Spain's Ansu Fati is one of a few youngsters of African origin who could well have played for an African side before their Nations League debuts.
Nigeria and Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala has rebuked CAF for cancelling the Women's AFCON while merely postponing the men's tournament.
The AFCON is no stranger to upheaval. Five tournaments, five major changes... and that was before Africa began reeling under the strain of COVID-19.
Next January's Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon has been postponed by one year and will now take place in 2022, CAF has announced.
The Confederation of African Football has suspended the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers over the FIFA break due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Africa Cup of Nations tournament should be played every four years instead of two, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said.
Kanu would have preferred the competition to stay in June-July, in order to protect players from prospective club-versus-country disputes.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp called the change in dates for Afcon 2021 a 'catastrophe'. But for African fans, it was the right call.
Jurgen Klopp has called the decision to move AFCON to January a "catastrophe" as Liverpool will likely have to go without key players for a month.
Liverpool are facing the prospect of going a month without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane when the Africa Cup Of Nations returns in 2021.
Sadio Mane beat Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah and Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez for African Footballer of the Year for 2019.
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When your day job is managing thousands of lives in criss-crossing aircraft across a continent, managing a football team holds few terrors.
Wednesday's group stage openers mark the proper kickoff for the Cameroon 2021 campaign, less than four months after the 2019 final.
Vahid Halilhodzic signed a four-year contract as the new coach of Morocco but was handed a tough list of targets by his new employers.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations was an effective showcase for several players hopeful of a big summer transfer but Hakim Ziyech underwhelmed.
FIFA has banned CAF official Musa Hassan Bility and former Botswana FA general secretary Mooketsi Kgotlele for 10 years and life, respectively.
Nigeria must reset its entire football ecosystem in a manner that begins to develop talent deliberately and consistently, Colin Udoh writes.
Algeria claimed the crown but what stood out in the Africa Cup of Nations most was the frustrating hosts and the string of memorable matches.
Algeria's scrappy AFCON championship win over Senegal will give the players -- and the country -- a fresh surge of optimism on the future.
Baghdad Bounedjah's bizarre second-minute goal was all that Algeria needed to secure 1-0 win over Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final.
Sadio Mane has received most of the plaudits but it is Idrissa Gueye who has been indispensable for Senegal in their run to the AFCON final.
Senegal manager Aliou Cisse and Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi grew up playing against each other. On Friday they meet with an AFCON title on the line.