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African Cup of Nations 2010 – Angola

African Cup of Nations – Angola 2010

Home ¦ News/Reviews ¦ Angola Travel Guide ¦

Group A ¦ Group B ¦ Group C ¦ Group D ¦ Knock-Out

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The 27th African Cup of Nations is scheduled to kick off on the 10th January 2010 in Angola. Once again, sixteen teams will take part in the finals. Initially, they will be split into four groups of four (playing each other once) before the group winners and runners up go on to compete in the quarter finals, semi finals and final to decide the champions on a knock-out basis.

Angola qualify as hosts and the other finalists will be decided in the qualifying tournament, which doubles up as the World Cup 2010 qualifying tournament for African countries. The preliminaries have already taken place and the final stage of five groups of five teams runs from the 28th March to the 14th November 2009. The top three in each group qualify for the finals (and the group winners also qualify for the World Cup).

The final will be played in the Angolan capital, Luanda, and the other matches will be shared between Luanda and fellow host cities Benguela, Cabinda and Lubango.

Algeria Team Guide

Angola Team Guide

Benin Team Guide

Burkina Faso Team Guide

Cameroon Team Guide

Egypt Team Guide

Gabon Team Guide

Ghana Team Guide

Ivory Coast Team Guide

Mali Team Guide

Malawi Team Guide

Mozambique Team Guide

Nigeria Team Guide

Togo Team Guide

Tunisia Team Guide

Zambia Team Guide


African Cup of Nations 2010 News, Views, Reviews and Guides

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    The Host Nation: Angola

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    Capital: Luanda
    Language: Portuguese
    Population: 17,000,000
    Area: 1,246,700 km2
    Currency: Kwanza (AOA) – Current Rate
    Time Zone: UTC + 1 hour – Current time and weather
    Telephone Code: +244

    Angola was selected as the host nation for the 2010 African Cup of Nations following a competitive bidding process involving nine different countries. The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) made the announcement in September 2006, giving Angola only four years to prepare for the finals. The four tournament stadia are being built from scratch by Chinese contractors in super-quick time to be ready by late 2009 and the country’s transport and tourist infrastructure is also undergoing a radical overhaul in time for the finals

    The choice of Angola as host is part of the CAF’s strategy of spreading their showpiece event around the continent to help their members develop modern football facilities. It’s an ambitious plan because, despite the country’s significant oil and diamond wealth, Angola still has a low standard of living. It may be one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, but little of the money filters down to the general population and poverty remains widespread.

    Many of the country’s current socio-economic problems have their root in the bloody 27 year civil war that immediately followed independence from Portugal in 1975 and only came to an end in 2002. The situation has improved greatly since then and parliamentary elections passed off peacefully in September 2008 although EU observers said the poll ‘lacked transparency’. Travellers should still exercise caution in some areas of the country and are advised to check the Foreign Office travel advice before their visit

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    Luanda, the capital and only major city in Angola, sits towards the northern end of the country’s Atlantic coastline. It is the main port, economic hub and administrative centre. The new stadium, in the Camama suburb, will be a futuristic, all-seater, undercover arena for 50,000 fans. Benguela, situated about half way down Angola’s coast, has a small port, a railway connection to the interior of the country and a new 35,000 seat stadium – the second largest of the four venues. Cabinda province is a northern excalve of Angola nestled on the coast between Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The civil war still lingers on in parts of the region as local groups refuse to accept the sovereignty of Angola and press for the establishment of an independent state. The city of the same name is another port town and gateway to many of the country’s offshire oil reserves. The new 20,000 seater stadium is in the Chiazi district. The inland agricultural town of Lubango, situated high up on the fertile Huila altiplano, will provide a stark contrast to the three coastal venues. The Chioco district is home to the town’s new 20,000 capacity stadium.


    Travel

    Getting to Angola from Europe is not particularly cheap and getting around the country is not particularly easy. Most international flights arrive at Quatro de Fevereiro Airport on the edge of Luanda. A good guide book is essential and the Lonely Planet website has some useful tips on getting there and getting around. An effort is being made to improve the roads ahead of the tournament, but internal flights are plentiful and reasonably priced. The national airline is TAAG and there are several other route operators.


    Group Stage

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    Group A ¦ Group B ¦ Group C ¦ Group D ¦ Knock-Out

    The draw for the finals took place on the 20th of November 2009 in Luanda. The four seeded teams were the hosts Angola, the holders Egypt, Cameroon and the Ivory Coast.

    Group A P W D L F A Pts
    Angola 3 1 2 0 6 4 5
    Algeria 3 1 1 1 1 3 4
    Mali 3 1 1 1 7 6 4
    Malawi 3 1 0 2 4 5 3

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    Group A Fixtures / Results
    10-01-2010 17:00 Angola 4 – 4 Mali Luanda - Preview Report
    11-01-2010 14:45 Malawi 3 – 0 Algeria Luanda – Preview Report
    14-01-2010 17:00 Mali 0-1 Algeria Luanda – Preview Report
    14-01-2010 14:45 Angola 2-0 Malawi Luanda – Preview Report
    18-01-2010 17:00 Angola 0-0 Algeria Luanda – Preview Report
    18-01-2010 17:00 Mali 3-1 Malawi Cabinda – Preview Report

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    Group B P W D L F A Pts
    Ivory Coast 2 1 1 0 3 1 4
    Ghana 2 1 0 1 2 3 3
    Burkina Faso 2 0 1 1 0 1 1
    Togo - - - - - - -

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    Group B Fixtures / Results
    11-01-2010 17:00 Ivory Coast 0 – 0 Burkina Faso Cabinda – Preview Report
    11-01-2010 19:30 Ghana – Togo - CANCELLED Cabinda – Preview
    15-01-2010 17:00 Burkina Faso – Togo - CANCELLED Cabinda
    15-01-2010 19:30 Ivory Coast 3-1 Ghana Cabinda – Preview Report
    19-01-2010 17:00 Ivory Coast – Togo - CANCELLED Cabinda
    19-01-2010 17:00 Burkina Faso 0-1 Ghana Luanda – Preview Report
    *Togo withdrew following the attack on their team bus

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    Group C P W D L F A Pts
    Egypt 3 3 0 0 7 1 9
    Nigeria 3 2 0 1 5 3 6
    Benin 3 0 1 2 2 5 1
    Mozambique 3 0 1 2 2 7 1

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    Group C Fixtures / Results
    12-01-2010 17:00 Egypt 3 – 1 Nigeria Benguela – Preview Report
    12-01-2010 19:30 Mozambique 2 – 2 Benin Benguela – Preview Report
    16-01-2010 17:00 Nigeria 1-0 Benin Benguela – Preview Report
    16-01-2010 19:30 Egypt 2-0 Mozambique Benguela – Preview Report
    20-01-2010 17:00 Egypt 2-0 Benin Benguela – Preview
    20-01-2010 17:00 Nigeria 3-0 Mozambique Lubango – Report

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    Group D P W D L F A Pts
    Zambia 3 1 1 1 5 5 4
    Cameroon 3 1 1 1 5 5 4
    Gabon 3 1 1 1 2 2 4
    Tunisia 3 0 3 0 3 3 3

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    Group D Fixtures / Results
    13-01-2010 17:00 Cameroon 0 -  1 Gabon Lubango - Preview Report
    13-01-2010 19:30 Zambia 1 – 1 Tunisia Lubango - Preview Report
    17-01-2010 17:00 Gabon 0-0 Tunisia Lubango – Preview Report
    17-01-2010 19:30 Cameroon 3-2 Zambia Lubango – Preview Report
    21-01-2010 17:00 Cameroon 2-2 Tunisia Lubango – Preview Report
    21-01-2010 17:00 Gabon 1-2 Zambia Benguela – Preview Report

    Knockout Stage

    Quarter Finals
    24-01-2010 17:00 Angola 0-1 Ghana
    Luanda – Preview Report
    24-01-2010 20:30 Ivory Coast 2-3 Algeria Cabinda – Preview Report
    25-01-2010 17:00 Egypt 3-1 Cameroon Benguela - Preview Report
    25-01-2010 20:30 Zambia 0-0 Nigeria (p)
    Lubango – Preview Report
    Semi Finals
    28-01-2010 17:00 Ghana 1-0 Nigeria
    Luanda – Preview Report
    28-01-2010 20:30 Algeria 0-4 Egypt
    Benguela – Preview Report
    Third Place Play-off
    30-01-2010 17:00 Nigeria 1-0 Algeria Benguela Report
    Final
    31-01-2010 17:00 Ghana 0-1 Egypt Luanda Preview Report

    African Cup of Nations 2010 – Top Scorers

    Name Team Goals
    Mohamed Nagy “Geddo” Egypt 5
    Flavio Angola 3
    Seydou Keita Mali 3
    Ahmed Hassan Egypt 3
    Asamoah Gyan Ghana 3
    Manucho Angola 2
    Jacob Mulenga Zambia 2
    Frederic Kanoute Mali 2
    Russel Mwafulirwa Malawi 2
    Peter Odemwingie Nigeria 2
    Emad Moteab Egypt 2
    Samuel Eto’o Cameroon 2
    Gilberto Angola 1
    Mustapha Yatabare Mali 1
    Elvis Kafoteka Malawi 1
    Davi Banda Malawi 1
    Rafik Halliche Algeria 1
    Gervinho Ivory Coast 1
    Abdul Kader Keita Ivory Coast 1
    Siaka Tiene Ivory Coast 1
    Didier Drogba Ivory Coast 1
    Chinedu Obasi Nigeria 1
    Almiro Lobo “Miro” Mozambique 1
    Carlos Fumo Goncalves Mozambique 1
    Razak Omotoyossi Benin 1
    Yakubu Aiyegbeni Nigeria 1
    Daniel Cousin Gabon 1
    Zouheir Dhaouadi Tunisia 1
    Christopher Katongo Zambia 1
    Geremi Njitap Cameroon 1
    Mohammadou Idrissou Cameroon 1
    Mamadou Bagayoko Mali 1
    Andre Ayew Ghana 1
    Obafemi Martins Nigeria 1
    Ahmed Al-Muhammadi Egypt 1
    Fabrice Do Marcolino Gabon 1
    Rainford Kalaba Zambia 1
    James Chamanga Zambia 1
    Landry N’Guemo Cameroon 1
    Amine Chermiti Tunisia 1
    Salomon Kalou Ivory Coast 1
    Karim Matmour Algeria 1
    Madjid Bougherra Algeria 1
    Hameur Bouazza Algeria 1
    Achille Emana Cameroon 1
    Mohamed Abdel-Shafy Egypt 1
    Mohamed Zidan Egypt 1
    Hosni Abd Rabo Egypt 1
    Victor Obinna Nigeria 1
    Aurelien Chedjou Cameroon -1
    Dario Khan Mozambique -2

    Links

    CAN 2010 – official tournament website

    CAN 2010 Qualification Tournament

    Previous Tournaments

    Football in Angola – Angolan league and club information


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