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FIFA president wants AFCON every four years, more youth World Cups

Gianni Infantino has said African football is in danger of going backwards.The Africa Cup of Nations tournament should be played every four years instead of two, FIFA president Gianni Infantino urged the continent's football leaders on Saturday.Infantino said revenue could rise up to six-fold for a four-yearly continental championship and

Liverpool face month without Salah, Mane when AFCON returns in 2021

Steve Nicol is shocked by how the current Liverpool side's attack constantly tries to get behind their opposition. Steve Nicol says Liverpool's attack needs to pick up even as the Reds continue to dominate the Premier League. Liverpool face the prospect of going a month without Mohamed Salah

Sadio Mane beats Mohamed Salah, Riyad Mahrez for top African player

Sadio Mane was named African Footballer of the Year for 2019 on Tuesday after winning the Champions League with Liverpool and leading Senegal to the Africa Cup of Nations final. Mane, 27, wins the award for the first time after finishing runner-up to his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah of Egypt

Algeria 2-1 Nigeria: Africa Cup of Nations semi-final – as it happened

That’s all from me. Algeria had a flood of first-half chances, but achieved little in the second period until Riyad Mahrez stepped up for that late, late free kick. It was enough. Bye! What cool from Mahrez. What guts, what technique. He had a quiet game, but somehow he’s always there

Nigeria into Africa Cup of Nations last 16 as Naby Keïta makes return for Guinea

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Nigeria have become the first side to advance to the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Guinea 1-0 in Alexandria. As with their opening Group B win over Burundi, the Super Eagles left it late to make a breakthrough against stubborn opponents. It was centre-back Kenneth Omeruo

South Africa v Morocco: Africa Cup of Nations 2019 – live!

1 min: We’re under way! Anthems done, both teams are having a little pre-match huddle, and we’ll soon by under way. The players are out, and the national anthems are being played. South Africa’s anthem starts superbly, I think, but then meanders along disappointingly before eventually giving up. The sun is shining over

Cameroon v Ghana: Africa Cup of Nations 2019 – live!

A reminder of how warm it is ... Players’ health at risk in Africa Cup of Nations heat, says footballers’ union My contribution to this year’s Afcon ... Ahmed ‘Kouka’ Hassan: ‘Salah is a brother. He is a role model for me and all Egyptians’ Pathetic planning, it would seem ... Ahmad Yousef