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The Black stars won the Group of Death ahead of the Algerians after defeating them in their head-to-head matchup.
Ghana and Algeria made it through in the AFCON 2015's "Group of Death". Needing a win, the Black Stars had to come from behind to earn their place among the final eight teams, while the Algerians had to struggle against Senegal, who were ultimately eliminated from the tournament despite needing only a draw to secure their Quarter-finals spot.
Ghana came from behind as Mandla Masango... Read the rest of the article »
As the South African football legend and coach awaits results from Senegal's crunch game vs. Algeria, he has urged his boys to attack the Black Stars and score at least three goals.
Despite the fact that their AFCON 2015 hopes rested squarely on the result of Senegal's game against Algeria, South Africa's head coach urged his team not to rest on their laurels against the Black Stars of Ghana.
A win for Bafana Bafana against their illustrious opponents, however sensational, would not be enough to propel the South Africans to the quarter finals of the tournament if Algeria... Read the rest of the article »
While wary of Bafana Bafana's power, Ghana's tactician Avram Grant expressed a confidence that his boys could do the business against Bafana Bafana on the 27th,
It has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride for Ghana at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. After the heart-rending 2-1 loss through a last gasp winner vs. Senegal in their opening game, the sensational 1-0 win over best-in-Africa Algeria has provided a soothing balm to the wounds suffered earlier on.
Now, understandably buoyed by this last victory, Ghana head... Read the rest of the article »
After their opening day capitulation against Senegal, Ghana must go for all three points vs. RSA on Tuesday. With Gyan back, prospects are once again bright for the Black Stars.
It’s like magic – the tremendous difference one man can make to a team. Such is the analogy that describes Asamoah Gyan’s return to Ghana’s line up.
In Ghana’s opening game against Senegal, the Black Stars’ lack of quality upfront was more than apparent. After going ahead through Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew’s opener, the four-time African champions... Read the rest of the article »
Several combinations are available for the four teams to qualify for the next round. Right now Senegal lead the pack with 4 points.
Asamoah Gyan came back to be the hero for Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations. The Al Ain striker missed the Black Stars’ first match against Senegal with a bout of malaria, but managed to play the full match against Algeria, scoring the game winning goal in the last seconds of stoppage time.
"Asamoah is a great player with a fantastic attitude. He was ill but he played the 90 minutes... Read the rest of the article »
These two teams, both high on confidence take on each other in this year’s sizzling Africa Cup of Nations on Friday. Who will triumph, or will the spoils of war be shared?
We can call it war, because it is exactly that. It is an aggressive competition that will give the victor football bragging rights over all other countries in the esteemed continent of Africa. Senegal and South Africa are two teams that will do absolutely everything to get their hands on the glittering 2015 AFCON trophy in Equatorial Guinea.
Both teams were handed the most testing of ties for... Read the rest of the article »
Best-placed team in Africa Algeria came from behind to beat South Africa who did not make the best of their chances on the day. How different might it have been if Ranti had scored his penalty?
After looking like they might secure a sensational win against the highly-fancied Algerians, South Africa undid their own good work in the second half by missing a penalty and failing to defend as diligently as they had done in the first period of the game.
After great work by Phala to give Bafana Bafana the lead just after the second half restart, the referee awarded them a penalty and a glorious... Read the rest of the article »
Bafana Bafana are faced with a mountain of a task in trying to stop the Desert Warriors of Algeria. Can they get anything out of this game?
Do not let the fact that they have only won the Africa Cup of Nations once fool you: Algeria are just as good and in a lot of ways better than experienced squads like Ghana who have won the trophy as many as four times. If you need more convincing, have a look at the latest FIFA rankings: the Algerians are ranked #1 in Africa while on the world list they come in at #18, ahead of great... Read the rest of the article »
Bafana Bafana are another team from whom considerably a lot is expected at this year's AFCON. Having named an enthusiastic Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba as coach and streamlined the management of the country's football in 2014, the stage is set for South Africa to make a huge impression in Africa's premier international football tournament.
1996 Africa Cup of Nations Winners South Africa have made 8 appearances in the competition, the first coming in the same year they clinched the trophy. As per the new rankings released by FIFA on January 8th, 2015, Bafana are the 12th best team in Africa. On the world list, they feature at #52.
How South Africa qualified for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
Two well taken goals by forward... Read the rest of the article »
After a hard-fought victory over Congo, Nigeria now welcome South Africa on Wednesday, November 19th. Find out where to catch this AFCON clash online & on TV.
After some earlier wobbles, Nigeria seem to finally have gotten back on track. The reigning AFCON champions had lost two and drew one before finally stringing together back-to-back wins against Sudan and Congo that now see them four points behind their upcoming opponents South Africa in second place. Still, with Congo breathing down their necks as they are only in third based on goal difference, the... Read the rest of the article »
South African police release more information regarding the tragic murder of the Bafana Bafana captain
South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead at 8 PM by armed gang who broke into the house of his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus, where he was staying in a robbery attempt, police revealed, whilst insisting they will bring those responsible to justice.
"There was an altercation and Senzo Meyiwa was shot. The three suspects fled on foot after the shooting," South African... Read the rest of the article »
With only a few months remaining before kick-off, the CAF will now turn to either South Africa, Sudan, or Egypt to host the upcoming tournament, beginning January 17, 2015
Morocco have decided to pull out as the 2015 African Cup of Nations host country as fears over the spread of the deadly disease Ebola continues.
The north African country, who were initally planning on holding the upcoming tournament scheduled from January 17th to February 8th, put in an appeal to the Confederation of African Football on Friday asking them to postpone the tournament due to the... Read the rest of the article »
The Super Eagles look to get flying in their away clash against Bafana Bafana for their second AFCON 2015 qualifying match.
Reigning AFCON champions Nigeria suffered a shock in their first qualifying match as they seek to retain their title. For the first time in over three decades, the Super Eagles were on the losing end on their home turf as they fell to a 3-2 defeat to Congo, a team that many had expected them to easily brush past. Meanwhile it was a historic day of celebration for Congo's Red Devils as Thievy Bifouma's... Read the rest of the article »
South Africa will lock horns with World Cup hosts Brazil in an international friendly at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday, the 5th of March 2014.
Preview: Brazil poised to maintain good form
The Seleção have been in terrific form recently having won all of their last six friendly matches and will be hoping to keep their streak going with a win over Bafana Bafana. Luiz Felipe Scolari's men have not played a competitive match since defeating reigning World champions Spain in the Confederations Cup Final, owing to the fact... Read the rest of the article »
ESPN will broadcast Spain's friendly match against South Africa, at the scene where La Roja won the World Cup in 2010.
Preview: South Africa's final match in 2013 will be a tough test
Spain will return to Johannesburg, where they lifted the World Cup trophy in 2010. This time the match will not be as important, but Vicente del Bosque's side will want to come away with another victory.
Both countries will be taking part in their final match in 2013, and neither will want to end things on a negative note.
For... Read the rest of the article »
There will be a festive atmosphere in Port Elizabeth as England's mega-rich Manchester City visit AmaZulu on Mandela Day. Check out where to watch this friendly match from South Africa live!
Preview: Will Pellegrini's City spoil the South Africans' party?
The Citizens lacked consistency throughout the 2012/13 season and eventually finished without silverware. Following the controversial sacking of ex-manager Roberto Mancini, pressure is high on new coach Manuel Pellegrini to create a positive impact with immediate effect.
The Spanish-speaking man, who will take Man City to... Read the rest of the article »
All 32 Matches will be shown on ESPN3 Saturday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 10
ESPN has acquired the U.S. media rights for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, the premier championship for national soccer teams in the continent of Africa. ESPN3, the company’s live multi-screen sports network available in 83 million homes, will be the primary home for live presentation of the three-week tournament in South Africa from Saturday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 10.
ESPN Deportes... Read the rest of the article »
Many of Europe’s top football talents travel to South Africa to compete in the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
British Eurosport will broadcast LIVE high definition coverage of all 32 games from the 19th January – 10th February.
Ivory Coast will boast a star-studded line-up and will again be among the favourites for the title. Among them include their all-time top scorer Didier Drogba now of Shanghai Shenhua. Joining him up-front will be Arsenal’s Gervinho, as well as Wigan’s... Read the rest of the article »
Debutants Cape Verde will be fighting for quarter-finals tickets at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Meanwhile, Group A contenders South Africa, Angola and Morocco will all try to avoid upsets.
After over a decade of preparations, Cape Verde’s national football team has reached its goal: to qualify for a major tournament. They daunted a divided Cameroonian side in the playoffs to get to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals. Whether the Blue Sharks will cross more rivers in South Africa is a question which will be answered later in January.
Interestingly, the... Read the rest of the article »
Two big international friendly matches take place on Friday. Watch Brazil vs South Africa and Spain vs Saudi Arabia live.
A couple of years after lifting the FIFA World Cup trophy in South Africa, Spain find themselves on the brink of commencing the winning process all over again. Spain’s World Cup qualifying campaign does not kick off on Friday.
La Furia Roja will entertain Saudi Arabia in an international friendly match while several qualifiers will take place across Europe. Vicente del Bosque will be hoping... Read the rest of the article »