Malawi vs Ghana: AFCON 2013 Qualifiers – Who will qualify?
1st leg was played in Ghana on 8 September 2012 and Ghana beat Malawi 2:0
Date: 13 September, 2012
Venue: CIVO Stadium, Malawi
Kick-Off: 12:30 GMT (2:30PM local time)
Referee: Khalid Abdel Rahman (Sudan), assistants also from Sudan
Match Commissioner: Ian McLeod (South Africa)
Malawi will need to score AT LEAST 2 goals to have a chance of qualifying. This poll is now closed. A 2-0 Malawi win will lead to penalty shoot-outs.
The matches organised by direct knock-out system, are played home and away. In this case, the team that shall have a higher aggregate number of goals in the two matches shall be qualified for the next round. If after the end of the regular time of the second match, the two teams have scored the same number of goals during the two matches, the team which will have scored the greatest number of away goals shall be qualified for the following round of the competition. If the number of away goals is the same or if the results of the matches are nil, the winner shall be determined by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark carried out by each team in compliance with the recommendations of the International Board. The team that will score the greatest number of goals shall be qualified for the next round of the competition.
Click here for the Malawi 34-man squad and for the Ghana 21-man squad.
Malawi Starting 11:Simplex Nthala , Steve Chagoma, Moses Chavula, Foster Namwera, Harry Nyirenda, Robert Ng’ambi, Joseph Kamwendo, Davie Banda, Chimango Kayira, Gabadihno Mhango, Essau Kanyenda
Ghana Starting 11: Adam Kwarasey, Asamoah Gyan, John Pantsil, Harrison Afful, John Boye, Isaac Vorsah, Antony Annan, Afriyea Acquah, Rabiu Mohammed, Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu
1′ – We are underway
3′ – Goaaaaaal!!!!! (Malawi 0:1 Ghana, Afriyie Acquah)
HT: Malawi 0:1 Ghana
46’ – Second half underway. Gabadinho Mhango out, Atusaye Nyondo in
51’ – Another Malawi Substitution: Essau Kanyenda out, Robin Ngalande in
69’ – Ghana Substitution: Afriyie Acquah out, Daniel Adjei in
74’ – Malawi Substitution: Steve Chagoma out, Ndaziona Chatsalira in
86’ – Ghana Substitution: Rabiu Mohammed out, Majeed Waris in
FT Malawi 0:1 Ghana (Ghana through). Congrats!
Click HERE for match report.
Now let me switch to the match between Uganda and defending champions Zambia.
Regular Time: Uganda 1:0 Zambia
Zambia (Christopher Katongo’s) saved (Uganda 0:0 Zambia)
Uganda (Godfrey Walusindi scores (Uganda 1:0 Zambia)
Zambia (Mayuka) scores (Uganda 1:1 Zambia)
Ugandan player hits the cross-bar (Uganda 1:1 Zambia)
Zambian Isaac scores (Uganda 1:2 Zambia)
Uganda Scores (Uganda 2:2 Zambia)
Zambia scores (Uganda 2:3 Zambia)
Uganda scores (Uganda 3:3 Zambia)
Zambia (Goalkeeper Mweene) scores (Uganda 3:4 Zambia)
Uganda (Emmanuel Okwi) scores (Uganda 4:4 Zambia)
Now we go to sudden death
Zambia scores (Uganda 4:5 Zambia)
Uganda (Hamis Kizza) scores (Uganda 5:5 Zambia)
Zambia (Jonas Sakuwaha) scores (Uganda 5:6 Zambia)
Uganda (Tony Mawejje) scores (Uganda 6:6 Zambia)
Zambia scores (Uganda 6:7 Zambia)
Uganda (Moses Oloya) scores (Uganda 7:7 Zambia)
Zambia (Davies Kaunsu) scores (Uganda 7:8 Zambia)
Uganda (Geoffrey Kizito) scores (Uganda 8:8 Zambia)
Zambia scores (Uganda 8:9 Zambia)
Uganda (Patrick Ochan’s) saved (Uganda 8:9 Zambia)
Zambia will defend the trophy at AFCON 2013.
During AFCON 2012 Finals Zambia beat Ivory Coast (Cote d’ Ivoire) 8-7 (PSO)
Coming up later: Senegal vs Ivory Coast (1st leg: Ivory Coast 4:2 Senegal)
Reportedly, Senegal coach Joseph Koto will field four strikers Dame Ndoye, Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and Moussa Sow, with only two confirmed midfielders (Mouhamed Diame and Idrissa Gueye).
47′ Senegal players surround the ref after he awards Ivory Coast a free kick.
48′ Senegal 0:1 Ivory Coast, (Drogba – Direct free-kick)
49′ Objects are being thrown towards the VIP stand. Is the president there?
63′ A fan charges towards Drogba. Yes, on the pitch. Fortunately, police intervene
65′ Senegal players surround the ref after he awards Ivory Coast a penalty
67′ Senegal 0:2 Ivory Coast (Drogba – Penalty kick)
76′ The Senegal fans are streaming out of the stadium. Hey, look out! Objects are being thrown at the Ivory Coast fans. Aaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! Small fires have been lit in one of the stands.
Picture (Exhibit A): Fire in the stands
Total pandemonium. Objects are being hurled on the pitch. Play is halted to allow things to calm down. I doubt it if this match will continue. Things are not calming down. Small fires even on the pitch. Players take cover in the centre circle. And Ivory Coast fans too. By the way, in 2008 Senegal fans did the same stuff when Gambia eliminated Senegal. Old habits die hard.
Picture (Exhibit B): Ivory Coast players leaving the stadium under riot police escort
It’s official. The match has been abandoned after 40 minutes of suspension. I think Senegal will play all their home matches (World Cup Qualifiers) away i.e. if they won’t be banned. As for this AFCON match, I think Ivory Coast will be awarded the points.
16.20 If the referee is forced to stop the match before the end of the regular time because of invasion of the field or aggression against the visiting team, the host team shall be considered loser and shall be eliminated from the competition, without prejudice to the sanctions provided for in the Statutes and regulations.
Meanwhile, Morocco leading Mozambique 1-0 (Half Time). First leg Mozambique won 2-0.
Update: Morocco leading 10-man Mozambique 3-0. There will be 5 minutes of “Fergie Time”
90′+4 : Morocco 4:0 Mozambique
FT: Morocco 4:0 Mozambique. Morocco through. That’s how it needs to be done. Make full use of Home Ground Advantage. The second goal was from the charity spot. Very soft penalty and controversial Red Card, in my most humble opinion.
AFCON South Africa 2013 Qualifiers – 3rd/Final Round (1st leg: 07-09 Sept 2012 Results; 2nd leg: 12-14 October, 2012 Fixtures):
Saturday 13 October 2012 (1st leg results stated first):
1. Ghana 2:0 Malawi; Malawi 0:1 Ghana; Ghana through
2. Mali 3:0 Botswana; Botswana 1:4 Mali; Mali through
3. Zambia 1:0 Uganda; Uganda 1:0 (8:9 PSO) Zambia; Zambia through
4. Liberia 2:2 Nigeria; Nigeria 6:1 Liberia; Nigeria through
5. Sierra Leone 2:2 Tunisia; Tunisia 0:0 Sierra Leone; Tunisia through
6. Ivory Coast 4:2 Senegal; Senegal 0:2 Ivory Coast; Ivory Coast through
7. Mozambique 2:0 Morocco; Morocco 4:0 Mozambique (Morocco through)
Sunday 14 October 2012 (1st leg results stated first):
8. C. V. Islands 2:0 Cameroon; Cameroon 2:1 C. V. Islands (C. V. Islands through)
9. Sudan 5:3 Ethiopia; Ethiopia 2:0 Sudan (Ethiopia through)
10. Zimbabwe 3:1 Angola; Angola 2:0 Zimbabwe (Angola through)
11. Guinea 1:0 Niger; Niger 2:0 Guinea (Niger through)
12. Gabon 1:1 Togo; Togo 2:1 Gabon (Togo through)
13. Congo DR 4:0 Equatorial Guinea; Equatorial Guinea 2:1 Congo DR (Congo DR through)
14. C.A.R 1:0 Burkina Faso; Burkina Faso 3:1 CAR (Burkina Faso through)
15. Libya 0:1 Algeria; Algeria 2:0 Libya (Algeria through)
The 15 Winners will join hosts South Africa. The tournament will be held from 19 January – 10 February, 2013. The draw for the tournament will take place on
26 October 2012 24 October 2012 but check this out.
Congrats to all the teams that have qualified. As for the teams that have failed to qualify, try to qualify for World Cup Brazil 2014. Good luck! Botswana, you need more than good luck.
Nigeria 6:1 Liberia
Flames, the message is loud and clear.
Ghana will win the cup this time.Lets meet Zambia in the group stage
Things not looking good in Uganda. Come on Zambia
I fee sorry 4 my Malawian Friends, next time guys! >:)
Posted from Malaysia
Posted from Malaysia
It’s sad that two SADC teams have been knocked out today.
Not an impressive performance but I am glad that we will be able to defend the title. Bring on the draw.
I just pray that Senegal should just be fined and not banned. It will take another 10 years for the team to be at this level again if they get sanctioned. Now I will be supporting Guinea.
Botswana scored a goal Malawi empty handed hehehe
Kinnah Phiri must resign
There is no local coach in Malawi that can do what Kinnah has done. Let’s give him some time afterall he just renewed his contract for two more years.
We dont need more than Luck, we need a break from football. Its true and it hurts.
Moses, what things?
Undipe, a loss is a loss but your loss – Eish!!!!!!!! Where have you been Undipe? Shedding crocodile tears?
Donald, at least SADC (COSAFA) will be represented by South Africa, Zambia and Angola/Zimbabwe. Who is going to represent CECAFA?
Moses, be reminded that there will be no penalty shoot-outs (Group Stage). You better pull up your socks.
Henry, since they are repeat offenders I think CAF will impose a heavy fine. I don’t think CAF will ban them because banning them is tantamount to killing African Football. As for the World Cup Qualifiers, I think all Senegal home matches will be played away.
“Now I will be supporting Guinea”
Guinea also knocked out. Who will you be supporting now?
Dipsy1, but how many did you concede?
Aubrey, could you give us reasons why he should resign.
Henry, what has Kinnah done that other coaches couldn’t have done or can’t do?
Pitse tsa Naga, that’s as honest as you can be. However, what do you mean by “we need a break from football”? For how long?
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Senegal disqualified from 2013 Orange CAF Africa Cup of Nations
Cafonline (16 October 2012)
The Confederation of African Football has disqualified Senegal from the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations. The CAF Disciplinary met in Cairo, 16th of October 2012 to look into the incidents that led to the abandonment of match No 56 Senegal vs. Ivory Coast during the final qualifier for the 29th Edition of CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Dakar. Missiles, stones, bottles, firecrackers were thrown onto the pitch and tear gas was used prompting the referee to stop the match after 74 minutes of match had been played. As a result CAF decided to officially confirm the result of the match as 2 – 0 in favor of Ivory Coast in accordance with the provisions of article 16 para 20 of the regulations of the competition and to consider Senegal the loser of the said match and eliminated from the competition without prejudice to any other sanctions that may be imposed by CAF Disciplinary Board.
It is worth mentioning that Article 16 para 20 stipulates: ‘If the referee is forced to stop the match before the end of the regular time because of invasion of the field or aggression against the visiting team, the host team shall be considered loser and shall be eliminated from the competition, without prejudice to the sanctions existing in the regulations.’
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FAM eyes CECAFA
Daily Times (16 October 2012)
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) said it was banking its hopes on Confederation of East and Central African Football (CECAFA) tournament, which will be staged in Uganda from November 24 to December 8, to keep the Flames players busy.
FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said he had already started talking to CECAFA general secretary Nicholas Musonye to consider inviting Malawi for this year’s tournament.
“I have already been in touch with CECAFA officials on the matter and there is hope that we might be invited to participate in the competition. This will be a big favour for our team since it would keep the players busy,” he said.
About two weeks ago, CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye said that 5 CECAFA non-members (Zambia, Cote d’ Ivoire, Zimbabwe, DR Congo and Cameroon) had expressed interest to compete in the 12-member nation competition.
“We shall definitely have one or two guest teams. The CECAFA governing Council will meet and decide which of the countries will be given the available two slots,” Musonye said on 28 September 2012.
The deadline for CECAFA members to confirm participation was 8 October 2012 but reportedly, by 5 October 2012, the following CECAFA members had already confirmed participation:
9. South Sudan
Group A: Tanzania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Djibouti
Group B: Uganda, Burundi, Zanzibar, Somalia
Group C: Sudan, Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia
The Flames (Malawi) were lucky last time.
“CECAFA had intended to invite Zambia and Ivory Coast, but because of CAF regulations forbidding teams that have qualified for CAN to take part in any competitions after the draws have been done, that made us withdraw their invitations and instead invite Malawi,” CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye
Now that the AFCON Draw hasn’t been held yet, Ivory Coast and Zambia will take part?
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