With nine months to go until the tournament, here are ESPN's far-too-early predictions of the top six contenders for the continent's grandest prize.
Ahead of Africa's entrance into the annual pan-continental competition, ESPN outlines all you need to know about Pitso Mosimane's Al Ahly.
Hakim Ziyech and Riyad Mahrez were easy picks, but no Nigerians made the cut for the African Dream Team of the international break.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for COVID-19, the Egypt Football Association confirmed.
Egyptian grandfather Ezzeldin Bahader has been recognised as the world's oldest professional soccer player just short of his 75th birthday.
CAF, Africa's football governing body, gave member nations till 5 May to decide a way forward for their leagues. So where does the continent stand?
Ed Dove looks at key African players whose ability to play at the Olympic Games might be affected the the postponement of the Games until 2021.
A 74-year-old grandfather became the oldest footballer in the world to score a goal in an official match on Saturday.
Mohamed Salah's potential involvement for his country in the Tokyo Olympic Games will be a decision for the player and his club Liverpool.
An Egyptian man is seeking to become the oldest professional footballer in the world at the age of 75.
Liverpool are facing the prospect of going a month without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane when the Africa Cup Of Nations returns in 2021.
African football has stepped into a new decade, so ESPN remembers five defining moments of the past 10 years.
What did we learn about Egypt, Ivory Coast and South Africa during the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, and how are they shaping up for Tokyo 2020?
Egypt, without injured striker Mohamed Salah, lacked a cutting edge in front of goal as they were held to a 0-0 draw by tiny Comoros Islands.
Mohamed Salah has been ruled out of Egypt's African Cup of Nations qualifiers, and was pictured wearing a protective boot on his ankle.
Lebo Mothiba ended his long wait for a goal by scoring twice in Strasbourg's Ligue 1 victory over Nimes, while Salah and Mane starred for Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah suffered a twisted ankle in Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Leicester, with scans revealing no further damage.
Egyptian football is getting an emergency management team from FIFA as the federation is in turmoil af their Africa Cup of Nations exit.
Egypt coach Javier Aguirre became the first casualty of AFCON as he was sacked just hours after the hosts were bundled out of the tournament.
Thembinkosi Lorch scored five minutes from time to hand South Africa an upset 1-0 win and knock holders Egypt out of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Egypt's Mohamed Salah curled in a free kick, his second goal of this year's Africa Cup of Nations, to set them on the way to a 2-0 win over Uganda.
Egypt hopes Mo Salah can deliver AFCON though his hometown, Nagrig, is cheering just a little louder
Mohamed Salah has ascended to the top tier of soccer players since joining Liverpool, and his hometown, three hours from Cairo, shares his success.
Mohamed Salah scored his first goal of this year's Africa Cup of Nations to help hosts Egypt to a 2-0 win over Democratic Republic of Congo.
As you'd expect, Egypt's winner in their Africa Cup of Nations opener over Zimbabwe came from a winger -- it just wasn't Mohamed Salah.