The 26th African Cup of Nations 2008
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Foreign-Based Players Arrive For Africa U-20 • As CAF Declares Jan 8 For Final List

Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Almost all the foreign components of the national under-20 team, the Black Satellites, have arrived in the country to begin preparations for the African Championship in Rwanda next January. The bu ... Read more

Senegal Hosts CAF Awards

Sunday, December 7, 2008
Senegal will play host to its first Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards on January 23, according to the African football ruling body. The annual awards have already been stage ... Read more

Hayatou to remain Caf president

Monday, December 1, 2008
Cameroonian Issa Hayatou will be re-elected president of the African Football Confederation (Caf) next year, after standing unopposed. No other nominations were received for Hayatou's po ... Read more

Lions submit Caf list

Wednesday, November 26, 2008
LIONS WANT TO ROAR Caf Champions League campaigners, Heart of Lions, have submitted a list of 25 players to the continental football body ahead of next year's preliminary qualifying round.   T ... Read more

Kotoko pen Agyemang in Caf list

Wednesday, November 26, 2008
KOTOKO READY FOR AFRICA Asante Kotoko have named striker Louis Agyemang in the 28-man squad submitted to Caf for the Champions League qualifiers in the New Year despite failing to train with the club. ... Read more

Eto'o tips Adebayor for Caf gong

Friday, November 21, 2008
Adebayor has excelled this season Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o believes Arsenal star Emmanuel Adebayor should win this year's Africa Player of the Year award. The Cameroon international is vying ... Read more

Kotoko handed Caf ban and fine

Friday, November 7, 2008
KOTOKO PAY FOR FANS ACTIONS Asante Kotoko have been slapped with a two-match home ban and a US$ 15,000 fine by Caf  after troubles marred their Confederation Cup match against Tunisian side Etoile du ... Read more

Gruzah demands cash from Caf

Friday, October 31, 2008
FAISAL ARE SEEKING FA INTERFERENCE The founder of Ghanaian Premier League side, King Faisal, Alhaji Gruzah, is demanding US$ 18,000 from Caf for qualifying to the money zone of the 2005 Confederation ... Read more

Cash prizes in Caf awards

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Essien is vying for the top award For the first time the Confederation of African football (CAF) will hand out cash prizes to the winners of the continental body's annual awards.  The move is part ... Read more

CAF to splash dollars on Essien and others

Monday, October 20, 2008
The Confederation of African football (CAF) is expected to roll out a financial package for prospective winners at this year's Glo-CAF Awards event. The package, the first ever in the history ... Read more

Injured Essien listed for CAF awards

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Injured Ghanaian international star, Michael Essien has been short listed for the 2008 Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Best Player Award. Essien currently nursing an injury that has taken hi ... Read more

Caf query FA for Kumasi violence

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
CAF WANTS TO GET TOUGH The Confederation of African Football has written to Ghana Football Association demanding a confirmation of attacks on referee Coffie Codja in Kotoko's Confederation Cup mat ... Read more

Refereeing In Ghana Appalling • Jawula Set To Report Bad Cases To CAF

Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Former Chairman of the Ghana Football Association, Lepowura Alhaji M ND Jawula, says he is still appalled at the standard of refereeing in the country and is now prompted to express his misgivings ... Read more

Kotoko facing Caf ban

Monday, October 6, 2008
Kotoko fans are accused of violence Ghana 's giants Asante Kotoko are facing a lengthy ban from continental competition after fans of the club physically assaulted Africa 's top referee Coffie Cod ... Read more

Caf clears Opoku for Etoile date

Friday, October 3, 2008
JORDAN HAS BEEN KEY IN KOTOKO MIDFIELD The Confederation of African Football has declared Asante Kotoko midfielder,Jordan Opoku,eligible for Saturday's Confederation Cup match at the Baba Yara Sta ... Read more

CAF Confederation Cup Blues - Whither Kotoko Drifting?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Poor away record has sent Kumasi Asante Kotoko back to bottom placing in Group B of the CAF Confederation Cup just a week after claiming top position. Consequently, fans are demanding a proactive ... Read more

Kotoko seek first Caf away points

Friday, September 19, 2008
HAYFORD HAS THE MASTERPLAN Asante Kotoko head coach,Bashiru Hayford,believes his side can banish their poor away record in the Confederation Cup and win away at JSK in Tizi Ouzou on Sunday.   ... Read more

CAF Quashes Al-Ittihad Protest

Tuesday, August 12, 2008
THE CONFEDERATION of Africa Football (CAF) has thrown out a protest lodged against Kotoko by Al-Ittihad of Libya, paving way for the Porcupine Warriors to progress to the lucrative group stage of the ... Read more

Kotoko qualify for CAF Confederation Cup group stage

Sunday, July 27, 2008
Asante Kotoko on Sunday advanced to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup on a 4:3 goal aggregate after surviving a scary onslaught from Libyan side Al-Ittihad. Kotoko, unusually l ... Read more

2010 ACN /World Cup Qualifiers

Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Nigeria became the first side to make sure of a place in the final phase of the African qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup on Saturday. The West Africans strode to a comfortable 2-0 win over Equato ... Read more

CAF extends partnership deal with Adidas

Friday, June 13, 2008
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Adidas AG (Herzogenaurach) signed in CAF Headquarters an extension of their agreement until 2016. Adidas, long standing CAF partner, provi ... Read more

Black Stars spank Libya 3-0 in African Cup of Nations/World Cup Qualifier

Monday, June 2, 2008
The Senior National Team, the Black Stars on Sunday spanked the Greens of Libya 3-0 in their opening encounter of the 2010 FIFA World Cup/Africa Cup of Nations (ACN) Qualifying Series played at the Ba ... Read more

Flak for CAN 2008 LOC

Monday, May 26, 2008
Over 100 drivers whose services were hired during the recent Africa Cup of Nations in the country, have allegedly still not been paid by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC). The drivers, ... Read more

CAN 2008 LOC EXPOSED…over attempt to cheat drivers

Friday, May 23, 2008
Over one hundred drivers, whose services were hired during the recent Africa Cup of Nations in the country, have still not been paid by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC). The drivers, made ... Read more

Kotoko advance in CAF competition

Friday, May 16, 2008
Kumasi Asante Kotoko have advanced to the next stage of the CAF Confederation Cup competition after beating Nigeria s Dolphins FC 4-1 on Monday. The Porcupine Warriors, thus finish the two-leg tie ... Read more

Kotoko-Dolpins CAF match rained off

Monday, May 12, 2008
The second leg of the Confederation Cup match between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Dolpins of Nigeria has been rescheduled for Monday, May 12 following a heavy downpour at the Baba Yara Sports s ... Read more

Le Roy to give lecture at CAF seminar

Monday, April 21, 2008
Ghana coach, Claude Le Roy would give a lecture on Monday as the Confederation of African Football, CAF, opens its technical seminar to review the 2008 African Nations Cup hosted by Ghana. All 52 ... Read more

Ghana 2008 LOC commends volunteers

Sunday, March 16, 2008
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Ghana 2008 Africa Cup of Nations has commended the efforts of the volunteers of the tournament for their support that ensured the successful organ ... Read more

CAF Clears Ghana

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
THE CONFEDERATION of African Football (CAF) has officially cleared Ghana and nine other countries who were not placed in the qualifiers for the newly-introduced Nations Cup Championship for locally-ba ... Read more

FA Runs Around CAF For A Fix?

Friday, March 7, 2008
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has secretly sent an emissary to CAF's headquarters in Egypt to convince the continent's governing body to reinstate the country in the newly introduced African Na ... Read more

Ghana 2008 Transforms Tamale

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
THE TAMALE Metropolis has experienced an immense transformation due to the just-ended 26th Africa Cup of Nations football tournament hosted by the country. The transformation ranges from impro ... Read more

Zoomlion: the unsung hero of Ghana 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008
A critical assessment of the just ended Ghana 2008 Africa Cup of Nations gives a clear indication of the huge success the event had been. Many fair-minded people, both Ghanaians ... Read more

Ghana`s hosting of CAN 2008 is a blessing- Evangelist Tetteh

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, a renowned Evangelist has called on Ghanaians and the Black Stars to acknowledge that hosting of the CAN 2008 tournament had won the nation lots of international r ... Read more

Ghana 2008 To Remember

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
TWENTY-ONE days of exciting football coupled with bright moments of colour exhibition came to an end on Sunday when the Pharaohs of Egypt, the defending champions, retained the trophy they won last tw ... Read more

Display Of Fireworks Lowers Curtain On Ghana 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008
A display of fireworks submerged the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium in Accra in little stars as organisers lowered the curtain on the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations last night.The closing ceremony of Afri ... Read more

Ghana 2008A Job well done!

Monday, February 11, 2008
Yesterday the drama of Ghana 2008 came to a close. Sixteen very good teams assembled in Ghana to kick a ball around and earn glory for their countries! They did it in style and det ... Read more

The Pharaohs take Ghana 2008 CupThe Lions take SilverThe Stars take Bronze

Monday, February 11, 2008
The 26th Africa Cup of Nations (Ghana 2008) ended yesterday with the defending champions, the Pharaohs of Egypt retaining the title they earned two years ago. They were expected to ... Read more

CAF confirm Bikey will miss final

Sunday, February 10, 2008
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) have confirmed that Cameroon's Andre Bikey will miss the Africa Cup of Nations final for pushing over a medic. The 23-year-old picked up a two-game ban afte ... Read more

Ghana 2008 Preview: Cameroon - Egypt

Sunday, February 10, 2008
After three fantastic weeks of pure and undiluted African football, we have finally come to the final and most decisive match of the tournament. Defending champions Egypt will attempt to stretch their ... Read more

Ghana 2008 and the National anthem

Thursday, February 7, 2008
Government commends the entire Ghanaian public, especially fans and supporters who have turned up at the various stadia to watch and support the teams playing in the football tournamen ... Read more

Stretcher Cars For Ghana 2008 Withdrawn

Friday, February 1, 2008
Information reaching DAILY GUIDE SPORTS indicates that the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Ghana 2008 has blatantly refused to honour the understanding between them and K. Badu Agro Chemicals Comp ... Read more

Egypt Qualify For Quarterfinals Of Ghana 2008 Tournament

Thursday, January 31, 2008
Egyptian player (in red) on his way to score a goal against Zambia   The Pharaohs of Egypt held the Chipolopolo of Zambia to a pulsating 1-1 draw in the last 'Group C' match played at the Baba Ya ... Read more

Ghana's physical trainer gets Caf ban

Thursday, January 31, 2008
Ghana's physical trainer,Renard Herve,has been ruled out of the Black Stars technical team for their quarter-final clash with Nigeria after being handed a one-match ban by Caf's disciplinary committee ... Read more

African Cup of Nations - Stars see Ghana through

Thursday, January 31, 2008
Morocco went into the match knowing only victory would ensure qualification, but conceded two first-half goals when Chelsea's Michael Essien and Portsmouth's Sulley Muntari twice combi ... Read more

Ghana 2008 website hacked to avenge defeat of Morocco

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The official website of the Ghana 2008 went off briefly today when computer hackers mischievously disabled the system claiming to be avenging the defeat of Morocco by the Black Stars of Ghan ... Read more

CAF hand match-fixing dossier to Police

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The Confederation of African Football says it has handed over a dossier on attempts to fix matches at the African Nations Cup finals to the Ghana Police. Both Benin and Namibia reported that they w ... Read more

CAN 2008: Group D round-up

Thursday, January 24, 2008
Two impressive long-range shots in the final minutes gave Tunisia and South Africa draws in their opening African Nations Cup Group D games in Tamale on Wednesday. Mejdi Traoui fired in a 30-metre ... Read more

Ghana 2008 A Good start

Monday, January 21, 2008
Yesterday Ghana exploded into an orgasm of celebration when referee Eddy Maillet blew his whistle to bring to an end the first match of the 26th edition of the African Cup of Nations w ... Read more

Ghana 2008: Follow the games with our live updates here

Sunday, January 20, 2008
Ghana will engage Guinea in the opening game of the 26th edition of the African Cup of Nations, dubbed Ghana 2008 this afternoon at the Ohene Djan Stadium. Kick off is at 17 hours. Stay here with u ... Read more

Ghana 2008D-Day is here!

Friday, January 18, 2008
After the completion of the various works by the government and the LOC, it is now the turn of the senior national team, the Black Stars to make the nation proud when the 26th African ... Read more

Ghana 2008 Comes Alive Sunday

Thursday, January 17, 2008
It will be 45 years since Ghana first ruled the continent in terms of soccer, 30 years since Uganda's Philip Omondi entered the elite club of African goal kings and the 26th time a team will be making ... Read more

GTB trains drivers for Ghana 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008
The people, particularly taxi and other commercial drivers have been reminded of their roles to ensure adequate security for all during the upcoming "MTN Ghana 2008" soccer fiesta. C ... Read more

President Salutes Ghana 2008 Teams and Officials

Thursday, January 17, 2008
President Kufuor welcomes Ghana 2008 Teams and Official in advance   The President of the Republic of Ghana and Chairman of African Union (AU), H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, has sent his hearty complime ... Read more

Prez Kufuor Greets Ghana 2008 Teams

Thursday, January 17, 2008
Ahead of Sunday's official opening of the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations, host President and AU Chairman, H.E. J. A. Kufuor has sent his compliments to the 16 participating countries, wishing them go ... Read more

Kumasi In Ghana 2008 Fever

Thursday, January 17, 2008
AT LONG last Kumasi, the base of teams in Group C of the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations is experiencing the euphoria of CAN 2008 which had for sometime now gripped other venue cities in the country. ... Read more

Sepp Blatter arrives in Ghana for Ghana 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has arrived in Ghana for the 26th Edition of the African Nations Cup Finals. He arrived at the Kotoka International Airport Wednesday evening and was whisked a ... Read more

Africa Cup of Nations 2008 - Group B

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
--NIGERIA Few national team supporters approach tournaments with as much optimism as Nigerians, yet their beloved Super Eagles regularly fail to deliver on the big stage. This, though, is not fo ... Read more

Africa Cup of Nations 2008 (Clash of the Titans)- Group C

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
--EGYPT No country can match the Pharaohs' five Nations Cup titles, three of which have been won in Egypt. But this time the defending champions will be without their critical home support, whic ... Read more

Africa Cup of Nations 2008 (World Cup finalists collide)- Group D

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
--TUNISIA Tunisia have had a fine Nations Cup record since the mid-1990s. In the last six tournaments, the North Africans have reached two finals - winning the 2004 edition at home - as well as ... Read more

Africa Cup of Nations 2008-Group A

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
--GHANA Ghana is hosting the Nations Cup on its own for the first time in 30 years - and superstitious fans will hope the experience will repeat the titles won at home in 1963 and 1978. In 2000, ... Read more

Ghana's preparations for CAN 2008: So far, so very good, O B Amoah assures, as Stars arrive from Dubai

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
With four days to the continental soccer fiesta, dubbed Ghana 2008, the euphoric atmosphere has already started gathering momentum. And the newspapers and the airwaves are already "choked” with news i ... Read more

Use Ghana 2008 To Advertise Ghanaian Dishes- Tourist Board

Monday, January 14, 2008
Local traditional beverages and dishes The Northern Regional Manager of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), Mr William Ayambire, has advised food vendors and drinking bar operators to take advantage ... Read more

Who will win Ghana 2008?

Sunday, January 13, 2008
Exactly a week today, the 26th edition of Africa's elite national competition will kick off in Ghana. It is there that the continent's 16 best teams will do battle for the title of 2008 Africa Cup of ... Read more

First national team arrives for Ghana 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008
The first national team to arrive in Ghana for the 26th edition of the African Cup of Nations Tournament, Ghana 2008 touches down at the Kotoka International Airport at 8:00pm local time tod ... Read more

Ghana 2008, Festival of football and fun

Saturday, January 12, 2008
With just seven days to the kick-off of the Ghana 2008, the fun and fever that started building up a few months ago will soon be heightened when the Local Organising Committee starts hoisting the nati ... Read more

Ghana 2008 Fever Grips Sekondi

Friday, January 11, 2008
CONTRARY TO perceptions that the Ghana 2008 football fiesta fever has not caught up with Ghanaians, a section of the population in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis are in the Nations Cup mood. Most ... Read more

Ghana 2008 tickets on black market

Thursday, January 10, 2008
With only ten (10) days for the spotlight to be on Ghana for the 26th African biennial soccer fiesta, there are several reports of shortage of tickets for the matches, especially the opening ... Read more

Ghanaians decry poor publicity for Ghana 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
There have been several complaints about the excitement about the Ghana 2008 tournament scheduled to take place in two weeks. Ahead of the fiesta, most Ghanaians believe there is low publicity of the ... Read more

EUROPE CATCHES COLD OVER GHANA 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
IT is that time of the season when the world of sports stops and marvels at events making the African Cup of Nations tick. For the next one month at least, all attention will be focused on the centre ... Read more

740 police recruits for Ghana 2008

Tuesday, January 8, 2008
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander has enlisted 500 men as reinforcement as part of its preparations to ensure maximum security during the Ghana 2008 tournament and to ensure that crimina ... Read more

All set for CAN 2008-Jawula

Tuesday, January 8, 2008
The Vice Chairman of the CAN 2008 Local Organizing Committee (LOC), Lepowura Alhaji M.N.D Jawula says all is set for the tournament. According to him, the LOC has put in place effective m ... Read more

Ghana 2008 - free condoms at hotels

Tuesday, January 8, 2008
The Ghana AIDS Commission will soon start distributing condoms to hotels that will accommodate guests who will be in the country for the Ghana 2008 tournament, taking place January 20 to Feb ... Read more

Zoomlion Outlines Plans For Ghana 2008

Monday, January 7, 2008
Management of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a leading waste management company in Accra, has indicated its readiness to keep the four venues of the Ghana 2008 tournament clean. According to Isabella ... Read more

LOC warns Ackatronics on use of Ghana 2008 logo

Friday, January 4, 2008
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008 has warned electronic wares distributors, Ackatronics on the mention of “Ghana 2008 CAN” in a recent ad ... Read more

Egypt FA delegation satisfied with Ghana 2008 preparations

Friday, January 4, 2008
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has expressed satisfaction with the preparations by the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008 towards the ... Read more

Nation Looking Up To Stars To Lift Ghana 2008 Trophy - President

Wednesday, January 2, 2008
The trophy Black Stars must win for Ghana President John Agyekum Kufuor on the eve of the New Year reminded the senior national team, the Black Stars, of the task ahead of them, saying the whol ... Read more

Police beef up for CAN 2008

Tuesday, January 1, 2008
The Commanding Officer of the Second Battalion of Infantry at Apramdo in the Western Region, Lieutenant Colonel VIB Sanziri has identified crimes such as armed robbery, drug peddling and illegal minin ... Read more
Group A
1 Ghana 3 3 0 0 9
2 Guinea 3 1 1 1 4
3 Morocco 3 1 0 2 3
4 Namibia 3 0 1 2 1
Group B
1 Ivory Coast 3 3 0 0 9
2 Nigeria 3 1 1 1 4
3 Mali 3 1 1 1 4
4 Benin 3 0 0 3 0
Group C
1 Egypt 3 2 1 0 7
2 Cameroon 3 2 0 1 6
3 Zambia 3 1 1 1 4
4 Sudan 3 0 0 3 0
Group D
1 Tunisia 3 1 2 0 5
2 Angola 3 1 2 0 5
3 South Africa 3 0 2 1 2
4 Senegal 3 0 2 1 2
Quarter finals
2/3/2008 - 17:00 Ghana 2 - 1 Nigeria
2/3/2008 - 20:30 Ivory Coast 5 - 0 Guinea
2/4/2008 - 17:00 Egypt 2 - 1 Angola
2/4/2008 - 20:30 Cameroon 3 - 2 Tunisia

Semi-finals
2/7/2008 - 17:00 Ghana 0 - 1 Cameroon
2/7/2008 - 20:30 Ivory Coast 1 - 4 Egypt

Third place
2/9/2008 - 17:00 Ghana 4 - 2 Ivory Coast

Final
2/10/2008 - 17:00 Egypt 1 - 0 Cameroon