African News 21.7.2017 12:02 pm

Africa Cup of Nations expands to 24 teams for 2019

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will expand from 16 to 24 teams and be staged in June and July, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) announced on Thursday.

The tournament has traditionally been held in January and February, with the timing of the tournament a source of frustration to European clubs forced to release players in the middle of the season.

Africa Cup of Nations expands to 24 teams for 2019
Africa Cup of Nations expands to 24 teams for 2019

Africa Cup of Nations expands to 24 teams for 2019

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will expand from 16 to 24 teams and be staged in June and July, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) announced on Thursday.

Villa sign Egypt star Elmohamady from Hull
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Villa sign Egypt star Elmohamady from Hull

Aston Villa have signed Egyptian international midfielder Ahmed Elmohamady from Championship rivals Hull City for a fee of £1 million ($1.3 million, 1.13 million euros), the club confirmed Wednesday.
Baggies bring in Egyptian defender
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Baggies bring in Egyptian defender

West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of Egypt defender Ahmed Hegazi on a season-long loan deal from Al Ahly, the Premier League side said on Monday.
CAF ‘think tank’ to mull Nations Cup changes
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CAF ‘think tank’ to mull Nations Cup changes

New-look Africa Cup of Nations and CAF Champions League competitions could emerge this week from discussions in Morocco that will include FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
Eight dead in Senegal football stadium stampede
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Eight dead in Senegal football stadium stampede

Eight people were killed during Senegal’s football league cup final in Dakar on Saturday, the sports minister told AFP, as a wall collapsed onto clashing supporters triggering a panicked stampede.
Fatal team bus crash in Ghana
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Fatal team bus crash in Ghana

The British manager of Ghana Premier League side Asante Kotoko and one of his players were hospitalised after a bus crash that killed a member of their back-room staff, the club said on Thursday.
Pitso sings Ibenge praises
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Pitso sings Ibenge praises

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has praised AS Vita Club coach Florent Ibenge.
Nigerian international Ikeme diagnosed with leukaemia
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Nigerian international Ikeme diagnosed with leukaemia

Nigerian international goalkeeper Carl Ikeme who plays for second tier English side Wolverhampton Wanderers has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia, the club announced.
Nothing can stop us, insists Zanaco coach
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Nothing can stop us, insists Zanaco coach

Coach Mumamba Numba insists “nothing can stop” Zanaco of Zambia reaching the CAF Champions League quarter-finals this weekend when they tackle Wydad Casablanca in Morocco.
Zambia, Zimbabwe reach final after goal fest
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Zambia, Zimbabwe reach final after goal fest

Zimbabwean Knox Mutizwa scored a hat-trick and Zambian Justin Shonga a brace as their nations reached the Cosafa Cup final.
Olympiakos sign Nigerian striker Emenike
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Olympiakos sign Nigerian striker Emenike

Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike has joined Olympiakos from Fenerbahce, the Greek champions announced on Wednesday.
George Weah’s son signs PSG pro deal
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George Weah’s son signs PSG pro deal

The 17-year-old son of iconic Liberian striker George Weah has joined Paris Saint-Germain’s professional ranks on a three-year deal, the French Ligue 1 club said on Monday.

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Chiefs 1-0 Wits
Sundows 2-2 Highlands
Arrows 2-1 Pirates

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# Team GP Pts
1 Bidvest Wits 30 60
2 Sundowns 30 57
3 Cape Town City 30 55
4 Kaizer Chiefs 30 50
5 SuperSport United 30 48
6 Polokwane City 30 43
7 Maritzburg Utd 30 38
8 Arrows 30 38
9 Platinum Stars 30 37
10 Ajax Cape Town 30 36
11 Orlando Pirates 30 33
12 Bloemfontein Celtic 30 29
13 Chippa United 30 28
14 Free State Stars 30 28
15 Baroka FC 30 28
16 Highlands Park 30 27

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