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Tournament favourites Ghana recorded an opening win, but it wasn’t the walkover they expected against minnows Botswana, who made their African Nations Cup debut.

The Black Stars held on for a 1-0 victory, after John Mensah’s knee put them in front on 25 minutes. But the hero turned villain as he was sent off in the second half for a goal-preventing foul on Jerome Ramatlhakwane.

In the other Group D game, Bakaye Traoré’s strike gave Mali all three points against Guinea.

STAT SO FAR: The opening eight games of the tournament produced 15 goals.

 

STAR PLAYER SO FAR: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inspired co-hosts Gabon to a comfortable 2-0 win against debutants Niger. He scored the opener and set up the winner.

 

NEXT ROUND OF FIXTURES:

 

GROUP A:

LIBYA vs. ZAMBIA - 25/01/2012

GUINEA EQ. vs. SENEGAL - 25/01/2012

 

GROUP B:

SUDAN vs. ANGOLA - 26/01/2012

COTE D’IVOIRE vs. BURKINA FASO - 26/01/2012

 

GROUP C:

NIGER vs. TUNISIA - 27/01/2012

GABON vs. MOROCCO - 27/01/2012

 

GROUP D:

BOTSWANA vs. GUINEA - 28/01/2012

GHANA vs. MALI - 28/01/2012

 

 

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Doing it for the kids

 

SAMSUNG’s Football Fest has been a hit with the kids in Libreville.

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Comment by Ole"The Guru" on January 26, 2012 at 16:49

Ghana and Cote D'Voire didnt convince me,  Angola is likely to cause an upset!!

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