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  • DiskiFan 12:09 on February 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , burkino faso afcon, nigeria afcon, nigeria super eagles   

    Afcon semi-finals 

    The Afcon semi-finals provided some superb and resolute football from the Super Eagles of Nigeria, who secured their ascension to greatness with a win over the Eagles of Mali. It was a match that lived up to the names of their sides and while the Eagles soared, the Super Eagles were too good.

    Mali started quite well and initially looked every bit the 3rd ranked side on the continent. But it did not take long for the Super Eagles to find their rhythm and they ultimately ran out 4-1 winners. Before a half hour was up, the Nigerians were 2 goals to the good, while the Malians searched for their first. It was deft and clinical stuff.

    Although Fantamady managed to pull a late goal back for Mali’s Eagles in an effort to put a silver lining on their dark day, but time was up and Nigeria are through to their first final of the tournament since co-hosting it with Ghana 13 years ago.

    Interestingly, Ghana could well have met their former co-hosts in the final, but lost a painful penalty shootout to Burkina Faso. The decision by one of Ghana’s superstars and their captain, Asamoah Gyan, to not take spot kicks may well have proved regrettable. He opted out of penalties after some costly and high-profile misses in the World Cup quarterfinals and Cup of Nations semi’s.

    Three of Ghana’s players went on to miss their penalties and their 33 drought in collecting an African title sadly continued. The drama of the penalty shootout detracts somewhat from the dogged determination and purpose shown by Burkina Faso.

    We hope that there will be much support in Johannesburg at the Afcon finals. Judging by the numbers of Nigerian supports in the semi-finals, the stadium should be jumping and receive the support it deserves. Good luck to both teams!

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    Allegations abound about a R176 000 bribe allegedly offered by Gyan to Koffi Dankwa to throw the game for Niger. The Ghana FA have emphatically denied the allegations but no further light has been shed on the matter.

     
  • DiskiFan 11:34 on February 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , afcon results, ,   

    Afcon hope and frustration 

    This year’s African Cup of Nations (Afcon) was an exercise in hope and frustration. There was not much hype before the event which seems to be attributable to bickering between the Local Organizing Committee and the municipalities of the hosting stadia – they were so involved in their own spat that they seem to have forgotten their mandate to rouse the spirits of the supporting public.

    This kind of bickering is not unusual in most sports arenas, but the downside for South Africa, is that it resulted in a very poor marketing campaign.

    Many people were sadly unaware of when the tournament started or indeed, where tickets could be purchased. From our perspective, this was the second biggest tragedy of the event. The greatest obviously being that Bafana Bafana did not progress any further. It was not all bad news and frustration though…

    The South African national football side were outstanding after their lacklustre start against the minnows Cape Verde. Coach Gordon Igesund has been allowed to stay on a while longer as nati0nal coach and some stability with coaching staff might be just the thing that Bafana need, after a few too many coaching changes recently and some unsuccessful experimentation. A coach cannot establish his style and engage his game plans with a side overnight and we are looking forward to seeing positive results from him and his unit in the future.

    Positive play and a greatly improved lust for success gave Bafana a certain shine against Mali in the quarter-finals and fans were able to see the makings of a football team suffering in their international rankings. In contrast, the lads from Mali are ranked 3rd in Africa and a respectable 25th in the world.

    Bafana Bafana held Mali to a 1-1 draw after full time and nerves were jangling throughout the stadium, and indeed, both countries. Our local boys have not exactly covered themselves in glory recently, but had certainly brought some much-needed hope back to a nation that loves its football and loves its national sides in all sports. Despite our boys eventually losing on penalties, they should walk away from this tournament with great pride and a sense of possibility and purpose.

    Sport is to South Africans what love is to marriage. It allows us all to overlook the battles of everyday life and find solace and nonjudgmental company with our fellow fans. Fans of opposing local teams, of other sporting disciplines and even fans of no sport at all, all see a common goal and a common people. It is indeed a beautiful country we live in when we can all be so spellbound in the magical movement of a beautifully skilfull man with ball that we leave behind our personal prejudices, our tragic past and live only in a wonderful present.

    Bafana now look ahead to hosting a World Cup Qualifier against Central African Republic on 22 March. We cannot wait!

     
  • DiskiFan 18:50 on February 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Results 

    Africa Cup of Nations Results

     
  • DiskiFan 02:00 on January 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Africa Cup of Nations Fixtures – Round 3 

    Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Fixtures for Round 3

    Date & Time Home Team Away Team Stadium
    28 Jan 19:00 AFCON Results - Congo DR Congo DR AFCON Results - Mali Mali Moses Mabhida Stadium
    28 Jan 19:00 AFCON Results - Niger Niger AFCON Results - Ghana Ghana Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
    29 Jan 19:00 AFCON Results - Ethiopia Ethiopia AFCON Results - Nigeria Nigeria Royal Bafokeng Stadium
    29 Jan 19:00 AFCON Results - Burkina Faso Burkina Faso AFCON Results - Zambia Zambia Mbombela Stadium
    30 Jan 19:00 AFCON Results - Algeria Algeria AFCON Results - Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Royal Bafokeng Stadium
    30 Jan 19:00 AFCON Results - Togo Togo AFCON Results - Tunisia Tunisia Mbombela Stadium
     
  • DiskiFan 02:00 on January 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Africa Cup of Nations Results – 27 January 2013 

    Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Results for week ending 27 January 2013

    Date Home Team Score Away Team
    27 Jan AFCON Results - Cape Verde Islands Cape Verde Islands 2 - 1 Angola AFCON Results - Angola
    27 Jan AFCON Results - Morocco Morocco 2 - 2 South Africa AFCON Results - South Africa
    26 Jan AFCON Results - Algeria Algeria 0 - 2 Togo AFCON Results - Togo
    26 Jan AFCON Results - Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 3 - 0 Tunisia AFCON Results - Tunisia
    25 Jan AFCON Results - Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 4 - 0 Ethiopia AFCON Results - Ethiopia
    25 Jan AFCON Results - Zambia Zambia 1 - 1 Nigeria AFCON Results - Nigeria
    24 Jan AFCON Results - Niger Niger 0 - 0 Congo DR AFCON Results - Congo DR
    24 Jan AFCON Results - Ghana Ghana 1 - 0 Mali AFCON Results - Mali
    23 Jan AFCON Results - Morocco Morocco 1 - 1 Cape Verde Islands AFCON Results - Cape Verde Islands
    23 Jan AFCON Results - South Africa South Africa 2 - 0 Angola AFCON Results - Angola
    22 Jan AFCON Results - Tunisia Tunisia 1 - 0 Algeria AFCON Results - Algeria
    22 Jan AFCON Results - Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 2 - 1 Togo AFCON Results - Togo
    21 Jan AFCON Results - Nigeria Nigeria 1 - 1 Burkina Faso AFCON Results - Burkina Faso
    21 Jan AFCON Results - Zambia Zambia 1 - 1 Ethiopia AFCON Results - Ethiopia
    Back to AFCON Results
     
    • DiskiFan 17:33 on January 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Quarter finals, here we come! Bafana are back!

    • DiskiFan 09:23 on January 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Well done South Africa! 2-0 over Angola!!

  • DiskiFan 11:23 on January 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    ABSA PSL Results 

    ABSA 2012/2013 PSL Results

     
  • DiskiFan 02:00 on January 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Africa Cup of Nations Results – 20 January 2013 

    Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Results for week ending 20 January 2013

    Date Home Team Score Away Team
    20 Jan AFCON Results - Mali Mali 1 - 0 Niger AFCON Results - Niger
    20 Jan AFCON Results - Ghana Ghana 2 - 2 Congo DR AFCON Results - Congo DR
    19 Jan AFCON Results - Angola Angola 0 - 0 Morocco AFCON Results - Morocco
    19 Jan AFCON Results - South Africa South Africa 0 - 0 Cape Verde Islands AFCON Results - Cape Verde Islands
    Back to AFCON Results
     
  • DiskiFan 02:00 on January 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Africa Cup of Nations Results – 3 February 2013 

    Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Results for week ending 3 February 2013

    Date Home Team Score Away Team
    30 Jan AFCON Results - Algeria Algeria 2 - 2 Ivory Coast AFCON Results - Ivory Coast
    30 Jan AFCON Results - Togo Togo 1 - 1 Tunisia AFCON Results - Tunisia
    29 Jan AFCON Results - Ethiopia Ethiopia 0 - 2 Nigeria AFCON Results - Nigeria
    29 Jan AFCON Results - Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 0 - 0 Zambia AFCON Results - Zambia
    28 Jan AFCON Results - Congo DR Congo DR 1 - 1 Mali AFCON Results - Mali
    28 Jan AFCON Results - Niger Niger 0 - 3 Ghana AFCON Results - Ghana
    Back to AFCON Results
     
  • DiskiFan 02:00 on January 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Africa Cup of Nations Fixtures – Quarter Finals 

    Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Quarter Finals Fixtures

    Date & Time Home Team Away Team Stadium
    2 Feb 17:00 AFCON Results - Ghana Ghana AFCON Results - Cape Verde Islands Cape Verde Islands Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
    2 Feb 20:30 AFCON Results - South Africa South Africa AFCON Results - Mali Mali Moses Mabhida Stadium
    3 Feb 17:00 AFCON Results - Ivory Coast Ivory Coast AFCON Results - Nigeria Nigeria Royal Bafokeng Stadium
    3 Feb 20:30 AFCON Results - Burkina Faso Burkina Faso AFCON Results - Togo Togo Mbombela Stadium
     
  • DiskiFan 17:28 on December 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , africa cup of nations, cup of nations, cup of nations fixtures, , orange africa cup of nations fixtures, orange cup of nations,   

    Orange Africa Cup of Nations – Fixtures South Africa 2013 

    Afcon South Africa 2013

    Orange Africa Cup of Nations

    Fixtures for the exciting Orange Africa Cup of Nations – South Africa 2013:

    Match Date Team 1 Team 2 Venue Time Group
    Round 1
    1 19/01/2013 South Africa Cape Verde Johannesburg 18:00 A
    2 19/01/2013 Angola Morocco Johannesburg 21:00 A
    3 20/01/2013 Ghana Congo DR Nelson Mandela Bay 17:00 B
    4 20/01/2013 Mali Niger Nelson Mandela Bay 20:00 B
    5 21/01/2013 Zambia Ethiopia Mbombela 17:00 C
    6 21/01/2013 Nigeria Burkina Faso Mbombela 20:00 C
    7 22/01/2013 Ivory Coast Togo Rustenburg 17:00 D
    8 22/01/2013 Tunisia Algeria Rustenburg 20:00 D
    Round 2
    9 23/01/2013 South Africa Angola Durban 17:00 A
    10 23/01/2013 Morocco Cape Verde Durban 20:00 A
    11 24/01/2013 Ghana Mali Nelson Mandela Bay 17:00 B
    12 24/01/2013 Niger Congo DR Nelson Mandela Bay 20:00 B
    13 25/01/2013 Zambia Nigeria Mbombela 17:00 C
    14 25/01/2013 Burkina Faso Ethiopia Mbombela 20:00 C
    15 26/01/2013 Ivory Coast Tunisia Rustenburg 17:00 D
    16 26/01/2013 Algeria Togo Rustenburg 20:00 D
    Round 3
    17 27/01/2013 Morocco South Africa Durban 19:00 A
    18 27/01/2013 Cape Verde Angola Nelson Mandela Bay 19:00 A
    19 28/01/2013 Niger Ghana Nelson Mandela Bay 19:00 B
    20 28/01/2013 Congo DR Mali Durban 19:00 B
    21 29/01/2013 Burkina Faso Zambia Mbombela 19:00 C
    22 29/01/2013 Ethiopia Nigeria Rustenburg 19:00 C
    23 30/01/2013 Algeria Ivory Coast Rustenburg 19:00 D
    24 30/01/2013 Togo Tunisia Mbombela 19:00 D
    Round 4
    25 02/02/2013 A – Winner B – Runner Up Durban 20:30
    26 02/02/2013 B – Winner A – Runner Up Nelson Mandela Bay 17:00
    27 03/02/2013 C – Winner D – Runner Up Mbombela 20:30
    28 03/02/2013 D – Winner C – Runner Up Rustenburg 17:00
    Round 5
    29 06/02/2013 Winner – QF1 Winner – QF4 Durban 17:00
    30 06/02/2013 Winner – QF2 Winner – QF3 Mbombela 20:30
    Round 6
    32 10/02/2013 Winner – Semi 1 Winner – Semi 2 Johannesburg 20:00
     
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