Ivory Coast brought the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations to a dramatic end on Sunday beating Nigeria 2-1 in the final to become champions for the third time.
Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has suffered another injury setback after playing just 10 minutes of his comeback.
Ronwen Williams showcased his big-match temperament as he made four saves to help South Africa beat Cape Verde 2-1 on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
Ivory Coast staged a remarkable turnaround as they defied the odds and a numerical disadvantage to clinch a 2-1 victory over Mali in the AFCON quarter-finals.
Nigeria secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Angola, securing their place in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals courtesy of a first-half goal by Ademola Lookman.
Liverpool's Pep Lijnders said Mohamed Salah's commitment should never be doubted after his imminent return from the 2023 AFCON for injury treatment.