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Afcon round 7 goals review

Sunday, 5th February 2017 9:44pm
The Africa Nations Cup round 7 produced 3 goals with home teams scoring 1 and the away teams scoring 2.

1 goals were scored in the first half whilst 2 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played32
Home wins1340.6
Away wins721.9
Drawn1237.5
Goalless draws412.5
Goals66
Goals/game2.1
First half goals3045.5
Second half goals3654.5
Home team goals 3654.5
Away team goals3045.5

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Afcon round 6 goals review

Saturday, 4th February 2017 9:15pm
The Africa Nations Cup round 6 produced 1 goals with home teams scoring 1 and the away teams scoring 0.

0 goals were scored in the first half whilst 1 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played31
Home wins1341.9
Away wins619.4
Drawn1238.7
Goalless draws412.9
Goals63
Goals/game2.0
First half goals2946.0
Second half goals3454.0
Home team goals 3555.6
Away team goals2844.4

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Afcon round 5 goals review

Thursday, 2nd February 2017 11:36pm
The Africa Nations Cup round 5 produced 4 goals with home teams scoring 3 and the away teams scoring 1.

0 goals were scored in the first half whilst 4 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played30
Home wins1240.0
Away wins620.0
Drawn1240.0
Goalless draws413.3
Goals62
Goals/game2.1
First half goals2946.8
Second half goals3353.2
Home team goals 3454.8
Away team goals2845.2

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Afcon round 4 goals review

Sunday, 29th January 2017 10:04pm
The Africa Nations Cup round 4 produced 6 goals with home teams scoring 4 and the away teams scoring 2.

0 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played28
Home wins1139.3
Away wins621.4
Drawn1139.3
Goalless draws414.3
Goals58
Goals/game2.1
First half goals2950.0
Second half goals2950.0
Home team goals 3153.4
Away team goals2746.6

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Afcon round 3 goals review

Wednesday, 25th January 2017 8:54pm
The Africa Nations Cup round 3 produced 20 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 12.

10 goals were scored in the first half whilst 10 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played24
Home wins937.5
Away wins520.8
Drawn1041.7
Goalless draws312.5
Goals52
Goals/game2.2
First half goals2955.8
Second half goals2344.2
Home team goals 2751.9
Away team goals2548.1

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Afcon round 2 goals review

Saturday, 21st January 2017 8:54pm
The Africa Nations Cup round 2 produced 20 goals with home teams scoring 13 and the away teams scoring 7.

12 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played16
Home wins743.8
Away wins212.5
Drawn743.8
Goalless draws212.5
Goals32
Goals/game2.0
First half goals1959.4
Second half goals1340.6
Home team goals 1959.4
Away team goals1340.6

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Afcon round 1 goals review

Tuesday, 17th January 2017 9:13pm
The Africa Nations Cup round 1 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 6.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played8
Home wins225.0
Away wins112.5
Drawn562.5
Goalless draws225.0
Goals12
Goals/game1.5
First half goals758.3
Second half goals541.7
Home team goals 650.0
Away team goals650.0

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Ivory Coast wins 2015 Afcon on penalties

Sunday, 8th February 2015 3:37pm
Ivory Coast has won the 2015 Africa Nations Cup after beating Ghana 9-8 on penalties.

The match had finished goalless after 120 minutes and this time Ivory Coast prevailed on penalties having lost to Zambia three years ago.

Here is the Afcon summary:

Number%
Matches played32
Home wins721.9
Away wins1031.3
Drawn1546.9
Goalless draws515.6
Goals68
Goals/game2.1
First half goals2130.9
Second half goals4769.1
Home team goals 3450.0
Away team goals3450.0

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Nations Cup round 6 goals review

Saturday, 7th February 2015 1:19pm
The Africa Nations Cup round 6 produced 1 goals with home teams scoring 1 and the away teams scoring 0.

0 goals were scored in the first half whilst 1 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played31
Home wins825.8
Away wins1032.3
Drawn1341.9
Goalless draws39.7
Goals69
Goals/game2.2
First half goals2130.4
Second half goals4869.6
Home team goals 3550.7
Away team goals3449.3

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Ivory Coast to meet Ghana in Afcon final

Thursday, 5th February 2015 2:24pm
Ivory Coast will meet Ghana in the 2015 Afcon final after the two West African teams beat DR Congo and Equatorial Guinea respectively.

The hosts and the DR Congo will play in the bronze medal deciding match.

The Ivorians were the first to book their place in the final after beating the Congolese 3-1.

In the last tournament to be hosted by Eq. Guinea the Elephants lost in the final to Zambia.

This will be the first final between two West African giants since they meet 1992 when Ivorians won after a penalty shout.

The Black Stars were last in the final in 2010 when they lost to Egypt 1-nil in Luanda.

Here is the 2015 Afcon summary so far with two matches to go:

Number%
Matches played30
Home wins723.3
Away wins1033.3
Drawn1343.3
Goalless draws310.0
Goals68
Goals/game2.3
First half goals2130.9
Second half goals4769.1
Home team goals 3450.0
Away team goals3450.0

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Nations Cup round 4 goals review

Sunday, 1st February 2015 3:02pm
The Africa Nations Cup round 4 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 7.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 13 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played28
Home wins621.4
Away wins932.1
Drawn1346.4
Goalless draws310.7
Goals61
Goals/game2.2
First half goals1626.2
Second half goals4573.8
Home team goals 3049.2
Away team goals3150.8

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Nations Cup round 3 goals review

Wednesday, 28th January 2015 2:59pm
The Africa Nations Cup round 3 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 9.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 10 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played24
Home wins416.7
Away wins729.2
Drawn1354.2
Goalless draws312.5
Goals45
Goals/game1.9
First half goals1328.9
Second half goals3271.1
Home team goals 2146.7
Away team goals2453.3

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Nations Cup round 2 goals review

Saturday, 24th January 2015 1:59pm
The Africa Nations Cup round 2 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 5.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played16
Home wins318.8
Away wins318.8
Drawn1062.5
Goalless draws212.5
Goals30
Goals/game1.9
First half goals826.7
Second half goals2273.3
Home team goals 1550.0
Away team goals1550.0

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Nations Cup round 1 goals review

Tuesday, 20th January 2015 2:19pm
The Africa Nations Cup round 1 produced 19 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 10.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 14 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played8
Home wins112.5
Away wins225.0
Drawn562.5
Goalless draws00.0
Goals19
Goals/game2.4
First half goals526.3
Second half goals1473.7
Home team goals 947.4
Away team goals1052.6

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Afcon 2015 draw completed

Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 7:19pm
The draw for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations has been completed with the hosts Equatorial Guinea being drawn with Congo, Burkina Faso and Gabon.

Group B will see former champions Zambia play DR Congo, Cape Verde and Tunisia.

Group C will teams that have all been to a World Cup. Group C has Ghana, Senegal, South Africa and Algeria

Ivory Coast, Guinea, Cameroon and Mali will play it out in Group D.

In summary these are the groups for Afcon 2015:

Group A: Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Gabon, Burkina Faso
Group B: Zambia, DR Congo, Cape Verde, Tunisia
Group C: Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Algeria
Group D: Ivory Coast, Guinea, Cameroon, Mali

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Afcon 2013 round up

Tuesday, 12th February 2013 1:43pm
The 2013 Africa Nations Cup finished with a total 69 goals scored and winners Nigeria scoring the most goals.

Nigeria won its third Africa Nations Cup after beating Burkina Faso 1-nil in the final.

It was Burkina Faso's maiden final but they could not manage an upset.

The next Nations Cup tournament will be hosted by Morocco in 2015.

In total 69 goals were scored in open play and here is table showing how many goals each team scored:


TeamGoals
Niger0
Ethiopia1
Angola1
Zambia2
Tunisia2
Algeria2
Morocco3
DRC3
C Verde3
Togo4
South Africa5
Mali7
Burkina7
Ivory Coast8
Ghana10
Nigeria11

Total Goals Scored : 69

So Niger finished the tournament without scoring a single goal. Ethiopia and Angola could only manage a single goal whilst champions Nigeria scored the most goals, 11.

TeamGoals
Zambia2
South Africa3
Morocco3
DRC3
Burkina3
Tunisia4
Togo4
Nigeria4
Niger4
C Verde4
Angola4
Ivory Coast5
Algeria5
Ghana6
Ethiopia7
Mali8

Total Goals Conceded : 69
Runners up Burkina Faso conceded only three goals in six matches to finish the tournament with the best defence.

The number of goals is 30 less than those scored in the 2008 edition:


YearGoals
2013 69
2012 76
2010 71
2008 99

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Nigeria wins 2013 Afcon

Monday, 11th February 2013 9:44am
Nigeria won the 2013 Africa Nations Cup after beating Burkina Faso 1-nil.

One first half goal was enough for the Super Eagles to win its third Nations Cup trophy.

The result means that Nigeria will now be going to the Confederation Cup in Brazil as African champions.

Here is the summary for Afcon 2013:

Number%
Matches played32
Home wins1237.5
Away wins515.6
Drawn1546.9
Goalless draws412.5
Goals69
Goals/game2.2
First half goals2637.7
Second half goals4362.3
Home team goals 3956.5
Away team goals3043.5

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Mali claim third place again

Sunday, 10th February 2013 7:17am
Mali claimed third place for the second successive Africa Nations Cup tournament after beating Ghana 3-1.

Mali also beat Ghana in the last tournament in 2012 and now has got two bronze medals.

Here is the 2013 Afcon summary so far :

Number%
Matches played31
Home wins1135.5
Away wins516.1
Drawn1548.4
Goalless draws412.9
Goals68
Goals/game2.2
First half goals2536.8
Second half goals4363.2
Home team goals 3855.9
Away team goals3044.1

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Nigeria to meet Burkina Faso in Afcon final

Thursday, 7th February 2013 8:48am
Burkina Faso beat Ghana after a penalty shootout to reach their maiden Africa Nations Cup final.

With the match tied at one all after extra-time, Burkina Faso missed just one penalty as Ghana missed three of their five.

In the earlier match, Nigeria easily dispatched Mali 4-1 to reach their first final since 2000.

In this round 4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the 2013 Nations Cup summary so far:

Number%
Matches played30
Home wins1033.3
Away wins516.7
Drawn1550.0
Goalless draws413.3
Goals64
Goals/game2.1
First half goals2437.5
Second half goals4062.5
Home team goals 3554.7
Away team goals2945.3

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Nigeria stuns Ivory Coast to reach semis

Monday, 4th February 2013 9:27am
Nigeria stunned Ivory Coast winning 2-1 to reach the 2013 Africa Nations Cup semis.

They will be joined by Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso.

Nigeria will meet Mali who beat the hosts South Africa after a penalty shoot-out.

Ghana dispatched the debutantes Cape Verde with two second half goals booking a meeting with Burkina Faso.

The Africa Nations Cup quarter-finals produced 8 goals and only one match was decided after a penalty shoot-out.

2 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the 2013 Africa Nations Cup summary so far:

Number%
Matches played28
Home wins1035.7
Away wins414.3
Drawn1450.0
Goalless draws414.3
Goals57
Goals/game2.0
First half goals2035.1
Second half goals3764.9
Home team goals 3357.9
Away team goals2442.1

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Togo reaches quarter-finals

Thursday, 31st January 2013 7:29am
Togo reached the Africa Nations Cup quarte-finals for the first time after a draw against Tunisia.

Tunisia needed a win in order to stay in the competition but a missed penalty in the second half meant that they are now leaving South Africa.

Ivory Coast had already qualified for the quarters where they will meet Nigeria.

The last group matches produced 20 goals.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 12 were scored after half-time.

Here is the Africa Nations Cup summary so far :

Number%
Matches played24
Home wins833.3
Away wins312.5
Drawn1354.2
Goalless draws416.7
Goals49
Goals/game2.0
First half goals1836.7
Second half goals3163.3
Home team goals 2857.1
Away team goals2142.9

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Holders Zambia out of Nations Cup

Wednesday, 30th January 2013 7:49am
The defending champions Zambia bowed out of the 2013 Africa Nations Cup after a draw with Burkina Faso.

They become only the second holders to fail to reach the knockout stage.

The Zambians go out without losing a match but they did not win one either after three draws.

In Group C, Burkina Faso won the group and will play the runners up from Group D. This will be either Togo or Tunisia.

Nigeria will face Ivory Coast in their quarter final match after overcoming Ethiopia 2-nil.

The first quarter-final will see Ghana play Cape Verde whilst hosts South Africa will meet Mali.

Here are the winning goal margins so far at half time:

Goal MarginFrequencyPercentage(%)
0 11 50.0
1 10 45.5
2 1 4.5

The table shows that no team has been winning by more than a two goal margin at half time.

Here is the table of goal margins at full time:


Goal MarginFrequencyPercentage(%)
0 11 50.0
1 5 22.7
2 3 13.6
3 2 9.1
4 1 4.5

Half of the matches have been drawn so far whilst for those matches where there has been a result, the most popular margin has been a one goal margin.


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Ivory Coast through as Algeria bows out

Sunday, 27th January 2013 8:19am
Ivory Coast became the first team to reach the quarter-finals in the 2013 Nations Cup after beating Tunisia 3-nil.

The final group game in Group D between Togo and Tunisia will decide who joins the Ivorians in the quarters.

Burkina Faso has the highest winning margin of four so far having beaten Ethiopia 4-nil in their match.

Burkina Faso will now meet defending champions Zambia in their final match and a draw could see Zambia bow out of the tournament.

The Africa Nations Cup round 2 produced 16 goals.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played16
Home wins743.8
Away wins16.3
Drawn850.0
Goalless draws318.8
Goals29
Goals/game1.8
First half goals1034.5
Second half goals1965.5
Home team goals 2069.0
Away team goals931.0

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Draws dominate Nations Cup round 1

Wednesday, 23rd January 2013 7:05am
The Africa Nations Cup round 1 produced 13 goals with no goals scored on the opening day.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Both Group A matches finished goalless and in fact the first three matches of the tournament were drawn.

Mali got the first win with a 1-nil win over Niger.

Group C saw both matches end one-all but Group D saw Ivory Coast and Tunisia win their matches.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played8
Home wins337.5
Away wins00.0
Drawn562.5
Goalless draws225.0
Goals13
Goals/game1.6
First half goals538.5
Second half goals861.5
Home team goals 861.5
Away team goals538.5

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Afcon 2012 round up

Wednesday, 15th February 2012 11:22pm
Zambia won the 2012 Africa Nations Cup beating Ivory Coast in a penalty shootout and this was their third attempt.

The next Nations Cup tournament will be hosted by South Africa as the tournament now reverts to odd years.

In total 76 goals were scored in open play and here is table showing how many goals each team scored:


TeamGoals
Niger1
Burkina2
Botswana2
Senegal3
Eq Guinea3
Sudan4
Morocco4
Libya4
Angola4
Tunisia5
Mali6
Ghana6
Guinea7
Gabon7
Zambia9
Ivory Coast9

Total Goals Scored : 76

The runners-up Ivory Coast finished the tournament without conceding a single in open play and so here is a table showing the number of goals each team conceded:


TeamGoals
Ivory Coast0
Zambia3
Guinea3
Gabon3
Libya4
Tunisia5
Niger5
Morocco5
Mali5
Ghana5
Eq Guinea5
Angola5
Senegal6
Burkina6
Sudan7
Botswana9

Total Goals Conceded : 76

Two years ago in Angola 71 goals were scored in total but in 2008 99 goals were scored.


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Zambia beats Ivory Coast on penalties

Monday, 13th February 2012 12:27pm
Zambia won the 2012 Africa Nations Cup after beating Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties

The first seven penalties were all converted but the Ivory Coast failed on their eighth and ninth penalties.

The Ivorians finished the tournament without conceding a single goal from open play but it was the failure to convert a penalty in the second half that cost them dearly.

Here is the 2012 Africa Nations summary

Number%
Matches played32
Home wins1753.1
Away wins1031.3
Drawn515.6
Goalless draws13.1
Goals76
Goals/game2.4
First half goals3242.1
Second half goals4457.9
Home team goals 4356.6
Away team goals3343.4

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Mali beats Ghana to finish third

Sunday, 12th February 2012 8:23am
Mali finished third in the 2012 Africa Nations Cup after beating ten-man Ghana 2-nil.

The match was 1-nil at half time and after Ghana was reduced to ten players, Mali scored their second round.

The result means that the 2010 runners up finish fourth.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played31
Home wins1754.8
Away wins1032.3
Drawn412.9
Goalless draws00.0
Goals76
Goals/game2.5
First half goals3242.1
Second half goals4457.9
Home team goals 4356.6
Away team goals3343.4

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Zambia to meet Ivory Coast in final

Thursday, 9th February 2012 8:46am
Zambia will meet Ivory Coast in the 2012 African Nations Cup.

The Zambians shocked pre-tournament favourites Ghana 1-nil through a late goal.

With the seemingly heading for extra time, Zambia scored to reach their third Nations Cup final.

In the other semi, Ivory Coast overcame Mali 1-nil.

The win also means that the Ivorians have reached the final without conceding a goal.

Ghana and Mali will play in the bronze medal match.

The Africa Nations Cup round 5 produced 2 goals with home teams scoring 1 and the away teams scoring 1.

1 goals were scored in the first half whilst 1 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played30
Home wins1756.7
Away wins930.0
Drawn413.3
Goalless draws00.0
Goals74
Goals/game2.5
First half goals3141.9
Second half goals4358.1
Home team goals 4358.1
Away team goals3141.9

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Ghana to meet Zambia in semis

Monday, 6th February 2012 8:36am
The Africa Nations Cup round 4 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 2.

The last quarter final went into extra time as Ghana won 2-1 with an extra time goal.

That win means that the losing finalists from the Angola tournament will face Zambia in the first semi.

The other semi will see Mali battle it out against Mali. Mali beat Gabon after a penalty shootout.

The co-host had led for the most of the match only for Mali to equalise with about five minutes of normal time remaining. The Malians held their nerve to score all their penalties and march to the semis.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played28
Home wins1657.1
Away wins828.6
Drawn414.3
Goalless draws00.0
Goals72
Goals/game2.6
First half goals3041.7
Second half goals4258.3
Home team goals 4258.3
Away team goals3041.7

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Zambia reaches Afcon semis

Sunday, 5th February 2012 5:05pm
Zambia reached the 2012 Africa Nations Cup after beating ten-man Sudan 3-nil in the first quarter-final of the tournament.

Zambia led 1-nil at half-time and two more goals ensured they became the first team in this year's edition to win by a three goal margin.

In the second match of the quarters, Ivory Coast dismissed co-host Equatorial Guinea by a similar scoreline.

The result means that the Ivorians have reached the semis without conceding a goal.

The table below shows the number of goals each team has conceded so far:


TeamGoals
Ivory Coast0
Ghana1
Gabon2
Zambia3
Tunisia3
Mali3
Guinea3
Libya4
Niger5
Morocco5
Eq Guinea5
Angola5
Senegal6
Burkina6
Sudan7
Botswana9

Total Goals Conceded : 67

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Gabon, Ivory Coast top group phase

Friday, 3rd February 2012 1:41pm
Co-host Gabon and Ivory Coast finished the 2012 Africa Nations Cups without a defeat.

In the case of Ivory Coast they finished the group phase without conceding a single goal.

Ghana came second in the defensive stakes having conceded just one goal.

Four teams finished without a single point and these are Senegal, Niger, Botswana and Burkina Faso.

So here is a league putting all the teams in one big table and the table uses goal difference:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Ivory Coast 3 3 00 50 59
Gabon 3 3 00 62 49
Ghana 3 2 10 41 37
Zambia 3 2 10 53 27
Tunisia 3 2 01 43 16
Eq Guinea 3 2 01 32 16
Mali 3 2 01 33 06
Guinea 3 1 11 73 44
Libya 3 1 11 44 04
Sudan 3 1 11 44 04
Angola 3 1 11 45 -14
Morocco 3 1 02 45 -13
Senegal 3 0 03 36 -30
Burkina 3 0 03 26 -40
Niger 3 0 03 15 -40
Botswana 3 0 03 29 -70

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Ghana to face Tunisia in quarters

Thursday, 2nd February 2012 7:09am
The Africa Nations Cup round 3 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 7.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 10 were scored after half-time.

Ghana drew Guinea its last group phase match and will now meet Tunisia in the quarter-finals.

A draw was not enough for Guinea and they bow out and Mali who beat Botswana 2-1 will now reach the quarters instead.

Mali will face co-host Gabon who won Group C.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played24
Home wins1354.2
Away wins833.3
Drawn312.5
Goalless draws00.0
Goals61
Goals/game2.5
First half goals2642.6
Second half goals3557.4
Home team goals 3354.1
Away team goals2845.9

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Gabon tops group C

Wednesday, 1st February 2012 1:43pm
Co-host Gabon won the 2012 Group C after beating Tunisia 1-nil in their final group fixture.

The win ensures that Gabon will avoid playing the winners of Group D who are more likely to be Ghana.

Tunisia had to settle for the runners up spot whilst Morocco and Niger bow out.

Debutantes Niger go home winless but at least they managed to score one goal.

So far every team has team has scored a goal as shown in the table below:


TeamGoals
Niger1
Mali1
Botswana1
Burkina2
Senegal3
Ghana3
Eq Guinea3
Tunisia4
Sudan4
Morocco4
Libya4
Angola4
Zambia5
Ivory Coast5
Guinea6
Gabon6

Total Goals Scored : 56

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Sudan advances as Angola limps out

Tuesday, 31st January 2012 1:53pm
Sudan progressed to the knockout stages of the 2012 Africa Nations Cup after beating Burkina Faso 2-1 at the expense of Angola who lost 2-nil to Ivory Coast.

Sudan and Angola drew their match 2-all and so the qualification was decided on goal difference.

Sudan finished with a 0 goal difference whilst Angola finished with a -1 goal difference.

Sudan will now meet Zambia in the quarters whilst Ivory Coast will face co-host Equatorial Guinea.

The table below shows the half-time scores for the matches played so far:


ScorelineFrequencyPercentage(%)
0 - 0 6 30.0
0 - 1 2 10.0
0 - 2 1 5.0
1 - 0 5 25.0
1 - 1 4 20.0
1 - 4 1 5.0
2 - 0 1 5.0

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Senegal exits Nations Cup pointless

Monday, 30th January 2012 1:31pm
One of the favourites for the 2012 Africa Nations Cup, Senegal exited the tournament on zero points.

Senegal lost its last group match 2-1 to Libya having lost by a similar scoreline against Zambia and co-hosts Equatorial Guinea.

Zambia won the group and in second place is the co-hosts Eq. Guinea whom Zambia beat 1-nil.

Libya finished with a respectable four points and were still in the run going to the last group match.

Here are the scorelines so far:


ScorelineFrequencyPercentage(%)
0 - 1 1 5.6
1 - 0 4 22.2
1 - 2 4 22.2
1 - 6 1 5.6
2 - 0 3 16.7
2 - 1 2 11.1
2 - 2 2 11.1
3 - 2 1 5.6

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Guinea embarrass Botswana in six goal rout

Sunday, 29th January 2012 11:35pm
Guinea embarrased by beating the African Nations Cup debutant Botswana 6-1.

The match was 4-1 by half-time and Guinea added another two goals to beat ten-man team by a five goal margin.

After 16 matches, Guinea is so far the only team to score more than three goals and also the first team by more than a two goal margin.

Botswana can no longer reach the knockout stage and will be playing for pride when they meet Mali in their last match.

Ghana will play Guinea in their last match and in Group three team still have a chance to progress.

Below is the goal margin table so far:


Goal MarginFrequencyPercentage(%)
0 2 12.5
1 10 62.5
2 3 18.8
3 0 0
4 0 0
5 1 6.3

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Nations Cup round 2 goals review

Sunday, 29th January 2012 8:07am
The Africa Nations Cup round 2 produced 30 goals with home teams scoring 15 and the away teams scoring 15.

13 goals were scored in the first half whilst 17 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played16
Home wins956.3
Away wins531.3
Drawn212.5
Goalless draws00.0
Goals45
Goals/game2.8
First half goals2044.4
Second half goals2555.6
Home team goals 2453.3
Away team goals2146.7

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No draws in Nations Cup first round

Wednesday, 25th January 2012 8:30am
The Africa Nations Cup round 1 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 6.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

The first round of the tournament produced no draws and also no winning margin of more than two goals.

Here is a table showing the margin margins after eight matches:

Goal MarginFrequencyPercentage(%)
0 0 0
1 7 87.5
2 1 12.5


In Group D, for example, both matches were won 1-nil with Ghana and Mali taking the honours.

Both hosts went off to a winning start with Equatorial Guinea seeing off Libya and Gabon dismissing Niger 2-nil.

Here is the tournament stats summary after one round of matches:

Number%
Matches played8
Home wins562.5
Away wins337.5
Drawn00.0
Goalless draws00.0
Goals15
Goals/game1.9
First half goals746.7
Second half goals853.3
Home team goals 960.0
Away team goals640.0

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2012 African Nations Cup preview

Friday, 20th January 2012 1:13pm
The 2012 Africa Nations Cup starts this weekend with the co-host Equatorial Guinea playing Libya in Bata.

Its a tournament missing the usual African giants including the defending champions Egypt.

Cameroon, Nigeria and Algeria are also missing from this year's edition.

In group A, Senegal and Zambia look too strong for Eq Guinea and Libya.

The Senegalese seem to have found back their to the top of the African football and they should at least reach the semis.

In group B, there is one of the favourites to win the tournament in Ivory Coast.

This is a well balanced group with any of the remaining teams able to do well and reach the quarters.

The rest of the teams in group B are Sudan, Burkina Faso and Angola.

Group C looks likely to be dominated by Morocco and Tunisia.

Debutantes Niger and co-hosts Gabon may find this group very tough but at least Gabon will have the home fans fully behind them.

Finally Group D features another favourite for the Cup, Ghana.

Group could possibly be the toughest group if Botswana can take their qualifying form into the tournament.

The other members of Group D are Guinea and Mali.


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Big guns fall out in Nations Cup

Friday, 14th October 2011 11:02pm
Four of the African countries who were at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa will not feature in the 2012 Africa Nations Cup.

South Africa, Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria all failed to make it to Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

The defending champions Egypt will also not be able to defend their title.

Three countries will be appearing at the tournament for the first time. These are co-hosts Equatorial Guinea, Niger and Botswana.

So the countries that qualified are Equatorial Guinea and Gabon as hosts and then Mali, Guinea, Zambia, Morocco, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Angola, Botswana as group winners.

The best-placed runners-up were Libya and Sudan whilst Tunisia finished second in Group K which was the only group with five teams.


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South Africa to host 2013 Nations Cup

Wednesday, 28th September 2011 10:26pm
South Africa to host 2013 Nations Cup South Africa will host the 2013 Africa Nations Cup after swapping with Libya who were supposed to host the tournament.

The 2010 World Cup hosts were scheduled to host the 2017 edition of the tournament but problems in Libya have meant that they host the tournament earlier.

Morocco were alreadys scheduled to host the 2015 Nations Cup and nothing will change about that.

Equatorial Guinea and Gabon will co-host the next tournament in 2012, the last one in an even year.


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Shehata leaves Egypt post

Tuesday, 7th June 2011 10:07pm
Hassan Shehata resigned from his role as Egypt coach after seeing his side play a goalless draw against South Africa.

The Pharaohs needed to win this match in order to stay in contention for a place at the 2012 tournament but a draw means Bafana Bafana can now no longer be overtaken by the defending champions.

Egypt still has two more matches to play but they look more likely to miss the tournament they have won the three last editions.

Meanwhile, Ivory Coast will join Botswana at the tournament and they become the second team to qualify.

Ivory Coast beat Benin 6-2 and can no longer be caught up with two matches to spare.


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Botswana reaches maiden Nations Cup

Sunday, 27th March 2011 11:27pm
Botswana has reached the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time after beating Chad 1-nil in a Group K match.

The result means that Botswana are guaranteed at least second spot which qualifies for a place at the 2012 Nations Cup to be jointly hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Botswana are also the first country to reach the finals (apart from the hosts) and now the remaining matches will determine who will take the remaining 13 places.

Botswana are currently unbeaten in their group which also includes Tunisia, Togo and Malawi.

TipsChallenge will run a tipping competition for the 2012 Nations Cup, the last one to be held in January.


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Morocco to host 2015 Nations Cup

Monday, 31st January 2011 7:36am
The Confederation of African Football(CAF) has announced that Morocco will host the 2015 Africa Nations Cup.

The 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa will host the next one in 2017.

The 2015 Nations Cup will be the second to held in a odd year with the first odd year being the 2013 edition which Libya is hosting.

The last even year one will be held next when Equatorial Guinea and Gabon co-host.


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Algeria concedes the most

Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 7:58pm
Algeria conceded the most number of goals after conceding ten goals at the just ended 2010 Africa Nations Cup.

In just two matches against Malawi and Egypt, Algeria conceded seven goals but then conceded three goals in the other remaining five matches.

Burkina Faso played the least number of matches of all the teams following the withdrawal of Togo in Group B and hence conceded just one goal.

Here is a chart showing the number of goals conceded by each team:


graph

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Egypt tops goal scoring charts

Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 7:40pm
The African champions Egypt finished the 2010 Africa Nations Cup as the biggest scorers

In total the Pharaohs scored 15 goals and in second place was Mali who didn't even reach the knockout stages with seven.

The total number of goals scored in the tournament was 71.

Here is the chart showing the goal scored by each team:


graph It should be noted that the teams did not play the same number of matches with Burkina Faso just playing two.


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Egypt wraps up third title in a row

Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 5:55am
Egypt once again showed its class in African football winning the Africa Nations Cup for the third time in a row after beating Ghana 1-nil in the final.

Egypt becomes the first time to do and this started with their victory at home in 2006 and was followed by another win in Ghana in 2008.

They scored far many more goals than everybody else- 15 in total and conceded just two.

Interestingly Egypt beat four of the World Cup bound teams and the team they did not play was Ivory Coast.

Apart from Ghana they scored three or more goals against teams destined for South Africa.

Here are the different margins for the matches in the Angola tournament.:

Goal MarginFrequency
0 8
1 11
2 7
3 2
4 1

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AFCON final: Ghana vs Egypt

Sunday, 31st January 2010 7:09pm
The 2010 Africa Nations Cup final will see defending champions play World Cup bound Ghana.

Egypt has won the last two Cups and are still to lose in this tournament.

The Pharaohs are the highest scorers at the tournament having scored a total of 14 goals so far. This is more than double what any other team has scored in the tournament.

Of those 14 goals, nine of them have been scored in the second half.

Ghana on the other hand conceded three goals in their first match and those are the only three goals the team has conceded.

In that first match against Ivory Coast, the Black Stars scored in the second half and that was the only second half goal Ghana has scored in the tournament.

Ghana has been able to defend their leads for long periods because in every match where the team has won the single goal has been scored in the first half.

Both teams have kept three clean sheets. Ghana has conceded three goals and Egypt two.

So the final seems to be against two teams with good defences but it seems unlikely to go the penalties.


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Ghana to meet Egypt in final

Friday, 29th January 2010 10:44am
Ghana will meet the defending champions Egypt in the final of the 2010 Africa Nations Cup in Angola after beating Nigeria by 1-nil.

Ghana who have played four matches so far have scored just one goal in each of those matches and they did the same against Nigeria to reach their first Nations Cup final in nearly 20 years.

Egypt on the other hand comprehensively defeated Algeria to reach their third successive Nations Cup final.

The Pharaohs had won their first five matches by a two goal margin and they reserved their highest winning margin so far for World Cup bound Algeria.

Its also the biggest winning margin by any team so far.(see table below)

Algeria and Nigeria will play out for the third place a day before the final which will be on Sunday local time in Luanda.

So far 68 goals have been scored in the tournament and its now very unlikely that the goals record reached in 2008 will be reached this time with just two matches to go.

The table below shows the goal margins so far in the tournament(note this does not consider penalty shootout margins):


Goal MarginFrequency
0 8
1 9
2 7
3 2
4 1

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Africa Nations semis: Algeria vs Egypt

Thursday, 28th January 2010 1:08pm
The 2010 World Cup bound Algeria will face the reigning African champions Egypt in the Africa Nations Cup being hosted by Angola.

Algeria last played their North African rivals in a one-off play-off to decide who went to the World Cup and Algeria triumphed that time.

Egypt are still to lose a match in this tournament and they have scored a minimum two goals in each match.

Egypt have also been winning by a two goal margin in each match so far and so Algeria will have their work cut out.

Algeria on the other hand started the tournament with a 3-nill loss to Malawi but have since won two and drawn one including the crucial win over Ivory Coast in the quarters.

So here are some of the stats for the group matches played at this tournament:


EgyptAlgeria
Played33
Points94
Drawn01
Won31
Lost01
Goal difference6-2
Clean sheets22
Failed to score02
Goals scored71
Goals conceded13
Ave. goals scored2.30.3
Ave. goals conceded0.31.0
Biggest winEgypt 3 - 1 Nigeria
Egypt 2 - 0 Mozambique
Egypt 2 - 0 Benin
Egypt 3 - 1 Cameroon
Mali 0 - 1 Algeria
Ivory Coast 2 - 3 Algeria
Biggest lossNo lossMalawi 3 - 0 Algeria
Score 3 or more21
Concede 3 or more01
Home matches
Played3
Points9
Drawn0
Won3
Lost0
Goal difference6
Goals scored7
Goals conceded1
Ave. goals scored2.3
Ave. goals conceded0.3
Away matches
Played3
Points4
Drawn1
Won1
Lost1
Goal difference-2
Goals scored1
Goals conceded3
Ave. goals scored0.3
Ave. goals conceded1.0


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Africa Nations semis - Ghana vs Nigeria

Thursday, 28th January 2010 12:53pm
Ghana will meet Nigeria in the semi-finals of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola in the West African battle to decide who will reach the final.

The winner of the Ghana/Nigeria match will meet the winner in the other semi featuring the North African giants Algeria and Egypt.

Ghana has played three matches so far as a result of Togo withdrawing from the competition. Of those of three matches the team has won two of them by a scoreline of 1-nil with the other match being a 3-1 loss to Ivory Coast.

On the other hand Nigeria has played four matches winning two and losing one. The other match was drawn after extra time but Nigeria won on penalties.

So here is some of the stats for the group matches for the two teams:



NigeriaGhana
Played32
Points63
Drawn00
Won21
Lost11
Goal difference2-1
Clean sheets32
Failed to score10
Goals scored52
Goals conceded33
Ave. goals scored1.71.0
Ave. goals conceded1.01.5
Biggest winNigeria 3 - 0 Mozambique
Burkina 0 - 1 Ghana
Angola 0 - 1 Ghana
Biggest lossEgypt 3 - 1 Nigeria
Ivory Coast 3 - 1 Ghana
Score 3 or more10
Concede 3 or more11
Home matches
Played2
Points6
Drawn0
Won2
Lost0
Goal difference4
Goals scored4
Goals conceded0
Ave. goals scored2.0
Ave. goals conceded0.0
Away matches
Played12
Points03
Drawn00
Won01
Lost11
Goal difference-2-1
Goals scored12
Goals conceded33
Ave. goals scored1.01.0
Ave. goals conceded3.01.5

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2007/8 4Ghana2Nigeria1


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Nigeria beats Zambia to reach semis

Tuesday, 26th January 2010 2:39pm
Nigeria reached the semi-finals of the 2010 Africa Nations Cup after beating Zambia 5-4 on penalties.

The match finished goalless after extra-time and therefore penalties had to decide the winner.

In the earlier match Egypt once again triumphed over Cameroon scoring two goals in extra time to make a date with Algeria who overcame Ivory Coast.

Cameroon were the first score through an own goal but Egypt came back to score the next three goals in that match.

Algeria also won in extra time over the fancied Ivory Coast. The Elephants were leading 2-1 in the dying minutes of the match but Algeria equalized and in extra got the semis place.

Egypt last played Algeria in a World Cup deciding match and this could be a very explosive encounter.

Ghana dispatched the hosts Angola with a lone goal scored in the first goal. The Black Stars will meet the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a West African battle.

Continuing with the trend of showing scorelines for the Nations Cup this time I will show the first half scored so far:


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 6
0 - 1 7
1 - 0 3
1 - 1 4
1 - 2 1
2 - 0 4


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Cameroon squeezes into quarters

Friday, 22nd January 2010 5:55pm
Cameroon just managed to reach the quarter-finals at the expense of Gabon after three teams in Group D finished with four points.

The Africa Nations Cup uses head-to-head when teams are tied on points and because they were three teams involved the matches between those teams had to considered.

Cameroon had earlier lost to Gabon and so had the head-to-head been between the two teams Gabon would have reached the quarter-finals instead.

Here is what the table used for the Group D head-to-head looks like:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Zambia 2 1 01 44 03
Cameroon 2 1 01 33 03
Gabon 2 1 01 22 03


Elsewhere in Group A, hosts Angola won the group and will now play Ghana to decide who reaches the semis. Ghana beat Burkina Faso 1-nil to reach the quarters.

Ivory Coast who were the first team to reach the quarters will play Algeria after the Algerians secured their place through the goalless draw against the hosts.

Defending champions Egypt will face Cameroon after going through their group with a perfect record.

Zambia will play Nigeria after the Super Eagles dispatched Mozambique 3-nil to secure second place in Group C.

Here is an update of the scorelines so far in the 2010 Africa Nations Cup:


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 3
0 - 1 3
1 - 0 1
1 - 1 1
1 - 2 1
2 - 0 3
2 - 2 2
3 - 0 2
3 - 1 3
3 - 2 1
4 - 4 1



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Cameroon back on track

Tuesday, 19th January 2010 5:01am
Cameroon is now back on track after beating Zambia 3-2 in its second match in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.

Cameroon lost its first match in the tournament to Gabon and needed to get something out of the Zambian match in order to stay in the competition beyond the group stages. Now th team needs at least a draw in its final match against Tunisia to reach the knockout phase.

Also in the second round of matches in Group A Angola and Algeria recorded wins whilst in Group B Ivory Coast reached the knockout phase after beating Ghana.

Ghana will need to Burkina Faso in its second match to join Ivory Coast whilst a draw will be good enough for Burkina Faso.

In Group C, Nigeria had a narrow win over Gabon whilst Egypt reached the quarters after beating Mozambique.

Like at the end of the last round I will also show a table with the updated scorelines from the Africa Nations Cup following the second round of matches and here it is:


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 2
0 - 1 2
1 - 0 1
1 - 1 1
2 - 0 2
2 - 2 1
3 - 0 1
3 - 1 2
3 - 2 1
4 - 4 1



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World Cup bound teams struggle in Angola

Thursday, 14th January 2010 12:34pm
The first round of group games in the 2010 Africa Nations Cup has been completed and none of the 2010 World Cup bound African teams managed a win.

The four World Cup teams that had matches all failed to win with Ivory Coast only managing a draw a goalless draw against Burkina Faso.

Nigeria was the first to score in its match against Egypt but lost the match 3-1 in the end. The other three teams all failed to score.

Cameroon was stunned by Gabon who scored a first half goal and defended it to the end of the match.

The worst result was for Algeria who lost 3-nil to Malawi. Algeria was the only team to lose by a three goal margin in this first round of matches.

Ghana, the fifth World Cup bound African team was not involved in this round of matches after its match against Togo was cancelled following Togo's disqualification from the competition.

Its therefore not surprising that Groups A, C and D are anchored by Algeria, Nigeria and Cameroon respectively.

In seven matches, they were seven different scorelines :


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 1
0 - 1 1
1 - 1 1
2 - 2 1
3 - 0 1
3 - 1 1
4 - 4 1


The second round of matches will be kicked off by a match between Mali and Algeria and should Algeria lose that match then they will be leaving the tournament early.


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Thriller kicks off Africa Nations

Monday, 11th January 2010 4:28pm
The 2010 Africa Nations Cup was kicked off by an eight goal thriller in a match between hosts Angola and Mali in Luanda.

Angola were 4-nil with just 15 minutes to go but Mali managed to score four goals of their own with the last goal being scored seconds before the end of the match.

Angola and Mali are in group A which also comprises Malawi and World Cup bound Algeria and these two teams will meet in the second match of the tournament.

So eight goals have already been scored after just one match and maybe the record of 99 goals set in the 2008 tournament could well be surpassed this time.

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Ghana paired with Ivory Coast

Monday, 23rd November 2009 11:48am
In the 2010 Africa Nations Cup to be hosted by Angola, World Cup bound Ghana and Ivory Coast have been drawn in the same group.

The other two teams in the same group are Togo and Burkina Faso. This group B is the only group with two 2010 World Cup bound teams.

Group A will comprise of hosts Angola plus Mali, Algeria and Malawi.

Nigeria has been drawn in Group C alongside Egypt, Benin and Mozambique. Egypt are the defending champions.

The last group comprises Cameroon, Tunisia, Zambia and Gabon.

The group A match between Angola and Mali will kickoff the tournament in Luanda.


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Africa Nations cup teams decided

Friday, 20th November 2009 6:26am
The sixteen teams to play in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations were decided over the weekend after the end of the 2010 World Cup qualifying matches which also served as qualifiers for the continental cup.

Angola will host the tournament in January 2010.

The remaining fifteen teams who qualified are Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Togo, Tunisia and Zambia.

TipsChallenge will once again be running a tipping competition for the Nations Cup and the fixtures will be available once the draw has been made.


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South Africa misses Angola 2010

Tuesday, 9th September 2008 1:13pm
One of the most significant results from the African 2010 World Cup qualifying this week is South Africa losing to Nigeria and therefore missing out on the 2010 Africa Nations Cup.

South Africa needed to finish second in this group to qualify for the Nations Cup but Sierra Leone beat Equatorial Guinea to get the second spot.

I think South Africa as hosts of the 2010 World Cup would have benefited a lot from the Africa Nations Cup because they don't have to go through the qualifying rounds of the World Cup and this missed opportunity could prove costly if not embarrassing for the World Cup hosts.

Its also interesting to see that the Nations Cup will showcase the top 16 teams from the continent and South Africa will not be one of them.

South Africa will have a chance to host the FIFA Confederations Cup next year and this will hopefully help them to prepare for the tournament.

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Goals record for 2008 Afcon

Thursday, 14th February 2008 12:18am
The just ended 2008 African Cup of Nations saw a record 99 goals scored in the tournament and there was no single match decided by a penalty shootout.

The previous record was 93 goals scored in the 1998 edition hosted by Burkina Faso and in the previous tournament in 2006 in Egypt the number of goals scored was 73 and this was far much less than this year.

Of these 99 goals, 45 were scored in the first half with 54 scored in the second. Its not surprising though that more goals were scored in the second half because that tends to be the trend in football.

Just like in 2006, the top scorer was Cameroon's Samuel E'too with five goals.

The table below shows how much each team contributed to the 99 goals tally and it also shows how many goals were scored in each half.


Team Matches First Half Second Half Total Goals
Ivory Coast 6 6 10 16
Egypt 6 8 7 15
Cameroon 6 7 7 14
Ghana 6 5 6 11
Morocco 3 4 3 7
Tunisia 4 5 2 7
Angola 4 2 3 5
Guinea 4 1 4 5
Zambia 3 1 4 5
Senegal 3 3 1 4
Nigeria 4 1 2 3
South Africa 3 1 2 3
Namibia 3 1 1 2
Benin 3 0 1 1
Mali 3 0 1 1
Sudan 3 0 0 0


So despite finishing fourth, Ivory Coast were the top scoring team with 16 goals and as noted in an earlier post, Sudan finished the tournament goalless.

The question is: will 2010 Angola go past the 100 goal mark?

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Sudan goalless, pointless in Nations Cup

Saturday, 2nd February 2008 7:40am
Now that the group phase of the Africa Cup of Nations is completed, I think I can look at the facts and figures from that phase of the tournament.

One standout statistic is that Sudan is the only team that failed to score a single goal. Only two teams Sudan and Benin came out of the tournament pointless.

The low scoring teams were Mali, Benin with just one goal and then Nigeria and Namibia with two and with South Africa scoring three goals.

The highest scoring group was group A where 19 goals were scored and the top three teams in that group Ghana, Guinea and Morocco scored 17 goals. This was closely followed by group C with 18 goals.

The lowest scoring group was group was Group B with 12 goals where one team Ivory Coast scored 8 and the other three teams combined could only get four past the goalkeeper.

The team that scored the highest number of goals was Ivory Coast in Group B and its interesting to see that it came from the group with the lowest number of goals. Second position was a three way tie with Morocco, Egypt and Cameroon all scoring seven.

This brings us to the number of goals scored in the group phase and its 63. In the last tournament in Egypt the total goals scored in the group phase was 54.

At the end of the tournament I will re-visit this goals issue and compare to the 2006 tournament.

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Africa Cup of Nations records

Wednesday, 30th January 2008 1:21pm
I was looking at the BBC coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations records and I found a very interesting page with the records from the Africa Nations Cup.

One of the records there is about the most goals in the finals which is held jointly by Laurent Pokou (Ivory Coast) and Samuel E'too of Cameroon. But the interesting bit about Pokou is that he scored those 14 goals in just two tournaments in 1968 and 1970.

He also holds the record for most goals scored by an individual in one match which is five he scored when the Ivory Coast beat Ethiopia 6-1 in the 1970 finals. That record I am sure will stay for some time.

Another useful site is the Wikipedia which has a lot of detail about the Nations Cup.

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Africa's home advantage

Sunday, 20th January 2008 11:36pm
Ghana the hosts of the 2008 Africa Nations Cup are among the favourites and one the reasons why is because the hosts tend to do very well in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Ghana itself has hosted the tournament by itself twice and won the competition both times and the only time they failed to win was when it co-hosted the tournament with Nigeria in 2000.

The last two tournaments in 2004 and 2006 were won by the hosts Tunisia and Egypt respectively and if Ghana wins that will be three in row.

The last time hosts won the tournament three in a row was between 1959 and 1963 and interestingly it was Ghana who was the team to make it three in a row for the hosts in 1963. Ghana is in exactly the same position as in 1963 to make it three out of three.

Hosts have won the tournament nine times out of 25 giving a percentage of 36 percent.

So its interesting to see whether Ghana will complete the hatrick for hosts. All will be known on 10th February in Accra.

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