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AFCON 2017 kick off amid same old discontent


The Afcon begins next week against a backdrop of civil struggle in host nation Gabon and ever more loud protests from European clubs about the tournament taking away key players inside through their season.

On the footballing front, the Ivory Coast explore to defend their title, Egypt bid to revive former glories and tiny Guinea Bissau aim to continue their imaginary run.

Threesome are among 16 countries at the biennial tournament played at four places across the oil-rich central African country, which only months ago was beset by civil struggle after a disputed election and kept President Ali Bongo in power amid allegations of widespread deception.

The possibility of more complaint around the tournament, which will bring an international limelight the country rarely enjoys, means the likelihood of stifling security as a backdrop to what is supposed to be a celebration of African soccer 2017.




AFCON is a most awaiting cup for African nation but also for the world. The World knows that soccer is the most famous game in the world which almost play in every country of the world. AFCON tournament which symbolizes the importance of football for the African nation. AFCON, is the main international association football competition in Africa. Indeed, football is probably the most popular sport in every African country, although rugby and cricket are also very popular in South Africa. Football was introduced into Africa more than 100 years ago by the British, Belgian, French, and Portuguese colonialists. Africa Cup of Nations 2017
tournament has been played since 1957 and is thereby older than the corresponding European championship. It was hosted by Sudan, and three teams participated: Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia. The tournament has the least number of goals to be scored, as well as the least number of games to be played at any African cup of nation tournaments. The first tournament has been won by Egypt and also we have to know one thing that Egypt leading a most winning tournament. Egypt has won 7(1957,1959*1986*, 1998, 2006*,2008,2010 title of AFCON cup.

Afcon 2017
has got a more fame ever in Africa. The people of Africa are waiting for this tournament intensively. The people of Africa taking interest more and more in every moment or every day that’s why soccer in Africa became the icon of African people. In the past twenty years, African football teams and players have gained a solid international reputation. Today, more than 100 footballers from all over Africa play on first division professional soccer teams in Europe, South America and in the United States.  now we talk about the records of Afcon cup, A less goal did in 1957 Afcon cup just 7. And the most goal has done in 2008 (99).

Last title of afcon which held in 2015, has won by ivory coast and runners-up was the Ghana. The afcon cup of 2015 hosted by Equatorial Guinea.  That was a most exited, interested and valuable tournament for world. Afcon 2015: Ivory Coast players rewarded with a house each after tournament triumph.The 30 editions of the Africa Cup of Nations have been won by 14 different nations. 16 teams had participated in afcon cup 2015.The 30th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the very popular football championship of Africa, gets underway in Equatorial Guinea on January 17.As ever it will attract the attention of the entire world, with millions tuning in to see which of the 16 nations emerges victorious.

Godfrey Walusimbi appreciation to Afcon return to Uganda


Ugandan midfielder Godfrey Walusimbi said Friday that the Cranes’ first African Cup of Nations arrive in four decades had handed players the opportunity of a lifetime.

Walusimbi, 27, and he is a defender, Shafik Batambuze were named Thursday as part of Uganda’s 23-man squad for the biennial competition which starts in Gabon on January 14.

this chance comes once in a lifetime. “For us Ugandans, I cannot wait to play there and make a history,” the left-footed Walusimbi, who turns out for the former Kenyan league champions Gor Mahia said in Nairobi.

Africa Cup of Nations will play in Uganda for the first time in 38 years.

Afcon 2017 -Emerick Aubameyang leads gabon squad


Borussia Dortmund star Aubameyang and Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina leads Gabon’s Afcon  squad.

Also calculating in the 23-player list for the January 14-February 5 international showpiece is Bruno Ecuele Manga, a defender with English Championship side Cardiff City

Gabon team captain Auba could lead his team as African Player of the Year should he maintain his crown.

Aubameyang and his team is realy excited to play Africa cp of nation 2017

Afcon 2017 will be started in few days


Incoming days Afon will start in Gabon as the best teams gather to complete a new champion. Initially many were called but at the end few were chosen, throwing the abstinent into euphoria for those who made it, and agony for those who didn’t.

All teams are ready to play in this eventyou can watch latest news in Africa cup of nations live 2017.