African Cup of Nations

grecIAN Harris

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It started yesterday with hosts Cameroon winning 2-1 against Burkina Faso and what, on paper, sounds like a surprising victory for Cape Verde (who knew they had an international side) against Ethiopia, 1-0. I'm currently watching the side I have most interest in, Zimbabwe, against Sadio Mane's Senegal. On paper Zimbabwe should get their backsides well and truly kicked but with less than 15 minutes to go they are holding on to a goalless draw. What always surprises me is how bang average the African 'stars' like Mane look when they play in The African Cup of Nations. You would think somebody like Mane would run these games from start to finish but so far has done little of any note.
 

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I remember watching the last tournament and despite being a football anorak I found it a tough watch - very slow and really lacking in quality. Will give it a go though if there is a game on.
 

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With 4 x 1-0 results on the opening day I fear this year might be another tough watch.
 

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A farcical end to the Mali -Tunisia game this afternoon with the referee blowing for full time early not once but twice. The first time on 85 minutes of the game had been played.
 

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A farcical end to the Mali -Tunisia game this afternoon with the referee blowing for full time early not once but twice. The first time on 85 minutes of the game had been played.
I think I read somewhere that the referee for this game has previously been done for match fixing!
 

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The Comoros Islands are being forced to play their quarter final tie with Cameroon without a recognised goalkeeper. Their first choice keeper is injured and the other two in the squad have both gone down with Covid. Competitions rules state that if you have 11 fit players (regardless of position) the game goes ahead. It makes our Premier League rules on Covid look weak at best.
 

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Come on Ros!

Only 1 down at HT, 10 men and a left back in goal, what's not to love?
 
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