– – The scorpions of the Gambia have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since the country became independent in 1965. Zurich FC lethal forward Assan Ceesay’s 62nd minute goal was enough to secure the Scorpions a ticket to the next championship in Cameroon in 2022 with a game to spare. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Denis Bouanga and Aaron Boupendza scored the goals for the Panthers to ensure Gabon 3-0 victory against DR Congo in franceville in the other group D encounter. The Gambia’s 1-0 victory against Angola…Read More
– – Comoros made history on Thursday when drawing 0-0 at home to Togo to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time. The match may have been low on incident but that will matter little to the island nation of just under one million inhabitants. For they are now celebrating one of the biggest achievements of a country which has been more famous for its history of political coups and music than any sporting success. Wild scenes of celebration broke out on the final whistle as fans,…Read More
There is a high level of outrage among Ghanaians after the country’s sports minister revealed that the nation spent $4.5 million just for the country’s participation in the 2019 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations competition. The amount spent is equivalent to the amount Algeria received as prize money for winning the entire tournament in Egypt. The Black Stars of Ghana exited the completion after losing to Tunisia at the round of 16 dashing the country’s hope of ending its 37 year drought. Ghana’s Minister for Youth and Sports…Read More
BLANTYRE (EltasZone) – – Lack of adequate funding and time has forced the Flames not to have a tune-up match ahead of their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying match against Mali, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has disclosed.
Malawi start their qualifier campaign on September 6 away to Mali and face Ethiopia a week later at Kamuzu stadium. This means Flames will not also have time to arrange any friendly matches before the Ethiopia game.Read More
The Confederation of African Football staged the 29th Edition of the Africa Cup of Nations Preliminary Draw at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 30 teams to play the final qualification rounds of The Orange AFCON to be hosted in a South Africa from 19th January to 10 th February 2013. The draw got off to a good start with all keen to see how the pairings would come out from the seeded teams and unseeded sides as fifteen nations battle it out for a spot in the final 16. There was a big show up from the sporting fraternity with more than half of the participating member associations in attendance.Read More