With nine months to go until the tournament, here are ESPN's far-too-early predictions of the top six contenders for the continent's grandest prize.
The field for the Africa Cup of Nations finals for next January continues to take shape as Morocco and the Ivory Coast sealed spots on Friday.
Soufiane Bouftini and Ayoub El Kaabi both scored to help Morocco secure a 2-0 victory over Mali in Sunday's African Nations Championship.
Holders Morocco crushed home hopes by eliminating Cameroon 4-0 and will meet Mali in Sunday's African Nations Championship final.
Sevilla's Youssef En-Nesyri served up another masterclass in Spain, while Zimbabwe's Tino Kadewere showed why he is southern Africa's top player.
The African Nations Championship kicks off in Cameroon this weekend, with Africa's best home-based players contesting the biennial tournament.
Hakim Ziyech and Riyad Mahrez were easy picks, but no Nigerians made the cut for the African Dream Team of the international break.
Puma's head of product line management, David Bremond, spoke to ESPN about the five new African kits released during the international window.
Africa's national teams returned to action for the first time in 11 months, with a series of friendlies involving the continent's biggest nations.
Munir El-Haddadi is determined to continue his quest to play for the Morocco national team despite FIFA blocking his attempted nationality switch.
While Africa has lost out on Saka and Traore, there are plenty of exciting young players set to make their debuts during this international window.
CAF, Africa's football governing body, gave member nations till 5 May to decide a way forward for their leagues. So where does the continent stand?
The likes of Nigeria and Senegal are in World Cup qualification groups they should easily win... But hubris could see a giant come crashing down.
The recent CAF Awards ceremony provided an ideal opportunity to look forward and predict how the next year will look for African football.
Ed Dove runs through the key talking points from opening rounds of Afcon qualifiers across Africa.
Tunisia and Tanzania won their African Cup of Nations qualifying matches but Morocco was held to a scoreless draw.
Vahid Halilhodzic signed a four-year contract as the new coach of Morocco but was handed a tough list of targets by his new employers.
Ten-man Benin rode their luck to eliminate Morocco on penalties in an extraordinary upset in the opening match of the AFCON knockout stage.
Captain Mbark Boussoufa scored in the last minute to hand Morocco a 1-0 win over South Africa as they took top place in Group D.
Coach Herve Renard has Morocco looking like the front-runner in Egypt this summer, and after beating another contender, can anyone stop them?
Morocco reached the knockout stage of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Ivory Coast 1-0 on Friday.
A last-minute own goal handed Morocco a narrow 1-0 victory over Namibia at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday in an far-from-convincing start.
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