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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# AFCON

Last year
2022
# emphatic
Napoli forward scores four goals as Nigeria earn AFCON record in 10-0 win
Nigeria crushed Sao Tome e Principe in Morocco on Monday.
# Historic
Mane converts winning spot-kick as Senegal win first AFCON after penalties
Sadio Mane had previously missed a penalty in the first half of normal time before later sealing the winner against Egypt.
# AFCON
Egypt beat Cameroon on penalties to reach African Cup of Nations final
Mo Salah will come up against his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Senegal in the final.
# Back once again
Mane and Senegal break Burkina Faso hearts to reach AFCON final
Abdou Diallo, Idrissa Gana Gueye and Mane scored second-half goals to secure a 3-1 victory.
# AFCON
Mane and Senegal march on to African Cup of Nations semis
They enjoyed a 3-1 win over Equatorial Guinea in the last eight.
# AFCON
Salah inspires Egypt to place in Cup of Nations semi-finals
The Egypt captain scored the equaliser before setting up the extra-time winner.
# AFCON
Burkina Faso defeat Tunisia again as hero Ouattara turns villain
Burkina Faso held on to repeat 1998 and 2017 last-eight triumphs over Tunisia.
# Last Four
Lyon striker scores twice in eight minutes to send Cameroon into AFCON semi-final
It was the hosts’ first game at the tournament since the deadly crush in Yaounde.
# Tragic
'Reckless' opening of stadium gate caused deadly Cameroon crush
The country’s sports minister has spoken out about the AFCON tragedy.
# The Egyptian King
Mohamed Salah scores winning spot-kick as Egypt edge past Ivory Coast
The sides remained locked together at 0-0 after 120 minutes.
# not on
'Unacceptable' - Fifa president Infantino comes under fire for remark on African migrants
Infantino controversially referenced migrants risking drowning in the Mediterranean during a speech.
# Highlight Reel
Hakimi stunner sends Morocco into quarter-finals after spectacular Malawi scare
Gabadinho Mhango had given outsiders Malawi a shock lead with an astonishing 40-yard strike.
# In Demand
Shamrock Rovers' Roberto Lopes subject to interest from European clubs after AFCON performances
Lopes and Cape Verde face Sadio Mane’s Senegal in the last-16 later today.
# fly goalie
AFCON hosts Cameroon labour to beat Comoros side deprived of goalkeeper
Two of their goalkeepers are ruled out due to Covid-19, while another is missing because of injury.
# Report
Gambia capitalise on Naby Keita's absence as Guinea crash out of AFCON
The Liverpool midfielder was suspended for his side’s stunning loss to the lowest-ranked team remaining.
# AFCON
Burkina Faso beat Gabon on penalties to reach AFCON quarter-finals
Qualification is a huge boost for Burkina Faso as the west African state deals with a jihadist insurgency.
# fly goalie
Comoros to use outfield player in goal for historic AFCON clash with Cameroon
Covid-19 cases and injuries leave them with no other choice.
# the big time
Roberto Lopes' Cape Verde to face Sadio Mane and Senegal in AFCON last-16
Elsewhere, Tunisia will face in-form Nigeria while Mo Salah’s Egypt will play Ivory Coast.
# Round-Up
Seven-time AFCON champions Egypt book last-16 spot as Cape Verde and Malawi also advance
It’s great news for Dublin-born defender Roberto Lopes who plays for Cape Verde.
# thats ghana hurt
Four-time champions Ghana eliminated from AFCON
The Black Stars lost 3-2 to Comoros, while Morocco and Gabon both qualified for the round of 16 after drawing 2-2.
# latest
Senegal and Guinea into last 16 as Rwandan woman Salima Mukansanga makes AFCON history
It was an afternoon of surprises in Cameroon.
# AFCON
Holders Algeria stunned by Equatorial Guinea at Africa Cup of Nations
Esteban Obiang’s goal ends Algeria’s 35-game unbeaten record.
# Round-Up
Ivory Coast goalkeeping error gifts draw to Sierra Leone as Tunisia recover with 4-0 win
Sierra Leone played out a draw against the Ivory Coast while Tunisia defeated Mauritania.
# All Square
Gambia score late equaliser penalty against Mali as both sides look set to progress at AFCON
Ibrahima Kone put Mali in front before Musa Barrow drew the sides level in the 90th minute.
# fiesty
Tempers flare after Gabon strike late to secure draw against Ghana
Jim Allevinah’s superb late strike earned Gabon a point.
# precaution
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang misses Gabon fixture due to heart condition
Arsenal are reportedly satisfied the player’s condition is not serious.
# All Square
Liverpool team-mates Mane and Keita become rivals in goalless draw at AFCON
Senegal and Guinea played out a stalemate in their Group B clash.
# gradel rocks
Gradel stunner gives Ivory Coast victory over Equatorial Guinea
The latest game at the Africa Cup of Nations finished, you guessed it, 1-0.
# messy
More chaos at AFCON as wrong anthem played three times before Gambia defeat Mauritania
There were two unsuccessful attempts made to play the Mauritanian national anthem before a third one was also abandoned.
# Timekeeping
Controversy at AFCON as referee blows for full-time twice before 90 minutes
Mali won 1-0 and Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri had a penalty saved, but the major talking point was Janny Sikazwe’s watch.
# suspended
Ivory Coast dealt a blow ahead of AFCON opener as first-choice goalkeeper handed doping ban
The Elephants play Equatorial Guinea this evening.
# Clash of Titans
Ex-Southampton midfielder's late goal settles AFCON's first heavyweight contest
Morocco got the better of Ghana this afternoon.
# last gasp
Mane's 97th-minute penalty sees Senegal edge past Zimbabwe
The Lions of Teranga were fortunate to get off to a winning start at the Africa Cup of Nations.
All time
# Club v Country
Watford striker Dennis to miss African Cup of Nations as Nigeria accuse club of 'baring fangs'
Hornets boss Claudio Ranieri insists they have not disrespected the tournament, however.
# AFCON
European clubs seek urgent Fifa talks over Africa Cup of Nations safety concerns
The European Club Association is understood to be desperate to avoid a repeat of the problems which surrounded the September international window.
# AFCON
African Cup of Nations postponed until 2022
Cameroon had been slated to host the tournament in January.
# AFCON
Klopp seething as rescheduling of Africa Cup of Nations looks set to hurt Liverpool
The Liverpool manager could lose several key players to the rescheduled Africa Cup of Nations next January.
# Club v Country
Clubs to lose stars mid-season as African Cup of Nations switches back to January
A number of top players will be unavailable due to today’s decision ahead of the 2021 tournament in Cameroon.
# Community Shield
Mane will miss Liverpool's season opener against Man City
The Senegalese forward won’t return to training until days before the beginning of the Premier League campaign, Jurgen Klopp revealed.
# Old acquaintances
Two ex-Premier League players gunning for African Cup of Nations glory as managers
Senegal boss Aliou Cisse comes up against a man he knows well, Djamel Belmadi of Algeria, in tomorrow evening’s final.