The 27th African Cup of Nations 2010
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Queens to play two friendly games ahead of African Cup

Friday, October 22, 2010
Ghana's Black Queens will engage two German club sides as the perennial tournament favourites readies for the African Women Championship commencing in South Africa later in the month. ... Read more

Sudan coach relishes Nations Cup qualification

Monday, October 11, 2010
Sudanese Coach Mohammed Abdullah Madza is relishing an outright qualification into the 2012 Nations Cup following an impressive outing against the Black Stars of Ghana on Sunday. The Dese ... Read more

Baba Yara is venue for Black Stars vrs Sudan Nations Cup clash

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Officials of the Ghana Football Association have confirmed the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi as venue for the Black Stars next month Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan after learning the ... Read more

Nations Cup Qualifer : Stars To Shine In Swaziland

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
With his blend of experience and youth, Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac hopes the team will be able to reproduce the same p ... Read more

CAF switch Nations Cup to odd years

Sunday, May 16, 2010
The African Nations Cup tournament will be staged in odd years from 2013, an African Football Confederation, CAF, statement released in Cairo said on Saturday. This means two editions of ... Read more

Togo Set For Nations Cup Return

Saturday, May 8, 2010
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Issa Hayatou has agreed to ask his executive committee to lift the sanctions imposed on Togo. Caf banned Togo from the next two Africa Cup of ... Read more

Togo set for Nations Cup return

Saturday, May 8, 2010
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Issa Hayatou has agreed to ask his executive committee to lift the sanctions imposed on Togo. Caf banned Togo from the next two Afric ... Read more

Ghana to host 2016 Nations Cup?

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Ghana may bid for the hosting rights of the 2016 African Cup of Nations two years after staging the continent's most historic event ever. Gabon and Equatorial Guinea are billed to jointly ... Read more

Ghana In Tricky Nations Cup Group

Monday, February 22, 2010
Ghana will face Sudan in their 2012 African Nations Cup qualifying campaign after the two were drawn together in Group 9. The pair were placed alongside Congo and Swaziland at yesterday's draw cer ... Read more

Sellas Tetteh gets tough Nations Cup draw

Sunday, February 21, 2010
New Rwanda head coach Sellas Tetteh's quest to achieve his aim objective of qualifying for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations finals looks herculean after the Amavubi Stars drew giants Ivory Coa ... Read more

Ghana named in tricky Nations Cup group

Sunday, February 21, 2010
Ghana will face Sudan in their 2012 African Nations Cup qualifying campaign after the two were drawn together in Group 9. The pair were placed alongside Congo and Swaziland at a draw cere ... Read more

ECOWAS expresses dismay over CAF's suspension of Togo from African Nations Cup competitions

Saturday, February 13, 2010
The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has called on the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to “rescind its harsh and insensitive action again ... Read more

Ghana's Nations Cup team handed cash boost

Friday, February 12, 2010
Telecommunication giants Glo have donated US$250,000 to the Ghana national team for finishing second at the recent Africa Cup of Nations.   The injury-ravaged Ghanateam dominated mostly by youn ... Read more

Rajevac Maintains Nations Cup Team

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
About 15 members of the Black Stars that played in the just-ended African Cup of Nations in Angola would make it to this year's World Cup in South Africa. Fred Pappoe, Chairman of the Black Stars ... Read more

Essien hails Black Stars for thrilling Nations Cup show

Friday, February 5, 2010
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has hailed his young compatriots who fought to finish second at the Africa Cup of Nations this week. The Black Stars was made up of several young players i ... Read more

Essien hails Black Stars for thrilling Nations Cup show

Friday, February 5, 2010
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has hailed his young compatriots who fought to finish second at the Africa Cup of Nations this week. The Black Stars was made up of several young players in the wa ... Read more

Nations Cup referee suspended after head-butt incident

Sunday, January 31, 2010
Benin referee Bonaventure Coffi Codjia, who once reported Kotoko to Caf, has been suspended indefinitely by the organisation after failing to take action against an Algeria player who head-butted him ... Read more

Controversial Malian to referee Nations Cup final

Sunday, January 31, 2010
Koman Coulibaly of Mali will referee Sunday's African Nations Cup final between holders Egypt and Ghana in Luanda. The 39-year-old, officiating at his fourth Nations Cup tournament and on the sho ... Read more

Tragedy-hit Nations Cup come to a close

Sunday, January 31, 2010
Overshadowed by a tragic attack on Togo, the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations reaches its climax here Sunday with a beguiling final between defending champions Egypt and Ghana's gallant youngsters. Thi ... Read more

Nations Cup Final Preview: Egypt - Ghana

Saturday, January 30, 2010
Kick-off: Sunday, January 31 2010, 1600 GMT – Luanda After successfully negotiating their two main obstacles, Cameroon and Algeria, Egypt have now set their sights firmly on their seventh overall A ... Read more

Angolans back Ghana to beat Nigeria at Nations Cup

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Africa Cup of Nations hosts Angola might be out of the competition after a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat to Ghana in the quarter-finals, but football euphoria has not escaped the Angolans as the competiti ... Read more

Essien ruled out for SIX WEEKS after Nations Cup injury

Sunday, January 24, 2010
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien will be out of action for between four and six weeks because of the knee injury he sustained at the African Cup of Nations. The Chelsea ace, who had only just reco ... Read more

World Cup - Bound Teams Show Little Aplomb At Nations Cup

Sunday, January 24, 2010
All five of Africa's World Cup-bound teams have made it through to the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup but few with any aplomb. Cameroon were the last of the quintet to qualify for the ... Read more

ANGOLA 2010: Waiting to exhale

Saturday, January 23, 2010
You always know a football tournament is nearing a flop when people talk more about off-the-pitch incidents than action on it. So I was not alarmed to hear ´Ghanaian journalists cause troubl ... Read more

Appiah hails Ghana's Nations Cup team

Friday, January 22, 2010
Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has heaped praise on the country's young team at the Africa Cup of Nations for reaching the quarter finals of the tournament. The Italy-based player, who is currently recu ... Read more

Essien returns to England for Nations Cup injury treatment

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien touched down at Heathrow airport in England on Thursday morning to undergo further tests after injury he suffered at the Africa Cup of Nations. He suffered the inj ... Read more

Absent Appiah hails Ghana's Nations Cup team

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has heaped praise on the country's young team at the Africa Cup of Nations for reaching the quarter finals of the tournament. The Italy-based player, who is currently ... Read more

Adiyiah wants to score at Nations Cup

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Ghana striker Dominic Adiyiah has revealed his desire to score at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations appearance making his debut last Tuesday. The AC Milan attacker came on second half substitute i ... Read more

Essien returns to England for Nations Cup injury treatment

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien touched down at Heathrow airport in England on Thursday morning to undergo further tests after injury he suffered at the Africa Cup of Nations. He suffered ... Read more

Asamoah - Ghana's Nations Cup team will improve

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah says the Black Stars will continue to improve as as they plan to go the long haul at the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. The West Africans reached the last eight ... Read more

Ghana coach sure of victory over Angola at Nations Cup

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac is confident they will beat Angola in their Africa Cup of Nations quarter final clash because of his knowledge of the Palancas Negras. The Black Stars sweated to reach ... Read more

Ghana to face in Angola in Nations Cup quarters

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Ghana will play hosts Angola in the quarter finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Luanda on Sunday. The Black Stars secured their place in the last eight of the tournament thanks to a 1-0 win ov ... Read more

Ghana coach admits Nations Cup finishing must improve

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Ghana's coach Milovan Rajevac has admitted that poor finishing robbed his side of a comprehensive victory over Burkina Faso at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars beat the Stallions 1-0 on ... Read more

Limping Ghana set for crucial Nations Cup test

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Ghana's hopes of progressing past the group stages have taken a massive blow following the news of Michael Essien's knee injury in training on Sunday. He has been forced to pull out of the compet ... Read more

Essien Out Of Nations Cup

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien is out of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations after suffering a knee injury in training. The Chelsea star could also miss Premier League and Champions League matches aft ... Read more

Essien out of African Cup of Nations

Monday, January 18, 2010
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien is out of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations after suffering a knee injury in training.   Ghana team doctors have revealed that he will be out of action for at least ... Read more

Ghana and Chelsea's Essien ruled out of Nations Cup

Monday, January 18, 2010
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien is out of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations after suffering a knee injury in training. The Chelsea star could also miss Premier League and Champions League matches afte ... Read more

Ghana coach to alter Nations Cup starting line-up

Monday, January 18, 2010
Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac is likely to tweak his starting line-up when they plays Burkina Faso on Tuesday in a must-win African Cup of Nations Group B clash in Luanda. Several changes were made ... Read more

Ghana finally get chance to play in nations cup

Friday, January 15, 2010
World Cup finalists Ghana finally enter the African Nations Cup today when they meet the Ivory Coast in a Group B match in Cabinda. It is the first at the tournament for Ghana, who did not play as ... Read more

Ghana coach vows to beat Ivory Coast at Nations Cup

Friday, January 15, 2010
Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has emphatically stated that they will beat Ivory Coast in their Group B clash at the African Cup of Nations on Friday even though he will be playing with many young playe ... Read more

Ghana's Agyemang Badu ready for key Nations Cup role

Friday, January 15, 2010
Ghana midfield prodigy Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu is confident they youngster in the squad will be up to the task of beating Ivory Coast in their Africa Cup of Nations Group B game on Friday.     ... Read more

Ghana Finally Get Their Chance to Play in Nations Cup

Friday, January 15, 2010
World Cup finalists Ghana finally enter the African Nations Cup fray on Friday when they meet the Ivory Coast in a Group B match in Cabinda. Itis the first at the tournament for Ghana, who did not pl ... Read more

Essien-Drogba Chelsea clash in crucial Nations Cup game

Friday, January 15, 2010
Faced with the prospect of an early exit, tournament favourite Ivory Coast cannot afford another slip-up when it takes on Ghana on Friday in its final group game in the African Cup of Nations.   ... Read more

Michael Essien writes: Nations Cup will be full of shocks

Friday, January 15, 2010
  Having touched down in Angola only a matter of hours ago, Michael Essien has already posted his first blog entry from the Africa Cup of Nations. The Chelsea midfielder was a latecomer to the Afri ... Read more

Pantsil haunted by Togo Nations Cup tragedy

Friday, January 15, 2010
Ghana's John will have been affected more than most by the horrific events at the African Cup of Nations in Angola last weekend, according to Fulham team-mate Chris Baird. A knee injury kept the ... Read more

Essien expects Nations Cup upsets

Thursday, January 14, 2010
The opening round of matches at the African Cup of Nations has recorded some upsets as the established nations record mixed results. Though too early to conclude a balance of power or a t ... Read more

Essien arrives in Angola for Nations Cup

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Ghana have received a major boost at the African Cup of Nations after midfield dynamo Michael Essien arrived in Angola on Wednesday for the tournament.   Bad weather in Britain prevented the Ch ... Read more

Togo be to expelled from African Cup of Nations

Monday, January 11, 2010
Togo will be disqualified from the African Nations Cup finals if they do not show up for Monday's Group B match against Ghana in Cabinda, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Monday. ... Read more

Malawi stun World Cup bound Algeria at Nations Cup

Monday, January 11, 2010
Malawi provided the first major upset of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, defeating Algeria 3-0 at the Estadio 11 de Novembro in Luanda on Monday afternoon. Goals from Russel Mwafulirwa and Elvis ... Read more

Ghana boosted by Sarpei, Annan return at Nations Cup

Monday, January 11, 2010
Ghana's two injured players Hans Sarpei and Anthony Annan have returned to full fitness at the African Cup of Nations.   The two foreign-based players were major doubts for the opening Group B ... Read more

Hayatou visits Ghana camp at African Cup of Nations

Monday, January 11, 2010
Issa Hayatou, the president of the Confederation of Africa Football (Caf), has visited the players of Ghana in their Cabinda base at the African Cup of Nations. The Cameroonian administrator was ... Read more

Togo squad finally leave African Cup of Nations but could return

Sunday, January 10, 2010
The Togo squad flew home on Sunday although their African Nations Cup future remains shrouded in uncertainty after it emerged they have asked to return to Angola at a later date.   The players ... Read more

Mali stage amazing fightback to open Nations Cup in style

Sunday, January 10, 2010
Hosts Angola blew a four-goal lead to be held to a 4-4 draw by Mali on Sunday in the opening match of the African Nations Cup overshadowed by the ambush of the Togo team bus which killed three people ... Read more

Baffoe gets Caf appointment at African Cup of Nations

Sunday, January 10, 2010
Ex-Ghana international Anthony Baffoe continues to rise in the world of football administration after being appointed as a member of the Caf Study Group at the 2010 African Cup of Nations which start ... Read more

Nations Cup: Angola 4-4 Mali

Sunday, January 10, 2010
Mali fought back to an unlikely 4-4 draw after trailing hosts Angola by 4-0 with 11 minutes left in the opening game of the Africa Cup of Nations. The home side went 2-0 up in the first half thanks ... Read more

Ivory Coast up Nations Cup ante

Sunday, January 10, 2010
Title favourites Ivory Coast launch their 2010 African Nations Cup campaign on Monday against Burkina Faso in the Cabinda enclave where the Togo squad were attacked by separatists in a terror attack. ... Read more

Ghana snubs Udinese over Asamoah Nations Cup recall

Sunday, January 10, 2010
Ghana football authorities have sneeringly snubbed Italian side Udinese after they formally demanded that Kwadwo Asamoah pulls out of the Africa Cup of Nations. The struggling Serie A, s ... Read more

Togo keeper 'still alive' after Africa Cup of Nations Cup gunshot

Saturday, January 9, 2010
Togo goalkeeper Kodjovi Obilale was in stable condition in a South African hospital on Saturday despite reports of his death after a deadly rebel ambush on the squad's convoy in Angola, the hospital ... Read more

Ghana players meet sports minister over African Cup of Nations future

Saturday, January 9, 2010
Ghana players are currently meeting their sports minister Rashid Pelpuo to decide whether the country should stay in the African Cup of Nations in Angola in the wake of the gun attack on Togo which h ... Read more

Three confirmed dead in Togo African Cup of Nations attack

Saturday, January 9, 2010
The death toll from a shooting attack on the Togo's team bus at the African Cup of Nations in Angola has risen to three.   A goalkeeper for Togo's national soccer team has told French radio tha ... Read more

Togo withdraw from African Cup of Nations

Saturday, January 9, 2010
Togo's football team have pulled out of the Africa Cup of Nations following a deadly gun attack on their team bus in Angola. Two players were shot and injured in the attack in Angola's northern p ... Read more

Angola-Mali open Nations Cup

Saturday, January 9, 2010
Sunday, the curtain will be drawn on the 27th Orange CAF Nations Cup final in Luanda Angola.while the Angolans will be expecting their team to make it to the final of the competition and even win the ... Read more

Togo pull out of the African Cup of Nations

Saturday, January 9, 2010
Togo's football team have pulled out of the Africa Cup of Nations following a deadly gun attack on their team bus in Angola. Two players were shot and injured in the attack in Angola's no ... Read more

Nations Cup to go ahead despite setback

Saturday, January 9, 2010
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) says the African Nations Cup will go ahead despite Friday's gunfire attack on the bus carrying the Togo team. A bus driver was killed in the gun attack o ... Read more

Ghana in danger at Nations Cup as rebels promise more attacks

Friday, January 8, 2010
Ghana players at the African Cup of Nations in Angola are in serious danger after rebels promised to continue with their deadly gunfire attacks on teams at the tournament.   The armed wing of t ... Read more

Calls for Nations Cup to be cancelled after gunfire attack

Friday, January 8, 2010
Calls are growing for Sunday's African Cup of Nations in Angola to be called off in the wake of a gunfire attack on the Togo national team which killed one person.     The driver of the Togolese ... Read more

Ghana-Togo Nations Cup clash in doubt

Friday, January 8, 2010
Ghana's opening African Cup of Nations clash with Togo on Monday is in doubt after Togolese players expressed a wish not to play the tournament in a wake of a gunfire attack on their squad on Friday. ... Read more

…Angola 2010 is here! Milo`s men to prove a point

Friday, January 8, 2010
Ghana's Black Stars tall injury list some few weeks before the Orange African Cup of Nations, has thrown the entire sporting populace in a quandary state. The sporting fraternity's qualms stems fr ... Read more

Ivory Coast's Toure wants Nations Cup switch

Friday, January 8, 2010
Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure would like the biennial African Nations Cup moved to the Premier League's close season.   The28-year-old Manchester City player feels this month's tournament mak ... Read more

Ghana get tumultuous welcome in Cabinda for Nations Cup

Friday, January 8, 2010
Ghana football stars received a tumultuous welcome from the local people on their arrival in their Group B base of Cabinda for the African Cup of Nations in Angola.   The Black Stars arrived in ... Read more

Boateng denies snubbing Ghana for Nations Cup

Thursday, January 7, 2010
Spain-based midfielder Derek Boateng has denied reports that he asked his club Getafe to snub a late invitation for him to play for Ghana at the African Cup of Nations.   The skilful player was ... Read more

Togo seek to upset Ghana, Ivory Coast at Nations Cup

Thursday, January 7, 2010
The Hawks of Togo have so far failed to get past the group stage of the African Nations Cup in six appearances, but Ghana's Group B opponents could well spring a surprise or two as was the case when ... Read more

Essien to miss Togo clash at Nations Cup?

Thursday, January 7, 2010
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien will miss the Black Stars opening African Cup of Nations clash with Togo on Monday even though he had a full training session with Chelsea yesterday. According to ... Read more

Ghana set to arrive in Angola for Nations Cup

Thursday, January 7, 2010
Ghana are set to arrive in Angola on Thursday for the start of their 2010 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with good hopes.   The Black Stars will leave their South African training base laterin ... Read more

Ghana coach names Asamoah as key player for Nations Cup

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has revealed that creative midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah will carry the team on his shoulders at next week's African Cup of Nations despite the presence of Michael Essien. ... Read more

French coaches dominate the African Cup of Nations

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
There will be a strong French presence amongst the coaches at the African Nations Cup this month for the second consecutive tournament with five of the 16 in Angola hailing from the European state. ... Read more

African Cup Of Nations Player Profile: Michael Essien – Ghana

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Michael Essien is the best thing to have happened to Ghanaian football since the golden years of Abedi Pele and the short lived career of Nii Odartey Lamptey. The Chelsea midfielder is any c ... Read more

Countdown To Angola 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Group A With barely four days for the 27th edition of the Nations Cup, the biggest sports showpiece in Africa, to kick-start in Angola, preparation for the three-week tourney has intensified, as the ... Read more

Breaking News: Bonus row disrupts Ghana's Nations Cup preparations

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Ghana's preparation towards next week's African Cup of Nations is teetering on the brink of collapse after players refused to travel to Swaziland for Tuesday's warm-up against Malawi in a raucous row ... Read more

Asamoah gets famous Ghana jersey for Nations Cup

Monday, January 4, 2010
Italy-based midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has been handed the famous Ghana 'Number 10' jersey for next week's African Cup of Nations in Angola.   The Udinese silky enforcer will be following the in ... Read more

Dujkovic tips injury-ravaged Ghana for Nations Cup success

Monday, January 4, 2010
Ghana's former coach Ratomir Dujkovic is confident that the injury-ravaged Black Stars will cause a 'major surprise' at next week's African Cup of Nations. The Serbian was in charge of th ... Read more

'Essien Will Be At Angola 2010'

Monday, January 4, 2010
Michael Essien is expected to turn up for Ghana's African Cup of Nations campaign next month fully fit, says Chelsea man ... Read more

Mensah, Osei join Ghana Nations Cup camp

Sunday, January 3, 2010
Striker Ransford Osei and defender Jonathan Mensah have joined Ghana"s pre African Cup of Nations camp in South Africa after being handed late call ups to the squad. Coach Milovan Rajevac handed ... Read more

Sarpei hands Ghana fresh Nations Cup injury scare

Sunday, January 3, 2010
Ghana's injury-list shows little sign of easing in the short-term as Germany based defender Hans Adu Sarpei has suffered a groin injury in their training camp in South Africa.   The Beyer Lever ... Read more

Ghana-Malawi Nations Cup friendly in Swaziland

Saturday, January 2, 2010
Ghana will be testing their African Cup of Nations strength when they engage their Malawian counterparts in a pre-tournament match scheduled for the Mavuso Sports Centre on Tuesday in Swaziland. ... Read more

Ghana depleted for Nations Cup

Friday, January 1, 2010
Ghana has been presented a depleted squad for next week's African Cup of Nations after FOUR key Black Stars were left out because of injuries.   The four-time champions have presented a squad d ... Read more

John Mensah out of Ghana's Nations Cup squad

Friday, January 1, 2010
Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has left out dependable defender John Mensah in the final squad for the African Cup of Nations next week.   An ongoing calf injury misery has ruined Mensah's dreams ... Read more
Group A
1 Angola 3 1 2 0 5
2 Mali 3 1 1 1 4
3 Algeria 3 1 1 1 4
4 Malawi 3 1 0 2 3
Group B
1 Ivory Coast 2 1 1 0 4
2 Ghana 2 1 0 1 3
3 Burkina Faso 2 0 1 1 1
Group C
1 Egypt 3 3 0 0 9
2 Nigeria 3 2 0 1 6
3 Benin 3 0 1 2 1
4 Mozambique 3 0 1 2 1
Group D
1 Cameroon 3 1 1 1 4
2 Zambia 3 1 1 1 4
3 Gabon 3 1 1 1 4
4 Tunisia 3 0 3 0 3
Quarter finals
1/24/2010 - 17:00 Angola 0 - 1 Ghana
1/24/2010 - 20:30 Ivory Coast 2 - 3 Algeria
1/25/2010 - 20:30 Nigeria 0 - 0 Zambia
1/25/2010 - 17:00 Cameroon 1 - 3 Egypt

Semi-finals
1/28/2010 - 17:00 Ghana 1 - 0 Nigeria
1/28/2010 - 20:30 Algeria 0 - 4 Egypt

Third place
1/30/2010 - 20:30 Nigeria 1 - 0 Algeria

Final
1/31/2010 - 20:30 Ghana 0 - 1 Egypt