African soccer [football]: African Cup of Nations 2012 Highlights
African soccer[football] latest news from the African Cup of Nations 2012. The most exciting stages begin. Below are highlights from the quarterfinal, semi-final and final matches.
The African Cup of Nations came to a conclusion with Zambia being crowned winners after upsetting Ivory Coast. Mali beat Ghana to finish in third place. Below are the highlights.
Zambia vs Ivory Coast - FINAL - PENALTIES
PART 1 OF PENALTIES
PART 2 OF PENALTIES
Ghana vs Mali - Third place game
Ivory Coast continue their great form as they beat Mali comfortably. They are clear favorites after winning all games and not conceding a goal. Gervinho's winner was breathtaking, a nutmeg, darting run and a clinical finish. Watch the amazing goal below.
Ivory Coast vs Mali
Surprise package Zambia reaches the final after beating Ghana, setting up a final with Ivory Coast.
Semi-finals: Ghana vs Zambia
Quarterfinals: Gabon vs Mali
This game went all the way to penalties. I am not a big fun of penalty kicks but Mali came up victorious. Watch the nail-biting penalties below.
Quarterfinals Ghana vs Tunisia
This game went all the way to extra time, and Andre Ayew took advantage of a gift. Ayew is a real star and was voted one of the best young players in the 2010 World Cup.
So Ghana faces Zambia in the semi-final. Ivory Coast faces Mali. Will Ghana win it all? They have had a good streak in recent tournaments.
Quarterfinals: Zambia vs Sudan
Zambia won comfortably and Katongo has been the star man for them in the tournament.
Quarterfinals: Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast
Drogba shows his class. Will this be their year. Ivory Coast advance to the semi-finals.
Equatorial Guinea was a surprise package in the quarterfinals after beating Senegal in the group stages to advance. The host nation has performed admirably.
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