Africa Cup of Nations

African football finds itself facing an existential crisis down in large measure to questionable decision-making by the Confederation of African Football and Fifa, football’s world governing body. Frank Dunne looks at where it all went wrong.

Patrice Motsepe, the newly-appointed president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has said that its flagship Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament will continue to be played every two years…

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has budgeted for a loss of $13.6m (€11.2m) in the 2020-21 period as the shifting of the flagship Africa Cup of Nations to January 2022 takes its toll.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed its 2021 Africa Cup of Nations by a year and cancelled this year’s women’s tournament, while Ali Aïssaoui has been appointed as the body’s commer…

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon has been pushed back to 2022 due to Covid-19

The Africa Cup of Nations could be postponed until 2022 to avoid clashes with other competitions and buy the Confederation of African Football more time to stage qualifiers and play-offs for the continental…

The Confederation of African Football has issued an invitation to tender for broadcast services related to its various competitions, including its flagship Africa Cup of Nations in 2021

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has proposed that the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) be held every four years and a lucrative new tournament created for clubs on the continent, as world football’s governing b…

The African Union of Broadcasting, the body of free-to-air broadcasters, has called for a drop in the rights fees paid by African public broadcasters for major football tournaments held in the continent

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) has confirmed today (Wednesday) that next year’s Africa Cup of Nations will take place in January and February, and not in the summer as originally planned.

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has rejected Lagardère Sports’ application for interim emergency measures in the agency’s dispute with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over the …

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has received the green light for its reshuffling of hosting rights to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) following an agreement struck with Alassane Ouattara,…

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has today (Tuesday) appointed Egypt as the new host of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has further reshuffled its plans for the hosting of future editions of the Africa Cup of Nations by announcing that Guinea will now stage the 2025 edition of…

Ten days after the Egyptian Football Association confirmed it would not be bidding to replace Cameroon as the host of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the country has submitted a last-minute pitch to the…

Morocco will not enter the race to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, despite being tipped to stage the event after Cameroon was stripped of the hosting rights due to poor preparations

Morocco has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Cameroon as the host of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after the west African country was stripped of the hosting rights late last week