It was a good day for African nations in the men's Olympic football tournament, as Ivory Coast won, and Egypt earned a shock draw with mighty Spain.
We run the rule over Africa's contenders, and examine whether they have what it takes to end the continent's wait for Olympic gold.
With nine months to go until the tournament, here are ESPN's far-too-early predictions of the top six contenders for the continent's grandest prize.
The field for the Africa Cup of Nations finals for next January continues to take shape as Morocco and the Ivory Coast sealed spots on Friday.
Isaac Drogba, son of former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier, has signed a deal with Italian fourth division side Folgore Caratese.
ESPN assesses the state of play after four of six rounds of matches in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.
Puma's head of product line management, David Bremond, spoke to ESPN about the five new African kits released during the international window.
We assess key talking points from the week's friendlies involving African teams as international football returned to the continent after 11 months.
Africa's national teams returned to action for the first time in 11 months, with a series of friendlies involving the continent's biggest nations.
A late equaliser from the penalty spot earned Ivory Coast a 1-1 draw with a second-string Belgium side in a friendly on Thursday.
Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has withdrawn from their squad for their three internationals over the next week because of a hip injury, the Be
Yaya Toure will not participate in this year's UNICEF Soccer Aid game at Old Trafford after making an "inappropriate" joke on a Whatsapp group.
Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is training with Leyton Orient.
Yaya Toure has backed his former international teammate Didier Drogba to become the next president of the Ivorian Football Association [FIF].
Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto'o have slammed suggestions made by two doctors that Africa should be used as a test site for the coronavirus.
Ed Dove looks at key African players whose ability to play at the Olympic Games might be affected the the postponement of the Games until 2021.
Ibrahim Kamara has left his role as Ivory Coast head coach, the Ivorian Football Federdation (FIF) announced on Thursday.
Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and South Africa face tough roads to Qatar as African qualifying competition for the 2022 World Cup was unveiled.
With the Premier League's mid-season transfer window now in full swing, Ed Dove recalls the best and worst January deals involving African players.
African players are regularly central to the key narratives of a transfer window, and January 2020 ought to be no different.
African football has stepped into a new decade, so ESPN remembers five defining moments of the past 10 years.
What did we learn about Egypt, Ivory Coast and South Africa during the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, and how are they shaping up for Tokyo 2020?
AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie scored a second-half penalty as Ivory Coast laboured to a 1-0 victory over Niger.
The U-17 World Cup presents an ideal opportunity for football fans to catch a first glimpse of the superstars of tomorrow. Then there's Nii Lamptey.
Hat-trick hero Shafiu Mumuni fired Ghana into the final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Ivory Coast 3-1 in the semifinal.