15/1/10 Didier Drogba ready to face Chelsea team mate Michael Essien… Nigeria team spokesman denies rumors of dressing room split as Obafemi Martins returns to Europe… Algeria and Angola off the mark… Cameroon stunned.
11/1/2010 World Football Insider rounds up the 10 things you should know about the global football business today. WFI editor Mark Bisson reports.
9/1/2010 Togo withdraw from the tournament after the machine-gun attack on their team bus which claimed three lives, as the Angolan government increases security for the competition starting Sunday.
8/1/2010 A gun attack on the Togo national team bus ahead of the African Cup of Nations in Angola raises security fears for other players and spectators at the tournament starting Sunday. Manchester City confirmed that their Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor escaped without injury.
6/1/2010 Cameroon captain and Inter Milan star Samuel Eto’o joins officials from Puma and the United Nations Environment Programme today to announce a partnership to support biodiversity worldwide and specific initiatives in Africa.
29/12/09 Club president Florentino Perez dismisses report saying Manchester City owner has offered to buy the club… Pierluigi Collina wants FIFA president to introduce video technology… Stadiums open for African Cup of Nations.
22/12/09 Football-related arrests for violence in England and Wales fell last season… Launch of official match ball for African Cup of Nations in Angola… U.S. Soccer renews partnership with Prozone.
15/12/09 Less than one month before the tournament kicks off, there are major concerns the host nation will not be ready. Stadiums and transport infrastructure projects are incomplete and tickets have not gone on sale yet.
Hosts Angola will launch their campaign at the 27th edition of the Orange African Cup of Nations against the Eagles of Mali in the opening match of the tournament in Luanda. The Palancas Negras housed in Group A will also face South Africa 2010 World Cup finalists Algeria and Malawi at the group phase. The
21/10/09 FIFA president Sepp Blatter tours the Ferenc Puskas Football Academy near Budapest before announcing a new award named after the Hungarian football legend to celebrate the “most beautiful goal of the year”. Blatter spoke with Ferenc’s widow Erzsebet Puskas at the academy.