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South Africa’s football national team visits Giza Plateau

The world’s sight is directed toward Egypt as the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) got underway. The government launched promotions of the country’s tourist destinations. South Africa’s national football team, which participates now in AFCON 2019, visited the Giza Plateau on Friday. They were welcomed by Ashraf Mohy El-Din, the director general of Giza …

Daily News Egypt

Arabs in AFCON: many appearances with little achievements

CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is one of the largest continental competitions awaited by football fans from the moment its last match ends to the moment the new championship starts. AFCON is organised by the CAF every two years to determine the continent’s champion. It is ranked third in the world after the FIFA …

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Huawei to test 5G network in Cairo during AFCON 2019

Huawei Technologies Company is to launch first 5G network services trial in Egypt at the Cairo International Stadium during the period of hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Amr Talaat, said on Sunday. This came on the sidelines of a meeting between Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, Huawei’s …

Mohamed Samir

African national teams’ nicknames: expression of identities

The CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will be held from 22 June to 20 July and will include 24 teams for the first time in the history of the championship. Five Arab teams will participate in AFCON 2019, and three teams will make their debut: Madagascar, Mauritania, and Burundi. African football teams have always …

Daily News Egypt

AFCON 2019 to witness new faces, absence of big teams

Twenty-four teams were qualified for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 which will be held in Egypt during the period from 22 June to 20 July. The upcoming edition is the first to include 24 teams in the history of the tournament, including five Arab national teams. Three national teams will make their …

Daily News Egypt

Arabs in AFCON: many appearances with little achievements

CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is one of the largest continental competitions awaited by football fans from the moment its last match ends to the moment the new championship starts. AFCON is organised by the CAF every two years to determine the continent’s champion. It is ranked third in the world after the FIFA …

Daily News Egypt

AFCON mascots mirror cultural heritage of Africa

Mascots have always been used in sports competitions for promotion and marketing purposes and to cheer up the fans who come from all over the world to enjoy the sports. Mascots are also used for charity tours. Stemmed out from their cultures, African nations have been creative in choosing mascots for the sports events. In …

Daily News Egypt

Hosting cities of 2019 AFCON: Port Said

The executive bodies in Port Said are in race against time to finish the preparations before hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in its 32nd edition at the Al-Masry Club Stadium. Egypt will be hosting the championship from 21 June to 19 July in five governorates, including Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia, Suez, and Port …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt gearing up for hosting 2019 AFCON for 5th time

Egypt will be hosting the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) from 21 June to 19 July for the fifth time, to be the most country organising this championship. The four other editions were in 1959, 1974, 1986, and 2006. The championship will be seeing the participation of 24 teams for the first time in …

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