A complex set of factors influence how African footballers make financial decisions about the money they earn abroad.
Akufo-Addo's intervention marks a continuing move by African political leaders to use football to advance or affirm political situations.
Here is a run-down on everything you need to know ahead of the championships.
Cameroon being stripped off hosting the Africa Cup of Nations affects its international reputation and is likely to impact the economy.
Ordinary people are being deeply affected by the continued violence tearing apart Cameroon.
Although Senegal's overall World Cup result was disappointing, the team showed that they have a great deal to build on for future campaigns.
It's time Africa's top administrators tried to find out why top African players are choosing to represent European countries, so that they can work to rectify the situation.
Africa is a deeply divided continent along ideological, ethnic and territorial lines. Religion and football can produce consensus.
African governments and football associations need to do some serious recalculating for the Qatar world cup in 2022.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
European football matches allow African fans to partake in the aspirational dreams exported worldwide by the Premier League or the Champions League.