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Blog - Football Africa

Cape Verde's journey from potential to promise completed with Portugal win

Cape Verde's 2-0 win in Portugal on Tuesday will be remembered for years to come.
Cape Verde's 2-0 win in Portugal on Tuesday will be remembered for years to come.

People come of age when they move from adolescence to adulthood, but for sports teams that journey is a little more complicated. Theirs is not so much about growing up as it about getting better, which is why Cape Verde's passage from potential to real promise was completed on Tuesday night.

They beat hosts Portugal 2-0 to move from colonised to conquerors. Although the fine print will reveal that the Islanders overcame a second-string Portuguese side with a debutant goalkeeper, and who were...

 By Nick Ames

The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations is over, but what next for Equatorial Guinea?

The Ivory Coast celebrated their first Africa Cup of Nations win since 1992 after a nervy final with Ghana.
The Ivory Coast celebrated their first Africa Cup of Nations win since 1992 after a nervy final with Ghana.

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea -- The host nation of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations has not been short on sights that provoke a double take over the past month. Another eyebrow-raiser comes when, on what had been expected to be a day spent back home in London before Monday night's flight was cancelled, you sneak a look around Sipopo.

It is a development built around 20km outside Malabo: the streets are wide, the lawns vast, the golf course lush, the rows and rows of apartments smart and the hotels...

 By Nick Ames

Ivory Coast hold their nerve to beat Ghana, win 2015 African Nations Cup

The Ivory Coast celebrated their first African Nations Cup since 1992 after a nervy final with Ghana.

BATA, Equatorial Guinea -- After 120 scoreless minutes, Ivory Coast defeated Ghana 9-8 on penalties to win their first African Nations Cup since 1992. Here are three quick points from the final...

1. Boubacar Barry provides the most romantic of conclusions

Boubacar Barry is now 35 and has, through the thick and sometimes very thin, been a mainstay during Ivory Coast's rise to global prominence over the last decade. He is far from the biggest name from their "golden generation" and it is perhaps...

 By Sam Crocker

Herve Renard on the brink of history ahead of Ivory Coast vs. Ghana

The ESPN FC crew react to Equatorial Guinea's hefty fine for fan turmoil following a dubious penalty decision, and all are in agreement that the Ivory Coast will triumph over Ghana in the final.

Here are five things to consider Ahead of Ivory Coast vs. Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations final ...

1. The final that 2008 deserved

It is a game that had a distinctly aged feel to it. One that seems to have been pulled in from a parallel universe of matches that never quite happened; a bottle plucked from the cellar of African football that matured slightly later than expected.

With two sides who consistently fail to live up to the lofty heights expected of them, Ivory Coast vs. Ghana is a final...

Ivory Coast's golden generation get the chance to live up to the hype

Ghana take on the Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday with the two adversaries on the verge of history.

Ghana, who were lauded as the continent's brightest hope ahead of last year's World Cup, have been semifinalists in the last four editions of the tournament but have not won it since 1982. Ivory Coast were triumphant more recently, in 1992, and have reached the quarterfinals in the previous five competitions. Both have failed to take the next step but finally, for one, the dream...

 By Nick Ames

Ivory Coast surge past DR Congo and into the African Nations Cup final

Yaya Toure scored his first goal of the tournament as the Ivory Coast won through to Sunday's final.

BATA, Equatorial Guinea -- Three points on Ivory Coast's 3-1 win vs. DR Congo in the African Nations Cup semifinals.

1. Yaya Toure steps up when needed the most

Even when the Elephants are winning matches, Yaya Toure's performance for Ivory Coast attracts intense scrutiny, but there was little to reproach this time. After a quiet tournament that had sometimes bordered on sluggish, Toure announced himself emphatically.

Twenty minutes had passed when Toure, lurking centrally just outside the penalty...