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Gabon choice for African Nations' Cup reflective of West African strength

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...

Gabon chosen as host of 2017 African Nations Cup

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...

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Radamel Falcao scores penalty in Colombia's victory; Qatar win again

Radamel Falcao scored his third goal in two games to help Colombia defeat Kuwait.

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.


African Nations Cup quarterfinals moved to Malabo, Bata

Cameroon coach Volker Finke and captain Stephane Mbia look ahead to crucial clash against Ivory Coast.
Manchester City pair Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony could be available for the club's Premier League match with Chelsea at the weekend, if Ivory Coast lose to Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

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...

Gabon 0-2 Equatorial Guinea

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Iban Salvador's remarkable year took another turn as he scored a goal that help beat Gabon to send hosts Equatorial Guinea through to the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup.

Iban, 19, was born in Barcelona but is eligible to play for the country through his grandfather, who moved to Spain in the 1960s.

The Valencia B forward only made his international debut on January 7, but on Sunday he was the toast of his adopted nation after he rubber-stamped a shock 2-0 win over Gabon at the Estadio de...