There was a significant shift towards African football as a business rather than football as development.
Defences win championships - and Morocco has all that it takes to lift the trophy.
Studies show South Africa did a lot right when it hosted the football World Cup. Qatar can do the same if it learns from South Africa.
African teams at the World Cup are proving that they deserve their seats at the main table.
This could just as well be the year that an African team is crowned champion.
A win is possible - but only in 2026 or 2030 and only if African teams get to play more high level internationals more regularly.
No African team has reached the semi-final stage. Out of Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, the most likely to do so is Senegal.
The lack of a system to support youth development is just one reason why Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda have produced few top footballers.
The Caf African Player of the Year is named on 21 July – but it’s only one of eight trophies being handed out.
The thorny issue of testosterone testing has made news, not just the growing skills on the field.
The final in Casablanca puts Caf at a crossroads about host nations and venues for matches.
Twelve teams remain after the qualifying rounds of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations - with Nigeria no longer automatic favourites as the competition diversifies.
Aware of the high chance of failure, young African talents show remarkable creativity and resilience as they dream of being the next Sadio Mané.
Thanks to the growing appeal of African football stars and a dream final, Afcon is establishing itself on the world sporting map.
Hosting the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament is hugely important for Cameroon - politically, economically and on the pitch.
The most successful women’s team in Africa, the Super Falcons emerged from a long history of protest – and continue to demand equality.
Given the impact of African players in European football, it’s remarkable how few are able to secure jobs in football in Europe after their playing days end.
Sports in Africa, Past and Present examines the role played by leisure and professional sports in shaping African life, including resisting colonialism.
Behind the multi-racial composition of the elite European teams competing in the tournament lies a complex and painful history.
Creating stability and restoring confidence in the Confederation of African Football will need to be balanced by some complex commercial decisions.