Sport in Africa http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23882/all en Soccer-Dembele gets first Mali call-up ahead of Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-dembele-gets-first-mali-call-ahead-nations-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>BAMAKO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Mali have called up uncapped striker Mana Dembele from French club Clermont Foot to replace Mamadou Samassa in their training squad for the African Nations Cup finals, officials said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Italy-based Samassa pulled out of the team's preparations in Bamako because of injury.</p> <p>Dembele, who was born in Paris, has scored seven goals in Ligue 2 this season, prompting his first call-up by Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-dembele-gets-first-mali-call-ahead-nations-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football CDATA Football in France Mamadou Samassa Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731491 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Niger name squad for African Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-niger-name-squad-african-nations-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 7 (Reuters) - Niger have retained 16 players from the last African Nations Cup in their squad of 23 named on Monday for this month's finals in South Africa.</p> <p>They face Mali, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo in Group B. Their first match is on Jan. 20 against Mali in Port Elizabeth.</p> <p>Niger made their debut in the continental championship last year but exited the tournament in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon early without a point.</p> <p>Squad</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-niger-name-squad-african-nations-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Association football Boubacar Talatou Daouda Kamilou Niger Person Location Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:56:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731523 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Cape Verde hold Nigeria to draw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-cape-verde-hold-nigeria-draw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - Tiny Cape Verde Islands served notice of their potential at the upcoming African Nations Cup finals by holding heavyweights Nigeria to a goalless draw in a warmup international in Faro, Portugal, on Wednesday.</p> <p>A full-strength Nigeria side, with John Obi Mikel playing the entire 90 minutes, were unable to break down a resilient Cape Verde side who make their debut next week at the tournament in South Africa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-cape-verde-hold-nigeria-draw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Nigeria Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:00:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732401 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Ghana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-ghana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Ghana ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 18</p> <p>Best performance: Winners: 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982; Runners-up: 1968, 1970, 1992, 2010</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec. 2012: 30th</p> <p>Coach:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-ghana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Ghana Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 03:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732466 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-African Nations Cup finals top goal scorers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-african-nations-cup-finals-top-goal-scorers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 13 (Reuters) - List of leading scorers at African Nations Cup finals tournaments: 1957 (Sudan) - Ad El Diba (Egypt) 5 1959 (Egypt) - Mahmoud Al Gohari (Egypt) 3 1962 (Ethiopia) - Mohamed Al Badawi (Egypt) and Worku Mengistu (Ethiopia) 3 1963 (Ghana) - Ahmed Al Chazli (Egypt) 6 1965 (Tunisia) - Abbrey Osei Kofi (Ghana) and Eustace Mangli (Ivory Coast) 3 1968 (Ethiopia) - Laurent Pokou (Ivory Coast) 6 1970 (Sudan) - Laurent</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-african-nations-cup-finals-top-goal-scorers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Libellulidae Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 03:15:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733708 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-List of African Nations Cup winners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-list-african-nations-cup-winners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 17 (Reuters) - African Nations Cup winners (host country in brackets) : 1957 - Egypt (Sudan) 1959 - Egypt (Egypt) 1962 - Ethiopia (Ethiopia) 1963 - Ghana (Ghana) 1965 - Ghana (Tunisia) 1968 - Congo-Kinshasa* (Ethiopia) 1970 - Sudan (Sudan) 1972 - Congo (Cameroon) 1974 - Zaire* (Egypt) 1976 - Morocco (Ethiopia) 1978 - Ghana (Ghana) 1980 - Nigeria (Nigeria) 1982 - Ghana (Libya) 1984 - Cameroon (Ivory Coast) 1986 - Egypt (Egypt) 1988 - Cameroon (Morocco) 1990 - Algeria (Algeria) 1992 - Ivory Coast (Senegal) 1994 - Nigeria (Tunisia) 1996 - South Africa (South Af</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-list-african-nations-cup-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:15:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735383 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Ligue 1 summaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-ligue-1-summaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Ligue 1 matches on Sunday Sunday, January 20 Girondins Bordeaux 0 Paris St Germain 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic 43 Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 20,000 - - - Lille 0 Nice 2 Renato Civelli 77, Neal Maupay 85 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 38,671 - - - Bastia 0 </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-ligue-1-summaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> André Ayew Association football Football in France Jordan Ayew Sport in Africa Sport in France Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736886 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-DR Congo fightback from two down to draw 2-2 with Ghana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-dr-congo-fightback-two-down-draw-2-2-ghana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo recovered from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with title favourites Ghana as the African Nations Cup burst into life on Sunday after two goalless draws on Saturday's rain-sodden opening day.</p> <p>Ghana scored the first goal of the competition in the Group B game at the sun-drenched Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium when Emmanuel Agyemang Badu stabbed home from close range after a superb run and return pass from surging left-back Kwadwo Asamoah.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-dr-congo-fightback-two-down-draw-2-2-ghana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Ghana Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736931 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-DR Congo fight back to draw 2-2 with Ghana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-soccer-dr-congo-fight-back-draw-2-2-ghana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>* Three second-half goals</p> <p>* Congo might have won it late</p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo conjured up a second half comeback to draw 2-2 with strong contenders Ghana on Sunday as the African Nations Cup came to life on its second day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-soccer-dr-congo-fight-back-draw-2-2-ghana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:15:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736942 at http://www.globalpost.com Rpt-UPDATE 2-Soccer-Ten-man Ethiopia hold Zambia on Nations Cup return http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-champions-zambia-frustrated-10-man-ethiopia-nations-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(refiles, clarifying spelling of Jemal Tassew)</p> <p>* Ethiopia hold champions Zambia</p> <p>* Ethiopians overcome sending-off of goalkeeper to draw 1-1</p> <p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Ethiopia ended a 31-year absence from the African Nations Cup by having their goalkeeper sent off, missing a penalty and holding champions Zambia to a 1-1 draw in an eventful Group C match on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-champions-zambia-frustrated-10-man-ethiopia-nations-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adane Girma Africa Cup of Nations Association football Isaac Chansa Labor Sport in Africa Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:15:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737358 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Nigeria v Burkina Faso - teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-nigeria-v-burkina-faso-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Teams for Monday's African Nations Cup Group C match between Nigeria and Burkina Faso at Mbombela Stadium</p> <p>Nigeria: 1-Vincent Enyeama; 3-Elderson Echiejile, 2-Joseph Yobo, 14-Godfrey Oboabona, 5-Efe Ambrose; 13-Fegor Ogude, 10-John Obi Mikel, 20-Nosa Igiebor; 9-Emmanuel Emenike, 8-Brown Ideye, 7-Ahmed Musa</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-nigeria-v-burkina-faso-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sport in Africa Sports Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:00:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737370 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Zambia and Nigeria make stuttering starts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/wrapup-1-soccer-zambia-and-nigeria-make-stuttering-starts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Zambia's chances of emulating Egypt, Ghana and Cameroon as the only nations to retain the African Nations Cup did not look promising when they began their campaign with a stuttering 1-1 draw against Ethiopia on Monday.</p> <p>Nigeria, seeking their third title and their first since 1994, will also have to improve after outsiders Burkina Faso snatched a dramatic 1-1 draw with the last kick of the game at the Mbombela Stadium.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/wrapup-1-soccer-zambia-and-nigeria-make-stuttering-starts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Chisamba Lungu Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737496 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Tunisia v Algeria - African Nations Cup teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-tunisia-v-algeria-african-nations-cup-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Teams for the African Nations Cup Group D match between Tunisia and Algeria at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Tuesday:</p> <p>Tunisia: 22-Moez Ben Cherifia; 2-Bilel Ifa, 20-Aymen Abdennour, 12-Khalil Chammam, 3-Walid Hichri; 14-Mejdi Traoui, 21-Khaled Mouelhi, 8-Chadi Hammami, 7-Youssef Msakni; 17-Issam Jemaa, 19-Saber Khlifa</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-tunisia-v-algeria-african-nations-cup-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Tunisia Labor Sport in Africa Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:45:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737870 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Tunisia 1 Algeria 0 - African Nations Cup result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-tunisia-1-algeria-0-african-nations-cup-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Tunisia 1 Algeria 0 - African Nations Cup Group D result</p> <p>At Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace</p> <p>Scorer: Youssef Msakni 90</p> <p>Halftime: 0-0</p> <p>Teams:</p> <p>Tunisia: 22-Moez Ben Cherifia; 2-Bilel Ifa, 20-Aymen Abdennour, 12-Khalil Chammam, 3-Walid Hichri; 14-Mejdi Traoui (10-Oussama Darragi 46), 21-Khaled Mouelhi, 8-Chadi Hammami, 7-Youssef Msakni; 17-Issam Jemaa (9-Hamdi Harbaoui 16 [11-Fakhreddine Ben Youssef 85]), 19-Saber Khlifa</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-tunisia-1-algeria-0-african-nations-cup-result" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Algeria Labor Sport in Africa Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:30:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737981 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ghana v Mali - African Nations Cup teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-ghana-v-mali-african-nations-cup-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Teams for the African Nations Cup Group B match between Ghana and Mali at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Thursday:</p> <p>Ghana: 16-Fatau Dauda; 4-John Pantsil, 15-Isaac Vorsah, 21-John Boye, 23-Harrison Afful; 8-Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, 10-Albert Adomah, 11-Rabiu Mohammed, 20-Kwadwo Asamoah; 22-Mubarak Wakaso, 3-Asamoah Gyan</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-ghana-v-mali-african-nations-cup-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Ghana Labor Sport in Africa Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:15:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738808 at http://www.globalpost.com