AFCON 2013

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Jan 29th, 2013
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The lament for a great creative inside-forward has been a defining one among fans in Africa’s most populated country for close on a decade. The more time passes since Jay-Jay Okocha, an entertainer and a crowd favourite in the 1990s and noughties, retired, the louder the lament. The respected f...
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Jan 28th, 2013
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Nigeria are expected to get their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign back on track with a win over Ethiopia in a final Group C tie today in Rustenburg. The Super Eagles have drawn their first two group games against Burkina Faso and champions Zambia and would now need to beat Ethiopia to rea...
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Jan 25th, 2013
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Lelisa Desisa was not far away from the world record in his debut race as Ethiopia swept the men’s and women’s podium at the Dubai Marathon on Friday. Desisa, 23, clocked 2 hours 4 minutes 45 seconds over the 42.195-kilometres distance, just 1:07 minutes off the world record 2:03:38 from Kenyan Patri...
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Jan 25th, 2013
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by Fekade Shewakena Over the last couple of weeks, particularly following news that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) foiled an assassination plot against Ato Abebe Gellaw, a journalist and political activist who heckled Meles Zenawi at a heads of states meeting in Washington DC last year,...
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Jan 25th, 2013
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Ethiopia coach Swenet Bishaw has backed his team’s fans ahead of the African Nations Cup Group C clash with Burkina Faso, despite the fine imposed for bad behaviour against Zambia. Ethiopia fans reacted angrily to the sending off of Jemal Tassew, throwing missiles on to the pitch after the goal...
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Jan 24th, 2013
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Chelsea winger Victor Moses, who has missed Nigeria’s opening game, is expected to enter the Africa Cup of Nations fray against Zambia. The winger’s return from injury is welcome news for the Super Eagles, who take on the defending champions four days after being contained to a 1-1 Group ...
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Jan 24th, 2013
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Niger are still looking for their first Africa Cup of Nations point, after losing all four of their games to date. The Mena will take encouragement from holding Mali for 84 minutes in their Group B opener, before conceding Seydou Keita’s late winner. DR Congo coach Claude LeRoy complained that ...
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Jan 24th, 2013
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Lessons have been learned from Ghana’s first game at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as the Black Stars go into the decisive fixture in Group B against Mali. After a 2-2 draw against DR Congo on Sunday, Ghana’s campaign at the continental finals desperately needs a win to keep their chance...
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Jan 23rd, 2013
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Ethiopia goalkeeper Bushura Tasew is banned by the CAF disciplinary committee. And Ethiopia have also been slapped a US$ 10,000 fine on top of the player suspension. CAF has fined Zambia after four of its players were yellow carded in the 1-1 draw against Ethiopia. The players on cards are Collins Mb...
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Jan 21st, 2013
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Ivory Coast kick off the Africa Cup of Nations as firm favourites once again and with no major injury concerns ahead of their Group D opener. Captain Didier Drogba will once again lead the Elephants, as they seek to add to their single title from 1992. Togo’s build-up was dominated by striker E...