AllNews Nigeria brings you the latest Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) 2021 news update forSunday, January 16, 2022.
Super Eagles of Nigeria soared past Sudan to claim a spot in the next round of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2022 from their Group D Matchday 2 game as they defeated the Falcons of Jediane 3-1 at the Roumde Adija Stadium in Cameroon.
Nigeria had three different scorers on the sheet as Villarreal's winger Samuel Chukwueze opened the game early with a low ball past Ali Abu Eshrein at a close range.
Taiwo Awoniyi benefited from a mistake as the ball bounced off Sudan's defender to meet his head and head towards the goal to give him his first goal of the tournament and for Super Eagles...READ MORE
Skipper Andre Ayew's opener was not enough to defeat "small team" Gabon after Jim Allevinah's late goal saw Friday's Africa Cup of Nations clash between the teams in Yaounde end in a 1-1 draw.
Ayew's fine early strike had the four-time champions on course to claim their first win in Group C only for Allevinah to blast in a superb 88th-minute equaliser that puts Gabon on the brink of the last 16 but leaves Ghana's hopes in the air.
The Black Stars were furious that Gabon scored after opting not to return the ball when Ghana put it out of play after their midfielder Daniel-Kofi Kyereh went down injured...READ MORE
Morocco swung past Comoros to become the second country to qualify for the last 16 of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), leading Group C after matchday 2 at the Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo on Friday night.
The win saw the Atlas Lions, who are placed at the top of Group C standings, become the second team to progress to the Last 16 after Cameroon, while the Coelacanths' remained fourth on the table.
The Atlas Lions dominated the game from the first whistle and it did not come as a surprise when Selim Amallah broke the deadlock 16 minutes into the encounter..READ MORE
Malawi fought back to beat Zimbabwe 2-1 to get their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2022 campaign up and running at the Kouekong Stadium on Friday evening.
The Warriors created better chances in the first half and their efforts were rewarded on 38 minutes when Ishmael Wadi opened the scoring with a superb header.
But Gabadinho Mhango quickly restored parity before securing the comeback win 13 minutes into the second half to give Meke Mwase's side their first victory in Cameroon...READ MORE
Guinea held 2019 runner-up Senegal to a 0-0 draw in Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group B match at the Kouekong Stadium in Cameroon on Friday afternoon.
The draw saw Guinea and Senegal remain at the top and second respectively on the group standings - level on points heading into their final group matches which will be played on Tuesday.
The National Elephants started the match brightly with their captain and star midfielder Naby Keita having stamped his authority in the middle of the park..READ MORE
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