Gradel leads Cote d’Ivoire to the summit of Group E

All eyes were on Group E once again as Cote d’Ivoire played out an entertaining match against Equatorial Guinea in their opening fixture of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations at the Japoma Stadium in Douala on Wednesday. Patrice Beaumelle’s side shot to the top of Group E after a[Read More…]

Ghana is behind you, Bawumia to Black Stars

Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has assured the the Black Stars that the nation is behind them “to end our 40-year wait for the AFCON trophy. In a message to the team ahead of their first match in the 2021 AFCON tournament on Monday afternoon, the Vice President sent the[Read More…]

John Mahama wishes Black Stars well

Former President John Dramani Mahama says Ghanaians are happy to rally behind the senior national football team, the Black Stars, as they go into their first match of the 2021 Africa Nations Cup in Cameroon. In a Facebook post on Monday, Mr. Mahama wished the team the best of lunch[Read More…]

Ethiopia v Cape Verde – For a bright start

Ethiopia faces Cape Verde on Sunday in a Group A match of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021. The game will be played at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde, right after the opening match between hosts Cameroon and Burkina Faso. It is expected to see both sides seeking[Read More…]

Mohamed Salah nominated for Best FIFA Men’s Player

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah has been named among the three finalists for the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award. FIFA made the announcement on Friday. Poland’s Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) and Argentina’s Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona / Paris Saint-Germain) are the other two nominees. 
 The award is given to the[Read More…]

CAF approves increase in AFCON prize money

The CAF Executive Committee on Friday approved an increase in the prize money of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 to $5 million. The increase, a statement posted by CAF Communications said, is in line with the Federation’s commitment to reward merit performance and enhance the status of[Read More…]

VAR to be used in all 52 AFCON matches

For the first time in the history of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, all 52 matches of the competition will use Video Assistant Referee (VAR). 
The competition will kick-off on Sunday, 09 January 2022 with hosts Cameroon playing Burkina Faso at 16h00 GMT at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde,[Read More…]