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African Nations Cup

CAF rejects Tunisia appeal against $50K fine but no ban

Host nation Equatorial Guinea are through to the semifinals of the African Nations Cup after a controversial 2-1 win over Tunisia in Bata.

CAIRO -- The Confederation of African Football said on Tuesday it had rejected an appeal by Tunisia against a $50,000 fine for violent conduct by its players at the African Nations Cup.

However, CAF did not ban the North African country from the next edition of the tournament -- as it had threatened to do -- after the Tunisian Football Federation made a "a formal apology" for accusing CAF of being biased against it.

The case related to an African Cup quarterfinal match on Jan. 31, when a disputed...

By ESPN Staff

Rwanda name 29-year-old Johnny McKinstry national team coach

Johnny McKinstry will take charge of his second African country at the ripe age of 29.

Rwanda have appointed 29-year-old Johnny McKinstry as their new national team coach.

McKinstry was named on Friday, again becoming one of the youngest coaches in international soccer. He took charge of Sierra Leone's national team in 2013 when he was 27.

The Rwandan Football Association said the Northern Irishman was also responsible for its under-20 and under-23 teams.

Mckinstry's first game with the senior Rwandan team is a friendly against 2012 African champion Zambia next weekend. Rwanda's FA...

Ivory Coast's African Cup hero Boubacar Barry retires

Africa Cup of Nations winners Ivory Coast returned home with the trophy after beating Ghana in the final on penalties.
Ivory Coast secured their second African Nations Cup triumph with a 9-8 penalty shootout victory over Ghana in Sunday's finale in Bata.

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Ivory Coast goalkeeper and African Nations Cup star Boubacar Barry announced on Tuesday he is retiring from international football.

The 35-year-old issued a statement and posted a video on his Facebook site where he explains his decision.

His retirement came just three weeks after he scored the decisive penalty as Ivory Coast won the African Cup by beating Ghana 9-8 in a shootout. It was Ivory Coast's first title since 1992.

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Guinea minister: 'Not possible' to move African Nations Cup 2023 to June

Africa Cup of Nations winners Ivory Coast returned home with the trophy after beating Ghana in the final on penalties.

The African Nations Cup (ANC) finals in 2023 will not be switched to the summer to accommodate the Qatar World Cup, Guinea sports minister Domani Dore has said.

As the World Cup is set to be played in November/December, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke insisted last week that the 2023 edition of the ANC would be pushed back six months from its usual January date to June.

Valcke claimed that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) had agreed to move the tournament, but Dore told...

African Nations Cup 2023 in Guinea to move to June - Jerome Valcke

Ivory Coast claimed the 2015 version of theĀ African Nations Cup.

DOHA, Qatar -- The 2023 African Nations Cup (ANC) in Guinea will move from January to June because of FIFA's plan to switch the 2022 World Cup dates to November-December, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Wednesday.

Valcke claimed the switch was a concession to clubs who don't want to lose their African players for back-to-back tournaments.

The 2022 World Cup is set to finish in late December and the ANC had been scheduled to start in mid-January 2023.

"The African confederation has automatically...