The Africa Cup of Nations is set to kick off in Egypt on Friday against a backdrop of terror attacks and only days after the death of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
Two African football fans have been forced to abandon their hitchhiking road trip from Cape Town to Cairo to attend the African Cup of Nations starting in the Egyptian capital on Friday.
The assumption is that former champions the Ivory Coast, Morocco and South Africa will wage a private war in Group D at the Africa Cup of Nations with Namibia helpless onlookers.
South Africa played to a 0-0 draw with the Black Stars of Ghana in a practice game played under ‘closed doors’ at Dubai Police Academy on Saturday.
The four Africa Cup of Nations Group C sides will have differing ambitions in Egypt this month with Senegal and Algeria eyeing the title and Kenya and Tanzania last-16 places.
The practice match between Bafana Bafana and the Black Stars of Ghana on Saturday in Dubai, UAE, has been moved to two and a half hours later due to soaring temperatures.

AFCON 2019 News Gervinho, Iheanacho lose out in Africa Cup of Nations selections

Ivorian Gervinho and Nigerian Kelechi Iheanacho were significant casualties as 11 coaches named 23-man squads for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, which kicks off on June 21.

local soccer Bafana coach Baxter defends Mphahlele decision

Stuart Baxter believes he has the artillery to do damage on the continent, when Bafana Bafana head to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt later this month.

AFCON 2019 News Gyan in Ghana Africa Cup of Nations squad despite captaincy controversy

Asamoah Gyan was included in Ghana’s squad for the Africa Cup Nations on Monday after reverting his decision to retire from international duty having lost the captaincy.

AFCON 2019 News Africa Cup of Nations debutants Mauritania name squad

Mauritania, who will be making their first ever appearance at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, announced their squad for the tournament on Monday.

AFCON 2019 News Nigeria names final squad for Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria has named a final 23-man squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations with captain John Obi Mikel leading the pack in Egypt.

local soccer Bafana coach explains Erasmus’ omission from Afcon squad

“Until the last day he has been in with a good chance, I just think I have cover in those positions,” said Baxter.

local soccer Erasmus, Makaringe and Motshwari out of final Afcon squad

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has named his final squad that will represent South Africa at the 2019 Afcon.

local soccer Dark horse status in Bafana’s favour

Kamohelo Mokotjo believes Bafana Bafana can benefit from being a bit of an unknown factor as they head into the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.

local soccer Dolly blow for Bafana Bafana

“It is a groin injury, it is serious enough for us to be concerned,” said Bafana coach Stuart Baxter.

AFCON 2019 News Clubless Obi Mikel begins NIgeria comeback at Cup of Nations training camp

John Obi Mikel, Leon Balogun of Brighton Hove Albion and Levante winger Moses Simon were among the early arrivals on Sunday at Nigeria’s training camp for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

local soccer Injury rules Dolly out of Bafana’s Cosafa Cup squad

Bafana Bafana midfielder Keagan Dolly has been ruled out of the 2019 Cosafa Cup due to another strain on his groin.

local soccer Fish relishes being back in Bafana set-up

“It is an honour and privilege to be involved with the boys,” said Fish this week.

local soccer Mahlambi has embarrassed me – Kekana

Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana is disappointed by Phakamani Mahlambi’s expulsion from the Bafana Bafana camp.

local soccer Jomo tips Bafana to make Afcon knockout stages

No one is more optimistic about Bafana Bafana’s chances in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt than South African football darling Jomo Sono.

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