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with Congo emerged as the 3rd best ranked nations in the 2015 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers after finishing on 9 points. DR Congo was in group D which Cameroon topped with 14 points followed by Ivory Coast on 10 while Sierra Leone finished last with a single point. The 1974 winners beat Nigeria (8points), Uganda (7points) and Malawi (7) among others to the slot. They now join hosts Equatorial Guinea, South Africa and Congo Brazzaville (group A), Algeria & Mali (group B), Gabon & Burkina Faso (group C), Cameroon & Cote d’Ivoire (group D), Ghana & Guinea (group E), Cape Verde & Zambia (group F) and Tunisia & Senegal (group G) to complete the 16 finalists. …………. The deals which brought Didier Drogba and Samir Nasri from Marseille to Chelsea and Arsenal respectively could be scrutinized as part of an investigation which led to several arrests on Tuesday, according to reports in France. Current Marseille president Vincent Labrune, and his two predecessors, Jean-Claude Dassier and Pape Diouf, are amo ...
Stephen Keshi is the 6th coach to resign after exit from the World Cup: carlos queiroz{iran} Luis Suarez{honduras} alberto zacheroni{japan} Sabri Lamouchi{ivory coast} cesare prandelli. Yobo has retired from international football after gunning 100 caps and 10 World Cup matches having appeared in the 2002,2010 and 2014 edition. Keshi having previously held spells with Togo and Mali is one of the numerous names mentioned in line to take over the vacant South Africa job left by Gordon Igesund.
Allan Muir - I was born to a wonderful French woman (virgin birth) - a hostess at the Moulin Rouge for the three years I knew her, before she gave me up for adoption to a pretty street named Rue de la Lingerie, (when I became too needy one night, demanding that she be home by 2am, in time for my daily feed), and so I was found by a barrel organ monkey of doubtful origin, who with the help of the street, raised me until the age of 12, throwing an unforgettable farewell Bar Mitzvah one Easter - because they didn’t know what else to do, and givng me a guibandjo as a parting gift, made from the components of a disused barrel organ, an ivory thingy salvaged from some road-kill and two strips of band-aid. Which as it turned out, was incredible aid for a band. So I started a lesser known group, called the Simian Roadies – street busking my way to South Africa by the age of 19, picking up a huge fan base in Guinea Bissau (now forgotten) and Ivory Coast (now deceased), arriving in Bronkhorstspruit with only a ...
IVORY COAST COMEBACK LEAVES JAPAN STUNNED IN World Cup GROUP C Recife (Brazil) (AFP) - Two goals in two second-half minutes saw the Ivory Coast come from behind and beat Japan 2-1 in a dramatic World Cup Group C late Saturday encounter. A fine Keisuke Honda strike after 16 minutes had put Japan in front at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife, but the Ivorians introduced Didier Drogba from the bench just after the hour mark before going on to turn the game on its head. Within five minutes of the veteran striker's arrival on the rain-soaked surface, the Elephants scored twice, both times from Serge Aurier crosses. The equaliser came when the right-back's curling delivery was headed home by Wilfried Bony, before Gervinho connected with another Aurier centre to stun the sizeable Japanese contingent inside the stadium. The result sees the Ivory Coast join Colombia -- who beat Greece 3-0 earlier in the day in Belo Horizonte -- on three points at the top of Group C, and Sabri Lamouchi's side must face the South Ameri ...
World Cup preview – Nigeria World Soccer looks at the chances of current African Champions, Nigeria, at this year's World Cup Finals. Introduction The “Super Eagles” arrive in Brazil as reigning African Champions but arguably at their most unconvincing in decades with an enigmatic aura about them. Nigeria’s triumph in South Africa last year was as unexpected as it was unconvincing. They stuttered through the opening round but then upset favourites Ivory Coast in the quarter-finals and went on to beat Mali and Burkina Faso to take the title. But their subsequent performance at the Confederations Cup in Brazil in mid-year proved disappointing and their World Cup qualification path was the easiest of the five African sides. It leaves a scepticism about their potential, tempered by a favourable draw in a group with Argentina, the favourites to take top place. However, Nigeria believe they can easily take second spot ahead of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran. They could even have progress sewn up after thei ...
This year's Africa Union (AU) Day celebration comes with the theme: "Year of Agriculture and Food Security" and by extension the need for a United Continent. Sadly, the relevance of this occasion is far fetched as artificial boundaries continue to exist and separate us; We continue to live on varying currencies without any effort at synchronizing our means of expenditure, Africa is ranked high on the scale of World POVERTY, etc. Recently, the European Union (EU) opted NOT to invite African Countries to its summit through the AU, rather individual African Nations were targeted for invitation. Whilst countries like Zimbabwe and South Africa turned down the invitation and regarded it as an insult to the African and AU, Ghana and Ivory Coast honored the invite (perhaps in a quest to maintain a "good status" in the books of the EU). I'm told that some African Nations are not even observing today as a Holiday although others are. In any case, should an under developed Country not be grateful that the AU day (2 ...
How Well Do You Know Africa? Who are the most beautiful women in Africa? In Africa and the world the concept of beauty itself varies not only from tribe to tribe but among each individual human being. That being said one African ethnic group/tribe is known for its beautiful women - meaning that most of the women in this ethnic group/tribe are beautiful. What is the name of this ethnic group/tribe? a) The Fulani of northern Nigeria b) The Himba of northern Namibia c) Northern Habeshas of Ethiopia d) The Wolof of Senegal e)) The Ahmara tribe of Ethiopia f) Women from the Islands of Cape Verde g) The Ashanti women of Ghana h) The Bassa of Cameroon i) The Efik (Calabar) women of Nigeria j) The Khoisan women of South Africa k) The Somali women of Somalia K) The Yoruba women of Nigeria l) The Kikuyu of Kenya m) The Bakongo of Democratic Republic of Congo n) Senuofos of Ivory Coast o) Mende of Sierra Leone p) The Rashida in Eritrea
The Woods World Cup Countdown 24th : Japan This is a fifth consecutive World Cup for Japan, but they are yet to progress beyond the round of 16. Last time out in South Africa, they were beaten on penalties in the R16 by Paraguay after progressing through a relatively soft group. The Samurai Blues sauntered through AFC qualifying, but given the confederation's status as the weakest in world football, that is hardly an achievement. In a group Colombia, Ivory Coast and Greece, Japan will simply be overmatched in all three games and I expect the best they could hope for would be a tie against either Ivory Coast or Greece, though the prospect seems unlikely. Player to watch: Shinji Kagawa. Known to most watchers of the Premier League, Kagawa has so far failed to nail down a spot in an overcrowded Manchester United attack. Despite this, Kagawa certainly has the ability and tenacity to unlock a defence and win a game.
Africa Cup of Nations defending champions Nigeria were grouped with South Africa and Sudan when the 2015 qualifying draw was made in Cairo Sunday. The Group A line-up will be completed by the winners of a preliminary tie involving Namibia, Congo Brazzaville, Libya and Rwanda. Nigeria can be confident of making the 16-team finals between January 17 and February 8 in Moroccan cities Agadir, Marrakech, Rabat and Tangier. They are a bogey side for South Africa – never losing a competitive match to Bafana Bafana (The Boys) – and Sudan have struggled lately. Every draw creates a 'group of death' and Group G fits the bill with Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal and one from Burundi, Botswana, Central African Republic and Guinea-Bissau. Egypt have lifted the Cup of Nations a record seven times, hosts Tunisia triumphed in 2004 and Senegal were the strongest third seeds. Another mini-league set to generate fierce competition is Group D, which includes Ivory Coast, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The remaini ...
MIGHTY MIRACLES IN AFRICA What an incredible eleven services throughout South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, and Ivory Coast during Pastor Benny Hinn’s recent tour! The impact of the recent tour throughout South Africa—each with packed-to-overflowing crowds—in Cape Town, Phoenix, Durban, East London, and the Soweto area of Johannesburg continues to spread. A half-million souls in Africa heard the life-changing and miracle-working Gospel message! The lame walked. Crutches were piled together as a silent testimony of what God did. Wheelchairs were left empty. The deaf heard, many for the first time. During this broadcast from both South Africa and Equatorial Guinea, join packed crowds in worship and ministry!
Ghana seeks to make World Cup history for Africa 2014-04-11 | Ghana came awfully close to being the first African team to reach the World Cup semifinals, its progress halted by a handball from Uruguay striker Luis Suarez and Asamoah Gyan's miss from the resulting penalty. Gyan is captain this time and Ghana still has the core of the side that eventually lost in a shootout at the 2010 tournament. They've set their sights on going a step further in Brazil. Midfielders Michael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng, who both took extended breaks from international duty after 2010, have returned to bring the squad back to full strength. The Ghana team left South Africa as the toast of the continent four years ago, but has struggled to live up to that promise between the World Cups, losing to Zambia and Burkina Faso in the semifinals of the 2012 and 2013 African Cup tournaments. All that casts doubt on whether Ghana is Africa's best contender in Brazil, particularly with top-ranked African team Ivory Coast and conti ...
Thank whatever reason we're here on earth, for the Edo - lost wax technique - bronze casting called "Hunter With Dog"; the world should thank us for the [refuting of the] deliberate lies projected surrounding our associations with these animals. The Four original dogs on earth: 1. The dog on the right is the Basenji found in the tropical rainforest from Congo/Angola to the Ivory Coast. Obvious reasons of advantage in size - 12"-14"at the withers" - when chasing feral pigs in a jungle. Looks a lot like the dog in "Hunter with Dog" in the British Museum, right down to its curly tail. 2. On the left is the African Ridgeback, it's visage on the walls of 4,000 year old pharaoh's tombs and a rock painting dating 3,500 years in South Africa. It'll chase a lion on a hunt for 24 hours without a drink 3. Greyhound 4. Saluki: Desert riders wore them around their necks while on camels, dropping them to the ground to run down prey in-close; know thyself, Hunter with Dog
Nigeria’s Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), said on Friday that the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would also be conducted in seven countries abroad. Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, the registrar, stated this on Friday while fielding questions from newsmen at the University of Ilorin. He said the examination, scheduled for April, would also take place in Accra (Ghana), Johannesburg (South Africa), Cameroun, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Ivory Coast, London (UK) and Cotonou (Benin Republic). He said JAMB was prepared to conduct a smooth and hitch-free examination in all accredited centres in the country. He said about 160 examination centres were accredited to conduct the electronic-based examination, pointing out that the number of centres was increased this year. “Last year, the board had only fifty-five centres,” he said. The Registrar said about 300 examination centres applied, adding that only 160 were accredited because they met with the Board’s requirements. He said the c ...
Mourinho Press Conference Jose Mourinho addressed the media at Stamford Bridge, rather than Cobham, ahead of tomorrow's London derby against Tottenham Hotspur, with the Blues boss stressing the importance of taking points off one of those teams competing for a place in the top four. The Portuguese covered a range of topics in front of the assembled journalists, and first was an update regarding the fitness of three players.Eden Hazard played 28 minutes of Belgium's midweek draw against Ivory Coast, but picked up a knock shortly after coming on.Mourinho, however, reported he is fit to play tomorrow, although Ashley Cole will miss the game, while there are also doubts over whether David Luiz will recover in time from the injury he sustained in Brazil's 5-0 win over South Africa.'Hazard is good, we have some other problems, we don't know if they can recover, but Hazard looks good, no problem,' said the Portuguese.' It was good for me that Ashley played part of the game [for England], he hasn't played for a l ...
What did the Soccer World Cup do for Bafana? Lonwabo Marele Cape Town - In two or 10, or even 20 years' time a visitor to South Africa might turn to a football fan and ask: "So, what did that 2010 World Cup do for you?" The South African, with vuvuzela (remember them?) gripped proudly in one hand, could cite increased investment in the country. He or she could maybe say there are more tourists coming than ever before. And, with a satisfied blast on the vuvuzela point out that South Africa has the best stadiums in Africa. "Look at our Soccer City and our Cape Town Stadium." No doubt about that. All valid points, and thanks FIFA. But for now perhaps the most important thing is still lacking. The thing that really makes football followers proud - a winning National Team. Nearly four years ago, South Africa was the centre of the football world. Its players bowed out of the World Cup group stage with a bang not a whimper, dancing and singing their way into Free State Stadium on their way to beating former worl ...
Caf outlines 2015 qualifying process The Confederation of African Football has decided on the qualifying process for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco. It will start with 30 nations in the preliminary rounds to decide seven countries who will advance to the group stages. The other 21 nations of the 51 entrants have been given byes into the group stage. The 28 nations will then be split into seven groups, with the top two in each pool and the best third-placed country qualifying for the finals along with hosts Morocco. Automatically qualified for group stages: Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Tunisia, Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Togo, Egypt, South Africa, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Niger, Guinea, Senegal, Sudan Teams in preliminary qualifiers: Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Botswana, Malawi, Uganda, Mozambique, Benin, Sierra Leone, Congo, CAR, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Liberia, Gambia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Namibia, Burundi, Lesotho, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Chad, Sao Tome, Seych ...
Nigeria and Ivory Coast dominate African football. Wait a minute... There's clearly something wrong with this title. I mean, South Africa have better stadiums, most qualified coaches, the best league in Africa and not to mention that most African superstars use the Premier Soccer League as a stepping stone for their careers. Yet week in week out all you hear is Nigeria, Nigeria, Nigeria or Cote d'voire, Cote d'voire, Cote d'voire... Both countries having qualified for the World Cup with their players starring for top European sides, while some of our best players can't even beat Amazulu, Polokwane City or Golden Arrows(No offense) With FIFA and CAF choosing South Africa to host major events, surely there are millions of rands that get pumped into the SAFA bank account. Money that shouldve been used in 2011 to establish academies that wouldve been producing greats by Russia 2018 that would not only impress at the World Cup but also dominate African football. While we are being upstaged by teams and countri ...
GLO CAF AWARD: MIKEL ALSO DESERVE THIS AWARD SAYS TOURE Manchester City star on Thursday won a third straight African Footballer of the year award. The 31-year-old Ivory Coast international also won in 2011 and 2012. Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel was second and Didier Drogba of Ivory Coast finished third. “I thank my family for their support and also congratulate John Obi Mikel, who also deserved this award,” said Toure, who was a key player for both club and country last year. Egyptian legend Mohamed Aboutrika beat compatriot Ahmed Fathy and Sunday Mba from Nigeria to win the best Player based in Africa. It was a fitting send-off gift for the 35-year-old Al Ahly star, who has announced his retirement from the game. Ahly were also rewarded as the Club of the Year ahead of CS Sfaxien of Tunisia and South Africa’s Orlando Pirates after they won an eighth CAF Champions League trophy. Nigeria scooped several awards to underline a very successful year with coach Stephen Keshi voted Africa’s best coach, wh ...
of African Football (Caf) Awards 2013 and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure was crowned African Footballer of the Year for the third time in a row. coach Stephen Keshi, was named coach of the year - and his team got National Team of the year for winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. Kelechi Iheanacho, who starred for Nigeria's U17 team when they won the World Cup in United Arab Emirates, won the most promising talent award. His team won youth team of the year. Egyptian great Mohamed Aboutrika was the African-based player of the year for an unprecedented fourth time - taking the crown just weeks after retiring. His club, the Cairo giants Al Ahly, were named club of the year after they won their eighth African Champions League title.
TESO POLITICAL GRAPEVINE: People to watch in 2016 Meet Erich Ogoso Opolot - Agule County aspirant 2016 Ogoso Erich Opolot was born in Keria-Nyaguo Village, Agule sub county, Pallisa District, and has worked for more than 12 years with the United Nations in Ivory Coast, Kenya, Dubai and Yemen. Previously a journalist with Etop, New Vision, The East African and other media, Ogoso holds two Masters Degrees – one in International Relations from the prestigious Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston, USA; and another in Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University in South Africa. He also holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Makerere. Internationally, Ogoso has attended the UN Leadership Academy in Jordan, the USA Government International Visitor Training Programme in Washington, journalism training at the Reuters Foundation in London, governance programmes at the World Bank in Washington, development training in Israel, humanitarian law in Tanzania, humanitarian coord ...
In Market Watch Peter Kohli has predicted that “frontier markets” in West Africa like Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast etc. will surpass South Africa in growth in the next 5 - 10 years. Kohli is a lot les...
Hello fellow Group friends – I wanted to share some exciting developments with you! We are in the process of gathering an army of worshipers to participate in a FULL SCALE GLOBAL ASSAULT on the walls that divide the Body of Christ and prevent the Holy Spirit from moving freely in our lives, our families, our churches, our businesses, our schools, our cities, states and countries. We only just began this process in the middle of August 2013, and already we have people participating from 57 Nations (Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Burma (Myanmar), Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma) Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Tanzania, Ug ...
Keshi unsure of Chan title Nigeria’s Super Eagles will begin their quest to win the African Nations Championship (Chan) title in South Africa for the very first time when they face Mali on January 11 in Cape Town in their opening preliminary game in the competition. Shortly after securing qualification for the first time at the expense of the Ivory Coast, hopes were high that the Nigerian side would repeat their success of 2013 when they won the Africa Cup of Nations title in the Rainbow Nation. High expectations have now been considerably lowered with the departure to European clubs, of several individuals that helped the country qualify for the 2014 Chan. Juwon Oshaniwa, Gomo Onduku, Godfrey Oboabona and Sunday Mba are no longer eligible for the Chan as is Kano Pillars marksman, Gambo Mohammed who was also excluded from Nigeria’s final 23-man squad for the competition after he failed to recover from a hamstring injury. Keshi knows losing the core of his side is a potentially fatal blow to Nigeria’ ...
Women in Africa are women who were born in, who live in, and are from the continent of Africa. The culture, evolution and history of African women is related to the evolution and history of the African continent itself. They come from sovereign states in Africa that include women from Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Western Sahara and Zimbabwe. Other African women come from states with limited recognition internationally such as the Sahrawi Arab ...
Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue face fines from the Turkish FA after displaying vests bearing tributes to Nelson Mandela. The two Ivory Coast internationals unveiled their personal messages after Galatasaray’s game against Elazigspor on Friday, their first game after the death of South African icon Mandela. Chelsea legend Drogba peeled off his shirt at the 2-0 win to reveal a tribute which said: ‘Thank you Madiba’ and former Arsenal defender Eboue’s vest said: ‘Rest In Peace Nelson Mandela’. The Turkish FA (TFF) are planning to summon the Galatasaray pair to appear before the Professional Football Discipline Committee because they had not sought prior permission to display their messages. It is in contrast to England where games this weekend have been preceded by a minute of applause in celebration of Mandela’s life and his role in ending apartheid in South Africa and transforming the international profile of Africa. Plans to discipline Drogba and Eboue are certain to attract criticism and ...
Africa over the years has had great leaders. However, which of the following leader is the most greatest? 1.Dr. Kwame Nkrumah - Ghana. 2. Nnamdi Azikewe - Nigeria. 3. Emperor Haille Salassie - Ethiopia. 4. Sekou Toure - Guinea 5. Nelson Madiba Mandela - South Africa. 6. Leopord Cedar Senghor - Senegal. 7. Mohammed Al-Ghadafi - Libya. 8. Houphet Borgne - Ivory Coast. Indeed it will be a great pleasure if wonderful people like you share your taught. Thank you very much.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil -- World champions Spain will open their defence of the title at the 2014 World Cup play with a rematch of the 2010 final against Netherlands, while hosts Brazil kick off against Croatia and the United States was drawn in the tournament's Group of Death. The draw, which opened with a tribute to Nelson Mandela, saw Brazil alongside Mexico and Cameroon in Group A, while Spain were drawn in Group B with Chile -- who they also faced en route to lifting the trophy in South Africa in 2010 -- and Australia, as well as the Netherlands. "I said this morning that we would get Holland in the first game, and look what happened," Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said. "What fortune! It is up to us to be very good from the first day. The Dutch will demand the best from us. From there, it could all depend on us and our mental preparation." Colombia, Ivory Coast, Japan and Greece are together in Group C. South American champions Uruguay, Euro 2012 finalists Italy, Costa Rica and England are in a hig ...
On 5 Dec 2013 Nelson Mandela passed away: the first President of a free South Africa (as noted by David Cameron is his tribute on CNN). Much has and will be said of this moment, and the Mandela legacy, but legacies take many forms not all of which endure.   Dawid van Lill (Man Made Wonders of Africa, 2009:130) describes the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace built in 1985 by the then President of the Ivory Coast, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, in the village of Yamoussoukro.  This spectacular monument, and place of worship, was part of the President’s re-creation of his ancestral village as the new capital city. Recalling St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Yamoussoukro Basilica is “the largest church in the world” (p130) and is part of Houphouet-Boigny’s legacy to the Ivory Coast, and an idea about how ideas can change places.  V.S. Naipaul’s (The Masque of Africa: glimpses of African Belief, 2010:205) perspective on this legacy bears reflection.  For Naipaul, the echoes of St Peter’s are ambiguous: t ...
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WC 2014: Africa’s time to shine By Jonty Mark All eyes will be on Bahia, Brazil on Friday, and the draw for the 2014 World Cup Finals. It seems crazy that it is four years since the very same draw was about to take place in Cape Town. I can still clearly remember sitting in the giant hall at the International Convention Centre, as Charlize Theron brought a touch of Hollywood glamour to proceedings, and Bafana Bafana were dealt a tricky-looking draw, one that proved too much for Carlos Alberto Parreira’s men. This time Bafana Bafana fans can only look to Brazil with envy, as South Africa stumbled again in the face of the unfortunate circumstance of having to qualify for a competition. In 2010, it was only really after Bafana had been eliminated, that South African supporters began to adopt Ghana in their numbers, the cringeworthy acronym “BaGhana- BaGhana” taken up by a nation. Now, if supporting the continent is your bag, you can go for BaGhana right from the start, or Nigeria, the Ivory Coast, Ca ...
Africa at FIFA 2014 World Cup: Substance or Formality WRITTEN BY BOB KANDETU THURSDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 2013 06:01 FIVE African Nations will represent Africa in Brazil next year to stake a claim on this most sought after and popu­lar trophy. These are the regulars Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Algeria, and Cameroon. Brazil has been a pow­erhouse of football for generations and has pro­duced football legends the likes of Tostao, Rivelino, Jaisinho, Garrincha and, that immortal of football, Edson de Nascimento, af­fectionately known as Pele of Brazil. Among the later generations, the featured names, such as Romario, Bebeto, Ronaldo, Rival­do, Ronaldinho, leading to more contemporaries like Fabiano, Kaka; Rob­inho to finally settle on the class of Neymar, Marcelo, David Luiz, and Oscar. In the contemporary eco­nomic order, Brazil fea­tures among the BRICS countries of South Africa, China, Russia, India and Brazil, countries that are internationally believed to hold promise for future economic powerhouses, ...
Abuja (AFP) - African pride is at stake at next year's World Cup in Brazil with four of the continent's five qualifiers out to make amends for flopping at South Africa 2010 Kingsley Kobo: Cameroon revives spirit of golden era as Cote d'Ivoire stars face final chance for success Goal.com Ghana were the continent’s standard bearers four years ago, the Black Stars reaching the quarter-finals to equal Africa’s best ever World Cup performance by Cameroon in 1990 and Senegal in 2002. But Nigeria, Cameroon, Algeria, and the Ivory Coast all failed to reach the last 16 and they now have a second chance to improve on their forgettable campaigns in South Africa, where the hosts also failed to escape the group stage. While they all have something to prove, Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah believes the Black Stars are ready to take Brazil by storm. “What we have to do is to prepare well and make a mark at the World Cup. I am confident we can cause a sensation," he predicted. "This time around teams will be wary of Ghan ...
Whats everyones (who is the slightest bit interested at all in Nationalism and what it means) view that Adnan Januzaj could play for England in 5 years time? I mean this is the same England who has Sterling (Jamaican) & Zaha (Ivory Coast?), Welbeck (could have chose Ghana) and Jenkinson (Finland at youth level). Half our cricket team is from South Africa, the Rugby boys have played Tuilagi and Vainikolo before, Froome and Wiggins were not born in the UK and Greg Rusedski was an immense tennis player for Britain but was born in Canada!! I ask as an English person born to a Welsh father and Northern Irish mum, views and opinions people??
Eagles ready for play-offs South Africa 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner Emmanuel Emenike insists the Super Eagles are not afraid of facing a big team in the final round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. The Fenerbahce striker said Nigerians “should not expect any weak team” in the play-offs as African Champions. Nigeria on Saturday beat Malawi 2-0 in Calabar in their last group game of Brazil 2014 qualifiers to seal their place in the play-offs alongside Ivory Coast, Algeria, Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Senegal and Ethiopia. Five countries will ultimately qualify from those two-legged ties to represent Africa at Brazil 2014. Ivory Coast, Ghana, Algeria, Nigeria and Cape Verde are expected be in the same pot. Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Algeria and Egypt are likely to pose a threat to Nigeria’s qualification for the World Cup if the Eagles are drawn against one of them on September 16 in Cairo, but Emenike has backed the Eagles to sail through. “No, we should not expect ...
Nations future stars. - Brazil have Neymar. - Spain have Lisandro Lopez Alvarez. - Ivory Coast have Souleymane Coulibaly. - Germany have Rues. - South Africa have have Ayanda Patosi -BOTSwana: . . . . . . . . . .THUMA
Nigeria overpowered Ivory Coast and Morocco shocked title holders Tunisia this weekend in the 2014 African Nations Championship quailfiers. A brace from star midfielder Sunday Mba helped Nigeria trounce 9 man Ivory Coast 4-1 in Kaduna and virtually seal a place in the finals for the 1st time. Morocco are equally well placed to compete in South Africa next January after a 1-0 win over Tunisia via a late Abdessamad Mbarki goal. Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso built leads at home on other matches while a FIFA ban forced Cameroon to cancel a fixture against Gabon. The Nigerian 'Super Eagles' are strongly positioned to progress in the competition. Coach Stephen Keshi took 8 local stars to the Confederations Cup in Brazil last month and all were in the squad to face the Ivorians. A home victory was expected in the northern city of Kaduna, but the margin must have thrilled even hard to please former National Team captain Keshi. Ivory Coast did not help themselves by having Roger Assale and Baresi Gloudeaou sent o ...
CHAN 2014 qualifier: Eagles hammer Ivory Coast 4-1 NIGERIA inched near their first participation in the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) on Saturday with a 4-1 victory over their counterparts from Ivory Coast at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2013 revelation Sunday Mba again left a sour taste in the mouth of the Ivorians as he had a hand in all the goals scored by Nigeria against the Elephants. Mba, it was, who scored the all-important second goal against the Didier Drogba-inspired Ivorian team in the quarter-final of AFCON 2013 in South Africa in February. On Saturday, the Eagles scored their first goal of the match in the 14th minute after Mohammed Gambo collected a pass from Mba. The Kano Pillars player then turned before placing the ball to the far right of goalkeeper Gbohouo Sylvain. Fourteen minutes later, Mba registered his name on the scorers’ sheet with his left footer hanging in the far corner of the net. What would have been the most beautiful goal of th ...
African Nations Championship Mba, Gambo lead Eagles against CIV Kano Pillars striker Mohammed Gambo has been handed a chance at redemption against Côte d'Ivoire. The forward will lead Nigeria’s attack in Saturday's African Nations Championship qualifier against the Elephants. Gambo had an opportunity to make headlines against Spain at the Fifa Confederations Cup, but froze in his big moment. Now, the striker has been named in Stephen Keshi’s starting line-up to face the Ivoirians in the first leg of the qualifier. There will be no such pressure on midfielder Sunday Mba, who seized his own opportunity in South Africa; not only scoring against Ivory Coast's big-name team, but also nicking the goal that won Nigeria the title. The side is packed with big-game experience with Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Solomon Kwambe and Benjamin Francis. Nigeria XI: Chigozie Agbim, Solomon Kwambe, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Benjamin Francis; Femi Oladapo, Sunday Mba, Ayo Saka; Ezekiel Mba, Gomo Onduku ...
TODAY IN HISTORY (2 July, 2010) On 2 July 2010 the Ghanaian soccer team’s dreams of becoming the first African team to reach the semi-finals of the Fifa World Cup came to an end after they were defeated by Uruguay on penalties. The team, known as the Black Stars, took the lead shortly before half-time due to Sulley Muntari’s goal. Moments later, Diego Forlan scored an equaliser through a free-kick, taking the match into extra-time. After finishing one all at the end of regulation time, the Black Stars went down to Uruguay 4 – 2 based on penalties. The Black Stars were Africa’s last team standing at the 2010 Fifa World Cup Quarter Finals. Not to forget the notorious Suarez, lo wabamba ibhola from crossing the goal line. After Cameroon, Algeria, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and the host country, South Africa (shame), were eliminated at the group stage, it seemed the whole of Africa would be left disappointed; but Ghana kept traditional African drums ringing.
Why are some folks mad about Obama's comment on *** Does Obama's comment for people to respect the rights of *** and *** in Africa amounts to issuing a fiat for the practice of the act on the continent? For the records in more than 10 African countries including South Africa, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Gabon and Chad same-sex marriages was legal before Obama became US president. And you sit in and Ghana and boast you thank God you did not support him for the US presidency as if he cares about what you think or your vote! Lol.
‘Majestic African Textiles’ the exhibition includes 60 pieces, richly patterned and elaborately decorate textiles from North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. The exhibition offers superb presentation of woven arts of the diverse African textile producing cultures of Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and South Africa. There’s a Nigerian ceremonial tunic made of panels of imported velvet and wool bedecked with beaded patterns including crowns, medals, faux epaulets, flowers and the faces of Yoruba ancestors. The exhibition will be on view from 3 May 2013.
Naija Supa Eagus defenda, Godfrey Oboabona don yarn us for supersport.com dat him get de confidencedat Spain wey na dem be de world and European Champions go fall yakata today. Supa Eagus go jam Spain for dia lass group game for de 2013 fifa confederation cup wey dey carry on for Brazil. Walahi, na must make de Supa Eagus take big koboko flog Spain if deg wan collect de semifinal ticket as Uruguay for dia own side fit skatta Tahiti wey carry plenty promo come Brazil. Nobody fit beat Spain for dia lass 27 games wey dem don play, but Godfrey wey dey tap him ball for Sunshine Stars for de Naija League tok say Spain go chop bilala today. “We know say our people don dey fear dat Spain no go gree for us, but I wan make dem rememba de tin wey we do Ivory Coast for de Nations Cup wey we win for South Africa. “If Uruguay fit end our unbeaten run, den we too go vex skatta Spain today as na must make we reach de semifinal. Naija people and our fans, abeg make unnaforgive us for dat Uruguay game and trust us,” ...
W/Cup: Ethiopia, Egypt, Ivory Coast advance in Africa Ethiopia, looking to qualify for its first World Cup, joined the Ivory Coast and Egypt in becoming the first teams to qualify for the final round of playoffs in African qualifying. Egypt, under former US coach Bob Bradley, took the playoff place in Group G with a 1-0 win in Mozambique. Bernard Parker's own-goal in the 70th minute gave Ethiopia its 2-1 comeback victory over South Africa, ending any chance of the 2010 World Cup host playing in Brazil in 2014. The National Stadium in Addis Ababa was packed with roaring fans. Thousands also crowded outside the stadium walls in the capital within minutes of the victory. The outcome underlined Ethiopia's soccer resurgence after it played at this year's African Cup for the first time in 30 years. South Africa had taken the lead on Parker's left- footed volley in the 33rd minute. Getaneh Kebede tied it in the 42nd. Parker, however, misdirected a header, with the ball rocketing into the top right corner of his ...
World Football News Update! 1. Spain opened their Confederations Cup campaign with an impressive 2-1 victory over Uruguay in Recife. 2. Italy moved level with Brazil at the top of Confederations Cup Group A after a tough 2-1 win over Mexico at the Maracana. 3. Manchester City have joined Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign the most sought-after striker in Europe - Robert Lewandowski. 4. Prandelli was left furious after Balotelli was booked for stripping off his shirt in celebration. 5. PSG line up a bid for Gareth Bale and they hope that will help acquire AVB 6. Ethiopia progressed to the African play- offs after knocking 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa out of the race to Brazil with a 2-1 win in Addis Ababa. 7. Luiz Felipe Scolari says his Brazil side can develop into a great team after Neymar inspired the five-time world champions to a convincing victory in their Confederations Cup opener. 8. Ivory Coast became the first team to reach the third and final round of African qualifying when ...
World Cup Qualifying Wrap: top groups topped Group A of the CAF section of Fifa World Cup qualifying, but will have to wait to see if they can play in the final round. They secured a 2-1 success at home to South Africa on Sunday, however, their place in the last phase is under threat following an announcement from FIFA that they are face an investigation for allegedly fielding an ineligible player in a fixture with Botswana on June 9. Bernard Parker had put ahead in the 33rd minute, but Getaneh Kebede equalised just before half-time and Parker then scored past his own goalkeeper with 20 minutes remaining, as Ethiopia claimed the points in Addis Ababa. In Group B, Tunisia affirmed their position as group leaders with a 1-1 draw in Equatorial Guinea. Their position in the last round was already confirmed by second-placed Cape Verde loss to Sierra Leone on Saturday, and Oussama Darragi's 64th minute penalty cancelled out Juvenal's first-half spot-kick for the hosts. Ivory Coast sealed their progression from ...
- Ethiopia will win Group A if they beat South Africa - Tunisia will win Group B if they don't lose against Equatorial Guinea - Ivory Coast will win Group C if they beat Tanzania - Egypt will win Group G if they win against Mozambique OR Guinea doesn't win against Zimbabwe - Algeria will win Group H if the win against Rwanda AND Mali doesn't win against Benin How many of those five teams will win their group today? ;)
SPORTS UPDATES Manchester City have made a mega-million bid for Milan’s Stephan El Shaarawy, according to La Gazzetta Delllo Sport. As City look to revamp their squad for next season, it seems that they have turned their attention to the 20-year-old striker after reports suggested they lost their bid for Napoli’s Edinson Cavani to Chelsea. . The Black Stars have pitched camp in South Africa to prepare for this Sunday's 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier against Lesotho. The team arrived in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon after beating Sudan 3-1 in Omdurman with ten men at the Al Merreikh Stadium. . Ivory Coast arrived in Ghana on Sunday to play the local Black Stars in a two-legged friendly this week. The exhibition matches have been arranged to prepare both teams for their upcoming 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers. . Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand has expressed worry over England’s football future after their U-21s crashed out of the junior European Championship on the weekend ...
TOP TEN FIFA RANKINGS IN AFRICA Senegal have dropped 23 places are now at 99 globally, their lowest position ever. The Teranga Lions are now 25th on the continent. Ivory Coast still top the table for Africa but have fallen a place to 13 overall. Other big losers in June's rankings are Benin, who dropped 16 places globally, while Guinea and The Gambia both fell 15 spots. Chad made the biggest gain as they leapt 12 spots to 154 in the world and 41st in Africa. The top four overall remain unchanged with World and European Champions Spain at the top of the list ahead of Germany, Argentina and Croatia. 1. Ivory Coast (13 in the world) 2. Ghana (21) 3. Mali (23) 4. Nigeria (31) 5. Algeria (35) 6. Tunisia (42) 7. Zambia (49) 8. Burkina Faso (51) 9. Central African Republic (59) 10. South Africa (BBC Sport)
Bafana ninth best in Africa Bafana Bafana have climbed six places in the latest Fifa World Rankings, while also breaking back into the top 10 countries in Africa. Gordon Igesund’s men are up to 56th in the global standings and ninth among CAF nations. They are still well behind African leaders Ivory Coast, who are 12th overall, but well above any of their 2014 World Cup qualifying opponents – Central Africa Republic (64th), Ethiopia (107th) and Botswana (125th). There are no changes in the top 10 in the world rankings, with Spain, Germany and Argentina still leading the way. Top 10 in Africa 1. Ivory Coast (12th) 2. Ghana (22nd) 3. Mali (26th) 4. Nigeria (28th) 5. Algeria (35th) 6. Tunisia (41st) 7. Zambia (46th) 8. Burkina Faso (50th) 9. South Africa (56th) 10. Equatorial Guinea (61st) -MM
"It is clear to all who want to see that U.S. President Barack H. Obama dwarfs neo colonialiast criminals Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Mobutu of the Congo, Papa and Baby Doc of Haliti, and Wilson Goode of Philadelphia with respect to their carrying out the will of those who have oppressed and exploited African for the past 500 years. Like those Africans who the international white ruling class put in power in South Africa, Afghanistan, and Ivory Coast, they represent white power neo colonialist capitalism. It was African troops, led by such gangsters like Idi Amin of the British colonial army, the Queens African Rifles who help to track down and murder our beloved African patriot and freedom fighter, Dedan Kimathi in Kenya in the 1950's. It was African traitors who drugged Fred Hampton of the Black Panther Party, and gave the FBI and Chicago police entry into his home so they could murder him as he slept on December 4, 1969 at the height of the Black Revolution of the Sixties. Assata Shakur was a member of that ...
D continent of Africa has produced world class leaders of which their legacies has remain evergreen in our memories, d likes of Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Samora Machel of Mozambique, Patrice Lumumba of Congo, Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya, julius Nyerere of Tanzania, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and Obafemi Awolowo of Nigeria, Moumar Gaddafi of Libya, Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Felix Boigny of Ivory Coast and host of others dat ve played a vital role in binding d Whole continent without any discrimination . All of dem have bin called 2 d great beyond and we d future generation wat hinders us following their footsteps ?
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah said A Black man is capable of managing his own affairs but I disagree! My reasons are look at all he black man countries in Africa which has developed better without the help of the whites? Look at Ivory Coast still sicked to their colonial masters(France). South Africa is not an exception are well developed because the whites still lived there and guided them In Ghana, leaders have come and go but none have found the antidote to poverty and the low living standards. We can't even manage our own resources well. We import everything even human resource! What kind of a country is Ghana. Malaysia started with Us and now see where they are! Greedy *** as our former president Rawlings would say all over. So do now agree a black can't manage his own affair? I know Ghana wasnt ready for independence because our independence is meaningless if we still go for loan to support our budget after all these resources available to us.
Tottenham striker Adebayor explains AFCON flight fiasco Submitted by tribalfootball.com on Sat, 02/23/2013 - 06:27 Share on email Share on print Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has explained away his problems over returning from the African Cup of Nations in South Africa. Spurs had to send a private jet to collect him FOUR DAYS after Togo had been knocked out of the Cup. He said: “In South Africa there were no planes. I can get a private jet but I don’t want to abandon my team. “Togo is not Ivory Coast. When they went out, the president of their federation sent them a plane to get back. “It took us four days to get a plane to Togo. That’s not my fault, I can’t just put wings on my body and fly to London.”
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After many seasons of hanging on the wrong side of the table Nigeria leapt 22 places up the FIFA rankings on Thursday. This is following the Super Eagles triumph at the African Nations Cup. But despite the leap by Nigeria the continent remained without a team in the top ten. The Eagles, who defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 in Sunday's final in South Africa to win the competition for the first time in 19 years, rose to 30th place in the table – their best position for three years. It is though still far from the fourth position they achieved just before the 1994 World Cup in the USA. Burkina Faso, who exceeded expectations by reaching the final, stayed outside the top 50 but have jumped 37 places to 55th. Ivory Coast, beaten by Nigeria in the quarter-finals, remained Africa's highest-ranked side in 12th. They gained two places and are followed by Ghana seven places below. The Ghanaians moved up by seven places. Mali who lost by 4-1 to Nigeria in the semi-finals are still ahead of Nigeria at the 25th spot. That ...
Keshi Sacked Prior To Clash Against Ivory Coast? NFF Denies Resignation Story Stephen Keshi has left Nigerians wondering on his next move as Eagles coach when he asked; “do Nigerians want me? He did not wait for an answer when he said “no, they don’t want ”. But the Nigeria Football Federation has refuted claims in some quarters that Super Eagles’ coach has tendered his resignation after leading the team to success in South Africa. Answering questions at the mixed zone after leading Eagles to win their third Nations Cup. Keshi was highly criticised for draws with Zambia and Burkina Faso which Nigerians, especially his employers, saw as annoying. But the team kept faith before hitting form to churn out scintillating victories against Ethiopia and Ivory Coast. The victory against star studded Drogba-led Ivory Coast became the turning point for the Eagles who were considered outsiders for the Cup. “Nigeria don’t value what they have.” Still savouring his two historic Nations Cup as ski ...
I am just waiting to hear from all those pessimistic folks who thought Stephen Keshi and the Super Eagles couldn't have made it beyond first round of the just ended Afcon, which Keshi and his boys eventually went ahead and clinched a historic victory. According to Keshi, during an interview on Metro FM in South Africa hosted by Super Sports Robert Marawa, he said "I was even sacked before we played Cote D' Ivoire". Yes, I read a story of Keshi losing his job if he didn't win Ivory Coast. Nigerians never believed in him and the boys, let alone lent them their support all because he drew our first two matches in the group stage of the Afcon. Up till now NFF are yet to make an official comment on Keshi's reported resignation. I await NFF comments, until then I reserve my comments.
Keshi resigns as Super Eagles coach The Nigerian national coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has reportedly tendered his resignation letter to the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, in less than 24 hours after he guided the Super Eagles to 3rd Afcon glory in South Africa. According to Goal.com, Keshi’s resignation was as a result of his purported sack by the federation before the quarter final match as NFF had booked a plane back to Nigeria as soon as they found out that Eagles would play the star-studded Ivory Coast. According to the website, Keshi had claimed on Metro FM that “he heard about the arrangement made by the NFF after the Mali game, and that he did not want to take it to mind as it would have affected his teams preparations.” Goal.com also said that the Super Eagles handler had informed it few days before the final, that he would ‘pack his bags and leave’ if he felt he was not wanted. Meanwhile, Keshi’s resignation letter still has to be discussed by the NFF. However, the coach says h ...
Did anyone notice this victory in faraway South Africa, Afcon 2013, after ,19yrs, d man in number 19 jersey that is born on Sunday that has a mandate of destroying opponent on Sunday gave a great nation of Nigerian her victory on Sunday 02-10-13, there are witnesses in d house ,Drogba d son of Didier is one of them from Ivory Coast, also Pittropa d son Jonathan from Burkina Faso also can testify to this mandate giving to this man called Sunday Mba, no 19 jersey from nigeria,
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Don’t wory! On February 8, 2013 · In afcon 2013, Onochie Anibeze 12:09 am 2 By Onochie Anibeze Can the Eagles withstand the physical attributes of their Burkina Faso counterparts and win the Nations Cup in South Africa on Sunday? That is my wish. Last week, in this column, I wished so many things as Eagles were to face Ivory Coast, favoured by all to win the ongoing Nations Cup. I wished that the Eagles played more compact rather than the loose positioning we saw in their previous matches against Burkina Faso, Zambia and to a little extent against Ethiopia in the group matches. I wished that they moved more forward than their many passes back to their area when not necessary. I wished that Ahmed Musa and Ike Uche were left out of the quarter final tie against Ivory Coast. And I felt that Fengor Ogude’s disqualification from the match due to card offences was a divine action and said that we would not miss him. I also wondered how he even made the team. He was slow, marked and passed poorly and never ...
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has unveiled a custom-made Windows-run smartphone exclusively available in Nigeria and other African countries. The customised device was launched yesterday in partnership with Microsoft as part of its new 4Afrika Initiative. This includes plans to develop cheap wireless broadband in the Rift Valley in Kenya and help local people in South Africa and Egypt develop Windows apps. Prices for the new device have not yet been announced. "Our aim is to be the most affordable Windows Phone in Africa," Gustavo Fuchs, director of Microsoft Windows Phone division in the Middle East & Africa, told the BBC. It will initially be rolled out in seven countries: Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Angola, Morocco and South Africa. The phone will be marketed depending on the retail climate of those individual nations, Mr Fuchs explained. "At first we are making the product available across the southern market. "We're looking at the biggest channel for each country. In South Africa, it's operat ...
Breaking Sports News Live! BBC Sports 1419: FOOTBALL BBC's Matthew Kenyon in Durban: We've got the team news. As predicted, Nigeria are unchanged - so Joseph Yobo, who's been injured and came on as a late, late sub in the game against Ivory Coast, remains on the bench, and there's no place for Fegor Ogude in the midfield, even though he's back from suspension. For Mali though, lots of changes - four in total. As the coach told us, Mamadou Samassa comes back in goal - despite Soumaila Diakite's heroics in the penalty shoot out against South Africa. Adama Coulibaly has lost his place in defence, with Mahamadou N'diaye replacing him. And in the midfield Samba Diakite and Samba Sow are replaced by Kalilou Traore and Mahamane Traore. 1410: FOOTBALL Reading manager Brian McDermott and striker Adam Le Fondre have been named Premier League manager and player of the month. Le Fondre scored seven goals for the Royals in January as they picked up seven points and made it through to FA Cup fifth round. 1403: FOOTBALL ...
In today's epic match, Super Eagles have themselves to disappoint. They have raised the tempo and the expectation of the 'doubting Thomas' fans by proven beyond doubt that they can effectively compete with any fierce opponent and come out victorious has been pleasantly surprisingly demonstrated against Cote D' Ivore, the book maker pre-tournament favourite. Eagles have nothing less to prove today than to rise to the occasion, with unrelenting commitment and un-undermining their opponent, total concentration with cohesive team display and shunning selfish display and the coaching crews dishing out precise instructions to the players. The last semi finals AFCON game the eagles won was against South Africa and now we have to repeat that feat on South African soil, the odds favours them and the entire nation are massively behind them. They are condemned to victory, anything less than progressing to the final would be huge disappointment to their effort against Didier Drogba's led Ivory Coast and they shall be ...
Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, says he is happy at renewing the rivalry between himself and Mali captain, Seydou Keita, which dates back to the years when both of them featured for their countries at the U20 level. “That is a long time now and its amazing that the world still remembers but really records matter little to me, I just want the team to do well, but I’m happy that after several years both of us are still playing active football and are the captains of our National Teams,” Yobo said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Nigerian musician, Flavour, who was in the stands when the Eagles shocked Ivory Coast in the quarter-final clash on Sunday, has said he expects the Super Eagles striker and a personal friend of his, Emmanuel Emenike, to score more goals and power the country to the title. Emenike has so far scored three goals for Nigeria in the running for the top scorer’s award. Flavour is again expected in the stands to cheer his friend on Wednesday at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South A ...
Since the match against Ivory Coast at the ongoing AFCON competition in South Africa, everyone has been talking about the winning goal by Sunday Mba. The 20 yard shot from Mba sent the Elephants out of the competition and landed the Super Eagles a spot to play in the Semi-Finals. SoutheastNigeria.co...
EAGUS CHOP ELEPHANT SUYA De Supa Eagus of Naija don waka to de semi final of de 2013 Afcon wey dey go on for South Africa afta dem bulala Ivory Coast 2-1 on Sunday. De Elephants (na Ivory Coast nickname be dat) start de game as dem show correct swagga, but Naija goalie, Vincent Enyeama dey kampe as im pari de shot wey Drogba play kommot. E no tay at all wen De Supa Eagus also see de best chance to score for de 26th minute as Naija strika Emmanuel Eminike troway de oppurtunity. Ivory Coast na dem be de favourite for dis competison, and Naija pipu and fans don dey fear bifor dem play dis game dat de Elephants go skatta de Supa Eagus. But na lie as na de Eagus score fess for de 41st minute wen Naija strika Emmanuel Eminike score a fantastic freekick to put Naija for de lead as de fess half finish 1-0. Emmanuel Emenike don score 3goals now for Naija and na him and Alain Traore of Burkina Faso dey lead de goal chart now but de guyman no go play again as hin don get injury. Ivory Coast vex come out for de sekon ...
MESSAGE TO YOBO: Your days are number in Eagles squad The pairing of Kenneth Omeruo and Godfrey Oboabona in Super Eagles defence at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nation in South Africa clearly show that the Captain, Joseph Yobo's days in the squad are numbered. The duo, despite the fact that they are playing together with each other for the very first time, yet they are doing fantastically well in the defensive role. The 19year old Chelsea loan player, Omeruo and Nigeria Premier League Sunshine star of Akure player, Oboabona started pairing with each other in the second group C match against cup holder, Zambia due to the skipper, Joseph Yobo's slight injury and they porketed the likes of Kalaba, Mulenga and Zambian Captain, Katongo was forced to leave the pitch due to their defensive mutual understanding. The duo also stood up with determination to stopped the highly rated experience Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba in West Africa derby quarter final fight to finish battle which ended 2-1 in favour of under ...
All the teams with surnames are out of the Afcon.Ivory Coast,South Africa,Cape Verde zvino Burkina Faso inopabuda here?
THE THREE TYPES OF SOCCER FANS All eyes are on South Africa - the country not the football team - as the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations has entered the interesting knockout phase. A few surprises have already occurred as giants Ivory Coast and hosts South Africa lost to so-called underdogs Nigeria and Mali and maybe more surprises are in store. All this is great fun to Zimbabweans and excitement is super high as people are laughing at the under-achievers and respecting the surprise packages like Cape Verde (although they are out). Somewhere within all this excitement, we may forget that we are Zimbabweans and our real team is the one called the Warriors. They may not deserve the "Warriors" tag right now, but we are bound, by blood to root for them and to wish them well. They hold the true key to genuine happiness for Zimbabwean soccer fans. We have three different types of soccer fans in Zimbabwe. The first is the normal, honest soccer fan, whose reactions and emotions to Warriors results are transparent. The ...
Sunday Mba aka OGBUENYI afta his famous goal against Ivory coast Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle can all welcome back some of their key men after midfielder Sunday Mba scored the winner for the Super Eagles in the AFCON 2013 quarter final match-up with The Elephants of Ivory Coast on Sunday. So who is he? Last night the African Nations Cup once again witnessed the early exit of its perennial underachievers Cote d’Ivoire after Nigeria sent them packing at the quarter final stage. Once again The Elephants entered the competition as overwhelming favourites but lost out to opposition they were expected to deal with comfortably. For Didier Drogba it means his dream of winning an Afcon trophy in his career has been left in tatters as he privately admits he will not feature at the 2015 event in Morocco. So who is the man that has sent the likes of Drogba, Yaya Toure and Gervinho on an early flight home from South Africa? His name is Sunday Mba and he is a very highly rated midfielder still plying his tr ...
Sammy Wejinya is back on the 2013 Afcon hot seat with the lads from 3pm. What do you make of the Super Eagles' 2-1 victory over the Elephants of the Ivory Coast on Sunday and do you think the Super Eagles can go all the way in South Africa?
They wanted to sack Keshi, Amanze tells President Jonathan Former Vice President of Nigeria Football Association Amanze Uchegbulan has sent some words to President Goodluck Jonathan. “Many of those commending Stephen Keshi yesterday for Nigeria’s victory against Ivory Coast had concluded plans to sack him.”  Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi with Home Based Super Eagles at a News Conference at the Eagles’ Camp in Abuja Amanze was referring to the Sports Minister Bolaji Abudullahi who pressed *** the football federation to disengage Keshi on the grounds that he was not good enough to manage the Eagles. At a time, they were even considering sacking Keshi in South Africa. Later, they wanted to sack two of Keshi’s assistant coaches. “Look at the game the Eagles played today. Great game. Great game. I told them that Keshi is building a team and that he was on the right track. But the minister wanted him out and the federation bought his plan. I wish the Presidency could have somebody w ...
The AFCON family regrets to announce the untimely death of their son Ivory Coast from the Nations Cup. Ivory Coast was shot dead in South Africa by Nigeria in an incidence which keep her bodyguards off balance by a magnificient shot with an AK47 by Sunday Mba. Ivory Coast is survived by over-paid Toure Yaya, over-age Drogba and Arsenal-reject Eboue. RIP IVORY COAST
Today's match between Nigeria and Ivory Coast is the 5th Time the Super Eagles are encountering the Elephants of Cote d'voire. Nigeria won the game by: the Grace of God,The team tireless training within those few days of break,and the late idea and suggestion by Former Nigeria Striker and Icon Kanu Nwankwo a.k.a Papilo out of his experience to posses the ball more to demolilize the pace of the Elephants which they did. The Super Eagles of Nigeria win today makes them to top the chat on 'One on One Meeting with the Ivorian Side' with the ratio of 3:2 win over the Elephants (1990 1994, 2013 NGA) (2006 2008 CIV) Afcon championship respectively. Thanks to Almighty God,my good friend Sunday Mba,Mikel Obi,Victor Moses,Onaze,Emenike, Enyeama, Amokachi, The Players,Kanu Nwankwo,The Refree and all the Eagles Fans for all their efforts to the success of this match. May God bless you all. For those of you in South Africa join the Eagles Tonight at Ingwenyama Conference and Sports Hotel,Nelspruit for the Celebration ...
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The dreams of hosts South Africa and the tiny Cape Verde Islands came to a shattering halt on Saturday when they were knocked out of the African Nations Cup by Mali and Ghana respectively in the quarterfinals. Mali, seeking their First Nations Cup title, kept their hopes alive by beating South Africa 3-1 on penalties, after the match finished 1-1 at the end of extra time, while Ghana, aiming for a long-awaited fifth crown, beat Cape Verde 2-0. South Africa, trying to repeat their 1996 success when they were crowned champions on home soil, were eliminated after losing in a shootout in Durban, while Cape Verde, described by their coach Luico Antunes as "the best team in the competition", lost to two Mubarak Wakaso goals in Port Elizabeth. Ghana will meet the winners of Sunday's clash between Togo and Burkina Faso in next Wednesday's semifinal in Nelspruit while Mali will play either tournament favourites Ivory Coast or Nigeria in the last four in Durban on the same night. Saturday's results, while perhaps s ...
AFCON 2013: Ghana Vs Cape Verde / 15:00 GMT WELCOME First we had 16 teams competing for the crown of African Champions. We've weeded it down to eight and by 20:30 GMT we will have six. I will be here for the next seven hours or so talking you through the first two quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. First up at 15:00 we have Ghana v Cape Verde and then at 18:30 hosts South Africa take on Mali. I'll be focussing on the first clash for now and then later on will talk you through the second. I guess it wouldn't make much sense the other way around. Cape Verde were one of the surprise teams of the group stages - and Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is wary that his side could be on the end of a major shock. "I would have been more comfortable facing the Ivory Coast to be honest," he said. "When you are playing a team with nothing to lose, then it is difficult because there is no pressure on them. That is the fear in me. "Cape Verde are a side similar to Mali, which was our toughest group game. They are disci ...
it seems dat South Africa iz afraid of Ivory Coast n Ghana becos 2day 1 of their TV stations came to annonces to de public dat they shld go n support Nigeria n Cape Verde so dat it won't be difficult when they meet 1 of zis teams in de semi n ground finally
AFCON 2013 All of a sudden, for the past hours, whenever I think of Nigeria facing Ivory Coast on Sunday, All that always comes to my heart is Cameroon vs Nigeria in Tunisia 2004. Like the roaring Lion, Like the towering Elephants. Then depleted Eagles, this Untrusted, and Disjointed Eagles (on the pitch). Hm, Can't wait. GAMES Ghana vs Cape Verde @ 4PM. South Africa vs Mali @ 7:30PM (Winner to face Nigeria *winks*) I think S/A and Ghana will progress. ALOHA!
John Obi Mikel cleared by CAF to take part in QuaterFinal clash against Ivory Coast. ~Lehlohonolo Majoro back for South Africa.
Two Chelsea stars, John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses, are currently competing in the African Cup on Nations in South Africa at the moment and face a big quarter final match against their West African neighbours and tournament favourites the Ivory Coast on Sunday. We've not had much opportunity to rotate in central midfield considering Mikel's absence and the injuries to both Oriol Romeu and David Luiz, so I'm sure Rafael Benitez will be watching Sunday's game with interest and hoping to see the Super Eagles crash out. He'd also be keen to regain the services of Moses, who saved the blushes of a nation when he scored a brace of penalties against Ethiopia and avoided going out at the group stage.
Bravo West Africa at the Africa Cup of Nations! Of the eight teams that made it to the quarter-finals stage, West produced 7. Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Togo, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Mali. The host nation - South Africa is the other team that made the list. Is the trophy on its way to the west?
Afcon 2013 8 teams for Quarter Finals 1.Ivory Coast 2.Ghana 3.Nigeria 4.Mali 5.Togo 6.South Africa 7.Cape Verde 8.Burkina Faso who do you think will win this cup?
Good Morning KP Family 8 Teams who Quafilied for the Quarter Finals. - South Africa - Cape Verde - Ghana - Mali - Burkina Faso - Nigeria - Ivory Coast - Togo Did it go as you predicted, if not whıch Teams did you think will Qualify?
Soccer-Laduma brings to you the country's most prestigious and authoritative 'Team of the Week’, with this week’s team based on the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, brought to you by Jet Mart. The selection is based on performances from the preceding week of football action and is set up in a standard 4-4-2 formation, selected by Soccer-Laduma's team of respected journalists. Simply put, the ‘Team of the Week’ reflects the best 11 players that competed during the past week’s Afcon action. Here's Soccer-Laduma's latest 'Team of the Week', why don't you select yours: Itumeleng Khune - South Africa - Goalkeeper Serge Akakpo - Togo - Right back Siyabonga Sangweni - South Africa - Central defender Fernando Varela - Cape Verde - Central defender Elderson Echiejile - Nigeria - Left back Thuso Phala - South Africa - Right winger Yaya Toure - Ivory Coast - Central midfielder May Mahlangu - South Africa - Central midfielder Mubarak Wakaso - Ghana - Left winger Gervinho - Ivory Coast - Striker Alain Traore - B ...
Who will be the first coach to lose his job at the Nations Cup? Algeria boss Vahid Halihodzic was told that his position would be safe whatever happened in South Africa, so he looks ok, despite the Fennecs' first-round exit. Will Zambia and Herve Renard have to part ways? Is Nigeria's Stephen Keshi on his way out if the Super Eagles lose to Ivory Coast on Sunday? Has Gordon Igesund done enough by taking South Africa to the quarter-finals?­ Who will be first to be fired?.Angola disappointed this edition will the coach stay?
Late Gervinho strike gave Ivory Coast a 2- 1 victory over battling Togo.Whilst Tunisia edged past Algeria 1 Nil in a rather dull North African Derby. Today will see South Africa clashing with Angola at 5pm.Pity it should have been reading South Africa versus Zimbabwe.And imagine the endless possibilities.Anyway 2015 is round the corner. The other night match will see Morocco fight to the bitter end against a very stubborn Cape Verde. Aaaah inga takutogona kunyorawo kacorner kangu kenews rebhora.It sounds good doesn't it?
Today match is close with two wins and four Goals. Ivory Coast and Tunisia is now leading at the top with 3 points then Togo and Algeria, and this make the next matches more fan and interesting!! First we saw tournament favourites Ivory Coast beat Togo thanks to an 88th-minute Gervinho strike, then Tunisia left it even later with a 90th-minute strike from Youssef Msakni deciding their North African derby with Algeria. I'll be as usually for the second day of Group A as South Africa play Angola and Morocco meet Cape Verde. Good nite u'all
– The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in South Africa on Saturday with 10 previous winners among the 16 competing countries. The hosts face Cape Verde Islands before Angola meet Morocco in Group A. It will be the fifth straight tournament that Ivory Coast arrive as favourites – and the Elephants will be desperate to finally fulfil their promise after losing two of the last four finals in agonising penalty shoot-outs. Once again, the spotlight will shine on captain Didier Drogba, Africa’s most high-profile player but whose missed penalty enabled Zambia to win last year’s final and ensured his Nations Cup quest goes on. Benefitting from the decision to play this year’s finals just 12 months after the last tournament, because of a change in the event’s timing from even to odd years, the 34- year-old knows this is his last chance. “We have a team capable of great things at the 2013 Nations Cup,” said the Former Chelsea striker, who now plays in China. “It would be great to win the troph ...
THE TWENTY MOST HOMICIDAL COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD PER 100,000 PEOPLE. 1. Honduras.91.6% 2. El Salvador.66% 3. Ivory Coast.56.9% 4. Jamaica ...52.1% 5. Venezuela ...49% 6. Belize.41.7% 7. Guatemala ...41.4% 8. US Virgin Islands..39.2% 9. St Kitts Nevis...38.2% 10. Zambia ...38% 11. Uganda ...36.3% 12. Malawi...36% 13. TRIN AND TOB..35.2% 14. South Africa...33.8% 15. Lesotho ...33.6% 16. Colombia ...33.4% 17. The Congo.30.8% 18. Central African Rep..29.3% 19. Puerto Rico .26.2% 20. Ethiopia ...25.5% In light of last night's shooting of eight people while the rest of us were having a good time one has to pause and think about tomorrow . Tomorrow we could be Honduras. Over there,they are in the process of creating virtually,a new country within the country of Honduras ,with its own laws,cities,etc and leaving the rest of the country in the hands of the mobs of killers. 91.6 % out of every 100,000 people. Wow! We ONLY in 13th place now. We've got to change minds. Stopping guns coming in is just a brick in the w ...
Just watching the highlights of South Africa vs Cape Verde, gotta say I love the African Cup of Nations. Gotta pick Ivory Coast to win it.
10 sexiest players at Afcon 2013 - This is the list of the top 10 sexiest Afcon players who will grace our soccer fields and TV screens. In no particular order curtesy of SOWETAN , the players are: South Africa: Lehlohonolo Majoro - The 26-year-old striker plays for Kaizer Chiefs. Ghana: Adam Larsen - Born in Norway to a Norwegian mother and Ghanaian father. This Adonis is a goalkeeper for Norwegian side Strømsgodset. Mali: Seydou Keita - The 33-year-old captains the Mali team and is a midfielder for Dalian Aerbin FC in the Chinese Super League. Zambia: Christopher Katongo - At 30, Chris is at the top of his game as captain of the Chipolopolo and plays for Chinese Super League club Henan Construction FC as a striker. Nigeria: Obi Mikel - Obi plays top-flight soccer in England for defending Uefa Champions League champions Chelsea. He is certainly going to turn heads at the tournament. Ivory Coast: Yaya Touré - The reigning African Player of the Year, Touré is one of the brightest soccer stars on the con ...
The 10 players Premier League clubs should be watching at Afcon 2013 The Africa Cup of Nations begins this Saturday (January 19) just a mere 12 months after the last enthralling edition of the continental tournament that saw Zambia defeat Ivory Coast in one of football's great fairytales. Since then, the Premier League has witnessed a number of players move to England after excelling in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Take Morocco's Karim El Ahmadi (Aston Villa) and Oussama Assaidi (Liverpool) or Mali's Samba Diakite (QPR) and Modibo Maiga (West Ham), not to mention Emmanuel Mayuka, Afcon winner with Zambia, now at Southampton. It has proved over the years to be a fine place to spot and sign emerging talent and Goal.com has put together a list of 10 players to look out for in South Africa.
Only three coaches from the last Africa Cup of Nations a year ago are returning for the 2013 tournament in South Africa from Saturday. Frenchman Herve Renard guided Zambia to a shock success in Libreville last February and remains in charge having turned down more lucrative offers from China and the Middle East. Sami Trabelsi of Tunisia is the other coach coming back with the same team and will hope for a better outcome after the Carthage Eagles made a last-eight exit in Gabon/Equatorial Guinea a year ago. German Gernot Rohr did not have his contract with 2012 co-hosts Gabon renewed after losing in the quarterfinals, but he took over Niger and guided the Mena (Gazelles) to the African football showpiece. Among the coaches who have fallen by the wayside during the past year is Francois Zahoui of Ivory Coast, whose team did not lose a game nor concede a goal, but a shootout loss to Zambia in the final cost him his job. The coaching line-up in South Africa includes eight European coaches, seven Africans and ...
Africa Cup of Nations 2013: How to win the tournament Some of the continent's greatest ever talents, such as Didier Drogba, George Weah and Michael Essien, have never got their hands on a winner's medal. The 29th edition of the tournament in South Africa starts on Saturday and looks wide open. Drogba's Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Algeria and Ghana will start as the favourites but last year in Gabon, Zambia won the final on penalties and proved that outsiders have every chance of proving the pundits wrong.
Ivory Coast also beat Egypt, 4-2. South Africa are struggling to score, the same goes for Zambia, Nigeria drew 0-0 with Cape Verde
legend Didier Drogba has tipped Ivory Coast to triumph in South Africa
Ivory Coast skipper Didier Drogba hopes to finally lead the Ivory Coast to a second Afcon triumph in South Africa after two close misses.
Well looks like title becoming a 2 horse race between United and their noisy neighbours. Also on the horizon is the African Cup of Nations, kicking off on Sat 19th January from South Africa but today you can get a little taste with a friendly Ivory Coast v Egypt KO 4.30pm, La Liga game tonight is Getafe v Granada KO 7pm Also CIYK tickets on sale from 12.00 today, only 200! Get in quick!
We survived the end of the world, fancy a CAN friendly betting? South Africa, Ivory Coast, Zambia or Cape Verde:
Man City What they need in a nutshell: To ditch 'Super Mario'. Window shopping: The first thing Roberto Mancini needs to do on 1 January is sell Mario Balotelli. He keeps upsetting the applecart and he is not a good enough player to justify it. I would get him out of the door and bring in another striker. Micah Richards is on his way back from injury but they might need another centre-back too. Mancini clearly does not fancy Joleon Lescott and Kolo Toure is away with Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations. Kolo's brother Yaya will also be going to South Africa and will be a big miss in midfield but Mancini needs Javi Garcia to step up rather than bring anyone else in. Linked with: Daniele De Rossi 29, CM (Roma) Mamadou Sakho 23, CB (PSG) Pedro Franco 21, CB/CM Millionarios Paulinho 24, CM (Corinthians) Fernando Llorente 27, CF (Atletico) David Villa 31, CF (Barcelona) - MK
It seems like only yesterday that South Africa were hosting the World Cup , but now the country will kick off 2013 as hosts for another tournament , The African Cup Of Nations! The action begins on 19th January , when South Africa meet Cape Verde in the opening game and runs until the final on 10 February. Dider Drogba will once again lead favourites Ivory Coast alongside Yaya Toure and Cheick Tiote. You can catch other Premier League stars including , John Obi Mikel and Peter Odemwingie for Nigeria and Morocco's Adel Taarabt! But which team will nab the trophy off Zambia ? We can't wait to find out !
Manchester City duo Yaya and Kolo Toure have been named in the Ivory Coast squad for the Africa Cup of Nations. The brothers are among six Premier League players selected by manager Sabri Lamouchi for the tournament, which runs from January 19 to February 10. Their Citizens teammate Adbul Razak will also travel to South Africa despite rarely featuring for the English champions at senior level. Newcastle United midfielder Chieck Tiote and forward pair Gervinho and Arouna Kone, of Arsenal and Wigan Athletic respectively, complete the Premier League representation. Former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba is also included in the squad and will captain the tournament favourites.
Ivory Coast still Africa's No 1 - Ivory Coast gained one more point to emerge at 14 on the latest FIFA monthly ranking ahead of top teams like Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico and France. The Elephants have been Africa’s number team for more than a year now, with a month away from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations where they will be facing in Group D Algeria, who are the second African team on the list at 19th position. Mali gained three places to stay at 25 and third African nation on the ranking, while Ghana lost one point to finish 30th and fourth on continental level. African Champions Zambia leapt five places to perch at 34, thanks to their outstanding 1-0 win over South Africa in Johannesburg last month in a friendly. Gabon and Central African Republic have surprisingly secured stable spots in the top 10 of African teams. The next FIFA/Coca-Cola ranking will be published on January 17, 2013, two days before Afcon kickoff. Top 10 World 1 Spain 2 Germany 3 Argentina 4 Italy 5 Colombia 6 England 7 Netherlands 8 ...
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Herve Renard © Backpagepix Zambia kickstart busy buildup _ African Champions Zambia have adopted a practice-makes-perfect philosophy before defending the title in South Africa during January. Chipolopolo (The Copper Bullets) will play four warm-up matches, against Tanzania, Swaziland, Morocco and Namibia, before facing Ethiopia on January 21 in the opening series of Group C fixtures in Nelspruit. Zambia travel to Dar es Salaam for a game against non-qualifiers Tanzania this weekend, take a festive-season break, and head for South Africa early January to tackle Swaziland and Namibia in Nelspruit. Sandwiched between those two friendlies will be a Johannesburg date with fellow qwalifiers Morocco, a country desperate for success after three consecutive first round exits from the Cup of Nations. Coach Herve Renard, architect of the 2012 Cup campaign that culminated in a penalty shoot-out triumph over favoured Ivory Coast in the Libreville final, considers the friendlies a key factor in his preparations. "Thes ...
Bafana Slip Three Places On FIFA Rankings  Bafana Bafana have slipped three places on FIFA’s official world ranking charts, with the international governing body of football having released the latest standings on Wednesday. South Africa have slipped from 84th place to 87th, currently on 416 points. The only fixture directly influencing the loss in position is last month’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Zambia in the Nelson Mandela Challenge. From a continental perspective, South Africa are sat in 23rd position in the CAF region. Ivory Coast lead the African continent, followed by Algeria, Mali, Ghana and Zambia, who respectively make up the top five CAF nations. Spain continue their dominance at the top of the overall rankings, with Germany defending their second place and Argentina their third. Italy have moved up one place into fourth position, while Colombia completes the top five spots. England, Portugal, Netherlands, Russia and Croatia, respectively, make up the top 10. Five time Fifa World Cup c ...
Shanghai Shenhua sure of Drogba stay Shanghai Shenhua are confident Didier Drogba "will stay in China" despite speculation he could seal a move away from the club in January. Drogba, 34, has been training with his former club Chelsea in order to maintain his fitness during the off-season in China ahead of next month's African Nations Cup. Juventus are said to be interested in the Ivory Coast international, but, as Drogba could be on international duty in South Africa for up to four weeks, they are unconvinced a deal would be worth their while. ESPN understands Shanghai Shenhua are optimistic of retaining the striker's services, as rival clubs are unlikely to match his £200,000-a-week wages. Juve remain keen to bolster their frontline and could instead move for Robert Lewandowski or Fernando Llorente, who are both said to be targets for a number of Premier League clubs.
www.nagambianews.weebly.com Scorpion off to play Palacas Negras Youth and Sports Minister urges the home base Scorpions to work hard ahead of their departure to face Angola who are preparing or the upcoming 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa while the Gambian side prepares for the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Ivory Coast. The Scorpions of The Gambia left Banjul this morning for Angola to pitch their strength against the Palancas Negras in an international friendly. The Gambian team and delegation flew out from Banjul in the early hours of Friday.
Leone Stars home-based Head Coach has said that he’s satisfied with his team’s preparation for their Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) match against Guinea despite there is no league taking place at the moment in Sierra Leone. The match is one of several CHAN Preliminary round first leg qualifying matches slated for next weekend in some parts of the continent and it’s scheduled for the 28th September Stadium in Conakry on December 2. The CHAN is restricted to only locally based players to expose them at the international scene as senior national 'A' teams in the continent most times use overseas based players in international competitions. The CHAN was introduced by Africa’s football governing body, CAF in 2009. South Africa are hosting the third edition in 2014 and the two previous editions were hosted by Ivory Coast in 2009 and Sudan in 2011. Coach Keister, the former England based Sierra Leonean international said: “The league not playing is not an issue for me because we started tra ...
Notes for tomorrow: Always get a flu shot every year for insurance as the strains become stronger every year. Seems to help. Had food poison one year in the 70s on an evening before finals at the college I was attending. Got sicker than a dog on Capital Hill. Walked to SCCC and showed up for my finals late. Was a day I'll never forget... It was a class in Ancient History. Hope you are feeling better! In London at a five star hotel was served a salad with things swimming in the bottom of the bowl... Know what you mean! ;) Love literature, cultural anthropology and the arts. Wouldn't have missed my finals unless I was dead... lol. Had some bad flights too when not feeling well. San Francisco to London to Ivory Coast and then to Johannesburg, South Africa was the worst. The champagne seemed to help tho... It was like a 20 hour trip. Had a friend in Panama from Switzerland doing commodities trading in Chocolates. Panama sounds like a nice place to visit. Never been there, but have been to Costa Rica and Rio D ...
Few seem to joke any more. Indeed, the last time anyone laughed out there was over the memorable head-line “BANANA CHARGED WITH SODOMY” (relating to the Reverend Canaan Banana and his alleged proclivities). Zimbabwe was just the latest African state to squander its potential, to swap civil society for civil strife and pile high its corpses. Then the wrecking virus moves on and a fresh spasm of violence erupts elsewhere. Congo, Ivory Coast, Sudan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, even Kenya. Take your pick, for it is the essence of Africa, the recurring A-Z of horror. Therefore, as surely as Nelson Mandela took those steps from captivity to freedom, his own country will doubtless shuffle into chaos and ruin. Mark my words. One day it will be the turn of South Africa to revert to type, its farms that lie wasted and its towns that are battle zones, its dreams and expectations that lie rotting on the veld. That is the way of things. Africa rarely surprises, it simply continues to appall. When interviewed on BBC Radi ...
Africa Cup of Nations: Cape Verde face South Africa in opener Debutants Cape Verde, who upset Cameroon to make their first finals, will play host South Africa in 2013 Africa Cup of Nations' opening match. Morocco, due to host the tournament in 2015, and Angola complete Group A. Holders Zambia face two-time winners Nigeria in an intriguing Group C clash, alongside Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. Ghana, who last won the trophy in 1982, face DR Congo, Niger, Mali in Group B with Ivory Coast, Togo, Tunisia, Algeria making up the final pool. Cup of Nations winners 2012: Zambia 2010: Egypt 2008: Egypt 2006: Egypt 2004: Tunisia 2002: Cameroon 2000: Cameroon Cape Verde, with a population of about 500,000, shocked the Indomitable Lions 3-2 on aggregate to book their place in the tournament and there were cheers as they were drawn out by South African president Jacob Zuma to form the other half of the event's curtain-raiser. The match crowns a steep rise through the Fifa world rankings for Cape Verde who were ranked 182 ...
Teams in the same pot cannot be drawn against each other. The draw will be held on 24 October in Durban. *. Pot one: South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast *. Pot two: Mali, Tunisia, Angola, Nigeria *. Pot three: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Niger *. Pot four: Togo, Cape Verde, DR Congo, Ethiopia.
I thank God for my life for excaping death and injuries from Dakar Senegal Fans, who start trowing stone when Drogba double sparks riot in Dakar Two goals from Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba sparked a riot in Senegal on Saturday forcing the abandonment of the biggest African Nations Cup qualifier of the weekend after police fired tear gas in the stadium. The trouble in Dakar overshadowed qualification for Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Tunisia and holders Zambia who are all through to the finals in South Africa in January. Drogba's latest talismanic performance proved too much for the Senegal fans who invaded the pitch, threw objects and lit small fires in the packed stands after their team went 2-0 down and 6-2 behind on aggregate in the final round tie. Police were forced to clear the away supporters to safety, leading many of them to the middle of the pitch, and then sent a vehicle on to the field to evacuate the match officials before the game was called off about 14 minutes from full time. It is likely ...
So TWO to go. AFCON 2013 in South Africa will involve Togo, DR Congo, Angola, Niger, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, champions Zambia, Morocco, Tunisia and, surely, Ivory Coast. We're left with Burkina Faso/Central African Republic and Algeria/Libya
Zambia beat Uganda 9-8 on penalties after trailing 1-0 in regular time to get an opportunity to defend the Africa Cup trophy in South Africa next year. Mostly outplayed in the first and part of second half, Zambia repeated the prowess exhibited at the 2012 championship in Gabon were they beat Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties. This afternoon, Chipolopolo captain Christopher Katongo turned villain when he failed to convert the first penalty take. But Africa Cup Hero Stophira Sunzu managed to convert the last penalty while Kennedy Mweene blocked the Ugandan chance
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Floyd Shivambu wrote On the 2nd of September 2012, the South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Unions Provincial leadership collectives in the province of KwaZulu Natal issued a joint statement after a bi-lateral meeting they held on the same day. There is no patent clarity on the statement of the substantial ideological and political issues these formations of the working class and workers could have discussed in the meeting, but the statement suggests there were lots of conjectural issues and complaints discussed in the meeting. What is evident though is that the meeting failed to discuss the necessary ideological matters confronting the movement currently, more importantly the question of whether the ANC led National Liberation Movement is still pursuing the National Democratic Revolution towards attainment of all Freedom Charter objectives. The meeting also did not make any reflection on whether defining the current phase of the struggle as the second phase of South Africa's ...
Didier Drogba is back at Chelsea! The Daily Mail says the Ivory Coast striker, currently playing for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua, wants to train with a Barclays Premier League club if the Ivorians qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations. The Chinese season ends in November and 34-year-old Drogba will need to stay in peak condition for the tournament, which is to be staged in South Africa starting on January 19.
Addis Ababa - Home Affairs Minister Home Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was elected on Sunday to become the first female head of the African Union Commission, ending a bruising leadership battle that had threatened to divide the organisation. Dlamini-Zuma, South Africa's home affairs minister and an ex-wife of President Jacob Zuma, defeated incumbent Jean Ping of Gabon, who had been at the helm of the Commission, the AU's steering body, since 2008. Dlamini-Zuma, a 63-year-old who has previously served as minister of health and foreign affairs, had to undergo three voting rounds before Ping, 69, was finally eliminated. A final confidence vote of 37 in favour gave her the 60 % majority she needed to be elected. The contest to head the Commission of the 54-member AU had been deadlocked since last year. It pitted French-speaking states, largely backing Ping, against mostly English-speaking countries, especially in southern Africa, which gave their support to Dlamini-Zuma. The feverish impasse over the candidates had ...
yeaaah!! Breaking News coming in: South Africa's Nkosana Dhlamini-Zuma has just won the African Union Chairmanship,, taking over from the sell-out Jean Ping, who sold Libya and Ivory Coast!
Uganda drawn to play against Zambia in its bid to get to the African Nations cup 2013 in South Africa. Can Uganda win this great team that beat Ivory Coast in 2012 Nations' Finals co-hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon?? All your comments and annalysis are welcome.
Did you know? Gabon, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Zambia, Israel, France, Portugal, Rhodesia, South Africa and the Vatican City all helped the Biafran Army in their secession bid from the Federal Republic of Nigeria. At the end, Biafra was defeated by the gallant Northern Soldiers.
Crap day of betting yesterday with South Africa, Boca Juniors, Ivory Coast all drawing and Denmark and Germany winning!
Congratulations to our good SA locked neighbours in the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. They have just concluded peaceful elections and there is no party disputing the results. A rare occasion on the African Continent indeed! (remember who ignite artificial revolutions and cosmetic wars for commercial ends in the motherland). There was also a very loud silence and absence of the empire up north and west in affairs of Basotho elections. But this is no surprise, let us look at the reasons thereof: 1. Lesotho, relatively poor and heavily depended on South Africa, is of no interest to the empire. 2. They have neither precious mineral resources, enough land nor oil, and this does not attract the imperialist attention nearly half as does DRC, Sudan, Libya, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Botswa, Angola etc. 3. In Lesotho, there is no superior race that needs the protection of the empire up north or west (the reason for the absence of the superior race in Lesotho is that there is nothing for them to c ...
Latest in the fine writing series: Tina Susman's obituary of Zoey. RIP Zoey! ''Zoey the cat, who witnessed the fall of apartheid and the rise of Occupy Wall Street, and who weathered countless airplane, car, subway and bus trips as she traveled across Africa and the United States, died at her Brooklyn home Thursday after a short illness. She was believed to be at least 21 years old. Zoey was born in South Africa, about the same time Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and was a symbol of her homeland: mainly black, with some white; calm and resilient in the midst of upheaval. Like her adoptive caretaker, she survived countless close calls as she adapted to the whims of various news organizations. She was abducted by wild dogs in West Africa; held hostage by corrupt customs agents in Ivory Coast; threatened with deportation by airport officials in South Africa; confronted by ice-pick wielding burglars in Johannesburg; hit by at least one car; forced to do battle with rabid rodents, reptiles and large ...
South Africa were the biggest African risers in the Fifa rankings this month, edging up four places to 67th spot. Elsewhere, Sierra Leone rose two places to 61st spot, to lie above Nigeria (63) for the first time in their history. Ivory Coast remain top in Africa at 15th, with Ghana second highest (22nd). DR Congo were the biggest fallers, dropping five places to 124th position. The 1974 African Champions are now rated below the likes of Benin, Central African Republic and Sao Tome e Principe. Similarly, Nigeria - who have competed at four World Cups and won two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments - have now dropped below Sierra Leone in the rankings. Sierra Leone, whose population of six million is dwarfed by Nigeria's total in excess of 160m, have never travelled to a World Cup and have only ever competed at two Nations Cups - in 1994 and 1996. The top seven in the African rankings were unchanged, with Tunisia moving up to eight as Egypt dropped down the rankings. World and European Champions Spain still ...
Hi everyone,i am trying to get hold of South Africa World Cup tickets for a friend of mine. 1)Ivory Coast verse Portugal in Port Elizabeth. 2)Spain verse Suisse in Durban. 3)Nigeria verse South Korea in Durban. or any other World Cup tickets.
Thabo Mbeki has been a notably powerful figure in African politics, positioning South Africa as a regional power broker and also promoting the idea that African political conflicts should be solved by Africans. He headed the formation of both the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the African Union (AU) and has played influential roles in brokering peace deals in Rwanda, Burundi, Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has also tried to popularise the concept of an African Renaissance. He sees African dependence on aid and foreign intervention as a major barrier to the continent's being taken seriously in the world of economics and politics, and sees structures like NEPAD and the AU as part of a process in which Africa solves its own problems without relying on outside assistance.
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