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Mo Salah’s U-turn on teammate’s harassment scandal divides Egyptians

Mohamed Salah has been criticised for his perceived support for Amr Warda who was thrown out of the Egypt squad following sexual harassment claims before being reinstated.

Senegal’s Cisse laments another missed opportunity

The Teranga Lions arrived in Egypt as the top-ranked nation in Africa but finished runners-up for the second time after a second defeat by Algeria.

Algeria wins Africa Cup of Nations

It is a fitting end to a tournament that, with 24 teams for the first time, produced plentiful drama even if quality was sometimes lacking.

Ighalo goal gives Nigeria third-place playoff win

Nigeria, who dominated the game, have won the bronze medal at eight different Cup of Nations’ tournaments.

Mane, Mahrez emerge from Salah shadow to steal the show

The two players have been instrumental in leading their sides to the upcoming final where Senegal will attempt to win their maiden title.

Cameroon sack coaches after Nations Cup failure

Clarence Seedorf and his assistant Patrick Kluivert have been sacked after Cameroon won only one out of four matches in the tournament.

Senegal to miss stalwart Koulibaly in Cup of Nations final

Koulibaly will not play in the final after receiving a yellow card in Senegal's semi-final victory over Tunisia.

Mahrez stunner sends Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final

Algeria will take on Senegal for the title on July 19, in a repeat of a group stage clash they won 1-0.

Algeria seal shootout win over Ivory Coast to book semi-final berth

Algeria pushes onward with a 4-3 victory over the Ivory Coast following a 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal draw.

Nigeria grab late winner against S.Africa to reach semi-finals

Nigeria sneak into the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals when defender William Troost Ekong scores with one minute remaining to give them a 2-1 win over South Africa.

Egypt sack coach after exit from Cup of Nations

Javier Aguirre says the defeat to South Africa is his responsibility but added he is proud of his players.

Egypt FA chief quits after shock Cup of Nations exit

Hani Abou Rida sacked his technical team before resigning after Egypt elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Late Lorch goal stuns Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt

Defeating Egypt mean South Africa will next face Nigeria in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Mane will step down as Senegal penalty-taker for now

Sadio Mane is taking part in the finals for the third time and has had a topsy-turvy relationship with the tournament.

Mane scores, misses penalty as Senegal win bruising battle

This is the second game in a row where Sadio Mane has missed a penalty but made up for it with a goal.

Tunisia, South Africa complete Cup of Nations last-16 line-up

Tunisia and South Africa fill the final two places in the Africa Cup of Nations last-16 draw after a tense finish to the group stage.

Mane makes up for missed penalty with brace against Kenya

Mane scores from the spot to seal his brace against Kenya after missing a penalty in the first half.

Egypt’s Warda recalled after harassment claims

Egypt’s FA has decided to reduce Warda's suspension so it only runs until the end of the first round.

Algeria bests Senegal in heavyweight clash

Senegal will still be expected to join Algeria in the knockout rounds as they wrap up the group phase against Kenya on July 1.

Olunga goals keep Kenya in hunt for last-16 place

Even if Kenya lose their final group match against Senegal, they hope to squeeze into the knockout phase as one of the four best third-place teams.

Kodjia edges Ivory Coast past South Africa

Jonathan Kodjia’s goal was the difference in the clash against former Africa Cup of Nations champions.

Nigeria’s Kalu stable after collapsing in training

It is the first time the Africa Cup of Nations tournament is being played across June and July, with temperatures expected to be between 35 and 38°C.

Hosts Egypt make winning start to Africa Cup of Nations

A packed crowd of 70,000 ensured a heady atmosphere at the Cairo International Stadium.

Difficult to imagine Egypt not winning Group A at Africa Cup

While the hosts are poised to top the standings, there is little to choose between the other three teams with the top two finishers guaranteed round-of-16 places.