Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan at the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
Akufo-Addo's intervention marks a continuing move by African political leaders to use football to advance or affirm political situations.
Egypt’s Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring a goal during the Afcon qualifying match between Egypt and Tunisia, 16 November 2018.
Here is a run-down on everything you need to know ahead of the championships.
Cameroonian legend Roger Milla (C) in action against England in the 1990 World Cup.
Cameroon being stripped off hosting the Africa Cup of Nations affects its international reputation and is likely to impact the economy.
Cameroon’s President Paul Biya being sworn in for a seventh consecutive term on the 6th November 2018.
Ordinary people are being deeply affected by the continued violence tearing apart Cameroon.
Senegal’s World Cup coach Aliou Cissé.
Although Senegal's overall World Cup result was disappointing, the team showed that they have a great deal to build on for future campaigns.
France’s World Cup winner Paul Pogba was also eligible to play for Guinea.
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.
Ghana’s goalkeepers, Stephen Adams (L) and Fatawu Dauda (R), pray before a 2014 World Cup match.
Africa is a deeply divided continent along ideological, ethnic and territorial lines. Religion and football can produce consensus.
Morocco will be going home after coming last in their group in Russia.
African governments and football associations need to do some serious recalculating for the Qatar world cup in 2022.
At the 2014 World Cup African fans felt that Nigeria were on the receiving end of poor refereeing.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
The local game in Senegal is underdeveloped.
European football matches allow African fans to partake in the aspirational dreams exported worldwide by the Premier League or the Champions League.