African Nations Championship
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Soccer-Liberia back home for Nations Cup qualifiers
MONROVIA, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Liberia will host their first full international match since the lifting of an Ebola ban when they play Tunisia in an African Nations Cup qualifier in Monrovia on Saturday. Liberia last hosted an international in May 2014 ...
Soccer-Ivory Coast leave Toure out of Nations Cup squad
The 32-year-old Toure appeared to suffer from the physical exertions of competing for his country last season, notably when the Ivory Coast won the 2015 African Nations Cup tournament in Equatorial Guinea. He returned to Manchester City with a marked ...
Toure missing as Ivory Coast launches African title defense
So, Sunday's 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in neutral Nigeria is the start of new coach Michel Dussuyer's reign, and possibly the start of life for the Ivorians without Toure. Nigeria also has a new coach as former player ...
Soccer-Cameroon's Bassong, Matip back for Nations Cup qualifier
YAOUNDE Aug 26 (Reuters) - Cameroon have recalled Sebastien Bassong and Joel Matip to their squad for next month's African Nations Cup qualifier away to the Gambia, the Cameroon Football Federation said on Wednesday. Norwich City central ...
Chile rises in top 10 of FIFA rankings led by Argentina
Algeria leads African nations at No. 19. Mexico is CONCACAF's best at No. 26, two ahead of the United States. No. 40 Iran leads Asia. The next rankings will take account of two rounds in European Championship qualifying matches and World Cup qualifiers ...
Algeria opt to train in Pretoria for Lesotho Africa Cup clash
AFRICA's top ranked team arrives at OR Tambo Airport Tuesday morning and will train in Pretoria over the next few days before heading across the border to Lesotho for Africa Cup of Nations qualification action. Algeria, who are the 19th best team in ...
Egypt jumps three positions in FIFA monthly ranking
Egypt has climbed three places in the FIFA global football rankings for September, up to 49th after placing 52nd last month. The Pharaohs are preparing for the Chad match in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, scheduled to kick off Sunday in ...
Busy match schedule makes Shakes smile
Mashaba welcomed a tough roster that will see Bafana also take on Costa Rica, Honduras and neighbours Angola four times — twice in an African Nations Championship first-round clash, then home and away in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. SA kicked off ...
About African Nations Championship
The African Championship of Nations is an African National Football tournament held every 2 years. Its first edition was in the Ivory Coast. Participating nations include the top football nations in Africa. This championship alternates with the African Cup of Nations. The Qualification phase occurs during the even year i.e., 2010. The Final will take place in the odd year. The next tournament will be in Sudan 2011.