the defense of their African crown.
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2019 Nations Cup qualification draw
The draw has been made for the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers, with some intriguing pools to determine the 15 qualifiers for the finals in Cameroon in two years’ time.
Cuper: Salah looks great for Egypt
Egypt coach Hector Cuper says star winger Mohamed Salah is looking in terrific form and could be an influential in their Afcon campaign.
Senegal ranked top team in Africa heading into Afcon 2017
Senegal are the top team in Africa going into the Africa Cup of Nations following the latest release of the Fifa rankings.
Arsenal youngster gets surprise call-up for Algeria
Arsenal young gun Ismael Bennacer will make his Afcon 2017 debut after receiving a late call-up for Algeria.
Wilfried Zaha scores his first goal for Cote d’Ivoire
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha stamped his name into the Cote d'Ivoire history books when he got on to the scoresheet in an Afcon 2017 warm-up match against Uganda.
Confident Grant warns Stars will be no pushovers
Avram Grant has praised the efforts of his Ghana players during the pre-Nations Cup camp in the UAE and warned opponents not to read too much into the Black Stars’ recent struggles.
Zaha a big boost, says Cote d’Ivoire coach
Cote d'Ivoire coach Michel Dussuyer says the absence of Gervinho from the Africa Cup of Nations makes Wilfried Zaha all the more crucial for the team.
Khazri given green light for Tunisia
Sunderland and Tunisia forward Wahbi Khazri has survived an injury scare and been passed fit to compete at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Chidzambwa: Warriors better than class of 2004
History-making former Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa has hailed Calisto Pasuwa’s Afcon-bound team as being more talented than the class of 2004 he guided to the Tunisia finals for the country’s first-ever appearance at the biannual event.
Wilfried Zaha happy with Cote d’Ivoire choice
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is happy with his choice to pledge his international allegiance to Cote d'Ivoire instead of England.
Friendlies: Zim hold Cameroon, Algeria cruise
Zimbabwe held Cameroon to a morale-boosting 1-1 draw in a pre-Afcon friendly, while there were also wins for Algeria and Ghana.
Teamwork key for Guinea-Bissau, says Ca
Bocundji Ca says there is no secret to Guinea-Bissau’s tactics at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations – it’s all about teamwork.
Koulibaly has no regrets over Senegal switch
Kalidou Koulibaly says he is happy with his decision to represent Senegal over the country of his birth, France.
Katsande: Zimbabwe not distracted
Zimbabwe captain Willard Katsande insists the Warriors are focused on their 2017 Afcon campaign and will not let monetary issues affect them.
Morocco lose final warm-up game
Morocco will go into the Africa Cup of Nations on the back of defeat following a 1-0 friendly loss to Finland yesterday.
Mahrez targets Algeria glory at Afcon
Algeria star Riyad Mahrez has set his sights on African Cup of Nations glory after winning the CAF Player of the Year award.
Renard eyes Afcon legend status
Herve Renard is hoping he can add to his Africa Cup of Nations legend when he leads Morocco out at the competition in January.
Zaha stars on Ivory Coast debut
Wilfried Zaha starred on his Ivory Coast debut, setting up the winner in a brilliant 2-1 win against Sweden on Sunday.
Zimbabwe resolve financial standoff
After a few days of turmoil, Zimbabwe's Warriors, with their financial standoff resolved, left for Cameroon in batches ahead of their pre-tournament friendly against the Indomitable Lions.
Morocco suffer another injury blow
Morocco have been handed more bad news in what is turning out to be a torrid buildup to the 2017 Africa Nations Cup.
Uganda continue impressive Afcon buildup
Star forward Farouk Miya scored a goal and set up another as Uganda took their pre-Africa Nations Cup buildup record to two wins and one loss with a 3-1 win over Slovakia.
Zimbabwe boycott Afcon send-off
The Zimbabwe national team missed their scheduled Saturday departure for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon because of a stand-off about finances.
Nakamba to miss Zim’s Afcon opener
Marvelous Nakamba will not be available for Zimbabwe's opening Afcon 2017 Group B match against Algeria next Sunday evening due to suspension.
Sako, Traore top Mali squad
Monaco's Adama Traore and Crystal Palace striker Bakary Sako headline Mali's final 23-man squad for the African Nations Cup.
Massa captains Cranes squad with three new faces
There were no surprises as coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic named his final squad of 23 to represent Uganda at the African Nations Cup.
Warriors name fearsome forward line in final squad
Zimbabwe coach Calisto Pasuwa has announced a final 23-man squad for the African Cup of Nations packed with offensive talent.
Cameroon don’t select Matip, Nyom for Afcon
Liverpool defender Joel Matip and West Brom's Allan Nyom have not been named in Cameroon's 23-man Africa Cup of Nations squad.
Leekens inexplicably ostracises Feghouli, Medjani
Seismic waves quaked the sporting press when on New Year’s Eve the Federation of Algerian Football published its list of 23 players who will compete at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Enyimba keeper confirms Afcon participation
Newly signed Enyimba goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has confirmed he received a late call-up to the Ghana squad for the 2017 African Cup of Nations.
Egypt name final 23-man Afcon squad
Egypt coach Hector Cuper has trimmed down the provisional squad of 27 to a final 23 who will do battle at the African Cup of Nations.
Fuchs: Leicester can cope without Afcon trio
Leicester defender Christian Fuchs admits the Premier League champions are losing some of their best players to the Africa Cup of Nations, but feels they have the depth to cope.
Liverpool fans react to Sadio Mane leaving for Afcon
Liverpool top-goalscorer Sadio Mane believes his side will regain their winning form in his absence, as he links up with Senegal ahead of the Afcon 2017 showpiece.
Grant: No pressure on Ghana at Afcon 2017
Ghana coach Avram Grant maintains that the Black Stars are not facing any pressure to lift the Africa Cup of Nations trophy.