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Afcon Rank: Who can match Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane in Egypt?

When the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on 21 June in Egypt, all eyes will naturally be on local lad Mohamed Salah, both because he's the home favourite and because he's the best player on the continent. Obviously.

But there are plenty of other names to keep an eye on until the final on 19 July, including a number of Premier League and Europe-based stars that are coming off bright seasons for their clubs.

So who are the players most likely to star at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt?

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Andre Ayew confirmed as Ghana captain for Afcon

Ghana have officially named Andre Ayew the team's captain for the Africa Cup of Nations, with the Fenerbahce loanee replacing Asamoah Gyan as skipper.

Gyan, who retired last week after being told he would not be the captain for the tournament, and then unretired at the behest of the country's president, has been given the title of 'general captain'.

A statement on the Ghana FA website read: "This follows a meeting with the top brass of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalization Committee...

Gyan makes Ghana U-turn at president's asking

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Asamoah Gyan has made himself available for selection at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Asamoah Gyan has performed a U-turn and come out of international retirement at the request of the Ghana president.

The former Sunderland forward had said he would no longer be available for selection ahead of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

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However, Gyan has gone back on his original decision after speaking to Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo.

"A presidential request is one that cannot be disregarded," Gyan...

Afcon squads: Who will be on the plane to Egypt?

The 24 qualifiers for the expanded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations are naming their 23-man squads for the showpiece tournament.

Find out below who is on the plane to Egypt, and remember that teams have until the day before their first game at the tournament to replace an injured player.

ALGERIAThe Desert Foxes squad features just one Algeria-based player in Hicham Boudaoui, 19, who plays for Paradou. He  helped his club to finish third in the Algerian league and claim a...

Ghana's Asamoah Gyan retires a month before Afcon

Ghana's all-time leading goal-scorer Asamoah Gyan announced his international retirement on Monday, less than a month before the start of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The news followed shortly after he was removed as the national team's captain, a move more official than a shock as he'd not featured for the side in years.

Striker Gyan had not featured for the side since September 2017 after persistent injury problems, and has also battled for game-time with his Turkish club Kayserispor.

Despite this,...