African Cup of Nations 2008

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Post by Rulezzz » 20 Jan 2008, 11:34

live2ball wrote:I am rooting for Ivory Coast, but if they don't win I want to see Egypt to well :D
i heard they didnt call up Mido and Ghaly though, which may mean they struggle, but theres a guy called Mosalem i think, hes a left back, dont know if hes in the squad, but hes on trial with crystal palace and it would be interesting to see him if he is in the squad.
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Post by ScottyBoy » 20 Jan 2008, 11:42

i think this ones like the womens world cup. I'll give it a miss

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Post by c_ronaldo7 » 20 Jan 2008, 19:47

Clumsylegs wrote:
Davidson9 wrote:
Clumsylegs wrote:I hope Zambia does well, because there is 5 zambians in my homeclubs men's team and our club even has a small academy in Zambia.
i know this is ot but who is your home club? anyway Zambia, eh they were ok at u-20
My homeclub is Rovaniemen Palloseura, "RoPS" in short.

http://www.rops.fi
That's the homepage, but it's all in finnish.

There is 13 finns, 6 zambians, 1 nigerian and 1 croatian in the mens team. Head coach is belgian and assistant coach is zambian and he has been staying in Finland for 15 years. The zambian assistant coach and the owner of the club are visiting Zambia every year for some new talents, so they have started a small academy there to make the job easier.
Wow just think of how many different langagues are spoken in that locker room

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Post by Rulezzz » 20 Jan 2008, 20:05

Well first game of the tournament then, i watched the highlights on BBC just now, what a goal from Sulley Muntari to win it, really ghana should have won by much more than just 2-1, they hit the posts 3 times i think lol. I also find the gulf in class of the players funny, Muntari and Essien in midfield, with Junior Agogo of nottingham forest up front lol.
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Post by Davidson9 » 20 Jan 2008, 20:09

c_ronaldo7 wrote:
Clumsylegs wrote:
Davidson9 wrote: i know this is ot but who is your home club? anyway Zambia, eh they were ok at u-20
My homeclub is Rovaniemen Palloseura, "RoPS" in short.

http://www.rops.fi
That's the homepage, but it's all in finnish.

There is 13 finns, 6 zambians, 1 nigerian and 1 croatian in the mens team. Head coach is belgian and assistant coach is zambian and he has been staying in Finland for 15 years. The zambian assistant coach and the owner of the club are visiting Zambia every year for some new talents, so they have started a small academy there to make the job easier.
Wow just think of how many different langagues are spoken in that locker room
umm 5!?! not really that many

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Post by Clumsylegs » 22 Jan 2008, 15:11

Davidson9 wrote:
c_ronaldo7 wrote:
Clumsylegs wrote: My homeclub is Rovaniemen Palloseura, "RoPS" in short.

http://www.rops.fi
That's the homepage, but it's all in finnish.

There is 13 finns, 6 zambians, 1 nigerian and 1 croatian in the mens team. Head coach is belgian and assistant coach is zambian and he has been staying in Finland for 15 years. The zambian assistant coach and the owner of the club are visiting Zambia every year for some new talents, so they have started a small academy there to make the job easier.
Wow just think of how many different langagues are spoken in that locker room
umm 5!?! not really that many
Ill say three: french, english and finnish. Many african nations are french and english speaking due the colonial age.
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Post by Davidson9 » 22 Jan 2008, 21:39

Clumsylegs wrote:
Davidson9 wrote:
c_ronaldo7 wrote: Wow just think of how many different langagues are spoken in that locker room
umm 5!?! not really that many
Ill say three: french, english and finnish. Many african nations are french and english speaking due the colonial age.
what about wolof and all those languages?

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Post by Rulezzz » 23 Jan 2008, 10:39

Guys this thread is about the African Cup of Nations lol.

Anyway update on results:

Nigeria 0-1 Ivory Coast

Mali 1-0 Benin

Egypt 4-2 Cameroon

Sudan 0-3 Zambia

I watched Nigeria vs the Ivory Coast and the end of Mali vs Benin. I thought Ivory Coast played poorly actually, it was just a piece of individual magic from Kalou which won them the game.

Mali seemed to be quite poor too, Benin were ok considering, they are a small and not well renowned african nation, just the Kanoute pen in that one.

As for Egypt vs cameroon, wat a bad result for Cameroon wow, i saw Eto'O's first goal, but i missed mohammed zidans' hatrick and the rest of it.

Tunisia vs Senegal today, ill be watching that :)
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Post by Davidson9 » 23 Jan 2008, 12:53

dammit Obafemi! Lost Again, im so pissed that its not on TV over here!

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Post by ForzaMilan » 23 Jan 2008, 17:16

Muntari and Kalou scored sick goals, I just saw the highlights, I'm not sure who Ghana played though.
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Post by Davidson9 » 24 Jan 2008, 02:18

tables from BBC...

Africa Cup of Nations : Group A Table

P W D L F A GD PTS

1 Morocco 1 1 0 0 5 1 4 3
2 Ghana 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
3 Guinea 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
4 Namibia 1 0 0 1 1 5 -4 0


Africa Cup of Nations : Group B Table

P W D L F A GD PTS

1 Ivory Coast 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
2 Mali 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
3 Benin 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
4 Nigeria 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0


Africa Cup of Nations : Group C Table

P W D L F A GD PTS

1 Zambia 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
2 Egypt 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 3
3 Cameroon 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0
4 Sudan 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0

Africa Cup of Nations : Group D Table

P W D L F A GD PTS

1 Senegal 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
2 Tunisia 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
3 Angola 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
4 South Africa 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1

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Post by Rulezzz » 24 Jan 2008, 10:11

^^

Tunisia Senegal was a good game 2-2 it finished, Tunisia went 1-0 up then Senegal came back to 2-1 then Tunisia, cant remember the name of the guy, scored a sick goal from about 25 yards out, worthy of clinching a point, i reckon both teams would be reasonably happy, Tunisia more so, but they wont find it easy against South Africa and Angola.
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Post by Davidson9 » 25 Jan 2008, 12:57

This guy is definetely the no. 1 fan
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Post by Croatianblood1 » 25 Jan 2008, 12:59

Davidson9 wrote:This guy is definetely the no. 1 fan
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Wow. Is that guy just wearing underwear?
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Post by Davidson9 » 25 Jan 2008, 12:59

Croatianblood1 wrote:
Davidson9 wrote:This guy is definetely the no. 1 fan
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Wow. Is that guy just wearing underwear?
looks like it.... :shock:

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