Recent posts by Teff Teff:
Redemption Song for Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana?
It was to the dismay of African football fans that Ivory Coast and Ghana were sent packing from Brazil at the earliest of stages last summer. Only one African team, Algeria, was left standing after the group stages, becoming Africa’s highest internationally ranked team since. That is very likely to change soon though, if FIFA’s […]
Atsu! God Bless You!
For a tournament that has delivered some stunning long range efforts in the past, AFCON 2015 had been very dry so far. Low scoring draws had defined the group stages of this tournament, but fortunately for viewers the playoffs are telling a completely different story. Enter Christian Atsu, the 23-year-old Chelsea player who plies his […]
With 1-1 Tie, Mali and Guinea’s Fate Hangs With Lottery
Mali and Guinea battled to a draw in the Africa Cup of Nations Wednesday, leaving the fate of the two Group D rivals in the hands of a highly unusual lottery. Guinea took the lead in the 14th minute with Kevin Constant coolly converting a penalty resulting from a handball by Mali’s Salif Coulibaly. Mali […]
They Do Have an Award For That…Trophies
The best African teams go through a rigorous campaign to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations, only to face an even tougher assembly of teams in the official tournament. The winning team must endure potential upsets and beat defending champions to obtain continental bragging rights. And what better way to display one’s glory than […]
Manchester City’s new signing Wilfried Bony pulled an amazing bit of skill over the weekend at AFCON 2015. The move, called an “elastico” because it involves a quick snappy change of direction, was popularized by Brazilian legend Ronaldinho during his mesmerizing career. To add insult to injury, Bony’s “elastico” nutmegged Malian defender Molla Wagué, the […]
So You Think You Can Dance?
Celebrating a goal in football is an art in itself. From intricately choreographed team celebrations, to individual acrobatics that would be the envy of any gymnast, there’s no doubt that the AFCON surely offers the best of the lot when it comes to continental tournaments. So who is stealing the show at AFCON 2015? Zambian […]
Setting High Goals
A goal, the holy grail of football. Every footballer wants to do it, and every fan wants to see it. The Africa Cup of Nations having hosted many of these goals, we decided to brush up on our number skills by finding four interesting scoring facts. Check out this video, and see if you can […]
Gervinho Gets Booked
It’s only taken four days, but we finally have the first red card of the Africa Cup 2015, courtesy of Cote D’Ivoire’s Gervinho. The AS Roma forward got into trouble in the 58th minute during a scrap in the Guinean box with Naby Keita. It wasn’t clear what set Gervinho off, but frustrations were clearly […]
Africa Cup of Days Past
The tournament has only begun in Equatorial Guinea but football drama is already in the air. With Senegal recording the most memorable win so far, coming back from a goal down to beat Ghana 2-1 with the last kick of the game, VOA decided to look back at some of the most unforgettable moments in […]