Tag: AFCON

Here’s a breakdown of AFCON 2021 final Prize money for Senegal, Egypt, Cameroon 

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will pay Senegal $5 million (£3.7 million) for winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, ahead of Egypt. CAF will also pay Egypt $2.75 million (£2 million) for losing the AFCON 2021 final to Senegal and Cameroon $2.2 million (£1.6 million) for winning[Read More…]

Femi Adesina says Nigerians who blamed Buhari for Super Eagles defeat at AFCON are “imbeciles and idiots”

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has slammed those who took to social media to blame President Muhammadu Buhari for Super Eagles’ 1-0 defeat against Tunisia at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of (AFCON) in Cameroon. Tunisia had eliminated Nigeria from the AFCON in the[Read More…]

AFCON 2021: History as first all-female referees take charge Tuesday

Rwandan-born referee, Salima Rhadia Mukansanga, will make history when she becomes the first woman to referee a match at the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Tuesday and indeed, lead an all-female officiating team. A statement on the CAF official website said Mukansanga, 35, will take charge[Read More…]

AFCON 2021: Garoua fans adopt Super Eagles, predict Nigeria-Cameroon final

Most residents of Garoua (North Cameroon) have adopted the Super Eagles as their team at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. The Eagles play all their group D matches in Garoua and will remain in the city for the next round, if they top their group.[Read More…]

AFCON 2022: Super Eagles dominated the first quarter of the game against Egypt

Group D of the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations kicked off with a fierce battle as Nigeria’s Super Eagles lock horns with Egypt on Tuesday in Garoua. Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal put Nigeria ahead in the 30th minute of the game, with a shot into the top-left corner of the goalpost.[Read More…]

AFCON 2021: CAF reacts as 3 Algerian journalists stabbed, robbed in Cameroon

Three Algerian journalists covering the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon (AFCON) have been reportedly attacked by unknown persons on Sunday night. According to reports, the journalists who were moving as a team with other colleagues were attacked when they were leaving their hotel in Douala. One of the[Read More…]

Here’s a full list with date and time for Nigeria’s AFCON 2021 group Games

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to begin their quest for a fourth continental crown as the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) starts in Cameroon on Sunday.  Nigeria, 2013 winners, are in Group D of the competition and will be playing in their 19th AFCON when the tournament[Read More…]

CAF lists broadcasters, countries to show AFCON tournaments

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) says a record number of global broadcasters will beam the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) from Cameroon to millions of fans in 157 countries. CAF’s Communications Department, in a statement on Sunday, said Africa’s star footballers’ popularity and talent ensured unprecedented interest from[Read More…]

Here’s your Complete daily match schedule for the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon

Complete daily match schedule for the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6 (all times GMT): First round Sunday, Jan 9 Gp A: Cameroon v Burkina Faso, 1600; Cape Verde v Ethiopia, 1900; both Olembe Stadium, Yaounde Monday, Jan 10 Gp B: Senegal v Zimbabwe,[Read More…]

Cameroon kicks off Africa Cup of Nations, amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Fifty years after last hosting the Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon kicks off the continental showpiece on Sunday targeting the sixth title while hoping the spectre of the coronavirus does not overshadow the tournament. Cameroon, who play 2013 runners-up Burkina Faso in their opening Group A match at the vast[Read More…]