Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
Neymar became the youngest player to make 100 appearances for Brazil but had to settle for a 1-1 draw as he failed to score in a friendly with Senegal in Singapore.
Sadio Mane's Senegal and an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez will attempt to secure their place in AFCON history in Friday's final in Cairo.
The AFCON final between Algeria and Senegal in Cairo Friday will pit local coaches against each other in a title decider for the first time in 21 years.
Five things to know about each of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finalists, Algeria and Senegal.
Sadio Mane is out to conquer a second continent in as many months as Senegal attempt to capture a first Africa Cup of Nations title against Algeria.
Idrissa Gueye remains central to Aliou Cisse's plans at the heart of the Senegal midfield, and has excelled during their run to the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.
Senegal star Sadio Mane says helping Liverpool win the Champions League was special, but his "absolute dream" is parading the Africa Cup of Nations trophy through the streets of Dakar.
Senegal boss Aliou Cisse said the surprise exit of Egypt, Morocco and Cameroon has fuelled hopes of a first Africa Cup of Nations title for his country.
Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will be sidelined for a month with a hand fracture sustained at the Africa Cup of Nations, his club Reims announced.
Liverpool star Sadio Mane scored twice after having a penalty saved as Senegal defeated Kenya in Cairo.
Algeria have been crowned 2019 Africa Cup of Nations champions after an at times fractious final against Senegal at the Cairo International Stadium.
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse believes the Africa Cup of Nations group stage defeat by Algeria helped fuel their run to the final.
Algeria and Senegal will this Friday in Cairo become the eighth AFCON finalists to have met in the group stage at the same tournament.
While both Aliou Cisse and Djamel Belmadi are now experiencing similar success as coaches, only one can lift the AFCON title in Cairo.
Senegal reached the Africa Cup of Nations final for the second time with a Dylan Bronn own goal giving them victory over Tunisia in a tense last-four duel in Cairo.
Coach Aliou Cisse acknowledged the "hardest is yet to come" for a Senegal side trying to win the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time.
Senegal reached the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals for the first time since 2006 when Idrissa Gueye scored to deliver a 1-0 last-eight win over Benin.
Sadio Mane became the leading scorer in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when he scored the goal that gave Senegal a 1-0 win over Uganda in a feisty last-16 clash.
Star forward Sadio Mane goes head-to-head with star goalkeeper Denis Onyango when Senegal meet Uganda in an AFCON last-16 match in Cairo.
Coach Aliou Cisse believes Senegal will back up their status as the continent's top-ranked side after a stuttering start to their bid for a first Africa Cup of Nations title.
Western CapeGlobe RecruitmentR30 000.00 Per Month Per Month
MosselbaaiCalandria Labour Consultants
R 2 750 000
R 2 350 000
R 11 800 000
We subscribe to the Press Code.
You choose what you want
News24 on Android
Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.
Terms and Conditions
24.com Terms and Conditions - Updated April 2012
Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.
This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.