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Afcon Power Rankings: Who can challenge Mohamed Salah's Egypt?

Who are the favourites to win the expanded 24-team Africa Cup of Nations, and which teams face an uphill struggle to advance past the group stage in Egypt.

Ahead of the big kick-off on June 21, here's ESPN's Power Ranking for all 24 Afcon qualifiers, delivered, in time-honoured fashion, in reverse chronological order.


A recent 1-0 friendly victory over Ghana has offered some hope that Namibia can trouble the big boys, but they'll need more than that after being pitted alongside South...

Who are the greatest players in Africa Cup of Nations history?

Almost all of Africa's greatest football players contested the Africa Cup of Nations during their career, but not all left a truly lasting mark on the competition.

Ahead of the 32nd edition of the Afcon, which kicks off in Cairo on June 21, Ed Dove lists his six greatest players in the history of the Nations Cup.


There aren't too many players who have reserved their best for the Africa Cup of Nations quite like legendary Egypt midfielder Hassan.

The 44-year-old remains the...

Afcon Rank: Who can match Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane in Egypt?

When the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on 21 June in Egypt, all eyes will naturally be on local lad Mohamed Salah, both because he's the home favourite and because he's the best player on the continent. Obviously.

But there are plenty of other names to keep an eye on until the final on 19 July, including a number of Premier League and Europe-based stars that are coming off bright seasons for their clubs.

So who are the players most likely to star at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt?

- Africa...

What to expect from Africa's women at the World Cup in France

Africa have been consistently represented at the Women's World Cup since Nigeria's Super Falcons qualified for the inaugural tournament in 1991, but a title has not nearly been in sight.

Only once has an African side reached the quarterfinals, and that was in 1999 when Nigeria reached the top 8, and that was as far as they went.

What should be expected of the three participating nations in France, namely Nigeria, South Africa, and Cameroon, and can any improve the continent's fortunes in...

Clarence Seedorf now placed to steer Cameroon's destiny - Bell

Cameroon's Indomitable Lions are no strangers to controversy, but ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations -- a tournament the country was originally due to host -- and amid a swathe of high-profile absentees, the defending champions find themselves under more pressure than usual.

Legendary former Cameroon goalkeeper Joseph-Antoine Bell believes new coach Clarence Seedorf has a responsibility to impress in Egypt, even if Dutchman's tenure to date hasn't been entirely convincing.

Cameroon was originally...

1990: When Cameroon rocked the world

As Roger Milla and Francois Omam-Biyik -- two of the architects of Cameroon's finest footballing hour -- each celebrate their birthday this week, ESPN's Ed Dove remembers the Indomitable Lions of 1990 and their unforgettable World Cup exploits.

To date, no side has eclipsed the Central Africans' performance in Italy, where they reached the quarterfinals and stood within seven minutes of the final four.

Their adventure ended in Naples, at the hands of England, who battled back from two goals down...