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Where does Africa stand in terms of leagues restarting post-coronavirus?

In late April, the Confederation of African Football set May 5 as the date by which they wanted clarification from each member federation on their intended plans for local competitions.

Africa's domestic sporting competitions were halted in March and April, as the coronavirus pandemic first began to establish itself on the continent.

However, this week the respective national federations and league management committees have needed to outline their plans for the future, and it's proven easier said...

2022 World Cup draw: Some 'easy' groups await Africa's giants, but they must beware overconfidence

The 40 African nations still standing in the qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup learned the identities of their group stage opponents during a star-studded event at The Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo on Tuesday, but not everyone will be happy with their lot.

Teams were drawn into 10 groups of four teams, with the winners of each pool set to advance to two-legged playoffs.

Here's ESPN's group-by-group guide to the 10 pools in light of Tuesday's draw; who are the winners and losers from the second...

Africa Cup of Nations qualifying: Five big observations

Less than four months after Algeria defeated Senegal to clinch the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations title, qualifying for the 2021 edition has begun, with a series of fascinating fixtures across the continent during the international break.

There were shocks aplenty, several fine performances, and a handful of individuals who stood out above the rest. Here are Ed Dove's five big observations from the opening two rounds of Afcon qualifying.

Afcon champions remain the team to beat

Six teams took the maximum...

By ESPN Staff

Afcon qualifiers: Ghana beat South Africa; Algeria start defence right

Ghana defeated South Africa in African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Algeria thrashed Zambia 5-0 on Thursday in a successful start to the defence of their continental crown, winning their opening qualifier for the 2021 African Cup of Nations 117 days after lifting the trophy.

Baghdad Bounedjah scored twice, one from the penalty spot, with Ramy Bensebaini, Youssef Belaili and substitute El Arabi Hilal Soudani completing a pleasing performance for the home fans in Blida.

Thomas Partey's long-range shot gave Ghana the lead and 19-year-old debutant Mohammed Kudus added...

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Algeria fans know how to party

ICYMI, Algeria won their second African Cup of Nations title on Friday night by beating Senegal 1-0.

Baghdad Bounedjah's second minute goal was bizarre as it took a massive deflection...