The latest Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) news online for today, Tuesday, May 28th, 2019.
AFCON 2019: Mikel Wants One More Trophy In Egypt
Super Eagles Captain, Mikel John Obi has given the clearest indication that the team is heading into next month’s Africa Cup of Nations with just one mission which is to win their fourth continental crown.
The 32-year-old, who is making his return to the team following a self-imposed exile after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, posted a video of his trophy collection and ending it with a caption @
“Space left for few more”.
Morocco Releases Afcon Provisional Squad
Morocco has named its 27-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Goalkeepers: El Kajoui, Yassine Bounou, Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti, Abdelali Mhamdi.
Defenders: Marouane Da Costa, Romain Saiss, Mehdi Benatia, Achraf Hakimi, Abdelhamid Yunis, Noussair Mazroaui, Nabil Dirar.
Midfielders: Karim El Ahmadi Arroussi, Youssef Aït Bennasser, Mbark Boussoufa, Younes Belhanda, Fayçal Fajr, Abdelkrim Baadi, Mehdi Bourabia, Amine Harit.
Forwards: Nordin Amrabat, Hakim Ziyech, Ayoub El Kaabi, Khalid Boutaib, Youssef En-Nesyri, Soufiane Boufal, Osama Idrissi, Abderazzak Hamdallah.
Ghana’s late captaincy change could cost them in the Afcon – Lamptey
Former Black Stars player Nii Odartey Lamptey is unhappy with the timing of the change in captaincy ahead of next month’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
A week ago veteran striker Asamoah Gyan sensationally announced his retirement from international duty due to his unhappiness over being stripped of the captaincy.
Then after a plea from Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo, the Black Stars legend decided to return to the squad.
“A month before a tournament for all these issues of the captaincy [to come up] is [a distraction to] the team,” Lamptey told Happy FM.
“The timing is very poor because people are now focusing on the captaincy issues rather than the preparation towards the tournament.