Following the #Afcon2013 players on Twitter (#CAN2013)

Posted on January 1, 2013

I spent some time today capturing the Afcon 2013 player list (23 players from each of the 16 teams) and then trying to locate their Twitter accounts. A somewhat arduous task and one that is less than accurate. None the less, it is complete and available for you to follow the players quite easily.

In all 85 players were added to the list : https://twitter.com/jjza/afcon2013 the majority of which are players, with some support accounts added. I have not added the official accounts of each of the team, although have collected some. Will consider adding when see what is coming up on the Tweet feed.  (This number will increase as I find more players, and I may not update the post, so don’t be surprised to find these don’t tally over time).

The position is summarised by country below. The top three by Rank are :

  1. South Africa
  2. Ivory Coast
  3. Algeria & Nigeria (tied)

Full list provided below.

Please click-through to the link. Mail me on afcon (at) j-j.co.za if you find additional players I have missed, or recommend any amendments  I have tried to ignore spoof accounts and fake accounts, but cannot be sure I have got it all right.

Enjoy the #Afcon2013. And best of luck to Bafana. May things improve after tonight’s rather dismal game.

Country Players With Twitter % with
Algeria 23 10 43%
Angola 23 1 4%
Burkina Faso 23 1 4%
Cap Vert 23 0 0%
CÔTE D’IVOIRE 23 11 48%
Ethiopia 23 0 0%
Ghana 23 8 35%
Mali 23 9 39%
Morocco 23 8 35%
Niger 23 1 4%
Nigeria 23 10 43%
RD Congo 23 0 0%
South Africa 23 13 57%
Togo 23 6 26%
Tunisia 23 1 4%
Zambia 23 6 26%
Grand Total 368 85 23%

 

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