Five Key Takeaways from AFCON2017
[allAfrica] The 2017 African Nations Cup finals are a thing of the past, and Cameroon were crowned worthy winners with their final victory over Egypt on Sunday.
Morocco Flexes Economic Muscle to Return to AU
[Africa Renewal] "It is a beautiful day when one returns home after too long of an absence," King Mohammed VI of Morocco said after the North African country was readmitted to the African Union (AU) at its summit in January.
Cyclists for La Tropicale Amissa Bongo Unveiled
[New Times] SIX riders that will represent Rwanda at the forthcoming 12th edition of Gabon's La Tropicale Amissa Bongo have been unveiled. Team Rwanda Cycling announced the cyclists on Thursday ahead of the event that will be staged from February 27 to March 5.
Burkina Faso's Duarte Makes Jose Mourinho Impression at 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
[Monitor] His dark eyes moved feverishly as the light from his Mac did little to brighten what is now a characteristic glum look. Days were left to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal match between Burkina Faso and Tunisia.
End of the Road for Local Coaches At Afcon in Gabon
[Monitor] Kampala -An overseas coach will once again carry the day come February 5 in Libreville.
As Afcon Enters Elimination Phase, Many Fans Stay Home
[VOA] The Africa Cup of Nations enters the elimination phase Saturday in Gabon as eight of the 16 football (soccer) teams that started the tournament compete for the four places in the semi-finals. But many seats in the stadiums remain empty after the political opposition called on its supporters to boycott the event.
Fans Cheer Lions to Victory
[Cameroon Tribune] Following the qualification of Lions for the semi-finals on Saturday January 28, 2017 Cameroonian fans are more determined to support their team.
Afcon Tit Bits - No Electricity At Gabon Airport
[Monitor] Meeting Cameroonian journalist Lawrence Njie on Tuesday has been the biggest blessing as he speaks both English and French
Luwagga Departing Gabon With Diminished Reputation
[Monitor] Oyem -Football has traditionally been in love with players who are easy on the eye; the ones who take the team forward with a deft flick, a 360-spin in the final third or possess the nerve and ingenuity to run through a maze of opponents to score.
Cranes in Gabon - the Postmortem
[Monitor] Kampala -Forgetting everything and learning nothing is among the many attributes unique only to us Ugandans. This applies to compatriots from all spheres of life. Failure to learn from our mistakes is a central theme of our country's stagnation. All the same, I am hoping our early elimination from the African Nations Cup in Gabon is going to be a launchpad for a full scale revival of Ugandan football. These are my two cents.
Woeful Football Pitches Lead to #AFCON2017 Controversy
[allAfrica] The relatively high number of injuries at this year's African Nations Cup finals has coaches fretting and Ghana's Avram Grant says he knows what is to blame - the poor pitches in Gabon.
Rwandan Investors Encouraged to Tap Into Gabonese Market
[New Times] The Rwandan business community has been urged to make the most of the existing trade and investment opportunities in Gabon, the central African nation's envoy to Rwanda has said.