Tag Archives: Africa Cup of Nations

16Feb/21

Noma Medical Crisis: African Football Legends Launch Appeal For Donations To Save “Children Without Faces”

Though it affects more than 140,000 children each year, noma remains a little-known disease among the general public. Derived from the Greek word “nomein,” meaning “to devour,” the disease destroys the face, resulting in the death of the child in 90% of cases. In order to fight this scourge, in 2019, former footballer Roger Milla set up the Noma Fund association. Together with former internationals such as Joseph-Antoine Bell, François Omam-Biyik, Patrick Mboma, Rigobert Song, and Jacques Songo’o, he is today launching a global appeal for donations to save the lives of those called “the children without faces.” Contininue reading

06Feb/17

Cameroonians jubilant after Indomitable Lions win African Nations Cup title

Cameroon celebrates fifth African Cup of Nations title after beating Egypt 2-1 triggering wild celebrations in the streets.

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07Jan/17

Soccer-African Footballer of the Year winners

ABUJA, Jan 5 (Reuters) – List of African Footballer of the
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06Jan/17

Gabon in final preparations to host 2017 Cup of Nations

Gabon prepares to host the 2017 African Nations Cup set to kick off on January 14. For months last year, the build up to the tournament was overshadowed by doubts on where it would be staged, as the aftershocks of Gabons controversial presidential elections continued to be felt.

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08Jan/16
Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Aubameyang wins African Player of Year award

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named African Footballer of the Year, narrowly edging out Yaya Toure at the Confederation of African Football award ceremony.

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14Feb/15

Small businesses in Equatorial Guinea count their profits after AFCON

Juan Obama won the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea this month, not as a player for the champions Ivory Coast, but as a Taxi driver. Juan had his busiest and most profitable month ever.
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