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CAN 2013: Group C (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Zambia)


AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS
SOUTH AFRICA 2013

GROUP C


Mon, 21 Jan
Zambia vs Ethiopia - 17:00 CET, Nelspruit
Nigeria vs Burkina Faso - 19:00 CET, Nelspruit

Fri, 25 Jan
Zambia vs Nigeria - 16:00 CET, Nelspruit
Burkina Faso vs Ethiopia - 19:00 CET, Nelspruit

Tue, 29 Jan
Burkina Faso vs Zambia - 18:00 CET, Nelspruit
Ethiopia vs Nigeria - 18:00 CET, Rustenburg



Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit


Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg



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ZAMBIA (Title Holders)
Nickname: Chipolopolo

Goalkeepers:
Kennedy Mweene (Free State Stars, RSA)
Joshua Titima (Power Dynamos)
Danny Munyao (Red Arrows)


Defenders:
Joseph Musonda (Golden Arrows, RSA)
Stophira Sunzu (TP Mazembe, DRC)
Francis Kasonde (TP Mazembe, DRC)
Hijani Himoonde (TP Mazembe, DRC)
Emmanuel Mbola (FC Porto B, POR)
Davies Nkausu (SuperSport United, RSA)
Nathan Sinkala (TP Mazembe, DRC)


Midfielders:
Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe, DRC)
Felix Katongo (Petro Atlético, ANG)
Isaac Chansa (Henan Jianye, CHN)
Noah Chivuta (Free State Stars, RSA)
William Njovu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva, ISR)
Jonas Sakuwaha (Al-Merreikh, SUD)
Chisamba Lungu (Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast, RUS)
Mukaka Mulenga (Power Dynamos)


Forwards:
Christopher Katongo (Henan Jianye, CHN)
James Chamanga (Lioaning Whowin, CHN)
Collins Mbesuma (Orlando Pirates, RSA)
Emmanuel Mayuka (Southampton, ENG)
Jacob Mulenga (FC Utrecht, HOL)


Coach: Hervé Renard (FRA)



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NIGERIA
Nickname: Super Eagles

Goalkeepers:
Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv, ISR)
Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be'er Sheva, ISR)
Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers)


Defenders:
Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahçe, TUR)
Uwa Elderson Echiéjilé (SC Braga, POR)
Efe Ambrose (Celtic Glasgow, SCO)
Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves)
Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars)
Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod, ISR)
Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag, HOL)


Midfielders:
John Mikel Obi (Chelsea, ENG)
Ejike Uzoenyi (Enugu Rangers)
Reuben Gabriel (Kano Pillars)
Fegor Ogude (Vålerenga, NOR)
Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers)
Nwankwo Obiorah (Padova, ITA)
Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis Sevilla, ESP)
Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio, ITA)


Forwards:
Ikechukwu Uche (Villarreal, ESP)
Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, RUS)
Emmanuel Emenike (Spartak Moscow, RUS)
Victor Moses (Chelsea, ENG)
Ideye Aide Brown (Dynamo Kyiv, UKR)


Coach: Stephen Keshi (NGR)



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BURKINA FASO
Nickname: Les Étallons

(Provisional 28 man squad)

Goalkeepers:
Abdoulaye Soulama (Asante Kotoko, GHA)
Daouda Diakité (Lierse, BEL)
Moussa Germain Sanou (Saint-Étienne, FRA)
Abdoul Ouattara


Defenders:
Bakary Koné (Olympique Lyon, FRA)
Paul Kéba Koulibaly (Dinamo Bucuresti, ROM)
Soumaïla Bélem (Africa Sports, CIV)
Saydou Panandétiguiri (Royal Antwerp, BEL)
Mohamed Koffi (Petro Jet, EGY)
Henri Traoré (Ashanti Gold, GHA)
Bakary Soro
Aboubacar Zerbo


Midfielders:
Charles Kaboré (Olympique Marseille, FRA)
Djakaridja Koné (Evian, FRA)
Florent Rouamba (Sheriff Tiraspol, MOL)
Jonathan Pitroipa (Stade Rennes, FRA)
Abdou Razack Traoré (Lechia Gdansk, POL)
Wilfried Sanou (Kyoto Sanga, JAP)
Ali Rabo (El-Shorta, EGY)
Issouf Ouattara


Forwards:
Préjuce Nacoulma (Gornik Zabrze, POL)
Alain Traoré (Auxerre, FRA)
Moumouni Dagano (Al-Sailiya, QAT)
Salif Dianda (Ternana, ITA)
Aristide Bancé (FC Augsburg, GER)
Hugues-Wilfried Dah (Al Thaid, UAE)
Pan Pierre Koulibaly (Sint-Niklaas, BEL)
Wilfried Balima (Sheriff Tiraspol, MOL)


Coach: Paul Put (BEL)



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Zambia are awesome, I watched them today. Reckon they can win it agian?
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ETHIOPIA
Nickname: Walya Antelopes

Goalkeepers:
1 Jemal Tassew (Ethiopian Coffee)
18 Sisay Bancha (Dedebit)
16 Zerihun Tadele (Saint George)


Defenders:
2 Berhanu Bogale (Dedebit)
3 Abebaw Butako (Saint George)
4 Aynalem Hailu (Dedebit)
22 Siyoum Tesfaye (Dedebit)
5 Alula Girma (Saint George)
14 Biadgelegn Elias (Saint George)
12 Degu Debebe (Saint George)


Midfielders:
6 Shimelis Bekele (Saint George)
13 Menyahel Teshome (Dedebit)
8 Addis Hintsa (Dedebit)
21 Dawit Estifanos (Ethiopian Coffee)
17 Yared Zenabu (Saint George)
23 Asrat Megersa Gobena (EEPCO)
10 Mengistu Assefa (Dedebit)
20 Yussuf Saleh (Syrianska, SWE)


Forwards:
7 Saladin Said (Wadi Degla, EGY)
9 Getaneh Kebede (Dedebit)
11 Oumed Oukri (Saint George)
15 Adane Girma (Saint George)
19 Fuad Ibrahim (Minnesota Stars, USA)


Coach: Sewnet Bishaw (ETH)



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Friendlies played in December 2012 and January 2013 involving teams in Group C:

05.12.2012, Dammam (KSA)
Saudi Arabia 2-1 ZAMBIA

22.12.2012, Dar-es-Salaam (TAN)
Tanzania 1-0 ZAMBIA

26.12.2012, Ar Rifa (BAH)
Bahrain 0-0 BURKINA FASO

09.01.2013, Faro/Loulé (POR)
Cape Verde 0-0 NIGERIA

12.01.2013, Ndola (ZAM)
ZAMBIA 0-0 Norway

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Africa Cup of Nations 2013: Ethiopia inspired by their past
By Giles Goford in BBC Sport

Ethiopia hold the dubious record of being runners-up in the Africa Cup of Nations without winning a game or even scoring a goal.

That came at the inaugural tournament, held in 1957, after the Confederation of African Football was established by the Egyptian, Ethiopian, South African and Sudanese Football Associations.

Ethiopia received a bye into the final after South Africa were disqualified for refusing to send a multi-racial team, and the Walya Antelopes were then beaten 4-0 by Egypt in Khartoum.

Now, 31 years after their last appearance in the Finals, one of the founding fathers of the African game are back and aiming to make a big impact in South Africa.

"We are the pioneers, but we went backwards," says the president of the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF), Sahilu Gebremariam. "Now the whole nation is inspired again.

"Football is the most loved sport in Ethiopia. Being good at athletics builds our international image, but wherever you go - in schools, villages, or in the street - football is the most popular sport."

The inspiration has come from a national side built on hard work and a team ethic. Ethiopia, who won the Cup of Nations in 1962, are ranked 110th in the world and 31st in Africa, and they qualified for South Africa by edging out both Benin and Sudan on away goals in qualification.

Head coach Sewnet Bishaw has been in charge since November 2011, but former national manager Iffy Onuora, who led the team between July 2010 and April 2011, says the signs of improvement were evident during his reign.

"I'm proud that I instilled some professionalism during my time there," said the former Huddersfield, Gillingham and Swindon striker.

"I'm strong on organisation and team dynamics, and talking to the players it was clearly very different from what they were used to.

"I believe they saw the benefits and enjoyed it. Having seen the players close up, I felt there was raw talent to work with."

The talent is almost all home based, from the club sides Dedebit, Defence and Saint George. Just one professional plays his club football outside Ethiopia - star striker Saladin Said plays in the Egyptian Premier League.
Onuora believes Ethiopia's relative anonymity can help them spring a surprise in a group that contains holders Zambia, as well as Nigeria and Burkina Faso.

"Adane Girma is a brave striker who attacks crosses well, in the manner of a young Alan Shearer," said Onuora. "Alula Girma is a quality full-back who wouldn't look out of place in a Championship side in England and Shimelis Bekele is a little magician on the pitch in the manner of a classic number 10. He can play wide or behind a striker, and can see a pass in the manner that Juan Mata and Santi Cazorla can."

The players, having become national heroes through qualifying, do not want their journey to end in the group stage.

"We know Nigeria and Zambia are strong opponents, but they should not forget we qualified by beating Sudan, who played at the 2012 Cup of Nations," said 27-year-old striker Adane Girma.

"In the past, we had problems in beating opponents in away matches. Now this is history - psychologically we have shown encouraging improvements, and as a result we also have a chance to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil."

Ethiopia have never qualified for football's biggest global tournament, but that is now a realistic prospect - just four years after the team were excluded from World Cup qualifying because the national football federation was sanctioned by Fifa for their non-compliance of a roadmap for progress.

"We now have a more modern way of managing our federation," says EFF president Gebremariam. "All communities have come together. We currently don't have any football idols, but it is the collective team spirit that is important. In the future we will create some stars."

Onuora, born in Scotland and the scorer of more than 100 goals in English league football, has written a book on his time in charge, and will be keenly following the team's progress in South Africa.

"Every League Two club in England would comfortably have better facilities than the Ethiopian national team in terms of pitch, ground staff, training facilities and kit," the 45-year-old Onuora added.

"But I began to love that aspect of it. The ability to build a team out of nothing more than the raw material, the ability of the players, became my driving force.

"I had in mind the Cup of Nations in 2012, and more realistically 2013, and beyond that the World Cup. I believed we could do it."

Onuora may have departed, but the Walya Antelopes have done it. The 1962 champions are back on the big stage and ready to draw on the pioneering spirit of their footballing forefathers.

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Probably the weakest group of the four with no team jumping out to me as a clear favorite.

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Zambia and Nigeria should advance, but Ethiopia and Bukrina Faso arent a joke too.
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Zambia vs Ethiopia is the opening match of Group C, it started 10' ago.

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Why is Zambia playing without Mulenga?
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ZAMBIA
Mweene
Nkausu - Himoonde - Sunzu - Musonda
Lungu
Sinkala - Chansa - Kalaba
Mbesuma - Katongo

ETHIOPIA
Tassew
Butako - Elyas - Hailu - Tesfayle
Megersa
Bekele - Adane Girma - Teshome
Kebede - Said



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Penalty for Ethiopia. Great save by the Zambia keeper.

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Ethiopia PK taker was way too casual
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Ethiopia goalkeeper gives a Zambian forward a drop kick

still waiting to see if its a red card as the goalkeeper got injured during the collision
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Ethiopian goalkeeper sent off while being stretchered off
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First missing a penalty, then being reduced to 10, it's not Ethiopia's game so far.

I'm missing Mulenga and Mayuka for Zambia, don't understand why they're benched.
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Ethiopian goalkeeper sent off while being stretchered off
Very well sent off as he came out Schumacher style on Zambia's forward.

The Ethiopians are making a huge deal out of it but the ref is completely right.

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