Five things we learned from the Africa Cup of Nations

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.

Thiago Alcantara

Thiago Alcantara's injury woes continue: Liverpool midfielder sidelined again

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has suffered another injury setback after playing just 10 minutes of his comeback.

Bafana Bafana beat Cape Verde at AFCON 2023

Ronwen Williams heroics sends Bafana Bafana through to AFCON semifinals

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.

Oumar Diakite

AFCON: Ivory Coast score dramatic extra-time winner to knock out Mali

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 through to AFCON semifinals with victory over Angola as Ademola Lookman nets winner

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.

Mohamed Salah

Pep Lijnders defends Mohamed Salah amid criticism over AFCON treatment decision

Liverpool's Pep Lijnders said Mohamed Salah's commitment should never be doubted after his imminent return from the 2023 AFCON for injury treatment.