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Road to Angola and SA continues

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Ab-Titchaz, Mar 28, 2009.

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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Road to Angola and SA continues


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    Adebayor scored four goals for Togo last time he played in Ghana

    The final round of 2010 qualifying for Africa begins this weekend with 20 teams battling for five World Cup places and 15 Africa Cup of Nations spots.

    Emmanuel Adebayor is set to play for Togo against Cameroon on Saturday despite missing the last six weeks for his club Arsenal with a hamstring injury.

    The Group A game is being played in the Ghanaian capital Accra because Lome is off limits after violence following a defeat by Mali two years ago.

    The last time Adebayor played in the Ohene Djan Stadium in October he scored four goals against Swaziland in a 6-0 win in a 2010 qualifier.

    But Adebayor could struggle to have the same impact against five-time World Cup qualifiers Cameroon, as Togo have lost all four previous World Cup clashes with the Indomitable Lions.

    Cameroon boast a strong 'spine' in their team of goalkeeper Idriss Kameni, defender Rigobert Song, midfielder Jean Makoun and Samuel Eto'o up front.

    And their veteran German coach Otto Pfister will have some knowledge of Togo having led them at the 2006 World Cup in Germany where they lost their three pool games amid a series of bonus-related rows.

    The other Group A game is also on Saturday in Casablanca as Morocco host Gabon.

    The game brings together two French coaches with Roger Lemerre guiding four-time World Cup qualifiers Morocco and Alain Giresse in charge of outsiders Gabon.

    Morocco have missed the last two editions of the World Cup and the only coach to win the European Championship and Nations Cup acknowledged expectations are high.

    "We have an obligation to qualify for all big tournaments," Lemerre said.

    Gabon striker Daniel Cousin set his sights on the reaching the Nations Cup in Angola.

    "I think Cameroon will finish top but we are capable of coming second ahead of Morocco and Togo," the Hull City player said.

    Kenya have recalled 35-year-old defender Musa Otieno and made him captain for a Group B Nairobi showdown with Tunisia on Saturday.

    The Carthage Eagles coach, Humberto Cuelho, is worried about playing 1,600 metres above sea level.

    The other game Group B game is on Sunday in Maputo as Mozambique host Nigeria.

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    Jon Mikel Obi says that he is fit to play Mozambique

    The Super Eagles are missing captain Joseph Yobo and striker Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi through injury

    But Chelsea midfielder Jon Mikel Obi has declared himself fit to play after recovering from an unspecified illness.

    In Group C Algeria are in Kigali on Saturday for a clash with Rwanda, whose 3-1 home win over Morocco in the second round mocked their 'minnows' status.

    Meanwhile the other group game is on Sunday as African champions Egypt play host to Zambia.

    In Group D Mali travel to Omdurman to face Sudan on Saturday while the following day Ghana host Benin in Kumasi.

    Mali will sorely miss injured midfield stars Mahamadou Diarra and Mohammed Sissoko as well as Mamady Sidibe.

    The two sides were in the same group in the previous qualifying round with Sudan winning 3-2 at home last year.

    The Black Stars welcome back Michael Essien who has started playing for his club Chelsea again after being injured playing for Ghana against Libya in a 2010 qualifier in September.

    In Group E Burkina Faso have blossomed under Portuguese coach Paolo Duarte and are favoured to collect maximum points when Guinea visit Ouagadougou on Saturday.

    The Stallions caused one of the biggest shocks of the last round of qualifying with a 2-1 triumph in Tunisia.

    On Sunday the Ivory Coast will be favourites against visitors Malawi .

    The entire Elephants squad play their football outside the Ivory Coast and boasts the likes of Chelsea strikers Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou as well as the Arsenal duo of Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue.

    One big name that is missing is Yaya Toure who picked up a thigh injury playing for Spanish league leaders Barcelona last Sunday.

    BBC SPORT | Football | African | Road to Angola and SA continues
     
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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Harambee Stars, tunawatakia kila la heri dhidi ya Carthage Eagles!!!
     
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    Kila la heri watani wetu wa jadi, mutuwakilishe vyema manake mafanikio yenu ndio kuitangaza Afrika Mashariki.
     
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    Wamefungwa 2:1 na Tunisia.

    Shaky defence and errors cost Stars


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    Harambee Stars Hillary Echesa dribbles the ball between Tunisia players Aymit Damit,Hussein Yahia and Jemal Amar during the World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at CocaCola Stadium.

    By CHARLES NYENDEPosted Saturday, March 28 2009 at 20:00

    Harambee Stars started the final race for South Africa 2010 on a wrong footing, going down 2-1 to Tunisia at a sold-out Coca-Cola National Stadium on Saturday.

    The Tunisians benefited from two pieces of slack play by Kenya to score either half through Jamal Amar in the fifth minute and Issam Jemaa in the 72nd minute. Kenya pulled one goal back through top striker Dennis Oliech in the 68th minute.

    The Carthage Eagles now go top of the table in Group Two. Their position may change on Sunday depending on the outcome of the match between Mozambique and Nigeria who clash in Maputo in the other group tie of the weekend.

    Nigeria up next

    The next round of matches three months away when Kenya face Nigeria away on June 6 before hosting Mozambique a fortnight later in Nairobi.

    Stars coach Antoine Hey employed a 5-3-2 formation and looked to have contained the Tunisians but for the two blunders that were decisively punished.

    As the heavens opened making the pitch slippery, Amar benefited from a slip by Pascal Ochieng in the box to turn neatly and beat Noah Ayuko from close range.

    Dominated possession

    A swift counter by Kenya involving Musa Otieno and Patrick Oboya created an opportunity for Oliech, closely watched all evening by Birmingham City defender Raidhi Jaidi, to score the equaliser and his fifth of the campaign.

    The ecstatic crowd had hardly calmed down when Jemaa dispossessed Robert Mambo to race clear before calmly beating the advancing Ayuko.

    The scoreline showed the difference between the two sides. Tunisian got two chances from nothing and took them while Kenya dominated possession and territorial play but could not put in the important items.

    Tunisia had the rock solid Jaidi to thank for, rarely putting his foot wrong against the menace of Oliech but for one occasion when, under pressure, he played a back pass that beat his keeper Hamdi Kasraoui, rolling centimeters wide.

    Hawk-eyed defender

    Mulinge Munandi, John Njoroge, Musa Otieno, George Owino and Musa Otieno played in the five-man defence with Macdonald Mariga, Hillary Echesa and Robert Mambo in midfield. This left Dennis Oliech and Francis Ouma as the strike force.

    While Ouma, the KPL top goal scorer last season, never really got into the game, Oliech was the more prominent attacker, denied a clear shot on goal by the hawk-eyed Jaidi in the 12th minute as Kenya chased the game.

    A minute later Mambo looped the ball to Oliech but his header, on the run, was just wide as the rattled Tunisian escaped another scare.

    The Eagles however withered the onslaught and it was inevitable Hey would make changes. Tanzania premier league current top scorer Boniface Ambani was introduced in the second half for Hillary Echesa, Patrick Oboya for Francis Ouma, and Victor Mugabe for John Njoroge.

    It paid dividends soon after, Musa Otieno winning possession in midfield to release Oboya on the left wing. The Siad Most forward picked Oliech in the box for a text book finish.

    DAILY NATIONĀ - Shaky defence and errors cost Stars
     
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    Kenya to loose a match at home not good..they should have forced a draw!

    It may be difficuly to win when in Tunis!
     
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    Matokeo ya jana..........

    Gabon stun Morocco, Togo win

    Adebayor recovered from injury to get a vital winner for Togo
    Gabon and Togo produced the outstanding results on the opening day of the final round of African qualifying for the World and Nations Cups in 2010.

    The two teams lead the way at the top of Group A after securing dramatic wins over Morocco and Cameroon respectively.

    Elsewhere Tunisia and Burkina Faso secured important victories.

    The matches between Rwanda and Algeria and Sudan and Mali ended in draws.



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    Gabon went to Casablanca and beat Morocco on home soil.

    The visitors scored through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Roguy Meye to take control.

    A late goal from Mounir al-Hamdaoui gave Roger Lemerre's team some hope, but the Gabonese held on.

    They lead the group, closely followed by Togo , who also got a win.

    Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor scored the only goal of the game to give them a brilliant victory over Cameroon .

    He struck on his return from injury in the 11th minute of the match in Accra.

    Togo held on and now have hope of emulating their achievement of qualifying for the World Cup in 2006.

    The defeats for Cameroon and Morocco leave them both with much to do.


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    Meanwhile in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso secured a thrilling 4-2 win over Guinea in Group E .

    The home side had a 2-0 lead at half time thanks to goals from Mahamoudou Kere and Alain Traore, and they stretched that lead through a Moumouni Dagano penalty early in the second half.

    Pascal Feindouno of Guinea pulled one back for the visitors, also from the spot before Dagano struck again, this time from open play.

    Guinea's Kamil Zayatte got a late second but the Burkinabe will be very happy with an excellent win.

    Ivory Coast and Malawi play the other Group E match on Sunday.



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    Elsewhere on Saturday, Sudan and Mali played out a 1-1 draw in Group D in Omdurman.

    Mali's Fredi Kanoute put the visitors in front on 20 minutes but Sudan equalised through Mudathir al-Tahir just four minutes later.

    Ghana and Benin are the other teams in this group and they play on Sunday.


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    A goal from Dennis Oliech was not enough for Kenya at home.

    In Group B, Tunisia claimed an important away win at the start of their qualifying campaign for the World and Nations Cups in 2010.

    The Carthage Eagles secured a 2-1 win over Kenya on Saturday to go to the top of the table.

    Ammar Jemal put the visitors ahead in the fifth minute of the game.

    Kenya veteran Dennis Oliech equalised for the home side with 20 minutes left, but two minutes later Tunisia's Issam Jomaa got the winner.

    Mozambique and Nigeria play in group B on Sunday.


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    The other early kick-off on Saturday was in Kigali, where hosts Rwanda were held to a 0-0 draw by Algeria in Group C .

    Egypt play Zambia in Cairo on Sunday.


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    Group winners will go to both the World and Nations Cups in South Africa and Angola, whilst second and third placed teams will qualify for Angola only.

    bbc sports.
     
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    amakweli mpira hauna adabu cameroon urojo kwa togo?
     
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    Junius, mpira upepo mkuu!
     
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    ...na kwa msisitizo, mfungaji wa goli hilo ni EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR, mshambuliaji wa ARSENAL ya uingereza, maarufu kama the Gunners! :D ha ha aaa
     
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    View attachment 4067
    Supporters carry an injured person at Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in Abidjan during the World Cup 2010 and African Cup of Nations qualification match between Ivory Coast and Malawi. A wall collapsed in an Abidjan stadium on Sunday sparking crowd panic that left at least 19 dead during a World Cup football match between Ivory Coast and Malawi, a medical source said.

    ...mastaa wa EPL, Drogba, Toure, Eboue wote walikuwapo...

    Ivory Coast wameshinda 5 - 0.
     
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    Tatizo kubwa la stadium za Africa.
    Poleni wafiwa.
     
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    Haya majanga yanazidi siku hadi siku, udhibiti wa viwanja Afrika uko mashakani. Utakuta uwanja unaoweza kuingiza watu 30,000 wanaingia watu 50,000. Japo wameshinda inatia huruma kupoteza maisha ya watu kizembe.
     
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