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0-0-1, 3rd in African Nations Cup Qualifying
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49dEd Dove, KweséESPN

Ronaldo the world's greatest, says Lemina

Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina says that he never doubted that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's greatest player.

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87dKweséESPN staff

Gabon's Brou Apanga dead at 35

The Gabonese Football Federation have confirmed that the defender suffered cardiac arrest during a training session on Wednesday.

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181dMark Gleeson

Ndong 'broken' after Nations Cup exit

Gabon defender Didier Ndong says that he and his teammates are "broken" after they were eliminated from the African Nations Cup.

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181dNick Ames

Three reasons for Gabon's ANC exit

Gabon became the first host nation to exit the group stage of the African Nations Cup since Tunisia back in 1994. Here are three reasons why.

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182dNick Ames

Excess, unrest mar AFCON host Gabon

The 2017 AFCON has produced some great football but unfinished and empty stadiums and political unrest have marred Gabon's turn as hosts.

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182dAssociated Press

Hackers shut down African Cup's website

A group of hackers claiming to be based in Russia said Saturday they had shut down the website of the African Nations Cup in a protest.

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183dMark Gleeson

Aubameyang to lead Gabon vs. Cameroon

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored twice in the African Nations Cup, but he'll need to make a more telling contribution if Gabon are to advance.

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186dPA Sport

Aubameyang penalty earns Gabon a draw

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was unable to inspire Gabon to a first win of the African Nations Cup as the hosts drew 1-1 with Burkina Faso in Group A.

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189dNick Ames

Ames: Guinea-Bissau's joy at Gabon's expense

Gabon's hosting of the 2017 African Nations Cup has not been universally popular, and a shock 1-1 draw on day one hammered home their malaise.

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190dPA Sport

ANC: Guinea-Bissau shock Gabon in draw

Debutants Guinea Bissau snatched a shock 1-1 draw with a last-minute goal against hosts Gabon in the opening match of the 2017 African Nations Cup.

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198dChris Wright

Auba loses luggage before award ceremony

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lost his luggage on his flight and was forced to attend the snazzy CAF award ceremony wearing the clothes he arrived in.

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198dMark Gleeson

Aubameyang carrying Gabon's ANC hopes

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang already has hero status in Gabon, success as hosts of the African Nations Cup could elevate that exponentially.

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243dPA Sport

Yaya Toure left off African award shortlist

The Manchester City midfielder, a four-time winner of the prize, made his first Premier League appearance of the season on Saturday.

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253dESPN staff

CAF: Moses, Mikel score as Nigeria win

Chelsea's Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel scored for Nigeria as they continued their perfect start to World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 win vs. Algeria.

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257dMark Gleeson

Manager turnover in Africa continues

Gabon's untimely sacking of Jorge Costa is just the latest example of an African Federation curiously firing a manger ahead of a major tournament.

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288dPA Sport

CAF: Ivory Coast, DR Congo open with wins

Ivory Coast top Group C in their third-round World Cup qualifying campaign after coming from behind to win 3-1 at home to Mali.

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394dAssociated Press

Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria drawn together

Three of the five African teams at the 2014 World Cup have been drawn in the same group to qualify for the 2018 edition.

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543dStephan Uersfeld

Aubameyang aware of BVB somersault risk

Borussia Dortmund striker Aubameyang says he understands the potentially serious medical risks of celebrating goals with his trademark somersaults.