Let's go to Angola

African Update – 13/01/10

Football fans in Afrika are shocked by the attack on Togo's team bus just when the Orange Afrika Nations Cup was to begin in Angola few days ago. Many Afrikans expressed their sympathies to the Togolese national team this week. Afrika's football governing body CAF let the tournament continue despite what happened. Obviously, acts of intimidation should not be allowed to ruin such a beautiful event that unites the Afrikan people.

This continental soccer fiesta begun in Khartoum-Sudan in 1957. That maiden event was won by Egypt. The present format of hosting the tournament every 2 years rotating from one country to another started in 1968. In 2008, the last edition was held in Accra, Ghana and Egypt again lifted the trophy to which it is still the defending champion.

Egypt is actually the most decorated nation in the history of the tournament with a record 6 titles. It is followed closely by Ghana and Cameroon with 4 titles each.

An Afrika Nations Cup is full of excitement, also very competitive with high expectations more so in 2010, when the Afrikan continent is hosting the World Football Tournament the first time in history.

In Angola, the experts  in the game have tipped Egypt, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Algeria,Nigeria and Ghana as the countries anyone of which could lift the cup but don't count the host nation out yet.

The next  Afrika Cup of Nations in 2012, would be jointly hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. But for now all road lead to Angola. Let's wish Angola a good and successful tournament and let's remain optimistic and forward looking to the historic World Cup in South Afrika from 11th June, to 11th July 2010.

Let's Go Angola,

Let's Go South Afrika,

And the big winner is Afrika.

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