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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old January 2nd, 2006, 14:46 Thread Starter
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ANC 2006 squads

Senegal

Goalkeepers:
Tony Mario Sylva (Lille, France),
Pape Mamadou Diouf (Jeanne d'Arc),
Cheikh Tidiane Ndiaye (Rennes, France)

Defenders:
Ferdinand Coly (Parma, Italy),
Lamine Diatta (Lyon, France),
Souleymane Diawara (Sochaux, France),
Habib Beye (Marseille, France),
Omar Daf (Sochaux, France),
Pape Malickou Diakhate (Nancy, France),
Nguirane Ndaw (Sochaux, France)
Boukhary Dramé (Paris Saint Germain, France)

Midfielders:
Amdy Moustapha Faye (Newcastle, England),
Abdoulaye Diagne Faye (Bolton, England),
Pape Bouba Diop (Fulham, England),
Dino Djiba (Metz, France),
Issa Ba (Chateauroux, France)

Strikers:
Diomansy Camara (West Bromwich Albion, England),
Frederic Mendy (Saint Etienne, France),
Rahmane Barry (Lorient, France),
El Hadji Diouf (Bolton, England),
Henri Camara (Wigan,England),
Mamadou Niang (Marseille, France),
Souleymane Camara (Nice, France)

On paper, this is a very strong side. Just brimming with top guns at every position. Strange how 3 years ago the whole Senegal squad was playing in Ligue 1 and now they are making anmes for themselves in the EPL aw well.

Fault with this team is that there is no new blood from 2002 WC. I see Rahmanne Barry, who is quite solid btw, being the new face on the side. Their forward line is very strong with Henri Camara scoring at will for Wigan at the mo'. Diouf has found his form at Boltonand Diomansy Caamara is a good option to be coiming off the bench.

BBC article pointed out the absence of Khalilou Fadiga and Salif Diao; have not seen much of either player this season esp Diao, who did not have such a great time at Liverpool
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old January 2nd, 2006, 14:47 Thread Starter
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Ghana

Goalkeepers:
Sammy Adjei (Mohadon Sports Ashdod, Israel),
George Owu (AshantiGold),
Philemon McCarthy(Fetteh Feyenoord)

Defenders:
Addoquaye Pappoe(Ashdod Tel-Aviv, Israel),
John Painstil(Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel),
John Mensah(Cremonese, Italy),
Issa Ahmed (Asante Kotoko),
Aziz Ansah (Asante Kotoko),
Dan Edusei (Egaleo, Greece),
Sammy Osei Kuffuor (AS Roma, Italy),
Francis Dickoh(Nordsjaelland FC, Denmark),
Haminu Dramani (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro)

Midfielders:
Stephen Appiah (Fenerbache, Turkey),
Michael Essien (Chelsea, England),
Hamza Mohammed (Real Tamale United),
Laryea Kingston (Terek Gronzy, Russia),
Sulley Ali Muntari (Udinese, Italy),
Abubakari Yakubu (Vitesse Arnheim, Holland)

Strikers:
Asamoah Gyan (Modena, Italy),
Godwin Attram (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia),
Joe Tex Frimpong (Enyimba, Nigeria),
Matthew Amoah (Vittese Arnheim, Holland),
Prince Tagoe(Accra Hearts of Oak).

From this list I focus mainly on the strikers as that is where I feel Ghana is deficient. Asamoah Gyan and mathew Amoah should provide the needed firepower up front for the 4x ANC winners. Amoah is riding high in the Eredevisie scoring charts after scoring a brace yesterday for Vitesse Arnheim.

Our strengths lie of course in defense (best record inthe WC qualifiers) and midfield (possibly the best combo in Africa).
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South Africa

Goalkeepers:
Emile Baron (Kaizer Chiefs),
Moeneeb Josephs (Ajax Cape Town),
Calvin Marlin (SuperSport United),
Avril Phadi (Jomo Cosmos)

Defenders:
Tonic Chabalala (Orlando Pirates),
Siboniso Gaxa (SuperSport United),
Pierre Issa (OFI Crete, Greece),
Ricardo Katza (SuperSport United),
Mbulelo Mabizela (Valerenga, Norway),
Aaron Mokoena (Blackburn Rovers, England),
Jimmy Tau (Kaizer Chiefs)

Midfielders:
Daine Klate (SuperSport United),
Gift Leremi,
Joseph Makhanya (both Orlando Pirates),
Vuyo Mere,
Benson Mhlongo (both Mamelodi Sundowns),
Elrio Van Heerden (FC Copenhagen, Denmark),
Benedict Vilakazi (Orlando Pirates),
Papi Zothwane (Lamontville Golden Arrows),
Sibusiso Zuma (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany)

Forwards:
Benedict McCarthy (FC Porto, Portugal),
Lebohang Mokoena (Orlando Pirates),
Katlego Mphela (SuperSport United),
Siyabonga Nomvete (Djurgardens, Sweden),
Nkosinathi Nhleko (Viking Stavanger, Norway),
Asanda Sishuba (Heusden-Zolder, Belgium)

New coach, hopefully new attitude! South Africa have fallen from grace in 2005; then again, they were never really rated in my books . In late summer they lost to Ghana, Burkina Faso, Iceland and Germany and redeemed themselves with a win over DR Congo in their final WC qualifying game. On paper, they are an average side with a few new faces and the notable absence of Quinton Fortune. Has he retired completely from international football to focus solely on trips from the physio to the Manchester United bench? At least the coach did not select Shaun Bartlett!!!

I will be surprised if they make it out of the group featuring Guinea, Tunisia and Zambia
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Egypt

Goalkeepers:
Abdelwahed El Sayed (Zamalek),
Essam Al Hadary (Ahly),
Mustafa Kamal (ENPPI),
Mohamed Abdel Moncef (Zamalek)

Defenders:
Mohamed Abdelwaheb (Ahly),
Tarek El Sayed (Zamalek),
Abdelzaher El Saqqa (Konyaspor, Turkey),
Ahmed Abomessalem (Ahly),
Ibrahim Said (Zamalek),
Bechir El-Tabey (Rizespor, Turkey),
Wael Gomaa (Ahly)

Midfielders:
Ahmed Fathi (Ismaili),
Ahmed Hassan (Besiktas, Turkey),
Hassan Mostafa (Ahly),
Samir Sabry (ENPPI),
Mohamed Shawki (Ahly),
Mohamed Barakat (Ahly)

Strikers:
Ahmed Eid Abdelmalek (Haras al Hodoud),
Mohamed Aboutrika (Ahly),
Abdelhalim Ali (Zamalek),
Osama Hosni (Ahly),
Emad Motaeb (Ahly),
Amr Zaki (ENPPI),
Mohamed Zidan (FSV Mainz, Germany),
Hossam Hassan (Masry),
Ahmed Bilal (Konyaspor, Turkey)
Mido (Spurs, England)

This is is more a carbon copy of the one the hosts will use for the ANC. Above is the squad list for the 4-nation LG tourney last week in Egypt. I can just see the new coach playing a 4-3-3 formation with Amr Zaki, Zidan and Mido tearing up opposition defenses. Hossam Hassan is still playing football?? Geez, this guy was playing from before colour TV!

My tip to win the Nations Cup.
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Tunisia

Goalkeepers:
Ali Boumnijel (Club Africain),
Khaled Fadhel(Erciyespor),
Hamdi Kasraoui (Esperance).

Defenders:
Hatem Trabelsi (Ajax Amsterdam),
Radhi Jaidi (Bolton Wanderers),
Anis Ayari (Samsunspor),
Karim Saidi (Feyenoord),
Issam Merdassi (CS Sfaxien),
Karim Hagui(Strasbourg),
Jose Clayton (El Qatari).

Midfielders:
Chawki Ben Saada (Bastia),
Adel Chedli(Nuremberg),
Kais Ghodhbane (Samsunspor),
Sofiane Militi(Foscala),
Jawher Mnari (Nuremberg),
Slim Ben Achour (Guimares),
Riadh Bouazizi (Kayseri Exciysspor),
Hamed Namouchi (Rangers).

Strikers:
Amine Eltaif (Esperance),
Zied Jaziri (Troyes),
Haikel Guemamdia (Strasbourg),
Issam Jomaa (Lens),
Silva Dos Santos (Toulouse).

Opponents: Guines, South Africa, Zambia

Another squad, which on paper, could go quite far in the comp. Experience in goal (Boumnijel) coupled with solid defense line of Trabelsi and Jaidi. (Am not too sold on the Brazilian Clayton). Ben Achour, Mnari, Bouazizi and Chedli will provide the midfield strength and are comparable to any top African midfield quartet.

Up front I am sure Lemerre will use the other Brazilian (Dos Santos) and Guemamdia
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Beautiful coverage kwame
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Thanx Kwame.

I believe this ANC will be the most entertaining as the teams in it seem very strong and it will very close overall.

The Ivory Coast will be the surprise package IMO and wouldn't be surprised if they won it, even though I want Senegal to win it of course.
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Zimbabwe

Goalkeepers:
Energy Murambadoro (CAPS United),
Tapuwa Kapini (Highlanders),
Gift Muzadzi (CAPS United)

Defenders:
James Matola (Buymore),
Dumisani Mpofu (Bushbucks, South Africa),
Zvenyika Makonese (Santos, South Africa),
George Mbwando (Jahnregensburg, Germany),
Charles Yohane (Wits University, South Africa),
Cephas Chimedza (Germinal Beerschot, Belgium),
Bekithemba Ndlovu (Silver Stars, South Africa)

Midfielders:
Edelbert Dinha (Orlando Pirates, South Africa),
Esrom Nyandoro (Sundowns, South Africa),
Tinashe Nengomasha (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa),
Joel Lupahla (SuperSport United, South Africa,
Edzai Kasinauyo (Moroka Swallows, South Africa),
Francis Chandidia (Buymore),
Lloyd Chitembwe (CAPS United),
Ronald Sibanda (Amazulu)

Strikers:
Benjani Mwaruwari (AJ Auxerre, France),
Peter Ndlovu (Sundowns, South Africa),
Shingirai Kawondera (unattached),
Brian Badza (CAPS United),
Gilbert Mushangazhike (Jiangsu Shuntian, China).

Possibly the squad with the most players plying their trade in Africa. Always nice to see. Notable players are GK Energy M (always suspect with the aerial balls) and strikers Benny Mwaruwari and Peter Ndlovu
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Nice to see familiar names amongst the squads as well as the new talent. This will be the third nations cup that I have followed fully, and it looks to be one of the best. (maybe with the exception of Libya
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(maybe with the exception of Libya
Libya actually have one of the best players in Africa - Tarek El Tayeb.



He wears #14 and plays for Gaziantepspor in Turkey. He also happens to be their captain.

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Notable players are GK Energy M (always suspect with the aerial balls) and strikers Benny Mwaruwari and Peter Ndlovu[/COLOR][/FONT]
This player used to play for a short spell with Bnei Sakhnin in Israel, even made a few UEFA Cup appearances (vs. Newcastle) too. He was terrible though and was released. And suddenly a few months after the release, when he was still without a club he was invited for trials in Leeds! That was very awkward.

BTW do you have the DR Congo squad list? There are supposed to be there at least two Israeli league players on it - Alain Masoudi and Mozuwa N'sumbo. Also note the number of Israeli league players on Ghana's team (you can exclude Pappoe, though - He's got a broken nose since Saturday )

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Essien set to sit out Nations Cup

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has ruled midfielder Michael Essien out of playing for Ghana in the African Nations Cup in Egypt.
Essien, 23, was injured playing for Chelsea on Monday in a challenge with West Ham United's Nigel Reo-Coker and had a scan on his ankle on Tuesday.

"Essien I think is not going," Mourinho told Chelsea's website.

"To have treatment, it is better to stay with Chelsea. He would be going (to Egypt) for nothing."

The 2006 Nations Cup kicks off in Egypt on 20 January - and Ghana are also without Udinese midfielder Sulley Muntari, who is out for at least one month with an ankle injury.

Muntari pulled out of training on Saturday - and a scan has now confirmed ankle damage.

The 21-year will have to wear a special protective bandage for the next 20 days - and then have further tests to evaluate the full extent of the injury.

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New coach, hopefully new attitude! South Africa have fallen from grace in 2005; then again, they were never really rated in my books . In late summer they lost to Ghana, Burkina Faso, Iceland and Germany and redeemed themselves with a win over DR Congo in their final WC qualifying game. On paper, they are an average side with a few new faces and the notable absence of Quinton Fortune. Has he retired completely from international football to focus solely on trips from the physio to the Manchester United bench? At least the coach did not select Shaun Bartlett!!!
To be honest, this SA side looks pretty average to me. Especially when you see that guys like Pienaar and Fortune are absent. Qualitywise they will lift this team up. On the other hand, mentalitywise, it might be good for the team that they are not around. I think African teams would do good to leave some of the 'superstars' at home every once in a while.

Surprised to see Pierre Issa still in the squad actually. How old is he? He was already around at France 98.

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This is is more a carbon copy of the one the hosts will use for the ANC. Above is the squad list for the 4-nation LG tourney last week in Egypt. I can just see the new coach playing a 4-3-3 formation with Amr Zaki, Zidan and Mido tearing up opposition defenses. Hossam Hassan is still playing football?? Geez, this guy was playing from before colour TV!
I might have missed something, but why is Ghaly left out of the squad? I would think that in the Egypt NT he can finally show what he's capable of, since at Feyenoord he must work to fit in the system and the tactics.

I can see Egypt go all the way. Especially with the technical skill of Zidan upfront coupled with powerhouse Mido. And the home crowd is always an advantage of course. It will be a tense atmosphere over there.

What ever happened to Abdelsatar Sabry actually?

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I might have missed something, but why is Ghaly left out of the squad? I would think that in the Egypt NT he can finally show what he's capable of, since at Feyenoord he must work to fit in the system and the tactics.
He's left out because he never performs well for the National team and because (apparently) he's not motivated enough to play for us...

Perhaps he wants to stay at Feyenoord and help them carry on with their impressive run, I don't know. In Egypt it's difficult to get a clear cut answer as our reporters make up all sorts of stories.

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I can see Egypt go all the way. Especially with the technical skill of Zidan upfront coupled with powerhouse Mido. And the home crowd is always an advantage of course. It will be a tense atmosphere over there.
Mohammed Zidan won't be there as well because he didn't respond to the numerous call-ups he received. So he's dropped. He never really had a chance to make an impact so it's not like he's an integral part of the team or anything.

Mido's partner will be either Emad Meteb (Al Ahly) or Amr Zaki (ENPPI) - both excellent young players who will surely move to europe sooner or later.

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What ever happened to Abdelsatar Sabry actually?
His form has declined as he's now over 30. He's playing for a midtable Egyptian club at the moment, Al Geish (The Army)

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Surprised to see Pierre Issa still in the squad actually. How old is he? He was already around at France 98.
Trust me its not that bad, Hossam Hassan is included in Egypt's squad and he took part of the 1990 WC in Italy
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Hossam's a legend - nuff said.

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Zambia:

Goalkeepers:
George Kolola (ZANACO)
Kennedy Mweene (Free State Stars, South Africa)

Defenders:
Clive Hachilensa (Free State Stars, South Africa)
Misheck Lungu (Primeiro Agosto, Angola)
Joseph Musonda (Free State Stars, South Africa)
Billy Mwanza (Lamontville Golden Arrows, South Africa)
Kennedy Nkethani (ZANACO)
Elijah Tana (Petro Atletico, Angola)
Mark Sinyangwe (Green Buffaloes)

Midfielders:
Ian Bakala (Primeiro Agosto, Angola)
Isaac Chansa (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)
James Chamanga (Umtata Bush Bucks, South Africa)
Rainford Kalaba (Nice, France)
Chris Katongo (Jomo Cosmos, South Africa)
Felix Katongo (Jomo Cosmos, South Africa)
Numba Mumamba (ZANACO)
Clifford Mulenga (Örgryte, Sweden)
Andrew Sinkala (FC Cologne, Germany)
Lameck Njovu (Lusaka Dynamos)

Forwards:
Linos Chalwe (unattached)
Harry Milanzi (Primeiro Agosto, Angola)
Collins Mbesuma (Portsmouth, England)
Dube Phiri (Red Arrows)


A cull of the younger, local players who have been coming through in 2005 still sees Kalusha Bwalya selecting an inexperienced squad for the Chipolopolo. 16 players are making their ANC debuts, with Elijah Tana (c) and Numamba Mumba providing the real experience, having played in 2 and 3 previous tournaments respectively. African football fans will be familiar with Harry Milanzi and Andrew Sinkala, but it is the prolific young striker Collins Mbesuma's partnership with Milanzi that probably holds the key to success for the sleeping giant of Southern African football.

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Hossam Hassan is still alive ? I thought he had retired from professional football
BTW what is the probable line-up of the Egyptian team?
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If you mean the starting 11, it would look like this:

----------------El-Hadary-----------------
------------------Said--------------------
--Gomaa--------------------------Saka---
---------Mustafa--------Hassan-----------
Fathy---------------------------A.Wehab--
-----------------Trieka--------------------
------------Motab------Mido--------------

Mostly a local squad but some skill and talent in it. After all the 1998 Egyptian squad that won the cup had only 4 pros.
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