AFCON 2021: North African powerhouses recording unconvincing first outings

Defending champions Algeria, seven-time winners Egypt, and last edition’s runners-up Senegal, have played their first games of the current Africa Cup of Nations, failing to live up to expectations.  The surprising results of the top teams started from Senegal’s struggling…

AFCON 2021: Vincent Aboubakar to be Cameroon’s saviour again?

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon came from behind to record a 2-1 victory in their opening game of the TotalEnergies AFCON against the Stallions of Burkina Faso on Sunday, January 9. Vincent Aboubakar scored twice from the spot, reigniting memories…

AFCON 2021: “I’m not really thinking about me being a star” Choupo Moting indicates, affirms determination

Bayern Munich forward Eric Maxim Choupo Moting, has said he is very excited to be participating in the Africa Cup of Nations taking place in his home country, Cameroon. He said he will put in his best, but not because…

AFCON 2021: Gabon gives reason for rejecting hotel allocated by CAF

The Panthers of Gabon violated CAF regulations by refusing to lodge in the hotel reserved for them by the Confederation of African Football, ahead of the TotalEnergies AFCON in Cameroon. This comportment did not please the African football governing body,…

AFCON 2021: Sierra Leone coach threatened for selecting certain players

Sierra Leone coach John Keister is reported to have received death threats prior to naming his squad for the Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to kick off in Cameroon on January 9. The 51-year-old received two threats – regarding the…

AFCON 2021: Cost of tickets will vary from stage to stage, which phases will be within your reach?

According to the pricing of tickets for the AFCON 2021, all three categories set will witness an increase at some phases subsequent to the group stage.  In total, there will be six stages to witness the progressive increase excluding the…

FECAFOOT: Etoo engages in suspension of recalcitrant staff

The President of FECAFOOT Samuel Etoo, has suspended the Assistant Coordinator of the Men’s National Football Team of Cameroon, Makota Ferdinand Lucien  Emmanuel. He is being punished for failing in his duties during the training camp of the Indomitable Lions…

China bans football players from getting tattoos

A new directive in China stipulates that players with tattoos shall no longer be allowed to play for the national football team. Those who have them on have been advised to take them off. The country’s sports administration said this…

AFCON 2021: CAF agrees players can stay with clubs until 3 January

A letter from FIFA to the World Leagues Forum indicates that the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has agreed players can turn out in official games for their clubs up to 3 January 2022. This comes after clubs with African…

AFCON 2021: Conceicao releases official list of Indomitable Lions, Njie Clinton retained

The final list of the Indomitable Lions to represent Cameroon at the AFCON 2021, has been released. Coach Antonio Conceicao trimmed an initial 40-man list of preselected players down to 28. Dynamo Moscow forward Njie Clinton’s name featured on the…