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Many World Cups have passed and they just seem to fly by ever so quickly. There is so much football played, that though we have watched a lot of it, whether it has been seeing the game live or watching highlights, it can really scramble the brain to pinpoint everything that has happened. I therefore had an idea to keep a diary/log from day to day, something that can be just as useful in many years as it is now, in regard to jogging the memory. So here I present …

As the final whistle blew in Bata on Sunday night, the curtain fell down on Senegal’s 2012 African Cup of Nations campaign. African minnows Libya had just sealed a 2-1 win, and in doing so had ensured that the Lions of Teranga finished rock bottom of group A, without a win, without a point, and without any pride.

Much was expected of Senegal before the tournament. On paper, coach Amara Traore had one of the strongest squads of any of the competing nations. In attack, they had some of Europe’s brightest, most sought-after …

Libya’s African Cup of Nations campaign drew to a close on Sunday night despite victory over a beleaguered Senegal.
Ihab Albusaifi grabbed both of Libya’s goals, either side of a Deme Ndiaye strike, to condemn Senegal to their third straight group defeat.
Libya, needing a win to have any hope of qualifying for the knockout rounds, finish third in the group after their first victory in the tournament for 30 years. As for Senegal, their sorry campaign closes with a whimper, as a third successive 2-1 loss means one of the pre-tournament …

Equitorial Guinea produced one of the biggest shocks ever seen in the African Nations Cup last night with a dramatic 2-1 win over Senegal.
Co-hosts of the tournament, Equitorial Guinea, playing in their first ever ACON, sent their fans into raptures as David Alvarez’s long range effort deep into injury time sealed an unlikely win.
As for Senegal, fancied by many as potential champions, they now face the prosepect of an eary return home following their second defeat in two games.
The scoring started just after the hour, when Randy was left with a relatively …

Last Saturday Senegal lost their opening game of the 2012 African Cup of Nations. The surprise 2-1 defeat to Zambia has left the Lions of Teranga with a lot of work to do in order to qualify from group A. Here is a few of the key men they will look towards to assure their passage through to the knockout stage.
DEMBA BA
The Newcastle striker has been a total revelation this season. A free from West Ham in the summer, Ba has been in fantastic scoring form for the Magpies, …

Zambia’s African Cup of Nations campaign got off to a superb start last night with a 2-1 victory over a strong Senegal side in Bata.
Amara Traore’s men found themselves two goals down within the first twenty minutes, when first Emmanuel Mayuka, and then Rainford Kalaba scored following abysmal Senegalese defending. Dame Ndoye pulled a goal back with 15 minutes remaining, but the strike proved to be too little, too late.
Senegal, fancied by many to win the tournament, started slowly and failed to respond to Zambia’s energetic start. In the 12th minute, the first goal arrived, …

In 2002, Senegal achieved its best finishing place at an African Cup of Nations, when they lost in the final to Cameroon. Six months later, it went onto reach the quarter finals of the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, capturing the attention of football fans with their fantastic team spirit and outlandish goal celebrations. This was Senegal’s first ‘golden generation’. Without winning a trophy, they put the country onto the proverbial ‘football map’. With the start of the 28th ACON a matter of days away, can Senegal’s …