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Feb 9th, 2013
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S’Busiso Mseleku History will be made no matter who wins the 29th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday. A number of talking points are also bound to occur in the final just as it has happened right through this tournament, more especially in the knockout stages. HISTORY A Nigerian w...
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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...
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Feb 6th, 2013
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EXTRA TIME – Burkina Faso 1-1 Ghana And that’s it here at the Mbombela Stadium. Burkina Faso win the encounter on penalties and it’s nothing less than they deserve. Bance cancelled out Mubarak’s opener and for the first time in their history, Burkina Faso will take part in the...
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Feb 6th, 2013
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Ghana go into their fourth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations semi-final with no injury worries ahead of their meeting with Burkina Faso. Midfielder Anthony Annan is fit again and in contention to start, with Richmond Yiadom Boakye also shaking off an injury. Burkina Faso midfielder Mohamed Koffi trai...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 6th, 2013
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(AP) — Appiah says his players “are all professionals … they should be fine with it,” urging them to quickly adjust to the poor sandy surface in Nelspruit on which Burkina Faso has played its entire tournament. Ghana wasn’t allowed to train on the pitch Tuesday, meaning the te...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 3rd, 2013
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Burkina Faso reached the semi-finals of the African Nations Cup for the first since 1998 when a header in extra time from Jonathan Pitroipa gave them a 1-0 win over fellow outsiders Togo on Sunday. Pitroipa pulled away from his marker at a corner in the last seconds of the first period of extra time ...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 29th, 2013
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Reuters – Ethiopia fans took the unusual step of apologising for their unruly behaviour in last Monday’s match against Zambia by waving a banner during the game against Nigeria on Tuesday. “We apologise for our behaviour, but we love the game” was written in huge letters on th...
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Jan 28th, 2013
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South Africa (AP) — Ethiopia’s chances at the African Cup of Nations have taken a hit with the team’s two top players expected to miss the decisive Group C match against Nigeria on Tuesday. Ethiopia coach Sewnet Bishaw said Monday that midfielders Asrat Megersa and Adane Girma may not rec...
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Jan 28th, 2013
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The Egyptian match official who refereed Nigeria’s Group C game against Zambia last Friday at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Gehad Grisha will take no further part at the 2013 Afcon in South Africa. Grisha awarded a highly controversial penalty to Zambia late on in the game leading to an angry re...
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Jan 25th, 2013
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AFCON 2013 Result: Burkina Faso 4 – 0 Ethiopia Rank outsiders, Burkina Faso have jumped to the top of the Group C of the Africa Nations Cup after posting a ruthless 4-0 victory over Ethiopia in Nelspruit.  Burkina Faso keeper, Abdoulaye, Soulemana was sent off in the 60th minute for handling th...