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AFCON 2022

You can’t beat an international tournament.

This years African Cup of Nations starts tomorrow.

Sky Sports have the rights to all 52 games while the BBC will also show 10 matches including the semi finals and final.

All eyes will be on arguably the worlds best player as Mo Salah leads out his Egypt team.

I fancy Morocco to win it.
Who you picking?
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  • Looking forward to it, Egypt v Nigeria on Monday afternoon (4pm, is on BBC) should be good.
  • Algeria, for someone different. 
  • I bet Jurgen Klopp will be having kittens every second Mo is on the park!
  • Come on Ghana just because I know I few Ghanians
  • edited January 8
    Algeria if they’ve got their full side

    Haven’t lost a game for over 2 years, currently 5/1
  • Nigeria would've been my tip but they lost their 2 best strikers in Osimhen and Dennis so they're a lot weaker up front. Iwobi, Ndidi and of course Joe Aribo is a good midfield though.

    Algeria as holders, and with Mahrez and Benrahma on either wing will again go far. They're not far off breaking the world record for games unbeaten.

    My tip to win it though is Ivory Coast. I feel they probably have the best overall squad, Aurier, Bailly, Cornet, Frank Kessie at Milan, Max Gradel, Zaha, Pepe, Haller from Ajax. I think they'll be very strong but a lot depends on how Zaha and Pepe do when the going gets tough. They could either be brilliant or go completely missing.

    I'll go for an Algeria v Ivory Coast final.


  • Top half of the betting 
  • "Countries suffering Covid outbreaks will have to play their Africa Cup of Nations matches even if they have only 11 players available.

    New guidelines from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) state matches will still go ahead even if none of the 11 players is a goalkeeper.

    Any nation unable to fulfil a fixture will forfeit the game 2-0.

    The guidance has been issued after several nations reported Covid cases before the tournament starts on Sunday.

    Caf said that in "exceptional cases" the tournament's organising committee "will take the appropriate decision".

  • "Countries suffering Covid outbreaks will have to play their Africa Cup of Nations matches even if they have only 11 players available.

    New guidelines from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) state matches will still go ahead even if none of the 11 players is a goalkeeper.

    Any nation unable to fulfil a fixture will forfeit the game 2-0.

    The guidance has been issued after several nations reported Covid cases before the tournament starts on Sunday.

    Caf said that in "exceptional cases" the tournament's organising committee "will take the appropriate decision".

    Jesus wept!! 
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  • se9addick said:
    Looking forward to it, Egypt v Nigeria on Monday afternoon (4pm, is on BBC) should be good.
    That's on Tuesday.
  • se9addick said:
    Looking forward to it, Egypt v Nigeria on Monday afternoon (4pm, is on BBC) should be good.
    That's on Tuesday.
    Oh cool - that’s better for me!
  • Sangare scores the tournaments opening goal and puts Burkina Faso 1-0 in the process.
  • edited January 9
    Didn’t realise how much I missed the sound of vuvuzelas.
  • edited January 9
    Mali 20/1 e/w looks a shout. That price will come in nicely if they get a result against Tunisia.

    Incredibly strong in WC qualifying. 11 scored and none conceded. Admittedly not super strong competition but that should see them notch six group points against Gambia and Mauritania. 
  • Penalty for the hosts.
  • Penalty for the hosts.
    And another. 
    Aboubakar scores again and the hosts lead 2-1 just before the break 
  • edited January 9
    Watched quite a bit of Ethiopia vs Cape Verde. Pretty awful standard on show. Not sure how many full time professionals are on the Ethiopia side.

    Each time this tournament comes around it seems as though they hold games in enormous stadiums with hardly anybody present.
  • I wentvtona qualifying game when I worked in Nigeria.  Nigeria v Algeria 2-2 . Big crowd. All cash payments.  Someone disappeared with the takings in a big bag. Wonder if it is different now. 
  • edited January 10
    cafctom said:
    Watched quite a bit of Ethiopia vs Cape Verde. Pretty awful standard on show. Not sure how many full time professionals are on the Ethiopia side.

    Each time this tournament comes around it seems as though they hold games in enormous stadiums with hardly anybody present.
    I think there's a rule where you can only go to games if you're vaccinated and the % of people vaccinated in Africa isn't exactly high. Games are also going ahead with only a reduced capacity as well.

    But also Ethiopia v Cape Verde was hardly going to have many fans anyway.
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  • Morocca v Ghana about to kick off
    Biggest game so far.
    Before another big one tomorrow in Nigeria v Egypt. 
  • Watched the Senegal v Zimbabwe game.

    Senegal were very lucky, they offered nothing all game but somehow managed to sneak it 1-0 thanks to a penalty with the last kick of the game 
  • Is this just going to be a tournament filled with penalties because of the lack of ability of the defenders or for crazy goalkeepers.
  • Watched the Senegal v Zimbabwe game.

    Senegal were very lucky, they offered nothing all game but somehow managed to sneak it 1-0 thanks to a penalty with the last kick of the game 
    In fairness Senegal were apparently missing 11 players because of covid, so they're probably just glad to get it out of the way.
  • Surprised Macauley Bonne wasnt considered by Zimbabwe
  • Swisdom said:
    Is this just going to be a tournament filled with penalties because of the lack of ability of the defenders or for crazy goalkeepers.
    The quality at AFCON is generally poor, most games will be fairly low scoring.

    Just put the Morocco game on and the Ghana keeper plays for Swindon! 
  • Where other than Sky  are these games on TV?

    Any games on BBC or BT?
  • edited January 10
    Where other than Sky  are these games on TV?

    Any games on BBC or BT?
    Some are on BBC - The below is the best link to check for games

    https://www.live-footballontv.com/
    https://www.live-footballontv.com/live-football-on-bbc.html
  • Looking forward to this one, Egypt v Nigeria will hopefully break the run of low scoring matches so far 
  • 6 games so far.

    2-1 (with 2 penalties)
    1-0
    1-0
    1-0
    1-0
    0-0
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