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No doubt the surprises and shocks from the Equatorial Guinea and Gabon tourna- ment did have a spillover effect in the qualifiers as the Cape Verde Islands added to the surprise list by reaching the tournament with a dramatic show as they eliminated the almighty Cameroon side 3-2 on aggregate leaving the Cameroonians to deal with another no show at the AFCON showpiece for the second time consecutively.


One time AFCON champions, Ethiopia finally made a return to the tournament after a 30-year absence as the Black Lions confirmed their place thanks to the away goals rule after a 6-6 aggregate draw with Sudan despite losing the first leg 5-3, the Ethiopi- ans qualified following their 3-1 last gap winner at home.


Another upset was caused by Niger whose late gap winner causes an upset for Guinea as they squeeze through on aggregate. The 2012 co- host Gabon also missed out after they suffered defeat at the hands of a resurgent Emmanuel Adebayor Togo side.


The qualifiers were very combative and tough and the likes of Nigeria who missed out in Gabon/Equatorial Guinea did make a return by getting rid of Liberia, Algeria, Angola Burkina Faso Cape Verde DR Congo Ethiopia Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, Tunisia, defending champions Zambia and South Africa who qualified as hosts will all battle for supremacy in 2013 which is also expected to catch the eyes of the world.


The Olympic Games,


The Nations Cup in Gabon/Equatorial Guinea and the South Africa 2013 were not the only eye-catching foot- ball tournament which attracted African countries but also the London 2012 Olympic Games was another moment for African youngsters The tournament itself was an historic one for Africa as the 2012 Olympic Games in London for the first time in the games history saw four African nations qualify in; Morocco, Egypt, Senegal and U-23 champions Ga- bon but all four teams were unable to match the suc- cess gained by former winners Nigeria and Camer- oon. Senegal who defeated Oman in a play-off clash to book their place in the tournament was grouped alongside host Team Great Britain, Uruguay and United Arab Emirate.


The West African side was able to book a place into the quarter finals thanks to a Moussa Konate 17


Musa Konate


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