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Kenya still have a long road ahead to join Africa's elite

6:29pm BST

CAIRO Kenya still have a long, hard road ahead if they are to come anywhere near matching the success they have enjoyed in athletics on the football field, coach Sebastien Migne said on Wednesday.

Mane set for Cup of Nations debut against Algeria

5:00pm BST

CAIRO After missing Senegal's opening Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) match against Tanzania, forward Sadio Mane is expected to make his long-awaited first appearance of this year's tournament when they face Algeria in Group C on Thursday.

Nigeria receives 'part' of money owed to players for Cup of Nations

11:47am BST

CAIRO Nigeria's football federation (NFF) says it has received "part of the money" allocated by the government for the national side's participation at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt amid threats of protests by the players.

Debutants Mauritania given harsh 4-1 lesson by Mali

25 Jun 2019

SUEZ, Egypt Mali produced three stunning goals as they thumped Africa Cup of Nations debutants Mauritania 4-1 on Monday, handing their neighbours a harsh lesson in their first ever match at the finals.

Angola hit back to force draw with uninspiring Tunisia

24 Jun 2019

SUEZ, Egypt Angola salvaged a surprise but deserved 1-1 draw against an uninspired Tunisia after Djalma Campos cancelled out a Youssef Msakni penalty in their Africa Cup of Nations opener on Monday.

Madagascar enjoy moment in the sun despite behind-the-scenes turmoil

24 Jun 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt Madagascar's Jean Romario Baggio Rakotoarisoa boasts one of the most eye-catching names at the Africa Cup of Nations but all the more remarkable has been the rise of one of the continent's also-rans into a side continuing to upset the odds.

Berahino said Burundi have quality despite modest squad

23 Jun 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt Africa Cup of Nations debutants Burundi faced Nigeria as equals and were able to show that they had quality, their captain Saido Berahino said after his side went down to narrow 1-0 defeat in their opening match.

Debutants Madagascar hold Guinea in Nations Cup

23 Jun 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt Rank outsiders Madagascar drew 2-2 with Guinea in their first-ever match at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday after taking a shock second-half lead in the second surprise of the day at the tournament.

Nigeria need late Ighalo goal to break down debutants Burundi

22 Jun 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt Nigeria needed a late goal from substitute Odion Ighalo to claim a 1-0 win over a brave Burundi side playing their first-ever match at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday.

Berahino goes from unhappy Stoke to history with Burundi

21 Jun 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt After an unhappy season with English second tier Stoke City, Saido Berahino is set to make history with Burundi on Saturday as he captains the team known as the Swallows in War on their Africa Cup of Nations debut.

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