ESPN selects the pick of the Afcon group-stage clashes, for various diverse reasons, following Friday's draw in Cairo.
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At the 2019 Afcon draw, big guns like Egypt and Nigeria got groups some would consider easy, while Group D are the traditional 'Group of Death'.
Some of the continent's less-heralded sides have made the most of the Africa Cup of Nations' expanded format.
Here's the state of play heading into the final round of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, with 10 of the 24 berths in the finals up for grabs.
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Hussein Swaleh, former general secretary of the Kenyan Football Federation, was among the 157 people killed in the weekend Ethiopian Airlines crash.
Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has confirmed that Algerian club CS Constantine are interested in signing Kenya international Francis Kahata.
Kenyan Premier League side AFC Leopards has completed the signing of Rwanda keeper Eric Ndayishimiye on a two-year deal.
The Kenyan Premier League champions have parted ways with their English coach.
Gor Mahia CEO Lodvick Aduda is concerned about the absence of head coach Dylan Kerr, who has gone AWOL since this week's game against Everton.
The Central Africans have been reinstated at the expense of the Harambee Starlets.
The Toffees' fringe players comfortably dispatched K'Ogalo in the Sportpesa Cup.
Hewn from hardship, Bernard Mwalala has overcome the premature end of his playing career to emerge as one of Africa's most promising coaches.
Shafik Batambuze is relishing the prospect of playing in front of an English crowd when Gor Mahia meet Everton on Tuesday.
Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia have acquired the services of two more players as they continue to beef up their squad.
CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonya is confident that the region is braced for a 'new chapter' of success in continental competitions.
Kenya international Patrick Matasi has joined Ethiopian side Saint George SC from Tusker FC, the goalkeeper confirmed on Thursday.
KweséESPN takes a look at the biggest winners and losers after the first four match days of Africa Cup of Nations 2019 qualifying.
Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have re-signed midfielder Kenneth Muguna on a three-year deal.
Uganda goalkeeper Mathias Kigonya has parted ways with Kenyan Premier League side, Sofapaka FC, KweséESPN can confirm.
The Kenyan champions have completed the signing of the Uganda international left-back on a two-year deal.
Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne had downplayed injury fears about Victor Wanyama's latest fitness setback
Kenya took a major step towards the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as they beat Ethiopia 3-0 at the Moi International Sports Centre in Nairobi.
Harambee Starlets forward Esse Akida had joined Israeli Women's Premier League side Hapoel Morasha Ramat HaSharon FC on a two-year deal.
Thika United captain Dennis Lewa has been named as one of the victims of a road traffic disaster which took place in Kericho on Wednesday morning.