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African champions Zambia shoot up rankings

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 18:46

Zambia have shot up 28 places in the FIFA rankings, breaking into the top 50 for the first time in eleven years after winning the African Nations Cup on Sunday.

Memory of dead players steers Zambia to victory

Last Updated: Monday, February 13, 2012, 23:06

The memory of 18 players killed in an air crash almost 20 years ago carried Zambia`s current generation to their extraordinary African Nations Cup triumph, the team said on Monday.

Ivorians to take time to digest latest setback

Last Updated: Monday, February 13, 2012, 13:02

Ivory Coast will take time to digest their latest African Nations Cup failure before making any decision on the future of their `golden generation`, coach Francois Zahoui has said.

Ghana disappointed at semi-final loss in African Cup soccer

Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 19:29

Ghanaian football fans have expressed disappointment at the national team`s failure to qualify for the final of the African Nations Cup tournament co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Ivory Coast to meet Zambia in African Nations Cup final

Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 09:02

Top-ranked Ivory Coast lived up to their billing by reaching the African Nations Cup final as the tournament delivered yet another surprise when Zambia also reached Sunday`s deciding match.

Mali coach Giresse wary of “Brazil of Africa”

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 09:13

Coach Alain Giresse said his Mali players would have their work cut out to defeat Ivory Coast, a team he calls the “Brazil of Africa”.

Tearful Keita appeals for peace in Mali

Last Updated: Monday, February 06, 2012, 08:42

Mali midfielder Seydou Keita broke down in tears as he appealed on Sunday for an end to fighting in his country.

Home hopes end but Ghana still alive

Last Updated: Monday, February 06, 2012, 08:17

Home hopes crumbled for Gabon in the lottery of a penalty shootout at the African Nations Cup on Sunday but Ghana’s hopeful search to end a long drought at the finals continued.

Mighty Ivorians test for Equatorial Guinea

Last Updated: Friday, February 03, 2012, 08:10

Equatorial Guinea`s lower-league footballers and little-known journeymen will try and upset a side containing household names like Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure at the African Nations Cup on Saturday.

INTERVIEW - Cup hero Alvarez dreams of professional contract

Last Updated: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 17:54

David Alvarez became a national hero in Equatorial Guinea after his goal gave the African Nations Cup co-hosts a shock quarter-finals berth and the player a taste of the crowds he would love to experience regularly.

Stunning Badu goal sends Ghana through with Mali

Last Updated: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 08:58

Emmanuel Agyemang Badu sent Ghana into the African Nations Cup quarter-finals with a stunning goal in their 1-1 draw against Guinea Wednesday while Mali joined them thanks to Seydou Keita`s winner against Botswana.

Eliminated Libya pleased with their surprise campaign

Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012, 20:59

Libya were basking on Monday in the satisfaction of a formidable achievement against difficult odds despite departing the African Nations Cup after the completion of the group stage.