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 By Colin Udoh
4 days ago

Nigeria's long descent into ignominy culminates with another ANC flameout

The ESPN FC crew discuss the last of the teams to qualify for the African Nations Cup tournament which will be hosted by Equatorial Guinea in January.

For the second time in three tournaments, Nigeria's Super Eagles have failed to qualify for the African Nation's Cup after drawing 2-2 with South Africa in a must-win final game of qualification. This failure is not a coincidence; it is not even bad luck. It is a gradual descent into ignominy that has been at least two decades in the making.

Since winning the African Nations Cup title in 1994 and reaching the World Cup Round of 16 later that year, as well as claiming Olympic gold in Atlanta two years...

By ESPN Staff
6 days ago

Nigeria out, Ivory Coast and Ghana in ANC

The ESPN FC crew discuss the last of the teams to qualify for the African Nations Cup tournament which will be hosted by Equatorial Guinea in January.


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Nov 17, 2014

Egypt among 4 candidates to host 2017 African Nations Cup

Egypt head coach Shawky Gharib says his team are ready to qualify for the 2015 African Cup of Nations ahead of their qualifier against Senegal.

CAIRO -- The Confederation of African Football said Egypt is among four candidates to host the 2017 African Nations Cup.

CAF says Algeria, Gabon and Ghana are also being considered, while bids from Kenya, Sudan and Zimbabwe were ruled out for not meeting "set criteria."

The African football body is looking for a replacement host for Libya, which withdrew over security and organisational concerns. CAF will decide on the new host next year.

Egyptian sport has struggled since the overthrow of longtime...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Nov 16, 2014

GFA: Avram Grant 'almost certain' to coach Ghana after final ANC qualifier

Grant is set to succeed former Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has told the BBC it expects to have a deal in place for Avram Grant to take over as the national team's coach after their final African Nations Cup qualifier against Togo on Wedesday.

Grant, 59, who guided Chelsea to the Champions League final in 2008, is set to officially take on the role for the Black Stars if a financial agreement can be reached with the GFA.

Grant -- currently technical director of Thai side BEC Tero Sasana -- would succeed Kwesi Appiah,...

Nov 15, 2014

The African Nations' Cup show will go on without Morocco

It has been confirmed that Morocco will not host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and the team have been expelled from tournament to boot.

Of all the things the Confederation of African Football (CAF) can be accused of, disregard for the game is not one of them. The show must go on, they say, and it will. On CAF's insistence, the 2015 African Nations' Cup (ANC) will take place as scheduled from Jan. 17 to Feb. 8 next year, and neither health fears nor the withdrawal of previous host nation Morocco with little over two months to go before kickoff will stop that.

Perhaps Morocco should have known that after their request to postpone...