AFCON 2013: Africa Cup of Nations kicks off, See Groups, Fixtures

Hurray as the As the Africa Cup of NationsObafemi Martins wishes Eagles well despite dropped from AFCON team. Read more ... » (AFCON 2013Africa Cup of Nations 2013: Super Eagles fumble in 1-1 draw. Read more ... ») kicks off in Johannesburg. See the various groups within.

What a sight in Jburg with diversity of colours to match an Event of a lifetime.

Organisers and soccer fans alike says there’s no doubt that some superb matches canBoko Haram kills 15 in Borno State, CAN rejects dialogue. Read more ... » be expected from Africa’s best teams. As the tournament gets underway, the mood in Johannesburg and the rest of South AfricaA 16ft Python Found In Car Engine. Read more ... » has so far not reached the frenzy seen during the 2010 FIFA World Cup which South Africa also hosted. But fans from all over the continent and farther afield have been flocking into the country in time for Saturday’s opening ceremonony. The tournament slogan “The beat at Africa’s feet” also promises plenty of action.

Various chants could be heard right from the stadium and its surrounding as people display and held high their National Flags and emulets.

AfconObafemi Martins wishes Eagles well despite dropped from AFCON team. Read more ... » 2013 Groups

Group A: South Africa, Angola, Morocco and Cape Verde

Group B: GhanaGhana Election 2012: Results of John Mahama, Nana Akufo-Addo Face-off. Read more ... », CongoElikia: Smartphone designed and sold in Congo by VMK. Read more ... » DR, MaliECOWAS ready to launch Force into Mali. Read more ... » and Niger

Group C: ZambiaGhead Grisha, Egyptian referee on Nigeria vs Zambia match dismissed. Read more ... », Nigeria, Burkina FasoNigeria vs Burkina Faso in AFCON 2013 Match, Predictions. Read more ... » and Ethiopia

Group D: Ivory CoastCrocodile Tears Owner To Pieces. Read more ... », Tunisia, Algeria and Togo


Groups and their Predictions for 2013 Nations Cup

In Group A, There are high hopes that South Africa could make do and overpower their fellow group mates (Angola, Morocco and Cape Verde)

In Group B, Four time Champion (Ghana) could make the group a little bit tense and competative. Mali is another team to look out for. Despite the current challenges faced by the nation, many believed that bagging the cup will in its own way neutralize and being to “oneness” Malians all across the globe.

Group C is tagged “The Hot Zone of AFCON 2013″. This is because in it lies the defending champion (Zambia) and former Champion (NigeriaSlim Burna Collabos with Ugandan singer Nick Nola . Read more ... »). Their fellow group-mates (Burkina Faso and Ethopia) will also love to show some tricks up their sleeves. Mind you, Nigeria under the leadership of Coach Keshi promised Nigerians to expect much more as his boys will be out to bring in the trophy and entertain Nigerians and all lovers of FootballKeshi disclosed that Osaze Odemwingie wants to be Eagles captain. Read more ... ».

Group D is also a no go area for weaklings as it has four tough and very competitive teams (Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Algeria and Togo) competing to top the chart. Who will top is just a matter of matches away.

Afcon 2013 Fixtures (Credited to Super Sports)

Saturday 19 January 2013
1 South Africa v Cape Verde Islands National Stadium 18:00
2 Angola v Morocco National Stadium 21:00
Monday 21 January 2013
5 Zambia v Ethiopia Mbombela Stadium 17:00
6 Nigeria v Burkina Faso Mbombela Stadium 20:00
Tuesday 22 January 2013
7 Ivory Coast v Togo Royal Bafokeng Stadium 17:00
8 Tunisia v Algeria Royal Bafokeng Stadium 20:00
Wednesday 23 January 2013
9 South Africa v Angola Moses Mabhida Stadium 17:00
10 Morocco v Cape Verde Islands Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:00
Thursday 24 January 2013
11 Ghana v Mali Nelson Mandela Bay 17:00
12 Niger v DR Congo Nelson Mandela Bay 20:00
Friday 25 January 2013
13 Zambia v Nigeria Mbombela Stadium 17:00
14 Burkina Faso v Ethiopia Mbombela Stadium 20:00
Saturday 26 January 2013
15 Ivory Coast v Tunisia Royal Bafokeng Stadium 17:00
16 Algeria v Togo Royal Bafokeng Stadium 20:00
Sunday 27 January 2013
17 Morocco v South Africa Moses Mabhida Stadium 19:00
18 Cape Verde Islands v Angola Nelson Mandela Bay 19:00
Monday 28 January 2013
19 Niger v Ghana Nelson Mandela Bay 19:00
20 DR Congo v Mali Moses Mabhida Stadium 19:00
Tuesday 29 January 2013
21 Burkina Faso v Zambia Mbombela Stadium 19:00
22 Ethiopia v Nigeria Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:00
Wednesday 30 January 2013
23 Algeria v Ivory Coast Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:00
24 Togo v Tunisia Mbombela Stadium 19:00
Saturday 02 February 2013
26 Winner Group B v Runner-up Group A Nelson Mandela Bay 17:00
25 Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:30
Sunday 03 February 2013
28 Winner Group D v Runner-up Group C Royal Bafokeng Stadium 17:00
27 Winner Group C v Runner-up Group D Mbombela Stadium 20:30
Wednesday 06 February 2013
29 Winner Match 25 v Winner Match 28 Moses Mabhida Stadium 17:00
30 Winner Match 27 v Winner Match 26 Mbombela Stadium 20:30
Saturday 09 February 2013
31 Loser Match 29 v Loser Match 30 Nelson Mandela Bay 20:00
Sunday 10 February 2013
32 Winner Match 29 v Winner Match 30 National Stadium 20:00