The Al Ahly manager may recently have been snapping at CAF and its president, but his real battle is notching up the one victory that has eluded him: the Egyptian Premier League.
Thanks to the growing appeal of African football stars and a dream final, Afcon is establishing itself on the world sporting map.
As Tunisia’s political crisis shows, removing dictators is one step on the long road to economic and political stability.
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.
A prolonged blockage of the Suez Canal threatened to choke the world economy, with significant impacts for Africa.
Renaissance Sportive De Berkane has been crowned CAF Confederation Cup champions, clinching their first continental title in the club’s history.
Despite having so much to gain from them, Africa’s role in negotiations to reform international tax is negligible.
America has historically been a strong Ethiopia ally, but this latest move to withhold foreign direct assistance has thrown its loyalty into question.
A number of programmes now exist that are helping to close the gender gap in African science, technology, engineering and maths.