Ed Dove runs through the key talking points from opening rounds of Afcon qualifiers across Africa.
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Thomas Partey's long-range shot gave Ghana the lead and 19-year-old debutant Mohammed Kudus added the second in a 2-0 home win over South Africa.
Algeria won the African Cup of Nations setting off some incredible celebrations from the travelling fans both at home and abroad.
Algeria's scrappy AFCON championship win over Senegal will give the players -- and the country -- a fresh surge of optimism on the future.
Baghdad Bounedjah's bizarre second-minute goal was all that Algeria needed to secure 1-0 win over Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final.
Senegal manager Aliou Cisse and Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi grew up playing against each other. On Friday they meet with an AFCON title on the line.
After a turbulent period which saw Algeria employ seven coaches in three years, it has taken Djamel Belmadi less than one year to restore order.
The AFCON final between Senegal and Algeria could be a classic, but with low attendances and little interest in the host nation, will anyone care?
The Super Eagles fought back well after halftime, but they ultimately paid the price for giving Riyad Mahrez a late chance to beat them.
Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez curled in a free kick in stoppage time to give Algeria a 2-1 win over Nigeria in a tense Africa Cup of Nations semi.
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.
Following a mixed Africa Cup of Nations, Wilfried Zaha returns to London to face a transfer saga after his Ivory Coast were eliminated by Algeria.
Wilfried Bony and midfielder Serey Die missed penalties in the shootout as Algeria sealed a 4-3 victory over the Ivory Coast after 1-1 draw.
Two superbly-taken goals from Youcef Belaili and Riyad Mahrez set Algeria on the way to a comfortable 3-0 win over Guinea.
Algeria's Adam Ounas scored twice and Islam Slimani also netted in a 3-0 win over Tanzania as they finished top of Group C.
Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi says extensive preparations played a major role in their win over Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday.
It wasn't Sadio Mane's night, nor was it Senegal's, as they struggled to establish a rhythm in an Africa Cup of Nations defeat to Algeria.
Forward Youcef Belaili struck early in the second half as Algeria edged Senegal 1-0 in a physical game at the Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday.
Riyad Mahrez led Algeria to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Kenya as they opened their Africa Cup of Nations finals campaign with a solid display.
We celebrate five African players who may not enjoy a huge international reputation, but who boast some of the Afcon's most intriguing tales.
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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