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Discop: African Broadcasters Find Gold in Sports
When Lagardere Entertainment announced it had bought the rights to the Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament between 2017 and 2028 for $1 billion, many in the broadcasting world took notice. While European soccer remains the tentpole sports property ...
Glory in Senegal to put Rivaldo in Rio
Having become the youngest Bafana player, just shy of his 18th birthday in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Republic of Congo last year, only to be surpassed a few weeks later by Fagrie Lakay, Coetzee is one of the starlets who knows he ...
Mental strength is key - Da Gama
Amaglug-glug has completed their CAF Under-23 African Cup of Nations preparations and departed for Senegal on Tuesday, November 24 for the tournament. The eight-nation event runs from November 28 to December 12 and the top three will qualify for ...
De Sa reveals training plans
The Urban Warriors are facing a wait of over three weeks for their next fixture, with the Premiership on a hiatus due to the South African U23 side taking part in the U23 African Cup of Nations in Senegal. As such, De Sa says he will be mixing things ...
PSL CEO: Let's get behind the U-23s
Cape Town - South Africa's participation in the upcoming U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal may mean another extended PSL break, but the league's acting CEO Mato Madlala sees the bigger picture. Madlala has urged South Africans to rally behind the ...
Pirates can make SA proud
Tinkler, a bone-hard midfield enforcer in the South Africa 1996 Africa Cup of Nations-winning team, dreams of performances similar to that which floored Ahly. “If we perform as we did against Ahly we can win the trophy,” said the 45-year-old. “Etoile ...
Doreen Omondi - Empowerment through soccer
Doreen Nabwire Omondi is a successful professional soccer player. She now devotes much of her time to an NGO ... Ebola fears have prompted Morocco to refuse to host the African Cup of Nations soccer finals in January. Reacting to a deadline, Rabat has ...
About Africa Cup of Nations
The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) / Coupe d'Afrique des Nations (CAN) is Africa's biggest continental football tournament. A total of 16 nations compete for the ultimate prize.
This three-week competition runs from mid-January to early-February. The AFCON 2015 is hosted by Equatorial Guinea, after Morocco pulled out over Ebola fears before consequently getting banned by CAF.
Defending champions Nigeria failed to qualify for the finals of the 2015 AFCON. The most successful nation remains Egypt with 7 titles.