West Africa has been confirmed as the guardian of the continental game for at least the next eight years after Gabon were named as the country who will stage the 2017 African Nations' Cup (ANC). This year's competition was held in Equatorial Guinea and the tournaments from 2019 through 2023 are scheduled for Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea, respectively, giving the region hegemony as hosts.
Already West Africa is considered the powerhouse of the African game, despite CAF's head off being stationed...
CAIRO -- Gabon will host the 2017 African Nations Cup in place of war-torn Libya.
Gabon, which co-hosted the tournament in 2012, was chosen on Wednesday in a vote by the Confederation of African Football's executive committee in Cairo.
Gabon was selected over rival bids from Algeria and Ghana.
Libya was initially scheduled to host the event in 2013, but swapped that tournament with South Africa to give it more time to be ready.
The North African nation conceded...
Radamel Falcao went within one goal of Colombia's scoring record by netting a penalty on Monday to complete a 3-1 victory over Kuwait in a friendly.
Abel Aguilar opened the scoring with a volley in the 22nd minute, but Mesaed Al Enzi equalised following a corner on the stroke of half-time.
After the break, Edwin Cardona put Colombia ahead with a 30-yard blast, and Falcao, who also scored twice against Bahrain last week, drew a penalty on the edge of the box before converting the final goal.
The African Nations Cup (ANC) quarterfinal involving hosts Equatorial Guinea has been moved from the small town of Ebebiyin to the country's biggest city, Bata.
The African Football Confederation (CAF) also decided the quarterfinal in Mongomo would be moved to Malabo, the capital city.
"These two pitches have been adversely affected by a combination of wear and tear from the six games played or to be played in each of them, and the unstable weather conditions seen lately," CAF said in a statement...