The 24 qualifiers for the expanded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations are naming their 23-man squads for the showpiece tournament.
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Mohamed Salah, who was named among Time magazine's 100 most influential people, has called on men in his culture to treat women with more respect.
ESPN selects the pick of the Afcon group-stage clashes, for various diverse reasons, following Friday's draw in Cairo.
At the 2019 Afcon draw, big guns like Egypt and Nigeria got groups some would consider easy, while Group D are the traditional 'Group of Death'.
Hosts Egypt draw with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe in the Africa Cup of Nations draw on Friday.
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.
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Egypt has chosen six venues to host this year's African Cup of Nations, including the Port Said Stadium where 72 supporters died in 2012.
Liverpool beat Bournemouth on Saturday and it seems Mo Salah celebrated by shaving his face. Now he can play for the U21s.
Mohamed Salah is set to be rested for Egypt's fixtures in March's international break, including a Africa Cup of Nations qualifer.
Mohamed Salah celebrated being crowned Africa's best player by joining the dancing on stage in a way that can best be described as life-affirming.
The Egyptian star beat Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to win consecutive awards.
Egypt will host the 2019 African Nations Cup finals, the Confederation of African Football confirmed after a meeting of their executive committee.
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have again made the shortlist for the CAF player of the year award.
Mohamed Salah's emergence as a cultural icon continues: the Liverpool forward is the cover star of the latest GQ Middle East magazine.
CAF has given countries until the end of Friday to submit bids for the 2019 African Cup, which was taken away from Cameroon last month.
The Pharaohs defeated the Carthage Eagles 3-2 in a North African derby on Friday, with Mohamed Salah netting a late winner.
As the Egypt legend celebrates his 40th birthday, his previous employers Al-Ahly have had their reputation tarnished at the highest level.
The EFA will support Al-Ahly's complaints to the CAF in light of the sanctions they've received following Friday's Champions League final first leg.
Mohamed Salah follows Cristiano Ronaldo, Radamel Falcao and many more with questionable and/or slightly insulting statues.
Al Ahly have claimed the advantage in the CAF Champions League final with a controversial 3-1 victory over visitors Esperance in the first leg.
Four teams sides confirmed their ticket for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations during Tuesday's qualifiers.
The North African heavyweights defeated Eswatini and Niger on Tuesday to qualify for next year's finals.
The Egyptian FA have denied that Liverpool tried to ensure Mohamed Salah missed at least one of Egypt's fixtures over the international break.