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The curtain came down on the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations at the National Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday evening when Nigeria and Burkina Faso dueled to decide the champion team of Africa. After 94 minutes of action, the Super Eagles had secured their third Afcon title by a 1-0 margin.
Underdogs Burkina Faso face Nigeria in the final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations at the National Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday evening. Brad Morgan looks ahead to the game.
Nigeria and Burkina Faso upset the favourites to progress to the final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa on Wednesday night. Nigeria were superb in a 4- 1 win over Mali, while Burkina Faso saw off Ghana 3-2 on penalties after the teams had ended extra time level at 1-1.
The management of OR Tambo International Airport say they are ready to cater for the influx of passengers into the country for the final of 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, taking place at Johannesburg's National Stadium on Sunday.
Ghana and Mali progressed from Group B to the knockout stages of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday. While Ghana made it look easy against Niger, Mali had to battle for a draw with the DRC that booked them a quarterfinal date with Bafana Bafana.
South Africa secured a place in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after playing to a dramatic 2-2 draw with Morocco in Durban on Sunday night. In Port Elizabeth, Cape Verde came back from a goal down to defeat Angola 2-1 and progress to the last eight in their first Afcon tournament.
South Africa's boisterous, colourful supporters are very special to the national team, coach Gordon Igesund said on Monday, urging the public to carry the spirit they showed in Johannesburg over to Durban, where Bafana Bafana face Angola in a must-win game on Wednesday.
The first action in Group B of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations produced the tournament's first goals. Sunday's double-header at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth also showed that no team is a shoo-in for a quarterfinal place.
Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula has called on sport fans around South Africa to take to the streets with their flags and blow their vuvuzelas at noon today to welcome the teams and spectators for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Coach Gordon Igesund is confident that Bafana Bafana are well prepared to make noise in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off on Saturday with South Africa facing Cape Verde in the tournament opener at Johannesburg's National Stadium.
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