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Egypt submits surprise 2019 African Nations Cup hosting bid

The Egyptian Football Association has submitted a bid to replace Cameroon as next year's African Nations Cup host.

Egypt's pitch, announced on Thursday to meet Friday's deadline, came after Morocco said this week it wouldn't put itself forward as a candidate.

Morocco had been considered the front-runner after being a candidate to host the 2026 World Cup, only to lose out in that race to a joint United States-Mexico-Canada bid.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given countries until...

Uganda targeting World Cup after AFCON qualification

Uganda are targeting a spot at the 2026 World Cup after qualifying for back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, according to President of the Federation of Uganda Football Association Moses Magogo.

No member country in the Council for East and Central Africa Football Association has ever qualified for the World Cup, but Magogo is determined that Uganda will be the first.

"Uganda's target is now qualifying for 2026 World Cup," Magogo told ESPN. "We have made it to back-to-back AFCONs, and...

Zimbabwe vs. Liberia: Where did it all go wrong?

Zimbabwe travelled to Liberia on Sunday with their confidence high after a four-match unbeaten run had brought them to the brink of Africa Cup of Nations qualification.

Needing just a point to secure the ticket to Cameroon, Zimbabwe were undone by a second-half William Jebor strike to end up 1-0 losers, leaving their supporters fearing the worst.

Now, the team they often refer to as 'the worry us', go into the final qualifier at home to Congo-Brazzaville needing a result.

Where did it all go wrong...

Mahrez double books Algeria's spot at Afcon finals

Riyad Mahrez scored two stunning goals as former Africa Cup of Nations winners Algeria qualified for next year's tournament on Sunday, while Guinea, Mauritania and the Ivory Coast also sealed their places.

Mahrez struck twice in the opening half hour as Algeria, who won the continental title in 1990, sped into a three-goal lead away against Togo before eventually winning 4-1 to seal top place in Group D -- and book their ticket to Cameroon 2019.

Mauritania qualified for the first time from Group...

Geoffrey Kondogbia nets first CAR goal to nab late point in Rwanda

Geoffrey Kondogbia scored his first international goal in the 95th minute of the Central African Republic's 2-2 draw in Rwanda to rescue a last-minute point for the visitors.

The draw extinguishes the Amavubi's feint hopes of reaching their first Africa Cup of Nations since 2004, and keeps alive the CAR's chances of reaching Cameroon next year.

Jacques Tuyisenge scored twice for Rwanda, either side of Habib Habibou's equaliser, before Kondogbia's intervention at the death.

It was the Valencia midfielder's...