The African Nations Championship kicks off in Cameroon this weekend, with Africa's best home-based players contesting the biennial tournament.
Ahead of the final round of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, 14 teams have already qualified, and South Africa should really be among them.
KweséESPN takes a look at the biggest winners and losers after the first four match days of Africa Cup of Nations 2019 qualifying.
Odion Ighalo stole the headlines as Nigeria boosted their hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-2 victory over Libya.
What should supporters expect when Nigeria travel to Sfax to face Libya in Tuesday's crunch Africa Cup of Nations qualifier?
Gernot Rohr is set to keep faith with the Nigeria team that dispatched Libya 4-0 in Uyo, barring one enforced change.
Odion Ighalo scored twice - including an 81st-minute winner - as Nigeria overcame Libya's comeback to win 3-2 in North Africa.
Nigeria's Gernot Rohr is bracing for a reaction from Libya in the return leg of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Tuesday.
Odion Ighalo scored three times and Samuel Kalu added a fourth as Nigeria eclipsed Libya in Uyo on Saturday.
The Nigeria coach is hopeful that his side can rise to the occasion against the Mediterranean Knights in Uyo.
Which questions will Gernot Rohr and his team attempt to answer in Uyo this weekend?
Gernot Rohr and his teammates are wary of a wounded Libya side ahead of Saturday's AFCON qualifier in Uyo.
Libya may have lost their coach only days before their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, but they remain a threat.
Libya coach Adel Amrouche has left his post with just days before their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Nigeria.
Nigeria are expected to move their 2019 Afcon qualifier against Libya from Kaduna after the Ahmadu Bello Stadium failed a pitch inspection.
All of South Africa's problems on attack were laid bare in their disappointing draw with Libya.
South Africa's dismal run in home African Nations Cup qualifiers continued after a 0-0 draw against a lively Libya side in Durban on Saturday.
Saturday's AFCON qualifier against Libya presents South Africa coach Stuart Baxter with the chance to win back a growing band of doubters.
KweséESPN looks at five players who will be crucial for Bafana Bafana against Libya in Durban on Saturday.
Stuart Baxter will be under pressure to return Bafana Bafana to winning ways when his inexperienced side host Libya in a AFCON qualifier in Durban
Adel Amrouche returns to the bench for the first time in four years on Saturday when he takes charge of Libya in their AFCON qualifier in Durban.
Top scorer Ayoub El Kaabi struck twice as Morocco beat Libya 3-1 after extra time to reach the African Nations Championship final.
Barel Mouko missed the only shootout spotkick as Libya beat Congo-Brazzaville 5-3 following a 1-1 draw to reach the CHAN semi finals.
Nigeria beat Equatorial Guinea 3-1 in Agadir to top Group C and advance to the CHAN quarter finals alongside Libya.
Libya coach Omar Mohamed Elmaryami believes fatigue was to blame for the Mediterranean Knights' sub-par showing against Nigeria.