DR Congo bids to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The Democratic Republic of Congo has put forward its candidacy to stage the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the country's sports minister Baudouin Banza Mukalay Nsungu revealed recently.  "The DR Congo is an applicant for the candidates (to host) the 2019 AFCON tournament," Banza Mukalay

Libyan delegation sings praises for SA hosted AFCON!

A four-man Libyan delegation that came to see and learn about hosting of major soccer events, says it is highly impressed at the way COSAFA country South Africa has become a model of hosting major sporting tournaments.The delegation, led by Dr Makhlouf Mabruk and comprising former players and Minist

Sunday inspires Nigeria to AFCON glory

The 19-year wait is over. On Sunday night, the Super Eagles of Nigeria were crowned as the champions of Africa in front of a capacity crowd at the National Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nigeria beat Burkina Faso 1-0. This moment has taken a while to arrive for Nigeria. On Sunday night,

Mali beat Ghana to claim bronze

Mali secured bronze at the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations after beating Ghana 3-1 on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. Mahamadou Samassa, Seydou Keita and substitute Sigamary Diarra scored for the Malians whilst Kwadwo Asamoah grabbed a consolation for Ghana. 

Burkina Faso beat Ghana to reach first ever AFCON final

Burkina Faso reached their first ever final after beating Ghana 3-2  on penalties in a pulsating semi-final match played Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit had ended in 1-1 . It was a gutsy performance by Burkina Faso who now meet Nigeria in Sunday’s final leaving Ghana to play Mali for third

Super Eagles soar to the AFCON finals

Nigeria ended Mali’s aspirations of reaching the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations finals when they defeated the fellow West Africans 4-1 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday night. The Super Eagles were shrewd and ruthless on the night. In front of goals, they were clinical and opportuni

Pitroipa extra time goal sends Burkina Faso into last four

Burkina Faso’s fairy tale at Orange Africa Cup of Nations continues with The Stallions now set to play Ghana in the semi-final of Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2013 after dismissing Togo 1-0 in extra time during a pacey and competitive match at Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit Jonathan Pitroi

Super Eagles soar over Elephants to reach semis

Nigeria masterminded the biggest upset perhaps at the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-1 win over Cote d’Ivoire in Rustenburg on Sunday to reach the semi final. Local-based midfielder Sunday Mba was the hero of the Super Eagles scoring the winner on 77 minutes after his shot def

Heartbreak as South Africa bows out, Mali advances

There was heartbreak as hosts, South Africa were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations by Mali on penalties at the Moses Mabhida on Saturday night.This tournament had been a romance story for South Africa. Mali will proceed to the semi-finals of the tournament. Sou

Wakaso double takes Ghana through to semis

Substitute Mubarak Wakaso scored twice in the second half as Ghana beat Cape Verde 2-0 and book their place at the semi-final of the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations. The Espanyol midfielder broke the deadlock from the spot on 53 minutes before sealing victory with the second goal in added-on