Zambia 2 Gabon 1
Gabon went out of the 2010 African Cup of Nations on Thursday when they fell 2-1 to Zambia. Coupled with Cameroon’s draw with Tunisia, this left a three way tie at the top of the group, with Gabon being left out, despite their stellar start to the group.
With all three (Zambia, Gabon, Cameroon) ending on four points, and tied in the head to head comparison, the Azingo Nationale were left out due to having scored less goals than the other two. A disappointing end, for sure, but the Panthers can certainly take heart in their performance this tournament. Their opening round victory over Cameroon is one that will be remembered for a long time in Libreville, and if it were not from some horrific Zambian goalkeeping in their match vs Cameroon, surely it would be Cousin & co preparing to take on defending champs Egypt rather than the Indomitable Lions. Scant consolation, but a worthy performance nonetheless.
Focus can now turn to the 2012 tournament, where Gabon will play host, along with Equatorial Guinea, in what surely will be a massive boost for both countries. Until then, lets enjoy the quarterfinals.
Gabon Offside Quarterfinal Picks:
Angola v Ghana……….Angola, have to think the home side can advance one more round.
Algeria v Cote D’Ivoire………Cote D’Ivoire, haven’t seen anything from Algeria this tournament, very disappointing.
Egypt v Cameroon……….Egypt, wow what a match!
Nigeria v Zambia……….Zambia, the Chipolopolo spring another shock on a tournament full of them.
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Gabon 0 Tunisia 0
Gabon continued their tremendous run of form at the 2010 African Nations Cup, securing a 0-0 draw with group heavyweight Tunisia. This gives them four points from two matches, and leaves them top of the group with Cameroon to play Zambia later today.
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Gabon 1 Cameroon 0
In my last post I mentioned how Sami Eto’o was wary of the Azingo Nationale, and boy did he prove prescient. Key man Daniel Gabon slotted home in the 17th minute to give the Panthers a stunning victory in their group opener.
You can check out the winner here.
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Before we proceed with this article, lets please take a moment to think about those who lost their lives in the cowardly attack by separatists in Cabinda. May they rest in peace, and we shall hope no further harm comes to anyone participating in this years tournament.
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Black Panthers Look to Wow in Angola
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