Nigerians frustrated by years of waiting for their football team to again play to its potential erupted with screams of joy and celebration Sunday as the country clinched the African Cup of Nations.
BURKINA Faso’s extraordinary progress to the Nations Cup is the stuff of fairytale, exemplified by the personal trauma of their coach, the loss of their best player, a bizarre refereeing experience and having to play on a virtual sandpit.
THE superior Super Eagles of Nigeria demolished the Mali’s Eagles 4-1 to book a place in the Africa Cup of Nations final for the first time since cohosting the tournament with Ghana 13 years ago.
BAFANA Bafana coach Gordon Igesund sees a bright future for the current group of players who exited the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 penalties defeat against Mali in Saturday night’s quarterfinal at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
BEFORE the Africa Cup of Nations began, few people predicted that South Africa would make it to the quarterfinals let alone the spirited manner in which they qualified.
SIBONISO Gaxa and Kagisho Dikgacoi are ready to step into the breach for Bafana Bafana against a big, physical Mali in Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
BAFANA should regard their next opponents, Mali, as a Cape Verde with more experience, but mentally fragile.
HE PROBABLY wasn’t aware of it at the time, but substitute Dove Wome’s goal in the third minute of injury time in Togo’s 2-0 win over Algeria could prove priceless.