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AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by cheapgoals(m): 6:22pm On May 16
The CAF African Cup of Nations makes a return after a 2-year break, the tournament was initially scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon.

The West African nation would have hosted the competition for the first time since 1972. The Indomitable Lions were also the title holders after winning the previous edition.

On 30 November 2018, Cameroon was stripped of hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to delays in the delivery of infrastructure, Boko Haram insurgency and the Anglophone Crisis. On 8 January 2019, Egypt were chosen by the CAF Executive Committee as the new host of the biennial football competition.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in June and July has been pushed back by a week to cater for the holy month of Ramadan, the tournament’s chief told AFP.

The four-week long event will now run from June 21-July 19 instead of June 15-July 13, said Mohamed Fadl, a former player who has been handed the task of supervising the continental showpiece by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).

Also, the 2019 edition will be the first with 24 teams and will also the Video Assistant Referee (VAR ) introduced into AFCON, six venues, Cairo International Stadium and 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Alexandria Stadium in Alexandria, Suez Stadium in Suez, Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia and Al Salam Stadium in Cairo will host the games

This will be the fifth time Egypt will be hosts after 1959, 1974 1986 and 2006, hoping to be winners after coming second place to Cameroon who won the last edition in Gabon, Nigeria winners in 2013 will hope to return as winners after missing the last two editions.

Algeria will hope to make a statement, while Senegal with their array of stars led by Sadio Mane will look to break the jinx and win the ever elusive trophy, Zaha and Ivory Coast will seek to repeat the 2015 feat when they won it last. Ghana will want to revive their dwindling status as the powerhouse and Morocco will hope to post better performance than what they achieved in Russia last year.



GROUP A



EGYPT



Nickname: The Pharaohs

Appearance: 24th

Last Appearance: 2017

Best Performance: Winners (x7)

Coach: Javier Aguirre



Star: Mo Salah (Liverpool)





DR CONGO

Nickname: Leopards



Appearance: 19th

Last Appearance: 2017

Best Performance: Winners (x2 1968, 1974)

Coach: Florent Ibenge



Star: Cedric Bakambu (Villareal) , Yannick Bolaise(Everton)







UGANDA



Nickname: The Cranes

Appearance: 7th

Last Appearance: 1979

Best Performance: Winners (x1 1978)

Coach: Sébastien Desabre



Star: Farouk Miya (ND Gorica)





ZIMBABWE



Nickname: The Warriors

Appearance: 4th

Last Appearance: 2017

Best Performance: Group stage (2004, 2006,2017)

Coach: Sunday Chidzambwa



Star: Khama Billiat (Kaizers Chief), Knowledge Musona (Anderlecht)

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Source:https://cheapgoals.com/afcon-2019-meet-the-24-finalist-for-egypt-2019/

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by cheapgoals(m): 6:32pm On May 16
GROUP B



NIGERIA



Nickname: Super Eagles

Appearance: 18th

Last Appearance: 2013

Best Performance: Winners (x3 1980, 1994, 2013)

Coach: Gernot Rohr



Star: John Obi Mikel (Middlesborough) (Alex Iwobi (Arsenal)





GUINEA



Nickname: Syli Nationales

Appearance: 11th

Last Appearance: 2015

Best Performance: Runners up (1976)

Coach: Paul Put



Star: Naby Keita (Liverpool)





MADAGASCAR



Nickname: Barea

Appearance: 1st

Last Appearance: Nil

Best Performance: Nil

Coach: Nicolas Dupuis



Star: Faneva Ima Andriastima (Clement foot)





BURUNDI



Nickname: The Swallows

Appearance: 1st

Last Appearance: Nil

Best Performance: Nil

Coach: Olivier Niyungelo



Star: Sadio Berahino(Stoke City)

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by cheapgoals(m): 7:27pm On May 16
GROUP C



SENEGAL



Nickname: The Lions of Teranga

Appearance: 15th

Last Appearance: 2017

Best Performance: Runner-up (2002)

Coach: Aliou Cisse



Star: Sadio Mane (Liverpool)




ALGERIA

Nickname: Desert Foxes

Appearance: 18th

Last Appearance: 2017

Best Performance: Winners (1990)

Coach: Djamel Belmadi



Star: Riyadh Mahrez (Manchester City)




KENYA



Nickname: Harambee Stars

Appearance: 6th

Last Appearance: 2004

Best Performance: Group stage

Coach: Sebastian Migne

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Star: Victor Wanyama (Tottenham)





TANZANIA

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Nickname:Taifa Stars

Appearance: 1st

Last Appearance: 1980

Best Performance: Group stage

Coach: Emmanuel Amuneke



Star: Mbwana Samatta (KRC Genk)

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by cheapgoals(m): 7:38pm On May 16
GROUP D


MOROCCO



Nickname: Atlas Lions

Appearance: 17th

Last Appearance: 2017

Best Performance: Winners (x1 1976)

Coach: Herve Renard



Star: Hakim Ziyech (Ajax), Achraf Hakimi (Dortmund)





COTE D‘IVOIRE



Nickname: The Elephants

Appearance: 26th

Last Appearance: 2017

Best Performance: Winners (x2, 2015 & 1992)

Coach: Ibrahim Kamara



Star: Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace)





SOUTH AFRICA



Nickname: Bafana Bafana

Appearance: 9th

Last Appearance: 2015

Best Performance: Winners (x1 1996)

Coach: Stuart Baxter



Star: Percy Tau (Union SG )




NAMIBIA

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Nickname: Brave Warriors

Appearance: 3rd

Last Appearance: 2008

Best Performance: Group stage

Coach: Fillemon Kanallelo



Star: Rudolf Bester (Alexandra Black Aces)

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by cheapgoals(m): 7:49pm On May 16
GROUP E



TUNISIA



Nickname: Carthage Eagles

Appearance: 19th

Last Appearance: 2017

Best Performance: Winners (x1 2004)

Coach: Alain Giresses



Star: Youssef Msakni (AS Eupen)




MALI



Nickname: The Eagles

Appearance: 10th

Last Appearance: 2017

Best Performance: Runners up (1972)

Coach: Mohamed Magassouba (Interim)



Star: Adama Traore (Cercle Brugge)





MAURITANIA



Nickname: Lions of Chinguetti

Appearance: 1st

Last Appearance: Nil

Best Performance: Nil

Coach: Corentine Martin

Star: Adama Ba (Gazişehir Gaziantep)





ANGOLA



Nickname: Palanga Negras

Appearance: 8th

Last Appearance: 2013

Best Performance: Quarter finals (2008 & 2010)

Coach: Srdjan Vasiljevic



Star: Gelson Dala (Rio Ave)

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by cheapgoals(m): 8:04pm On May 16
GROUP F


CAMEROON



Nickname: Indomitable Lions

Appearance: 19th

Last Appearance: 2017

Best Performance: Winners (x5)

Coach: Clarence Seedorf



Star: Christian Bassagog (Henan Jianye)





GHANA



Nickname: Black stars

Appearance: 22nd

Last Appearance: 2017

Best Performance: Winners (x4)

Coach: James Kwesi Appiah



Star: Andre Ayew ( Fenerbahçe)





BENIN



Nickname: The Squirrel

Appearance: 3rd

Last Appearance: 2017

Best Performance: Group stage

Coach: Micheal Dussuyer



Star: Stephane Sessegnon (Gençlerbirliği)





GUINEA-BISSAU



Nickname: Djurtus

Appearance: 2nd

Last Appearance: 2017

Best Performance: Group Stage

Coach: Baciro Cande



Star: Piqueti Djassi (Al-Shoulla)





#TOTALAFCON2019

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by ComeAndobo: 9:40pm On May 16
FTC.

I dedicate this achievement to Lucifer, Lucifer Celibate and all the Lucifer Monikers. May your madness reach the level of Nwaamaikpe. More anointing in Jesus name. Amen

Back to the topic. Up Eagles, if eagles dont win, as a Liverpool fan hope Salah, Mane or Naby wins Afcon 2019. grin

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by goodnessme1(f): 9:41pm On May 16
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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by 2019elections: 9:42pm On May 16
For d sake of knowledge, Cameroon is a central African country and not west African country.

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by gideon1971(m): 9:42pm On May 16
grin
Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by ngwababe(f): 9:44pm On May 16
Mane my man
Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by tunes1102: 9:45pm On May 16
Egypt will win the cup. So I see it.
Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by oluwamaich(m): 9:50pm On May 16
Thee are some countries that even their star club is unknown grin

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by Childofaking: 10:01pm On May 16
Check your records again. The crane of Uganda have never won the nations cup.
They were runner up in 1978, not winners. They lost to Ghana by 2:0

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by toffyz(m): 10:02pm On May 16
OP...You got it wrong on star player from MALI o



Moussa Marega of Fc porto is their Number One!


As for uganda, their star man is Dennis Oyango of Memelodi Sundowns. He's a world class shot stopper

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by ElNero(m): 10:06pm On May 16
Some stars wey you tag eh, na 'twinkle twinkle little stars' grin

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by Cypher99(m): 10:08pm On May 16
Congratulations Nigeria for winning #afcon2019

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by ElNero(m): 10:10pm On May 16
tunes1102:
Egypt will win the cup. So I see it.

Don't allow the presence of Salah deceive you. He is not MESSI. grin grin
Mind you, if he had played Liverpool's return match for the UCL, the team for no make final.

Wetin small boy like me sabi kwanu

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by calamus: 10:14pm On May 16
I hope Madagascar wins! smiley cool

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by Larryslim(m): 10:24pm On May 16
Naiby Keita is out of the Tournament na.
Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by Edyice: 10:25pm On May 16
Can't really tell who will win this , ivory coast looks scary as well as Senegal but the northerners knows how to defeat them...

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by ruggedtimi(m): 10:27pm On May 16
Cameroun star player should be choupo moting playing for P.S.G

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by Siberia01(m): 10:33pm On May 16
OK will come back to comment tomorrow
Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by ahamonyeka(m): 10:34pm On May 16
African team with animal name.that's why are called monkeys
Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by sunnychibs(m): 10:37pm On May 16
eagles go for gold
Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by Realhommie(m): 11:00pm On May 16
ruggedtimi:
Cameroun star player should be choupo moting playing for P.S.G
Wetin that one sabi? He no even reach Vincent Aboubakar for Porto..

But I'd go for Andre Onana, the young Ajax goalkeeper. There's also Joel Matip of Liverpool.

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by Gucciboss: 12:50am On May 17
Morocco is the team to watch out for

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Re: AFCON 2019: Meet The 24 Finalist For Egypt 2019 by Brightest04(m): 12:59am On May 17
....The animal kingdom.Yes,none of them have human names.This is to show our animalisc origin.And in truth there are much more wild animals in this part of the world.

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