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  1. Key men to watch in the Afcon final

    Firdose Moonda

    Nigeria have graced the final of the African Nations' Cup six times before and won twice. For Burkina Faso, it's opening night and all the emotion and nerves that go with it, which is exactly why most aren't expecting them to win it. Stephen Kesh...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  2. Eagles, Stallions and Stars battle it out for final Afcon berth

    Firdose Moonda

    For the first time in African Nations' Cup history, the final four sides are all West African. The two regional derbies promise to be heated, competitive encounters as the competition heads towards the closing curtain. Football Africa takes a look at...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  3. Ivory Coast's despair strongest of varied AFCON emotions

    Firdose Moonda

    "It was a dream that came true," said beaming Burkina Faso manager Paul Put. "It was heartbreaking," said Ivory Coast player Souleyman Bamba. The full spectrum of emotions seen in any sport were on display during the second quarterfinal match d...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  4. The Afcon dream is over for Cape Verde

    Firdose Moonda

    Oh, to be a little brother. That's what Cape Verde have felt like at the African Nations' Cup. Their dream run at this year's tournament ended by a so-called bigger brother that they actually had the better of. Ghana will play in the competition'...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  5. West Africa dominate at business end of Afcon

    Firdose Moonda

    With the business end of the African Nations' Cup about to begin, West African dominance is the main talking point. Of the eight sides left in the competition, seven are from that area of the continent, which means apart from South Africa's clash wit...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  6. Alain Traore: Ligue 1's stallion ready for the big time

    Christopher Atkins

    His five-million-euro transfer from Auxerre to Lorient in the summer of 2012 passed with barely a whimper among the wider European media. Just 24 and the scorer of nine Ligue 1 goals for relegated Auxerre last season, it is frankly amazing that Alain...

    Blog | January 27, 2013
  7. To party or not to party at the Afcon

    Firdose Moonda

    A solitary goal on day six of the African Nations' Cup meant that the on-field action was secondary in the media just a week after the tournament began. Ghana's cagey win over Mali did not attract much attention while Congo DR and Niger's far more en...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  8. South Africa celebrate job half done at Afcon

    Firdose Moonda

    "Well done #bafana and coach GI." That was the message from former South Africa star Steven Pienaar, who opted out of international football in the lead up to the African Nations' Cup, after the hosts took the lead in Group A with their first win ...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  9. Congo and Ethiopia early stars of the Afcon

    Firdose Moonda

    Eight matches, 13 goals, and just three winners. Mali, Ivory Coast and Tunisia emerge out of round one of this African Nations' Cup as the only teams to make significant dents in the tournament but the opening round will be remembered for the fightba...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  10. Video: Congo keeper unleashes 'bum shuffle' goal celebration at A...

    Chris Wright

    Over at the African Nations Cup, Anderlecht striker Dieumerci Mbokani scored from the spot to draw DR Congo level again in their 2-2 opening-game draw with Ghana Sunday. No one celebrated harder than the Leopards' keeper Robert Muteba Kidiaba - who g...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  11. Four goals finally get the Afcon party started

    Firdose Moonda

    Thank goodness for Group B. Within 53 minutes, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo made sure there was an average of a goal a game and the dour first day could be forgotten. By the end, they had not managed to deliver a decisive result, leavin...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  12. Uncomfortable hosts fire blanks in Afcon opener

    Firdose Moonda

    There's something awkward about watching the courtship of teenagers. In that self-conscious phase between being carefree children and adults weighed-down with responsibilty, they just aren't quite sure what to do and how to behave. The opening match ...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  13. Uncomfortable hosts fire blanks in Afcon opener

    Firdose Moonda

    There's something awkward about watching the courtship of teenagers. In that self-conscious phase between being carefree children and adults weighed-down with responsibilty, they just aren't quite sure what to do and how to behave. The opening match ...

    Blog | January 19, 2013