ESPN selects the pick of the Afcon group-stage clashes, for various diverse reasons, following Friday's draw in Cairo.
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At the 2019 Afcon draw, big guns like Egypt and Nigeria got groups some would consider easy, while Group D are the traditional 'Group of Death'.
Stars such as Kelechi Iheanacho found their feet at the Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations, so who should fans watch closely at this year's edition?
The Nigerian legend says African coaches "can do much more if there is support from everyone instead of running to Europeans at every opportunity".
Some of the continent's less-heralded sides have made the most of the Africa Cup of Nations' expanded format.
Here's the state of play heading into the final round of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, with 10 of the 24 berths in the finals up for grabs.
To miss one open goal is unfortunate, but to miss two just moments apart is... well, just ask Lesotho forward Tumelo Khutlang.
Tanzania are on the brink of ending their near four-decade wait for AFCON qualification, and will qualify if they beat Lesotho on Sunday.
CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonya is confident that the region is braced for a 'new chapter' of success in continental competitions.
KweséESPN takes a look at the biggest winners and losers after the first four match days of Africa Cup of Nations 2019 qualifying.
The Taifa Stars defeated Cape Verde 2-0 in Tuesday's qualifier to keep their Africa Cup of Nations hopes alive.
Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amunike has backed his team to bounce back and take maximum points when they host Cape Verde on Tuesday.
Uganda captain Denis Onyango said that his team have made qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations difficult for after drawing with Tanzania.
Emmanuel Amunike has revealed that he's overseeing the introduction of a new generation with Tanzania, after the Taifa Stars held Uganda away.
Emmanuel Amunike marked his debut as Tanzania coach with an admirable 0-0 draw away in Uganda in Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Tanzania coach and Nigeria great Emmanuel Amunike believes that African football benefits from the influx of European coaches.
The new Taifa Stars boss insists that he won't be playing anyone based on reputation for their upcoming qualifier.
Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amunike has dropped six Simba SC players for indiscipline ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uganda.
New Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amunike is excited to work with striker Mbwana Samatta ahead of the Taifa Stars' AFCON qualifier against Uganda.
New Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amunike has named a 25-man squad ahead of their crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Uganda.
Former Barcelona and Nigeria winger Emmanuel Amunike has signed a two-year contract as the new national team coach of Tanzania.
The former Nigeria striker was initially reported to have been taking over with Tanzania, rather than his ex-teammate.
The Taifa Stars have named the Super Eagles great as Salum Mayanga's successor.
Azam FC defeated arch-rivals Simba SC 2-1 in an all-Tanzanian final to retain the regional CECAFA Kagame Club Championship title on Friday.
A turbulent international break got worse for the Leopards as they were defeated by the Taifa Stars