2012 Africa Cup of Nations

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 27th, 2012
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Uganda Cranes became the first nation to qualify for the 2012 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup after a 1-0 triumph over Ethiopia. The defending champions and hosts of the tournament scored early through Brian Umony in the ninth minute. A heavy afternoon downpour made for a wet surface and difficult condit...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jul 12th, 2012
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Forward Asamoah Gyan has ended his self-imposed exile from Ghana’s national team. The 26-year-old took a break from international football in February after the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. He blamed ‘psychological reasons’ for his break, after his missed penalty in the semi-final co...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jun 5th, 2012
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South Africa fired national soccer coach Pitso Mosimane on Tuesday in reaction to their disappointing start to the World Cup qualifiers at the weekend. Mosimane is the first victim of Africa’s qualifying campaign for the 2014 finals in Brazil after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Et...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 12th, 2012
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Zambia have won their first Africa Cup of Nations title by beating favourites Ivory Coast 8-7 in a penalty shoot-out after the game in Libreville ended goalless. Stoppila Sunzu scored the winning goal for Zambia after goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene saved Kolo Toure’s spot-kick and Gervinho blasted o...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 12th, 2012
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“Congratulations to Zambia! Bet it is crazy over there now! Let the party begin….feel sorry for Gervinho though!” 2228: An incredible end to an incredibly uneventful match. I thought that shootout would never end. 2227: There were 18 penalties, 15 were scored. At the end of it all, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 11th, 2012
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Cheick Diabate scored in each half as Mali defeated 10-man Ghana 2-0 in a play-off Saturday to finish third at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. The big Bordeaux striker poked in a rebound midway through the opening half and tapped home a cross with 10 minutes left after Ghana defender Isaac Vorsah had...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Feb 11th, 2012
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2012 African Cup of Nations Final Live Update: Ivory Coast 0 – 0 Zambia *Zambia battle ready to take on Côte d’Ivoire at 2012 Nations Cup Final Ivory Coast versus Zambia in the final of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. Kick-off was put back to 1930 GMT earlier in the week, don’t forget, but [&he...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 20th, 2012
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(CNN) — Two-time champions Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations after being held 2-2 by Guinea on Saturday. Second-half goals from strikers Victor Obinna and Ikechukwu Uche put Nigeria 2-1 ahead in Abuja, but Ibrahima Traore’s 90th-minute equalizer ensured that Gui...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uncategorized
Jan 19th, 2012
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LONDON, United-Kingdom, January 19, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On January 21 the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations opens with a ceremony in the city of Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Amnesty International’s Equatorial Guinea expert Marise Castro is available for telephone interviews to g...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Dec 22nd, 2011
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Libreville – President Ali Bongo’s party scored a landslide victory in Gabon’s parliamentary elections but turnout was low given an opposition boycott, it was announced on Wednesday. Bongo’s Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) secured 114 out of parliament’s 120 seats, its b...