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CHAN South Africa 2014; Malawi vs Zimbabwe (friendly match)

   

The draw for CHAN South Africa 2014 (11 Jan. – 1 Feb.) was held on 18 September 2013.

The 16 Teams that qualified for CHAN South Africa 2014 (click HERE for the qualifiers):

1. Morocco (North Zone)
2. Libya (North Zone)
3. Mauritania (Zone West A)
4. Mali (Zone West A)
5. Ghana (Zone West B)
6. Burkina Faso (Zone West B)
7. Nigeria (Zone West B)
8. Burundi (Central East Zone)
9. Ethiopia (Central East Zone)
10. Uganda (Central East Zone)
11. Congo (Central Zone)
12. Gabon (Central Zone)
13. DR Congo (Central Zone)
14. Zimbabwe (Southern Zone)
15. Mozambique (Southern Zone)
16. South Africa (Southern Zone) – Hosts

POT 1: South Africa, DR Congo, Ghana, Zimbabwe
POT 2: Gabon, Libya, Mali, Uganda
POT 3: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ethiopia, Nigeria
POT 4: Congo, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique

The teams were allocated to the pots based on their performances during the last two editions of the CHAN competition in 2009 (Cote d’Ivoire) and 2011 (Sudan).

Group A (Cape Town Stadium) – South Africa, Mali, Nigeria, Mozambique

11 Jan: South Africa 3:1 Mozambique (18:00); Mali 2:1 Nigeria (21:00)

15 Jan: South Africa 1:1 Mali (17:00); Nigeria 4:2 Mozambique (20:00)

19 Jan: Nigeria 3:1 South Africa (19:00); Mozambique 1:2 Mali (19:00)

Group B (Athlone Stadium, Cape Town) – Zimbabwe, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Morocco

12 Jan: Zimbabwe 0-0 Morocco (17:00); Uganda 2:1 Burkina Faso (20:00)

16 Jan: Zimbabwe 0:0 Uganda (17:00); Burkina Faso 1:1 Morocco (20:00)

20 Jan: Burkina Faso 0:1 Zimbabwe (19:00); Morocco 3:1 Uganda (19:00)

Group C (Bloemfontein) – Ghana, Libya, Ethiopia, Congo

13 Jan: Ghana 1:0 Congo (17:00); Libya 2:0 Ethiopia (20:00)

17 Jan: Ghana 1:1 Libya (17:00); Ethiopia 0:1 Congo (20:00)

21 Jan: Ethiopia 0:1 Ghana (19:00); Congo 2:2 Libya (19:00)

Group D (Polokwane) – DR Congo, Gabon, Burundi, Mauritania

14 Jan: DR Congo 1:0 Mauritania (17:00); Gabon 0:0 Burundi (20:00)

18 Jan: DR Congo 0:1 Gabon (17:00); Burundi 3:2 Mauritania (20:00)

22 Jan: Burundi 1:2 DR Congo (19:00); Mauritania 2:4 Gabon (19:00)

1/4 Finals:

1. 25 Jan (20:30): 1st A vs 2nd B
2. 25 Jan (17:00): 1st B vs 2nd A
3. 26 Jan (20:30): 1st C vs 2nd D
4. 26 Jan (17:00): 1st D vs 2nd C

Semi-Finals:

1. 29 Jan (17:00): Winner 1/4 Finals 1 vs Winner 1/4 Finals 4
2. 29 Jan (20:30): Winner 1/4 Finals 2 vs Winner 1/4 Finals 3

3rd Place Play-off: 2 Feb (17:00)

Finals: 2 Feb (20:00)

In preparation for CHAN South Africa 2014, Zimbabwe will play a friendly match against Malawi (Flames) on 3 January 2014 at Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre – Malawi. Malawi’s last match was a World Cup qualifying match (Nigeria 2:0 Malawi) in September.


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By sultan | January 19th, 2014 at 4:02 pm
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@Amakhosi, I don’t think the problem is from Gordon igesund, rather it is from the players. The game against mali should have been closed out, instead they were playing to the gallery, and now it backfired.
South african players need to leave their comfort zone and gain exposure/experience abroad and in caf competitions
PSL clubs and administrators should be blamed too.

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By sscouser | January 19th, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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It seems while some of us were busy watching match of the day (Chelsea 3:1 Man U) some of you were busy watching “African Champions” vs South Africa.

Bruce, you just need to beat Burkina Faso. Morocco will do you a favour.

The Ugandan…, whenever Uganda wins it is because the other team played poorly. The match against Zimbabwe ended in a draw because Uganda parked the bus.

“@sscouser please finish the sentence for me

That is the mark of a bus-parker

Amakhosi, the coach needs to go? Why?

sultan, I think Nigeria won today. I can tell by the number of your comments :lol:

I don’t think South Africa lost because they were scared of Nigeria. I think they lost because the pressure was on them. Their team included a lot of players that play for the “A” Team. Everyone expected them to make it to the 1/4 finals.

secondly they wanted a draw and allowed us play instead of attacking like they did against mali.”

Nigeria were 1 up on minute 22. South Africa just sat back after the goal? They conceded more goals because they were attacking thereby leaving themselves exposed at the back.

Third point, Igesund got his selection/tactics wrong

South Africa coach Igesund disagrees: “They (Nigeria) were more physical than us and won the second ball and got the goals, so I have to give them credit. They outmuscled us, they were physically much stronger than us. It’s not an excuse, it’s just how it is.”

yeah it was the same Goalkeeper and he improved so much

:lol: The same one that you wanted to be dropped after making just two mistakes? So it was just a knee-jerk reaction? :lol:

It’s easy to say that the game against Mali should have been closed out. Man U should have closed out the game in the first half?

South african players need to leave their comfort zone and gain exposure/experience abroad and in caf competitions

First of all, they (Bafana Bafana) need to qualify (not by hosting) for major tournaments (World Cup and AFCON). Hosts don’t take part in qualifiers. That’s a disadvantage. The hosts prepare for tournaments by playing friendly matches. The results of friendly matches are misleading.

Just like England, does the huge number of foreign players in their domestic league have an effect on the national team?

PSL clubs and administrators should be blamed too

Why?

20 Jan: Burkina Faso vs Zimbabwe (19:00); Morocco vs Uganda (19:00)

It’s time for The Ugandan to go into hibernation mode.

Meanwhile, Police FC of Rwanda coach Sam Simbwa has fired a warning:

To have a draw at least from the Monday game Cranes should start it looking for a win otherwise chances are high for Uganda to be eliminated on Monday.”

100% :lol:

Uganda Vice-Captain Hassan Waswa disagrees:

Uganda has higher chances of qualifying to quarterfinals as group leaders compared to Morocco. I wonder why people write Uganda off! I don’t think we’re leading this group by mistake. If Morocco is good enough, they would have been at the top of the group by now. But again this has made us work even more to silence those who doubt our potential. People must know that we didn’t come here for a tour.”

Didn’t South Africa have higher chances (of making it to the quarter-finals) than Nigeria before losing to Nigeria today?

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By sultan | January 20th, 2014 at 12:27 am
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Infact Manchester United’s game against chelsea broke my heart. David moyes should go.
We didn’t even win any game against the top four teams in the EPL this season.
As a patriotic citizen, I didn’t bother with the second half, I switched channels to watch the super eagles

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By The Ugandan... | January 20th, 2014 at 5:31 am
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“To have a draw at least from the Monday game Cranes should start it looking for a win otherwise chances are high for Uganda to be eliminated on Monday.”

@sscouser, your comprehension skills are suspect sometimes.

To paraphrase, if the Cranes go in looking for a draw, their chances of losing will higher. So they should attack from the start. See what happened to S.A.

By sscouser | January 20th, 2014 at 12:34 pm
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sultan, sad to hear that Chelsea broke your heart :cry:

David Moyes should go? “The Chosen One” is going nowhere.

The Ugandan…, it seems the hibernation mode is affecting your comprehension skills.

To have a draw at least from the Monday game Cranes should start it looking for a win otherwise chances are high for Uganda to be eliminated on Monday.”

Paraphrase it for me by starting with “Chances are high for Uganda to be eliminated on Monday (today) …”

Morocco leading Uganda 1-0 (Abdessamad Rafik 29’)

Zimbabwe 0:0 Burkina Faso (Minute 29)

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By sscouser | January 20th, 2014 at 1:36 pm
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Morocco 1:1 Uganda (Minute 75)

29′ Goal!!!! Morocco 1:0 Uganda (Abdessamad Rafiq
60′ Goal!!!! Morocco 1:1 Uganda (Yunus Sentamu)

Burkina Faso 0:1 Zimbabwe (Minute 75)

56′ Goal!!!! Burkina Faso 0:1 Zimbabwe (Masimba Mambare)

If the scores will remain like this, Uganda and Zimbabwe will be through to the 1/4 finals

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By sscouser | January 20th, 2014 at 1:39 pm
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77′ Goaaaaaaaaaaaaal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Morocco 2:1 Uganda (Iajour Mouhssine)

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By sscouser | January 20th, 2014 at 1:55 pm
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90+3′ Goaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal!!!!!!! Morocco 3:1 Uganda (Abdelkbir El Ouadi)

Full Time: Morocco 3:1 Uganda; Burkina Faso 0:1 Zimbabwe

Uganda and Burkina Faso OUT!
Morocco and Zimbabwe through to the 1/4 finals

1/4 Finals:

1. 25 Jan (20:30): Mali (1st A) vs Zimbabwe (2nd B)
2. 25 Jan (17:00): Morocco (1st B) vs Nigeria (2nd A)
3. 26 Jan (20:30): 1st C vs 2nd D
4. 26 Jan (17:00): 1st D vs 2nd C

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By The Ugandan... | January 20th, 2014 at 5:23 pm
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I missed the game! What happened? Last minute goals are a sign of either indiscipline, poor conditioning or both.

I know the coach asked the boys to press but it is difficult to press for 90 minutes unless the team is in very good physical condition.

By sscouser | January 20th, 2014 at 6:20 pm
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What happened? What happened to South Africa!

“Last minute goals are a sign of either indiscipline, poor conditioning or both”

How come you led the group?

Uganda has higher chances of qualifying to quarterfinals as group leaders compared to Morocco. I wonder why people write Uganda off! I don’t think we’re leading this group by mistake. If Morocco is good enough, they would have been at the top of the group by now. But again this has made us work even more to silence those who doubt our potential. People must know that we didn’t come here for a tour – Uganda Vice-Captain Hassan Waswa

I have to congratulate you for doing better than last time.

I am happy that although we did not qualify, we managed to win one game, get a draw and suffer one defeat which was better than at the 2011 Edition where we lost all the games.” – Uganda Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic

Next time you will win one and draw two.

Warning to Nigeria:

We played a very experienced side and that was very evident on the pitch with their kind of movement and skill,” said Micho during the Press briefing after the match.

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By The Ugandan... | January 20th, 2014 at 6:52 pm
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Micho is making excuses. In 2011, the poor show was due to key players going abroad at the wrong time. So new players were drafted in late.

Micho only had 3 players leave this time around and one of them came back, so no excuses.

By Bruce Chinema | January 20th, 2014 at 9:50 pm
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@ sscouser we did it

@ Ugandan how do you like us now?

By sultan | January 21st, 2014 at 3:56 am
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What did I miss? Uganda lost to Morocco? OMW!!!

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By sultan | January 21st, 2014 at 9:03 am
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@sscouser, thanks for the early warning system, we will prepare to die on the pitch against morocco.

I didn’t watch the games yesterday, how did uganda fail to beat morocco?

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By The Ugandan... | January 21st, 2014 at 9:50 am
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@ Bruce Chinema you only scored 1 goal in 3 games. Not good. I hope you are good at penalties otherwise Mali will send you home.

Uganda should have sealed off their box at the 75th minute. They did not and conceded a 2nd goal. At that point all bets were off.

Nigeria is not as good as Morocco, but Keshi will find a way to beat them.

By sscouser | January 21st, 2014 at 10:00 am
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In 2011, the poor show was due to key players going abroad at the wrong time. So new players were drafted in late.”

The Ugandan…, how many went abroad? Could you provide the names of the foreign clubs that they joined.

Micho only had 3 players leave this time around and one of them came back, so no excuses.”

Did he give excuses? By the way, what excuse did he give after Uganda (2012 CECAFA Senior Challenge Champions) got knocked out in the 1/4 finals of the 2013 CECAFA Senior Challenge?

Bruce, VIVA COSAFA!

sultan, you didn’t miss anything. Uganda got knocked out as expected. SO NEAR YET SO FAR.

we will prepare to die on the pitch against morocco

How?

The Ugandan…, Uganda should have sealed off their box at the 75th minute? Why not before Morocco scored the first goal? By the way, didn’t you advise the Cranes to attack from the start?

Nigeria is not as good as Morocco, but Keshi will find a way to beat them

Strange this! They win because of Keshi but lose because it’s 100% players’ fault.

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By sscouser | January 21st, 2014 at 10:15 am
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South Africa criticised by sports minister
BBC Sport (20 January 2014)

South Africa have been labelled “a bunch of losers” by the country’s sports minister after they were eliminated in the group stage of the African Nations Championship.

The hosts of the tournament for home-based players lost 3-1 to Nigeria on Sunday to suffer a humiliating exit.

What I saw was not a problem of coaching, it was a bunch of losers,” Fikile Mbalula told a news conference.

That mediocrity that was displayed… we must never wake up to that again.”

Bafana Bafana finished third in Group A, having lost to Nigeria, drawn with Mali and beaten only Mozambique.

Mbalula believes their failure to reach the knockout stage shows there are fundamental problems with the team.

Their performance was not even lacklustre, it was useless. We must go back to the drawing board,” he said.

We indeed have a crisis of monumental proportions. We don’t have a crisis of talent, we have a crisis of putting everything together.

I felt like just standing up and walking out (the stadium). I saw people lining up after the game to greet them… I won’t greet them, I didn’t even call them.

In Africa we have won nothing – we are the laughing stock. This generation of players we must forget.”

South Africa failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup in Brazil, and since 2008 they have only played at tournaments they have hosted, which include the 2010 World Cup.

We aren’t going to this year’s World Cup. But Iran is going and yet there is no football there,” added Mbalula.

We hosted the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013 and could not get to the final. We also hosted CHAN and ended up going out in the group stages.

If we were united we would have done our best and won CHAN by stopping the league for one month to concentrate on this.”

South Africa coach Gordon Igesund conceded the team was not good enough, while midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala made a public apology.

It is honestly hurting,” said Tshabalala, the man who scored the opening goal at the 2010 World Cup. “We are hurting and we know the nation is also hurting, and we are not proud of not doing well.”

South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has revealed there will be a major review of the national set-up.

We have to agree we were dismissive and even insulting to the quality of football on the continent,” Jordaan said.

He also indicated the team’s Bafana Bafana nickname – a Zulu expression which translates as “the boys, the boys” – may be changed as part of a major overhaul.

We must consider changing the name and we have to review the preparations, the philosophy and technical staff of the team,” he said.

Safa has been keen to change the nickname for a while because it lost out on millions in marketing after a local entrepreneur registered the name as a trademark.

What I saw was not a problem of coaching, it was a bunch of losers.”

Ouch!

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By sscouser | January 21st, 2014 at 10:20 am
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South Africa President Jacob Zuma defends football team
BBC Sport (21 January 2014)

President Jacob Zuma has defended the South Africa team after their African Nations Championship group stage exit.

The side of locally based players was called “useless” and a “bunch of losers” by the country’s sports minister Fikile Mbalula.

Zuma told a South African radio station: “The fact that the team lost, that doesn’t mean anything as other teams lost as well.

Some want the team disbanded. It has improved greatly and needs support.”

Hosts South Africa were knocked out of the tournament after they lost 3-1 to Nigeria in Cape Town.

It led to a furious outburst from Mbalula, who called on the country to “forget this generation of players” and build a new team.

The early elimination puts pressure on coach Gordon Igesund, who has had a tough first year in charge of the national team.

He could only guide the hosts to the quarter-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, missed out on qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, lost in the semi-finals of the regional Cosafa Cup and has now suffered a first-round exit in the CHAN competition.

But Zuma has given his backing to Igesund, saying: “We’re well aware that some people are criticising the way the national team played against Nigeria. The current coach knows what he’s doing. He’s great at his job.”

However, South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan has promised an overhaul of the country’s football system.

I am fully aware that the national team needs urgent attention and we are dealing with the situation,” Jordaan said.

We have a meeting already scheduled in early February where the team name, technical staff and technical sponsorship will be addressed.”

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By sscouser | January 21st, 2014 at 10:25 am
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Malawi teams given reduced bans after appeal
BBC Sport (21 January 2013)

Malawi sides Silver Strikers and Mighty Wanderers have had their bans for crowd violence reduced after an appeal.

Silver Strikers’ eight-month suspension has been decreased to six games, while Wanderers now have a four-match ban instead of five months.

Wanderers’ original fine of US$1620 remains the same but Silver Strikers must now pay $8,470 – up from $6640.

The teams were found guilty of failing to control their supporters at their league match on 28 December.

The Super League of Malawi appeals committee said in a statement on Tuesday that “this reduction of punishment has been arrived at considering the plight of the players whose livelihood is solely football and have neither productive activities nor employment contracts with the respective clubs and have dependants“.

The governing body added: “In the event that either club is found guilty of further acts of violence within the next eight months, they should be automatically suspended from the League.”

The teams will start serving the ban after replaying the match which was abandoned in the 61st minute when Strikers, who needed only a point to be declared champions, were leading 1-0.

The match will be played on 26 February behind closed doors with both teams providing security.

They will play the full 90 minutes? Before this appeal ruling, Silver Strikers had indicated that they would only take part in the replay if the match would resume at the point it was abandoned when they were leading 1-0.

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By sscouser | January 21st, 2014 at 1:30 pm
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21 Jan: Ethiopia 0:1 Ghana; Congo 2:2 Libya

Ghana and Libya through to the 1/4 finals

1. 25 Jan (20:30): Mali (1st A) vs Zimbabwe (2nd B)
2. 25 Jan (17:00): Morocco (1st B) vs Nigeria (2nd A)
3. 26 Jan (20:30): Ghana (1st Group C) vs 2nd D
4. 26 Jan (17:00): 1st D vs Libya (2nd Group C)

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By sultan | January 21st, 2014 at 10:55 pm
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President zuma is actually a true fan, you stick with your team even when the going is very bad, Not like the hypocrites who were praising bafana to high heavens when they won their first match. Now they are useless??
Politicians can be useless at times…..

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By sscouser | January 22nd, 2014 at 11:34 am
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sultan, so you agree with the president?: “The fact that the team lost, that doesn’t mean anything as other teams lost as well

Hear! Hear! :lol:

you stick with your team even when the going is very bad

By sultan | January 11th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

This Nigerian Team F should quickly come back home after the group stage to prevent further embarrassment. Why did we even qualify for chan when we can present a better team?

So you are not a “true fan”?

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By sscouser | January 22nd, 2014 at 12:51 pm
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Group D Standings before today’s matches:

Burundi= 4 points (GD = +1)
Gabon = 4 points (GD = +1)
DR Congo = 3 points (GD = 0)
Mauritania = 0 points (GD = -2)

22 Jan: Burundi 1:2 DR Congo (Half Time); Mauritania 1:1 Gabon (Half Time)

Full Time: Burundi 1:2 DR Congo; Mauritania 2:4 Gabon

Gabon and DR Congo through to the 1/4 Finals

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By sultan | January 23rd, 2014 at 10:12 am
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heheheheheheh! you caught me….

By sscouser | January 23rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm
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Caught with pants down! What were you doing? :lol:

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