ACON 2012

Nigeria 1-0 Burkina Faso: Nigeria triumph

February 10, 2013
Nigeria 1-0 Burkina Faso: Nigeria triumph

Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations following a typically tight, tense final. Stephen Keshi was able to select Victor Moses (who had been a doubt) but Emmanuel Emenike was injured, and replaced by Ikechukwu Uche. Paul Put, who has tinkered with his formations and line-ups throughout the tournament, was able to name an unchanged side...
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Burkina Faso 1-1 Ghana: Burkina Faso dominate and win the game on penalties

February 7, 2013
Burkina Faso 1-1 Ghana: Burkina Faso dominate and win the game on penalties

Burkina Faso upset the odds to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations final. Paul Put made various chances  to the side which beat Togo – in came Artistide Bancé upfront, and Prejuce Nakoulma on the right. With two holding midfielders, Charles Kabore became the number ten and Jonathan Pitroipa moved left James Appiah made one...
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Nigeria 4-1 Mali: a battle of attacking left-backs

February 7, 2013
Nigeria 4-1 Mali: a battle of attacking left-backs

Nigeria qualified for the final by controlling the game in midfield and attacking with more speed. Stephen Keshi named an unchanged side from the XI that triumphed over the Ivory Coast at the quarter-final stage. Mali coach Patrice Carteron left out Samba Sow and Samba Diakite, with Mahamane Traore coming into the side on the left, and Mohamed...
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Zambia 0-0 Ivory Coast: Zambia win the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations on penalties

February 13, 2012
Zambia 0-0 Ivory Coast: Zambia win the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations on penalties

Zambia completed an astonishing victory on penalties after a tight final.
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Zambia 1-0 Ghana: Ghana fail to break down deep opposition and Zambia subs win it

February 8, 2012
Zambia 1-0 Ghana: Ghana fail to break down deep opposition and Zambia subs win it

Emmanuel Mayuka came off the bench to score an excellent goal, and Zambia are in the final.
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