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Post  Esther11 Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:23 am

In barely four days from today, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations will kick off with Nigerians and citizens of other 15 African countries hoping for the best for their teams.

Coach Stephen Keshi who won the cup as a player and captain in 1994 will be under tremendous pressure to deliver.

Keshi will want to score another first as the only player to win the trophy as both former captain and coach.

Saturday 19 January 2013

1 South Africa v Cape Verde Islands National Stadium 18:00
2 Angola v Morocco National Stadium 21:00
Sunday 20 January 2013

3 Ghana v DR Congo Nelson Mandela Bay 17:00
4 Mali v Niger Nelson Mandela Bay 20:00

Monday 21 January 2013

5 Zambia v Ethiopia Mbombela Stadium 17:00
6 Nigeria v Burkina Faso Mbombela Stadium 20:00
Tuesday 22 January 2013

7 Ivory Coast v Togo Royal Bafokeng Stadium 17:00
8 Tunisia v Algeria Royal Bafokeng Stadium 20:00

Wednesday 23 January 2013

9 South Africa v Angola Moses Mabhida Stadium 17:00
10 Morocco v Cape Verde Islands Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:00
Thursday 24 January 2013

11 Ghana v Mali Nelson Mandela Bay 17:00
12 Niger v DR Congo Nelson Mandela Bay 20:00

Friday 25 January 2013

13 Zambia v Nigeria Mbombela Stadium 17:00
14 Burkina Faso v Ethiopia Mbombela Stadium 20:00
Saturday 26 January 2013

15 Ivory Coast v Tunisia Royal Bafokeng Stadium 17:00
16 Algeria v Togo Royal Bafokeng Stadium 20:00

Sunday 27 January 2013

17 Morocco v South Africa Moses Mabhida Stadium 19:00
18 Cape Verde Islands v Angola Nelson Mandela Bay 19:00
Monday 28 January 2013

19 Niger v Ghana Nelson Mandela Bay 19:00
20 DR Congo v Mali Moses Mabhida Stadium 19:00

Tuesday 29 January 2013

21 Burkina Faso v Zambia Mbombela Stadium 19:00
22 Ethiopia v Nigeria Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:00
Wednesday 30 January 2013

23 Algeria v Ivory Coast Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:00
24 Togo v Tunisia Mbombela Stadium 19:00

Facts and Figures: Statistics and Team
Statistics shows that the Super Eagles have competed at 16 tournaments spanning 50 years and won two, finished runners-up four times and third seven times an incredible record of consistency.

Only in 1963 and 1982 (first round) and 2008 (quarter-finals) have the Eagles failed to collect medals and they look good for at least a last-eight place in South Africa after drawing Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Zambia in Group C.

Countries finishing first and second in each of four mini-leagues advance to the quarter-finals and Nigeria and defending champions Zambia are considered the likely survivors.
The Super Eagles surprisingly failed to qualify for the 2012 Cup of Nations in Gabon/Equatorial Guinea and Coach Samon Siasia paid the price when his contract was not renewed.

Keshi, a no-nonsense coach who skippered Nigeria the last time Eagles conquered Africa with a comeback 2-1 triumph over Zambia in Tunis 19 years ago took over the job with so much promise.

Surname First Name Shirt Name Club Country Position
01 Enyeama Vincent Enyeama Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel GK
02 Yobo Joseph Michael Yobo Fenerbahce Turkey DF
03 Echiejile Elderson Echiejile Braga Portugal DF
04 Nwankwo Obiora Obiora Calcio Padova Italy MF
05 Ambrose Efe Eric Ambrose Celtic Scotland Df
06 Egwuekwe Azubuike Emmanuel Egwuekwe Warri Wolves Nigeria DF
07 Musa Ahmed Musa Cska Moscow Russia FW
08 Ideye Brown Aide Ideye Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine FW
09 Emenike Emmanuel Chinenye Emenike Spartak Moscow Russia FW
10 Mikel John Obi Mikel Chelsea England MF
11 Moses Victor Moses Chelsea England FW
12 Gabriel Ruben Shalu Gabriel Kano Pillars Nigeria MF
13 Ogude Fegor Ogude Valerenga Norway MF
14 Oboabona Godfrey Itama Oboabona Sunshine Stars Nigeria DF
15 Uche Ikechukwu Uche Villarreal Spain FW
16 Ejide Austine Amamchukwu Ejide Hapoel Be’er Sheva Israel Gk
17 Onazi Ogenyi Eddy Onazi Ss Lazio Italy MF
18 Uzoenyi Christantus Ejike Uzoenyi Enugu Rangers Nigeria FW
19 Mba Sunday Mba Enugu Rangers Nigeria FW
20 Igiebor Nosakhare Emmanuel Nosa Real Betis Spain MF
21 Oshaniwa Juwon Ayo Oshaniwa Ashdod Israel DF
22 Omeruo Kenneth Josiah Omeruo Haagsche Netherlands DF
23 Agbim Chigozie Agbim Enugu Rangers Nigeria GK
Eagles’ Group Games
Jan 21: Nigeria v Burkina Faso Jan 25: Nigeria v Zambia Jan 29: Nigeria v Ethiopia


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