Africa Cup of Nations

jose melendez

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I don't know anything about soccer, but I know Africa.

I'll be rooting, fruitlessly, per usual for teams from the Southern and Eastern part of the continent. Above all I'll be pulling for the Uganda Cranes followed by the Zimbabwe Warriors.

I'll also pull for, albeit to a lesser extent Namibia's Brave Warriors, and Tanzania's Taifa Stars.

I will root to a lesser extent for the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

I will root against all teams from North Africa.

CRANES OYE!
 

jose melendez

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Other awesome nicknames The Guinea Bissau Djurtus (wild dogs), Benin's ecuriels (squirrels), Madagascar's Berea ( a sub-species of Zebu cow), and Burundi's Swallows in the war.

Sadly the Coeloncanths of Comoros did not qualify.
 

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It’s great this is on, just looking for something to watch during what is normally a dead TV time and caught Egypt vs Zimbabwe just before kickoff. Soccer is the best, it’s the off season and yet you have major tournaments on three different continents plus the women’s WC.
 

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Zimbabwe’s keeper is under six feet tall but has already made a bunch of spectacular saves.
 

jose melendez

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It’s great this is on, just looking for something to watch during what is normally a dead TV time and caught Egypt vs Zimbabwe just before kickoff. Soccer is the best, it’s the off season and yet you have major tournaments on three different continents plus the women’s WC.
What is it showing on?
 

Kliq

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What is it showing on?
It’s on Bein Sports.

Salah is far and away the best player on the field, but he feels like the varsity player messing around with a bunch of casuals. Seems more interested in doing clever stuff with the ball than scoring. Zimbabwe has looked dangerous on the counter but their crossing and finishing has been poor.
 

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Even though it's impossible to follow I love this tournament. No other confederation is as wide open and unpredictable as this one.
 

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Is this the normal time for this, or does it just drag on for a long time? I was always anxious losing Zaha and Bolasie while this went on during the EPL season.
 

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Is this the normal time for this, or does it just drag on for a long time? I was always anxious losing Zaha and Bolasie while this went on during the EPL season.
Yep, they moved it from its historical Jan-Feb to the summer.

Edit: it’s also the first time they expanded to 24 teams, which is why some true minnows like TZ & Uganda are in the mix.
 
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jose melendez

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Madagascar stuns Nigeria 2-0. This is a genuine stunner.

My team, the Cranes of Uganda, will take on Senegal, in the round of 16.
 

Kliq

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I don't know anything about soccer, but I know Africa.

I'll be rooting, fruitlessly, per usual for teams from the Southern and Eastern part of the continent. Above all I'll be pulling for the Uganda Cranes followed by the Zimbabwe Warriors.

I'll also pull for, albeit to a lesser extent Namibia's Brave Warriors, and Tanzania's Taifa Stars.

I will root to a lesser extent for the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

I will root against all teams from North Africa.

CRANES OYE!
Score one for the good guys, Bafana Banafa shocked Egypt yesterday with a 1-0 win to send the hosts packing and head on to the Quarterfinals. It was no fluke either, RSA looked like the better side for large portions of the game and caught Egypt napping for a critical goal in the 85' to advance.

Benin also knocked out Morocco on penalties. Morocco had a chance to win it in regulation but doinked a PK in stoppage time and then the Benin keeper was heroic in the shootout to push them through.

Senegal beat Uganda and Nigeria beat Cameroon to also advance to the quarter finals.
 

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Even though it's impossible to follow I love this tournament. No other confederation is as wide open and unpredictable as this one.
As I was saying...

Egypt going out at home at the hands of RSA on a goal at the death is just nuts.

Would love to see the video of Egypt pressing for the equalizer in stoppage time in front of their home crowd. I’m sure RSA had to hang on by the skin of their teeth.