Afcon 2013 online resources

Posted on January 1, 2013

The African Cup of Nations (English #Afcon2013 French #CAN2013)

The tournament is being contested between 16 countries : Mozambique, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Togo, Malawi, Uganda, Cameroon, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cape Verde, Algeria, Egypt or Central African Republic . Profiles of each of the teams can be found on

The tournament kicks off on 19 January 2013 and runs until the final on the 10th February.

The tournament is well represented online :

Various unofficial CAF 2013 twitter accounts abound include : @AFCON_SA

The “unconfirmed” player lists, 23 players for the 16 teams is available in a downloadable PDF from Premium Times of Nigeria. It is a CAF document by the looks so should be reasonably accurate.

Afcon Players on Twitter :

  • Charles Anazodo : @chaplinez70
  • Steven Pienaar :  @therealstevenpi
  • Asamoah Gyan : @ASAMOAH_GYAN

(This is just the start, will try and give player lists per country soon)

Afcon commentators and pundits :

  • Carol Tshabalala : @SimplyCarol8
  • thomas mlambo : @thomasmlambo
  • Carol Radull : @CarolRadull
  • Emeka Enyadike : @EmekaEnyadike
  • Gary Bailey : @gary_bailey1

The Sowetan names their 10 sexiest players at #Afcon 2013

  • South Africa: Lehlohonolo Majoro – The 26-year-old striker plays for Kaizer Chiefs.
  • Ghana: Adam Larsen – Born in Norway to a Norwegian mother and Ghanaian father. This Adonis is a goalkeeper for Norwegian side Strømsgodset.
  • Mali: Seydou Keita – The 33-year-old captains the Mali team and is a midfielder for Dalian Aerbin FC in the Chinese Super League.
  • Zambia: Christopher Katongo – At 30, Chris is at the top of his game as captain of the Chipolopolo and plays for Chinese Super League club Henan Construction FC as a striker.
  • Nigeria: Obi Mikel – Obi plays top-flight soccer in England for defending Uefa Champions League champions Chelsea. He is certainly going to turn heads at the tournament.
  • Ivory Coast: Yaya Touré – The reigning African Player of the Year, Touré is one of the brightest soccer stars on the continent, and he’s easy on eye too … a top contender!
  • Morocco: Oussama Assaidi – The baby-faced Dutch-Morrocan footballer plays for Liverpool in the English top flight. At 24 years he will be in the Moroccan team for years to come.
  • Ethiopia: Addis Hintsa – The 26-year-old is one of the better looking footballers in the team.
  • Cape Verde: Ryan Mendes. Mendes plays club football in France and the 23-year-old will start in tomorrow’s match against South Africa.
  • Togo: Emmanuel Adebayor – He plays top flight soccer in England for Tottenham Hotspur. Adebayor is a firm favourite of male fans. He is a favourite of female fans too.

The comments on the article certainly question the taste of the author in selecting them as the top 10 sexiest, in some cases questioning whether they are even sexy at all. Lol. Leave that for you to decide.

Media to follow :

  • @LoriiPapa A network of news, resources and information about Sports in Nigeria and around the globe
  • @AfconToday  is a digital football platform focusing on African football and players, in addition to general football news and developments from around the world. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa.


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