CAF, Africa's football governing body, gave member nations till 5 May to decide a way forward for their leagues. So where does the continent stand?
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The likes of Nigeria and Senegal are in World Cup qualification groups they should easily win... But hubris could see a giant come crashing down.
The recent CAF Awards ceremony provided an ideal opportunity to look forward and predict how the next year will look for African football.
Ed Dove runs through the key talking points from opening rounds of Afcon qualifiers across Africa.
Tunisia and Tanzania won their African Cup of Nations qualifying matches but Morocco was held to a scoreless draw.
Vahid Halilhodzic signed a four-year contract as the new coach of Morocco but was handed a tough list of targets by his new employers.
Ten-man Benin rode their luck to eliminate Morocco on penalties in an extraordinary upset in the opening match of the AFCON knockout stage.
Captain Mbark Boussoufa scored in the last minute to hand Morocco a 1-0 win over South Africa as they took top place in Group D.
Coach Herve Renard has Morocco looking like the front-runner in Egypt this summer, and after beating another contender, can anyone stop them?
Morocco reached the knockout stage of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Ivory Coast 1-0 on Friday.
A last-minute own goal handed Morocco a narrow 1-0 victory over Namibia at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday in an far-from-convincing start.
Who are the strongest teams in the expanded 24-team Africa Cup of Nations, and who faces an uphill struggle to advance past the group stage?
Who are the best players at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt?
Spain and Portugal will start an analysis of whether to bid for the 2030 World Cup, the countries' football federations said on Saturday.
The 24 qualifiers for the expanded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations are naming their 23-man squads for the showpiece tournament.
For the first time in the history of the CAF Champions League, the semifinal line-up will consist of the previous four winners.
Moroccan side Youssoufia Berrechid mimicked Mario Balotelli by celebrating a goal with a team selfie, and got a valuable lesson in sporting hubris.
Argentina's Angel Correa scored seven minutes from time to snatch a 1-0 win away to Morocco in a friendly on Tuesday.
Some of the continent's less-heralded sides have made the most of the Africa Cup of Nations' expanded format.
BVB's managing director has confirmed that the club will seek a permanent deal for the Real Madrid defender.
The Atlas Lions rounded off an encouraging year with a 1-0 win away at the home of their rivals
The president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has thanked the country's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, for his support.
Spain and Portugal are considering a joint intercontinental bid with Morocco to host the 2030 World Cup, the Spanish prime minister said on Monday.
The Flames fell to a 2-1 defeat by Comoros on Saturday to ensure the Atlas Lions' participation in next year's showpiece.
The Atlas Lions are on the brink of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after securing a 2-0 victory on Friday.