African Cup of Nations

African Cup of Nations

Last Updated 03/1/08

When does the tournament start and end?

The African Cup of Nations will be taking place in Ghana from January 20 to February 10. The tournament dates are split accordingly:

First Round Group Matches – Jan 20-31
Quarter Finals – Feb 3-4
Semi-Finals – Feb 7
Third/Fourth place playoff – Feb 9
Final – Feb 10

What games will my players miss?

Most players have now joined up with their respective national sides, this means that players will miss the minimum of three Premiership fixtures even if they are knocked out in the group stages.

The full list of Premiership fixtures likely to be affected is as follows:

Jan 12-13 – Preparation friendly matches
Jan 19-20 – First Round matches
Jan 29-30 – First Round matches
Feb 2-3 – Quarter Final matches and those knocked out in first round but rested.
Feb 9-10 – Semi Finalists rested and those players involved in third/fourth playoff or the final.

Feb 23-24 – All players should return for this round of Premiership games with the option of being rested in the FA Cup week Feb 16-17.

What players are taking part?

The current list of players that *could* take part in the tournament is listed below. Most initial squads have now been confirmed so those without notes indicating that they out of these squads, will be taking part in the tournament.