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The group c is consist of Nigeria, Burkina faso, Ethiopia and Zambia


Best Performance Winners - 2012
Champions 2012
Runners-Up 1994
Third Place 1990
Fourth Place None

Zambia qualified in dramatic circumstances. They featured African nation within the second spherical of qualification and took a 1-0 lead into the second leg of the tie. African nation brought the tie back to level terms, determined to stay the 2012 champions fighting to the bitter finish. However, Zambia rallied, showing the union that had won the tournament in Spanish Guinea. Zambia eventually gained entrance to the 2013 African Cup of countries once winning a breath-taking penalty gunplay 9-8 in Kampala.

THE COACH - Herve Renard
Herve Renard has been Zambia's head coach for 2 separate spells, between 2008-2010 and from Gregorian calendar month 2011 hitherto. the previous Stade Diamond State Vallauris defender enjoyed an extended career enjoying in France and brought his Brobdingnagian expertise as a jock into management. Renard may be a laborious supervisor WHO puts the team sooner than the individual, forever expecting 100 per cent from each one of his players.

Renard has taken Zambia to 3 Africa cup of nation tournaments and his ability to make success out of team work, union and a unsubduable perspective has created him a well-liked figure in Zambian soccer circles. He credits his mentor, current DR Congo coach Claude lupus Roy for his data regarding the African game.

The Zambia National team players:

THE CAPTAIN - Christopher Katongo

Goalkeepers: Daniel Munyau (Red Arrows), Kennedy Mweene (Free State Stars/RSA), Joshua Titima (Power Dynamos)

Defenders: Hichani Himoonde, Francis Kasonde and Stoppila Sunzu (TP Mazembe/COD), Emmanuel Mbola (Porto/POR), Joseph Musonda (Golden Arrows/RSA), Davies Nkausu (SuperSport Utd/RSA)

Midfielders: Isaac Chansa and Christopher Katongo (Henan Jianje/CHN), Rainford Kalaba and Nathan Sinkala (Mazembe/COD), Noah Chivuta (Free State Stars/RSA), Felix Katongo (Petro Atletico/ANG), Chisamba Lungu (Ural Oblast/RUS), Mukuka Mulenga (Power Dynamos), William Njobvu (Hapoel Beer Sheba/ISR)

Strikers: James Chamanga (Liaojing Whowin/CHN), Emmanuel Mayuka (Southampton/ENG), Collins Mbesuma (Orlando Pirates/RSA), Jacob Mulenga (Utrecht/NED), Jonas Sakuwaha (Al Merreikh/SUD)

Best Performance Winners - 1980 & 1994
Champions 1980 & 1994
Runners-Up 1984, 1988, 1990 & 2000
Third Place 1976, 1978, 1992, 2002, 2004, 2006 & 2010
Fourth Place None

Nigeria qualified for this tournament by defeating Liberia 8-3 on combination in October. The Super Eagles left out on qualifying for the 2012 tournament in African nation and African nation for the primary time in twenty six years. They came to the continental competition with Associate in Nursing emphatic triumph over the Lone Stars when a shaky two-legged encounter against Ruanda. former captain and gift coach Stephen Keshi is hoping to make a facet that may emulate his 1994 championship-winning team.

THE COACH - Stephen Keshi
Stephen Keshi took over the reins as coach of the Super Eagles in Nov 2011 when the team did not qualify for the 2012 Afcon, the primary time in twenty six years. He took over the duty at a time once the facet was low in confidence and commenced by obtaining players from the native league to play a bigger half within the national team.

A year on, Keshi has been able to merge the technical skills of the Europe-based players with the passion of the native players. they need combined well to make a brand new Super Eagles that the country is getting down to place its hopes in once more. Leading his third team to the Afcon - following stints with African nation and Mali - Keshi are hoping to finally win his 1st Afcon game. His expertise garnered as a player wherever he junction rectifier the Eagles to triumph in 1994 are required to inspire this Nigerian facet to nice things in African country.

THE CAPTAIN - Joseph yobbo
Defender Joseph yobbo took over the skipper's armband from Nwankwo Kanu when the disorderliness 2010 tournament wherever African nation bowed go into the cluster stage. yobbo has brought a calmness to the backline, despite the fact that he has been tenacious by persistent injuries in recent times.

The Fenerbahce defender, World Health Organization became the foremost capped player in his country's history, has already won 3 bronze medals at the Afcon. In African country, yobbo are hoping to finally win the sought after trophy so as to justify the length of your time spent within the country's service.

The Nigeria National team players:

Goalkeepers : Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheba, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers)

Defenders : Elderson Echiejile (FC Braga, Portugal); Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod FC, Israel); Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce, Turkey); Efe Ambrose (Celtic, Scotland); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves); Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag, Netherlands); Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars)

Midfielders : John Mikel Obi (Chelsea, England); Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis, Spain); Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio, Italy); Obiora Nwankwo (Calcio Padova, Italy); Fegor Ogude (Valerenga FC, Norway); Reuben Gabriel (Kano Pillars)

Strikers : Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Emmanuel Emenike (Spartak Moscow, Russia); Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine); Victor Moses (Chelsea, England); Ikechukwu Uche (Villarreal FC, Spain); Ejike Uzoenyi (Enugu Rangers); Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers)

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Burkina Faso

Best Performance Fourth Place - 1998
Champions None
Runners-Up None
Third Place None
Fourth Place 1998

Burkina Faso narrowly edged Central African Republic (C.A.R) on a 3-2 combination to book their place at the 2013 Afcon once a nervous come leg in Ouagadougou, wherever the Stallions toiled till the ultimate minute before evaluation the winner. The Burkinabe were exempted from the primary spherical following their participation at the 2012 Afcon. They lost the primary leg of the second spherical by a lone goal in capital of Central Africa ANd came from behind to win the come fixture 3-1 once concession an early seventh minute goal through David Manga of Serbian club FK Partizan.

THE COACH - Paul place
Paul place took over from Portuguese manager Paulo Duarte in March following the Stallions’ woeful come from the 2012 Nations Cup, wherever they lost all 3 of their games and crashed call at the cluster stage. the previous Gambia coach, United Nations agency was unemployed for failing to qualify the Scorpions to an equivalent competition, caught the eye of the Burkinabe soccer federation, that backed its call to recruit the 56-year-old along with his ability to sight and groom young talent.

The Belgian, United Nations agency has coached prime groups like Lokeren and Lierse within the Jupiler professional League, can have in hand a bunch of young and sensible players he are going to be needed to show into stars or a minimum of reorganise country soccer and later on lay the foundations for a sound Burkinade sporting future.

Burkina Faso national team players:

THE CAPTAIN - Moumouni Dagano

Goalkeepers: Daouda Diakite (Lierse/BEL), Germain Sanou (St Etienne/FRA), Abdoulaye Soulama (Asante Kotoko/GHA)

Defenders: Mohamed Koffi (Petrojet/EGY), Bakary Kone (Lyon/FRA), Paul Koulibaly (Dynamo Bucharest/ROM), Mady Panandetiguiri (Antwerp/BEL), Henri Traore (Ashanti Gold/GHA)

Midfielders: Charles Kabore (Marseille/FRA), Djakaridja Kone (Evian/FRA), Prejuce Nacoulma (Gornik Zabrze/POL), Issouf Ouattara (Chernomorets Burgas/BUL), Jonathan Pitroipa (Rennes/FRA), Aly Rabo (Al Shorta/EGY), Florent Rouamba (Sheriff Tiraspol/MDA), Wilfried Sanou (Kyoto Sanga/JPN), Abdou Razack Traore (Lechia Gdansk/POL), Alain Traore (Lorient/FRA)

Strikers: Wilfried Dah and Pierre Koulibaly (Al Dhaid Sharjah/UAE), Wilfried Balima (Sheriff Tiraspol/MDA), Aristide Bance (Augsburg/GER), Moumouni Dagano (Al Siliya/QAT)


Best Performance Winners - 1962
Champions 1962
Runners-Up 1957
Third Place None
Fourth Place 1968

Ethiopia progressed to the ultimate qualifying spherical once overcoming Republic of Benin with away goals providing the trail once 2 matches. The aspect eventually reached the Afcon finals due to a 2-0 ending once strikes from Adane Girma and Saladine aforesaid, and yet again the away goals rule ensured that they might come back to the competition once a 31-year absence at the expense of the river Crocodiles of Sudan, UN agency had won the primary leg match compete in Khartoum 5-3.

THE COACH - Sewnet Bishaw
Respected coach Sewnet Bishaw is made-up by several within the geographical area region to guide his charges to a good showing at the 2013 Afcon. The veteran contriver has enjoyed booming stints with clubs within the Ethiopian League and at Asian nation high flight aspect Ahly Senaa, before presumptuous the role of Ethiopian head coach.

Some of the notable results he has managed at the helm of the squad embrace the mixture convince Sudan to qualify for the 2013 Afcon, and also the draw away to South Africa during a tourney qualifier.

Ethiopia national team players:
THE CAPTAIN - Degu Debebe

Goalkeepers: Sisay Bancha (Dedebit), Zerihun Tadele (St George), Jemal Tassew (Coffee)

Defenders: Abebaw Butako, Degu Debebe, Biadgelegn Elias and Alula Girma (St George), Berhanu Bogale, Aynalem Hailu and Seyoum Tesfaye (Dedebit)

Midfielders: Behailu Assefa, Addis Hintsa and Minyahil Teshome (Dedebit), Shimeles Bekele and Yared Zinabu (St George), Dawit Estifanos (Coffee), Asrat Megersa (EEPCO), Yusuf Saleh (Syrianska/SWE)

Strikers: Adane Girma and Oumed Ukuri (St George), Fuad Ibrahim (Minnesota Stars/USA), Getaneh Kebede (Dedebit), Saladin Said (Wadi Degla/EGY)


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