Nigeria suffered a humiliating home defeat in World Cup qualification on Thursday as the Central African Republic struck late.
With 100 days to go until the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Cameroon on January 9, ESPN's Ed Dove runs the rule over the top nine contenders.
Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia remain on track for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as round two of Africa's group preliminaries concluded on Tuesday.
ESPN looks forward to the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, making far-too-early predictions and a group-by-group rundown after the draw.
Holders Algeria have been drawn in a group alongside Ivory Coast in the group stage for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
South Africa suffered embarrassment as a 2-0 defeat by Sudan in Khartoum saw the hosts clinch a place at the AFCON finals at the visitors' expense
Africa's national teams returned to action for the first time in 11 months, with a series of friendlies involving the continent's biggest nations.
Tunisia and Tanzania won their African Cup of Nations qualifying matches but Morocco was held to a scoreless draw.
Odion Ighalo's early goal gave Nigeria a 1-0 win over Tunisia in their third-place playoff at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.
A bizarre own goal in extra time handed Senegal a 1-0 victory over Tunisia in the drama-filled first of Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations semifinals.
Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria and Nigeria are the final four of the Africa Cup of Nations. We assess the matchups and reveal who will meet in the final.
Tunisia ended Madagascar's remarkable Africa Cup of Nations run when they beat the rank outsiders 3-0 in their quarterfinal on Thursday.
Tunisia edged past Ghana 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 extra-time draw to take the last place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals.
Tunisia continued their uninspiring showing at the Africa Cup of Nations in a 0-0 draw with Mauritania to clinch a spot in the last 16.
Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri scored from a deflected free kick to rescue a 1-1 draw against Mali, who scored direct from a corner.
Angola salvaged a surprise but deserved 1-1 draw against an uninspired Tunisia after Djalma Campos cancelled out a Youssef Msakni penalty.
North African trio Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt are in fine fettle after commanding displays ahead of Afcon, but the same can't be said for Morocco.
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Tunisia enjoyed a perfect warm-up for the African Nations Cup after goals from Anice Badri and Naim Sliti helped them to a 2-1 win over Croatia.
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.
Some of the continent's less-heralded sides have made the most of the Africa Cup of Nations' expanded format.
Here's the state of play heading into the final round of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, with 10 of the 24 berths in the finals up for grabs.
The Atlas Lions rounded off an encouraging year with a 1-0 win away at the home of their rivals