The Africa Cup of Nations, which was supposed to be hosted between 9 January to 6 February, 2021 in Cameroon, has been postponed by a year.
The Cup of Nations is set for Cameroon from 9 January - 6 February but appears increasingly under threat as time begins to run out. Qualifying is still far from complete and national team football on the continent is not due to resume before October in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Africa Cup of Nations to return to traditional January and February slot next year, say hosts Cameroon
The Africa Cup of Nations will revert back to its traditional slot in January and February next year to avoid the rainy season, the football federation of host country Cameroon (FECACOOT) said on Wednesday
Liverpool star Sadio Mane beats out Mohamed Salah, Riyad Mahrez to be named African Footballer of the Year for 2019
Mane finished ahead of Riyad Mahrez and Salah in a poll of national team coaches and captains, and was handed his award at the Confederation of African Football’s annual gala in Hurgada, Egypt
Africa Cup of Nations 2021 qualifiers: Michael Olunga inspires Kenya to draw over Mohamed Salah-less Egypt; Algeria thump Zambia
Even without injured Liverpool goal poacher Salah, Egypt were expected to overcome traditional poor travellers Kenya at the vast 87,000-capacity Borg el Arab Stadium near Alexandria.
Salah was hurt against Leicester City last month and despite making several subsequent appearances for Liverpool, is suffering from a slight discomfort in his left ankle.
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers: Mohamed Salah ruled out of Egypt's clashes against Kenya, Comoros owing to ankle injury
Egypt released a statement on their official Twitter account on Tuesday confirming Salah will miss the games, along with a picture of the striker with a protective boot on his left ankle.
Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo announced on Saturday his retirement from international football after winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Final: Algeria's Baghdad Bounedjah redeems himself after horrid quarter-final with winning goal in summit clash
On Friday, Baghdad Bounedjah’s tears of despair after quarter-finals turned to unmitigated joy as he scored the goal which won Algeria the Africa Cup of Nations for only the second time and the first in 29 years.
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Algeria clinch title after Baghdad Bounedjah's freak early goal sinks Senegal in final
Algeria, who committed 32 fouls according to official match statistics, sat back after the early goal against Senegal and had to scrap for their win in a match that was certainly not a classic but was tense and gripping throughout.
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Tournament top-scorer Odion Ighalo helps Nigeria beat Tunisia in third-place playoff
Nigeria beat Tunisia 1-0 in the third-place playoff of the Africa Cup of Nations on the back of Odion Ighalo's fifth goal of the tournament
FIFA president Gianni Infantino says African football will 'significantly improve' with help of governing body
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday that the unprecedented move to step in and jointly administer African football with the regional body CAF will “significantly improve” the sport on the continent
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Historic tensions dissipate as Egyptian fans debate cheering for arch-rivals Algeria in final
Egyptians are debating cheering for Algeria, even as the bloody clashes between both sides' fans in a World Cup qualifier ten years back continue to haunt
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Guinea, Namibia, teams with low returns from tournament go about firing coaches for poor performance
Many football associations in Africa have gone about firing their coaches after a dismal performance and early exit at the Africa Cup of Nations
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo says will focus on getting 'quality over quantity' in summer transfer window
Santo said that the fees of players in the transfer market go up after international tournaments, making it harder for his team prioritising quality
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Riyad Mahrez's last-minute stunning free-kick helps Algeria beat Nigeria in semi-final
Riyad Mahrez rifled in a stoppage-time free-kick to earn Algeria a dramatic 2-1 victory over three-time champions Nigeria on Sunday and set up a rematch with Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final.
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr wary of 'solid' Algeria ahead of semi-final clash
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr, as always, said that their much-improved and solid opponents Algeria were the favourites to win the semi-final of the Africa Cup
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi says 'Desert Foxes' 'two very difficult steps' away from scripting history
Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi said his players are "two very difficult steps" away from writing history as they prepare to face Nigeria in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Nigeria ride on late goal by William Troost-Ekong to beat South Africa in quarter-final
Nigeria beat surprise quarter-finalists South Africa by a slender one-goal margin 2-1 to advance to their 15th semifinals of the tournament
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Cameroon boss Clarence Seedorf says talk about future can wait after Round of 16 loss to Nigeria
Clarence Seedorf has won just three of nine competitive games since taking over the Indomitable Lions alongside assistant Patrick Kluivert last August, and struggled to convince he is the right man for the job