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Henryk Kasperczak and Michel Dussuyer, the head coaches of the Mali and Guinea national soccer teams respectively, were irked by the CAF’s rule of using lots to determine the runners up to Ivory Coast in Group D.
Two balls inside a pot, each with the name of a team – that’s how the runners up of Group D, and the team to follow group winners Ivory Coast to the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations, will be determined at a Malabo hotel on Thursday. Regardless of the fact that this is a procedure that is well stipulated for this kind of situation, the tacticians were adamant that drawing lots was... Read the rest of the article »
Two teams that have had a lukewarm start to their 2015 AFCON take to the field on Saturday. Can one of them get to record three points this time?
When the Malians came up against Cameroon in their opening 2015 Africa Cup of Nations game at the Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, very few people gave them any chance at all of coming out of the encounter with anything short of a demeaning score line. Nonetheless, and against massive odds, The Eagles stood their own against their imperious opponents and put in a very commendable display.
So composed... Read the rest of the article »
Very few teams at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations have had a qualification campaign as brilliant as that of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
As a matter of fact, the Lions have been literally indomitable, winning most of their games and drawing just a few.
Those few African football fans who thought that top scorer Samuel Eto’o’s retirement and absence from AFCON 2015 would deal irreparable damage to Cameroon have been silenced. The likes of FC Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar have risen well to the task, ensuring that... Read the rest of the article »
The wheat has been separated from the chaff. But out of the 16 good teams that remain, which can be the best?
It was one of the most thrilling qualification stages since in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations. Some countries, like Angola, Egypt and Nigeria, were shocked out of the competition, leading to a last 16 list devoid of some of the most prominent names on the continent. Others that were given almost no chance by pundits and betting tipsters, like DR Congo, proved their doubters wrong and booked... Read the rest of the article »
Who are the African stars who must perform for their countries this year? Read on!
A team is made of 11 players but it is obvious that some players have more expectations placed on them than others. Such is the case of Yaya Toure, Aubameyang, A. Gyan and a host of other African stars whose countries’ prospects at AFCON 2015 rest squarely on their shoulders. LiveSoccerTV.com takes a look at the players who can not afford to rest on their laurels at this year’s showdown.
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Any opponent that tries to peg Mali for an average performer at AFCON 2015 will be doing so at their own peril. The stage is set for The Eagles to fly in Bata this year.
It was the opening game of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Luanda. Hosts Angola had managed to work their way into a comfortable 4-0 lead against Mali only for The Eagles to crawl their way back to a 4-4 draw, recording one of the greatest upsets in the history of the competition. If Mali can summon the spirit of 2010 in their 9th AFCON appearance this year, they will definitely be formidable to... Read the rest of the article »
Mexico will try to prove once again that they have the mental ability required to win major tournaments. They have been presented with a relatively easy group.
Greece is going to come into the tournament with a team made up of entirely home grown players. Paraguay has only one player who plies his trade outside of the country in Antonio Sanabria of Barcelona. Whether Mali will be strong enough to present a challenge at all remains a big question in itself. Mexico is poised to take this group.
The question, as so often with Mexico, is whether El Tri... Read the rest of the article »
Africa’s biggest football festival is finally upon us. Have you thought about where to watch all the 32 AFCON 2013 matches live between January 19 and February 10?
UK viewers can tune in to British EuroSport / HD and ITV4 to follow their favourite English Premier League stars of African origins such as Chelsea’s Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel fight to carry the ultimate trophy to Nigeria.
Thanks to ESPN3 and Watch ESPN, soccer fans in the United States of America have been able to watch all matches thus far. The... Read the rest of the article »
ESPN3, ESPN 3D and Watch ESPN ready to air the AFCON 2013 final live; ESPN3 includes third-place final in its live listings; ESPN Deportes to provide Nigeria vs Burkina Faso final on delay
Miami Beach, Florida (February 8, 2013) – Three weeks of pure football made in Africa finally comes to a close this weekend. Live Soccer TV gives followers of ESPN’s network information on the live broadcast of the Third-place final, Mali vs Ghana, and the ultimate final, Nigeria vs Burkina Faso.
Tune in to ESPN3 this Saturday at 13:00 EST to watch beaten semi-finalists Mali and Ghana fight... Read the rest of the article »
Ghana and Mali will face off in the AFCON 2013 Third-place final on Saturday, a few days after suffering heart-breaking semi-final defeats against Burkina Faso and Nigeria respectively.
Bronze is not what these two contenders from Group B – especially Ghana – aimed to play for. Before traveling to Nelspruit to play Burkina Faso at the Mbombela Stadium in the semis, the high-flying Black Stars had vowed not to return to Port Elizabeth where they were based for their first four matches.
The mission was to go from Port Elizabeth, to Nelspruit... Read the rest of the article »
The semi-final stage at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations begins with Mali up against Nigeria at 15:00 GMT on Wednesday. One of these two teams will be the first to make the AFCON 2013 final.
Stories of unrest due to the current war in Mali have fully powered the country’s national football team to succeed in South Africa. The players, led by iconic captain Seydou Keita, carry the hopes of millions of fans back home who anxiously seek relief from their on-going sufferings marked by lack of freedom and a destroyed economic system. Clinching glory in football may not... Read the rest of the article »
While Mali hope to book a place in the AFCON 2013 quarter-finals, four-time champions Ghana aim to kick-start their campaign with victory number one.
History was made last Sunday as Mali became the first side to win a match at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. An 84th minute goal from national hero Seydou Keita settled things at the disappointment of Niger. What motivates the current Group B leaders is the war back home. The Malians will be confident of beating Ghana for the second time in 13 months.
The pressure on the Black... Read the rest of the article »
Group B favourites Ghana are poised to cruise into the Last 8 of the 2013 AFCON but CAN 2012 bronze medallists Mali, two-time champions Congo DR and underdogs Niger are eager to succeed as well.
It is believed that the Ghanaian national team has suffered from clashes of egos for too long and bad results always cause divisions within the FA, the squad, the media and the fans.
This time, suspense surrounds the camp of the Black Stars ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Cup. This is because of the composition of Kwesi Appiah’s squad. The coach made a very bold... Read the rest of the article »
The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations has entered its very last stage. Ghana and Mali will fight for bronze on Saturday before Cote d’Ivoire and Zambia will vie for the golden trophy on Sunday.
The road to reach the Last 4 for the teams involved has been long. Mali will be content with a third-place finish considering the caliber of their opponents in each knock-out fixture.
Ousting Aubameyang’s Gabon on penalties against the odds was a remarkable achievement to do in the quarter-finals. Falling to Cote d’Ivoire on a 1-0 score line in the semi-finals was heartbreaking but not... Read the rest of the article »
Zambia vs Ghana and Mali vs Cote d’Ivoire are two fixtures you cannot miss this Wednesday. Lovers of the game are anticipating a Ghana vs Cote d’Ivoire 2012 AFCON final. Will it really come on?
A quick recap of what happened in the 2012 AFCON's Last 8
The lineup for the semi-final stage at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations is mouthwatering. Mali earned a spot in the semis after a dramatic penalty shootout saw them oust co-hosts Gabon in the quarter-finals.
Cote d’Ivoire also kicked out co-hosts Equatorial Guinea. The Elephants’ victory was straightforward, though: two... Read the rest of the article »
Watch out for more thrills in Gabon-Equatorial Guinea this weekend. See where to watch the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final matches live.
Zambia vs Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire vs Equatorial Guinea, Gabon vs Mali and Ghana vs Tunisia complete the quarter-final phase’s fixtures list. The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations doesn’t need the weight of continental giants Nigeria, Egypt and Cameroon to be fantastic!
So-called minnows like co-hosts Equatorial Guinea have performed against the odds to give the tournament a special electrifying... Read the rest of the article »
You won’t get enough of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations until it ends on February 12. In the meantime, get ready for more action as Matchday 2 begins on Thursday, January 25, 2012.
Followers of the competition got served with 8 great matches on Matchday 1. Equatorial Guinea opened the show in great fashion. They recorded a vital 1-0 victory against Libya thanks to a late goal from Balboa.
Zambia sealed the wonderful night with a 2-1 triumph over Senegal. The Chipolopolo will have the chance to step closer to qualification at the Estadio de Bata.
Libya vs Zambia... Read the rest of the article »
The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations’ Group D contains Ghana, Botswana, Mali and Guinea.
Ghana vs Botswana
With their attainments in the last few years, Ghana’s young side have proved that they are not a side to underestimate. It will be interesting to see them battling Botswana, who are just making their first appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. But that surely does not mean that they are simply minnows. An impressive qualification run... Read the rest of the article »
We go to Mali to find out why the country’s national team deserves to be feared at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
They are called the Eagles (les Aigles in French). They are led by the experience of ex-Olympic Lyonnais and Real Madrid star Mahamadou Diarra and their coach is former Toulouse, PSG and Gabon manager Alain Giresse. The Eagles are 67th in the world and 15th in Africa. What should the Malians expect of their 2012 Africa Cup of Nations campaign?
Mali and the 1972 memory
Mali’s first... Read the rest of the article »
Our trip around the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations’ participating countries continues. Guinea is the next destination on the list.
They are 18th in Africa and 80th overall according to the FIFA Rankings, they are not considered as one of the continent’s main forces and they don’t even have World Cup memories to boast about. However, the National Elephants have a bigger Nations Cup history than many may recall. In this recap, we bring to mind the various highlights and lowlights of the Guinean national team—controlled... Read the rest of the article »