Jonathan Pitroipa

By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Mar 22nd, 2013
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Burkina Faso are in trouble having taken only one point from two Group E games, and that was later forfeited because they fielded ineligible defender Herve Zengue in a 0-0 home draw with Congo Brazzaville. Belgian coach Paul Put’s side created one of the biggest upsets in Nations Cup history by...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 16th, 2013
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The Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi, has won the Africa Cup of Nations and overcome the country’s political hurdles – so far. Stephen Keshi is carried aloft as Nigeria celebrate beating Burkina Faso in the Africa Cup of Nations final in Johannesburg. Photograph: Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images Back...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 11th, 2013
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From a player stuck in the obscurity of the French second division to one from a collection of millionaires at Champions League winners Chelsea, Reuters’ selection of a ‘dream team’ for the African Nations Cup reflects the wide diversity of the players who competed at the finals in South Africa over ...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 10th, 2013
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Burkina Faso’s talisman Jonathan Pitroipa has been named best player of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. However, it was champions Nigeria who got the lion’s share tonight as Emmanuel Emenike won the Golden Boot after scoring four goals and Victor Moses scooped the Fair player Award. Coach...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 10th, 2013
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NIGERIA HAVE WON THE AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS!!! Nigeria returned to the top of African football on Sunday by beating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the Cup of Nations final for its first continental title in nearly two decades. Sunday Mba’s goal in the 40th minute delivered another triumph for coach Stephen...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 10th, 2013
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Latest: Nigeria 1-0 Burkina Faso Sunday Mba scores on 40 mins Final at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg NIGERIA HAVE WON THE AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS!!! 90 +4 Dagano steps up and rifles his free kick five yards over the bar! It may be all over! The Nigeria bench can sense they are on the brink of […]...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 9th, 2013
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The Stallions are set to make history while the Super Eagles are hoping to win the Nations Cup trophy for a third time The route to qualification for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament was different for both sides. While the Super Eagles walloped Liberia 6-1, the Stallions needed a stoppage ti...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 9th, 2013
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Burkina Faso will make history on Sunday by appearing in the Africa Cup of Nations final for the first time. They face Nigeria who, while not favourites for the tournament at the start are now hotly tipped to win, even though the teams drew 1-1 in the first group match. You might not know a […...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 8th, 2013
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Burkina Faso’s Jonathan Pitroipa has been cleared to play in the Africa Cup of Nations final against Nigeria on Sunday after his ban was rescinded. Referee Slim Jdidi admitted that he mistakenly issued the winger with a second yellow card for simulation in the semi-final against Ghana. The Conf...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 8th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Factbox on Burkina Faso, who play in Sunday’s African Nations Cup final against Nigeria at Soccer City: Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 8 Previous best performance: Semi-finalist in 1998 FIFA world ranking Jan. 2013: 92 Coach: Belgian Paul Put was banned in...