Africa Cup of Nations NoteBook - Day 2
Police probe journalists’ attack
The Confederation of Africa Football (Caf) and local government authorities are investigating an incident where three Algerian journalists were allegedly attacked in Douala, Cameroon on Sunday night.
The journalists were attacked and robbed outside their hotel in Cameroon, leaving two injured.
The attackers stopped the journalists - who are in the city of Douala to cover the football tournament - as they were leaving their hotel, robbing them of personal possessions and their passports.
The Africa Cup of Nations' 33rd edition is expected to run from January 9 to February 6.
TikTok comes on board
TikTok and the Confederation of African Football (Caf) have partnered to bring unmissable football content to fans, both on the continent and across the globe.
It marks TikTok's first major brand partnership in Africa and supports the continent's most popular sport that has over 48.3 million views.
Through this year-long sponsorship, TikTok will be supporting the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Africa's biggest sporting event.
Algeria’s coach Belmadi thrives
Djamel Belmadi has enjoyed barnstorming success since he became Algeria manager in 2018, lifting the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) trophy in 2019 as part of a magnificent run of 33 consecutive matches unbeaten.
Belmadi has become an icon in politically troubled Algeria – so expectations are sky high at this year’s Afcon.
Algeria were at a low ebb when Belmadi took over in September 2018. After reaching their zenith by getting into the last 16 at the 2014 World Cup, they plunged into turmoil.