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African Cup of Nation 2017 – Quarter Finals this Weekend

If you’re a fan of African Football, you’re in for a treat. The 2017 African Cup of Nation Quarterfinals are set to take place over this weekend, promising some interesting actions between the qualified teams. The 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations quarter finals will be played without the host country Gabon, as they were eliminated in the group stage after failing to win any of their three games.

AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2015 STANDINGS

Last Updated: February 8, 2015

Group A

Team P GD Pts

Congo

3 2 7

Equatorial Guinea

3 2 5

Gabon

3 -1 3

Burkina Faso

3 -3 1

Group B

Team P GD Pts

Tunisia

3 2 5

Congo DR

3 0 3

Cape Verde

3 0 3

Zambia

3 -1 2

Group C

Team P GD Pts
Ghana 3 1 6
Algeria 3 3 6

Senegal

3 -1 4

South Africa

3 -3 1

Group D

Team P GD Pts
Ivory Coast 3 1 5

Guinea

3 0 3

Mali

3 0 3

Cameroon

3 -1 2

01/17/15: Equatorial Guinea 1 - 1 Congo |  Burkina Faso 0 - 2 Gabon

01/18/15: Zambia 1 - 1 Congo DR | Tunisia 1 - 1 Cape Verde

01/19/15: Ghana 1 - 2 Senegal | Algeria 3 - 1 South Africa

01/20/15: Ivory Coast 1 - 1 Guinea | Mali 1 - 1 Cameroon

01/21/15: Equatorial Guinea 0 - 0 Burkina Faso | Gabon 0 - 1 Congo

01/22/15: Zambia 1 - 2 Tunisia | Cape Verde 0 - 0 Congo DR

01/23/15: Ghana 1 - 0 Algeria | South Africa 1 - 1 Senegal

01/24/15: Ivory Coast 1 - 1 Mali | Cameroon 1 - 1 Guinea

01/25/15: Congo 2 - 1 Burkina Faso | Gabon 0 - 2 Equatorial Guinea

01/26/15: Cape Verde 0 - 0 Zambia | Congo DR 1 - 1 Tunisia

01/27/15: Senegal 0 - 2 Algeria | South Africa 1 - 2 Ghana

01/28/15: Cameroon 0 - 1 Ivory Coast | Guinea 1 - 1 Mali

QUARTER FINAL:

01/31/15: Congo 2 - 4 DR Congo | Tunisia 1 - 2 Equatorial Guinea (Extra-Time)

02/01/15: Ghana 3 - 0 Guinea | Ivory Coast 3 - 1 Algeria

SEMI FINAL:

02/04/15: DR Congo 1 - 3 Ivory Coast

02/05/15: Equatorial Guinea 0 - 3 Ghana

THIRD PLACE:

02/07/15: DR Congo (4) 0 - 0 (2) Equatorial Guinea (FT + Penalty kicks

FINAL:

02/08/15: Ghana (8) 0 - 0 (9) Ivory Coast

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2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics – Africa Participation

The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, is underway in Sochi, Russia. it will be running until the 23 February 2014. The event (including the 2014 Winter Paralympics) is being organized by the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOC). Sochi was selected as the host city in July 2007. The Sochi Olympics will be the first Olympics in the Russian Federation since the breakup of the USSR in 1991.

The following are African countries participating at this Winter 2014 Olympics (3 in total): Continue reading "2014 Winter Olympics – Africa Participation"

CHAN 2014

Libya Beats Ghana on CHAN Final (4 – 3)

Capetown, South Africa - Libya is the 2014 CHAN Champion, beating Ghana on penalty kicks 4 to 3, in a game where Ghana was sought to be the favorite.

CHAN 2014 Final
Ghanaian goalkeeper STEPHEN ADAMS

Ghanaian goalkeeper Stephen Adams saved two penalty kicks from Mohamed Elgadi and Abdelsalam Omar to tie the first five kicks at 3-3 and send both teams to sudden death penalties. Libya took the first sudden death shot and made it (Ahmed El Trbi). Unfortunately, Ghana came short when Joshua Tijani missed his penalty kick.

CHAN 2014 FinalIt took a couple of minutes of uncertainty wins prior to Libya celebrating their victory, to what it seemed like the referee wanted Ghana to re-take the last shot. But after the clash of both teams swirling around the ref like bees ready to start a riot, the game finally ended with Libya celebration.

Ghana did qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where it will play its first stage on Group G against United States, Germany, and Portugal.