The highly anticipated African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2022 is not far away and we have all the details you need to know ahead of this football tournament.
This tournament is more anticipated than ever due to the fact that the 2021 AFCON tournament was cancelled due to the Pandemic, and so it is exciting to see the tournament back again.
Algeria are the current title holders but a lot of the countries have looked very good in qualifying, so this trophy is definitely up for grabs.
This tournament typically provides a lot of excitement, so we hope that we can see another entertaining AFCON competition.
Here is all you need to know about the 2022 African Cup of Nations:
Update 12th January: AFCON has taken a crazy turn following huge controversy in the game between Tunisia and Mali in which the referee stopped the game before the 90th minute. This caused massed protests from players and staff.
The AFCON 2022 tournament begins on Sunday 9th January 2022 and will end on Sunday 6th February 2022.
Obviously many sides in the Premier League have a fair few African players, so there will have to be a lot of rotation whilst they are participating in the tournament.
- Group A: Burkino Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Ethiopia
- Group B: Guinea, Malawi, Senegal, Zimbabwe
- Group C: Comoros, Gabon, Ghana, Morocco
- Group D: Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Sudan
- Group E: Algeria, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone
- Group F: Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Tunisia
Sunday 9th January 2022
- Cameroon 2-1 Burkino Faso
- Ethiopa 0-1 Cape Verde
Monday 10th January 2022
- Senegal 1-0 Zimbabwe
- Guinea 1-0 Malawi
- Morocco 1-0 Ghana
- Comoros 0-1 Gabon
Tuesday 11th January 2022
- Nigeria 1-0 Egypt
- Sudan 0-0 Guinea-Bissau
- Algeria 0-0 Sierra Leone
Wednesday 12th January 2022
- Equatorial Guinea 0-1 Ivory Coast
- Tunisia 0-1 Mali
- Mauritania 0-1 Gambia
Thursday 13th January 2022
- Cameroon 4-1 Ethiopa
- Cape Verde 0-1 Burkino Faso
Friday 14th January 2022
- Senegal 0-0 Guinea
- Malawi 2-1 Zimbabwe
- Morocco 2-0 Comoros
- Gabon 1-1 Ghana
Saturday 15th January 2022
- Nigeria 3-1 Sudan
- Guinea-Bissau 0-1 Egypt
Sunday 16th January 2022
- Ivory Coast 2-2 Sierra Leone
- Algeria 0-1 Equatorial Guinea
- Gambia 1-1 Mali
- Tunisia 4-0 Mauritania
Monday 17th January 2022
- Burkino Faso 1-1 Ethiopa
- Cape Verde 1-1 Cameroon
Tuesday 18th January 2022
- Malawi 0-0 Senegal
- Zimbabwe 2-1 Guinea
- Gabon 2-2 Morocco
- Ghan a 2-3 Comoros
Wednesday 19th January 2022
- Egypt 1-0 Sudan
- Guinea-Bissau 0-2 Nigeria
Thursday 20th January 2022
- Ivory Coast 3-1 Algeria
- Sierra Leone 0-1 Equatorial Guinea
- Gambia 1-0 Tunisia
- Mali 2-0 Mauritania
How to Watch
It has not been officially revealed, but it is most likely that for those in the United Kingdom, the tournament will be available to watch on Eurosport.
For those who do not know, you can either watch Eurosport via Discovery+. This is a subscription you pay for and it costs £6.99 a month or £59.99 a year.
Sky Sports have announced that they will also be showing all 52 AFCON games. If you are looking to live stream AFCON, you can do so via the Sky Sports streaming service or with your NOW TV subscription. A day pass is available for £9.99 whilst it costs £25 a month.
You need to have an account or a day pass to access the live stream, so make sure you have everything you need prior to kick-off.
There are a lot of great football stars in this tournament, including Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Kalidou Koulibaly. All football fans will no doubt be wanting to tune in to watch the tournament and see which African nation comes out as the winner in 2022.
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