President Nelson Mandela and Issa Hayatou and CAF President congratulating captain Neil Trovey at the 1996 AFCON finals

A brief history of the Africa Cup of Nations

With 2023 Africa Cup of Nations fever running high, SABC Sport takes a look at some of the most important events in the evolution of Africa's premier football tournament.

Mamelodi Sundowns centre back Mothobi Mvala

Hugo Broos a worried man as Bafana Bafana wait for Mothobi Mvala's scan results

Bafana Bafana’s preparations for the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament have been dealt a huge blow, with the possibility that Mamelodi Sundowns reliable centre back Mothobi Mvala could be left behind when the team leaves for Ivory Coast on Thursday.

Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon (Top Goalscorer Award), Sadio Mane of Senegal (Player of the Tournament) and Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy (Goalkeeper of the Tournament with their awards aft

A look back at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations: Senegal clinch maiden title

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations kicks in Ivory Coast off this weekend - with all 52 games available to viewers on SABC Sport’s platforms.

Percy Tau during the South Africa national men's soccer team media open day at Lentelus Sportsground on January 08, 2023 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Percy Tau relishing the tussle against Al Ahly teammates at AFCON

Bafana Bafana vice-captain and leading attacker Percy Tau is relishing the opportunity to come up against his Al Ahly teammates Aliou Dieng (Mali) and Ali Maâloul (Tunisia) at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Ivory Coast.

Danny Jordaan during the international friendly match between South Afria and DR Congo at Orlando Stadium on September 12, 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Danny Jordaan backtracks on Bafana Bafana's AFCON $7 million bonus comment

In a turn of events, South African Football Association (SAFA) President Danny Jordaan has denied that he had promised Bafana Bafana will share $7 million (R133 million) should they win the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in Ivory Coast next month.

Hugo Broos and Danny Jordaan during the International friendly match between South Africa and Namibia at Orlando Stadium on September 09, 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

SAFA and Bafana Bafana players conclude AFCON bonus agreement

Bafana Bafana players will pocket the full prize money as their incentive should they win the Africa Cup of Nations in the coming weeks, SAFA president Danny Jordaan confirmed following a formal agreement.