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Yaya Toure (3-L) of Ivory Coast holds aloft the trophy after the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final soccer match between Ivory Coast and Ghana at the Bata Stadium in Equatorial Guinea. Picture: EPA

Ivory Coast wins African Cup in shootout against Ghana

Ivory Coast goalkeeper Boubacar Barry saved the day, and then he scored the winner.


Elephants to show mean side

Ivory Coast will be gunning for revenge in today’s Africa Cup of Nations semifinal against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bata after a stunning home loss in a qualifier between them last October.


Ghana cautiously optimistic ahead of semi-final

Ghana fans, players and officials cautiously optimistic ahead of the Afcon semi-final against hosts Equatorial Guinea, aiming not to stumble in the final four yet again as the quest for a first title since 1982.


Shakes berates his detractors

In his assessment of Bafana Bafana’s display at the Africa Cup of Nations, midfielder Andile Jali seemed to contradict national team coach Shakes Mashaba.


Do-or-die Afcon match for Bafana

BAFANA have a huge test on their hands when they face Ghana in their final Group C match in the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations tomorrow night.

South Africa's forward Tokelo Rantie eyes the ball during the 2015 African Cup of Nations group C football match between Algeria and South Africa in Mongomo

SA’s chance to ride high once again

Senegal, a team with impressive credentials and a strike force as lethal as the lions they are named after, stand between Bafana Bafana and glory tonight.


Mathoho blow no big deal

The reality of Bafana Bafana facing Algeria in their Africa Cup of Nations opener without Mulomowandau Mathoho sets in tonight.

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Big day for Africa’s best

After a tense few months, the day has finally arrived. The 30th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Equatorial Guinea tonight, where the continent’s finest players are gathered for a competition that usually lifts the January gloom.

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