Senegal eased to a 2-0 win over Congo while Nigeria could only scrape a 2-1 victory over Benin in the opening day of 2021 AFCON qualifiers.
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Lebo Mothiba ended his long wait for a goal by scoring twice in Strasbourg's Ligue 1 victory over Nimes, while Salah and Mane starred for Liverpool.
Senegal walked away with the WAFU Cup of Nations title on Sunday, but there were plenty of memorable moments before the finale. Here are our awards.
Hosts Senegal are the champions of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Ghana 3-1 in a penalty shootout.
Senegal won the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Ghana 3-1 in a penalty shootout. Re-live the action as it happened.
The finalists were the top seeded sides ahead of the draw, and they have been among the most eye-catching teams going forward during the tournament.
Neymar collected his 100th cap as Brazil drew 1-1 with Senegal in a friendly in Singapore on Thursday.
Hosts Senegal earned a place in the Cup final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Mali 2-0 at the Stade Lat Dior on Wednesday.
Hosts Senegal face a stern test when they meet Mali in Wednesday's WAFU Cup of Nations semifinal, with Ghana set to square off with the Ivory Coast.
Senegal edged into the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations semifinals with a slender 1-0 win over Benin at the Stade Lat Dior in Thies, Senegal on Thursday.
Ahead of the WAFU Cup of Nations quarterfinals, ESPN Africa's Ed Dove picks out five players who have impressed him during the First Round.
Hosts Senegal made an impressive start to the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations with a 3-1 win over Guinea-Bissau in the tournament's opening match.
Pape Seydou N'Diaye and Augustine Okrah and headline our list of players to watch at the West African regional championship.
Senegal, the hosts, have won the WAFU Cup of Nations, while Guinea have claimed the Plate title.
Who will follow Nigeria, Togo and Ghana into the record books as WAFU Cup of Nations champions?
Sadio Mane will return to Liverpool after a two-week break following the club's Community Shield fixture against Manchester City.
Algeria's scrappy AFCON championship win over Senegal will give the players -- and the country -- a fresh surge of optimism on the future.
Baghdad Bounedjah's bizarre second-minute goal was all that Algeria needed to secure 1-0 win over Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final.
Sadio Mane has received most of the plaudits but it is Idrissa Gueye who has been indispensable for Senegal in their run to the AFCON final.
Senegal manager Aliou Cisse and Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi grew up playing against each other. On Friday they meet with an AFCON title on the line.
The AFCON final between Senegal and Algeria could be a classic, but with low attendances and little interest in the host nation, will anyone care?