Nigeria played two games against Olympic gold medallists Canada in April, and the test prepared them well for AWCON and World Cup qualification.
Nigeria's Kelechi Nwakali said his contract with Spanish side Huesca was terminated because he refused to bow to pressure not to play at AFCON.
With the Africa Cup of Nations in the books, the continent's football leaders cannot rest, as many lessons must be learned from a month in Cameroon.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane will have a stadium named in his honour in his home region of Sedhiou, following Senegal's triumph at the AFCON.
Senegal Head of State Macky Sall has gifted Senegal's victorious Africa Cup of Nations squad with financial rewards and land.
Jurgen Klopp has said Mohamed Salah is still struggling to come to terms with Egypt's penalty shoot-out defeat in the Africa Cup of Nations final.
Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech says he has no plans to return to the Morocco national team even if they qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
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Sadio Mane helped Senegal finally lift the Africa Cup of Nations trophy, banishing decades of heartache in the process.
Barcelona's all-round effort beat Atletico, Erling Haaland-less Dortmund struggled and penalties were important in the FA Cup and AFCON.
Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties to win their first ever Africa Cup of Nations title on Sunday, with Sadio Mane scoring the deciding spot kick.
Senegal are planning to channel Liverpool as they look to get the best out of Sadio Mane and win the country's first ever AFCON title.
Vincent Aboubakar scored two late goals as Cameroon staged a comeback to beat Burkina Faso and take third place at the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar accused his teammates of trying too much on their own in their loss on PKs to Egypt in the AFCON semifinals.
Heading into the 2013 AFCON in South Africa, few beyond the most ardent of Nigeria league followers knew of Sunday Mba. That changed with one goal.
Egypt edged hosts Cameroon 3-1 in the penalty shootout to reach the final of Africa Cup of Nations following a goalless draw after extra time.
The third-place playoff at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon has been brought forward from Sunday to Saturday.
Senegal struck three times in the last 20 minutes to book their place in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final as they overcame Burkina Faso.
Almost all of Nigeria's AFCON starting players earned a place in this month's rankings, beginning with the rejuvenated and effervescent Moses Simon.
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