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Arabs in AFCON: many appearances with little achievements

CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is one of the largest continental competitions awaited by football fans from the moment its last match ends to the moment the new championship starts. AFCON is organised by the CAF every two years to determine the continent’s champion. It is ranked third in the world after the FIFA …

Daily News Egypt

Hosting cities of 2019 AFCON: Port Said

The executive bodies in Port Said are in race against time to finish the preparations before hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in its 32nd edition at the Al-Masry Club Stadium. Egypt will be hosting the championship from 21 June to 19 July in five governorates, including Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia, Suez, and Port …

Daily News Egypt

Story of Africa Cup of Nations

Sudanese Abdel Halim Mohamed proposed the idea of holding the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) whose first edition kicked off in 1956 with the participation of three teams. AFCON is one of the major continental championships. On 8 June 1956, Egyptians Abdel Aziz Salem, the first president of the African Union, met with the Sudanese …

Daily News Egypt

Slow start for Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt faced off against Mali on Tuesday at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, which is taking place in Gabon. The match was the first for both teams and ended 0-0. Egypt and Mali are in group D, along with Uganda and Ghana. Egypt’s next match will take place on 21 January, against Uganda, while …

Maya Nawar

ECA refutes illegal broadcasting rumours

The Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) dismissed rumours that it would approve the illegal broadcast of the Africa Cup of Nations matches by Egyptian television channels. The ECA said in a statement issued on Sunday that it did not approve broadcasting for any channel. Instead, it emphasised the importance of restoring the spirit of competition within …

Hisham Salah

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