• Tuesday, 24 January 2012

    ACN: Day 2 & 3

    After the opening day shocks could day 2 live up to the first day?

    The first game on Sunday saw the 'Elephants' from the Ivory Coast take on Sudan. The 'Coast fielded a strong side to take on the unfancied Sudan and took the lead after Drogba scored shortly before half time, was that enough to take them to a half time lead? It was, only just though as the Elephants 'keeper Boubacarr pulled off a sensational save with moments to go from a superb shot from Sudan's Moutata.

    Ivory Coast went on to win the game 1-0 but a far from convincing display by them took them home but sudan can hold there heads high as they certainly gave the stronger opposition a lot to think about

    The second game of the day saw Burinka Faso take on Angola, a largely dull first half lead to a bright opening after the half time oranges with Angola taking the lead early in the second half after a balls up in the Faso defence let in Mateus to score to take the lead for Angola.
    Then six minutes later the first contender for Goal of the tournament, a superb free kick which beat a six man taken by Traore, superb.

    Then Faso hearts were broken, 10 minutes later came a goal from Manucho who hit a shot from outside the area to take the points, heartbreak for Burinka Faso but Angola get their first points

    Day three of the competition saw Group C kick off and the other joint hosts Gabon make their debut in this years tournament as they took on Niger. Gabon took the lead after about half an hour through a goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon's main man of course) who managed to head home after Niger keeper flapped at the cross. The Gabon joy eurupted again 4 minutes before half time. Stephane Nguema tapped in from a few yards after the Niger keeper couldnt hold to a save. The scoreline didn't changed in the second half and Gabon walked away with the points after a good display.

    The second game of the day saw Morocco taking on Tunisa, the two big North African Rivals come clasing horns. a pacy first half with chances with both saw Tunisa scoring late in the first half through a free kick from Korbi but this game going into half time had plenty of goals still in it.

    At the half time break Morocco decided to bring on QPR's Adel Taraabt, he should be able to boost there goal scoring chances surely?! It didnt, and after 76 minutes his and Morocco's hearts took another kick as another superb goal in this tournament was scored by Tunisa's Msakni as he danced through the defence and slot home. Morocco got a goal back 10minutes later through their Captain, Kharjah. It wasn't to be a revival though and Tunisa held on

    Group D starts today (Tuesday) with Ghana, Botswana,Mali & Guinea entering the fun

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