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TECHNICAL REPORT TECHNICAL REPORT RAPPORT TECHNIQUE RAPPORT TECHNIQUE The The 2323 rd African rd African Cup
The The 2323 rd African rd African Cup Cup of of Nations Nations
The
The 2323 rd African
rd
African Cup
Cup of
of Nations
Nations

La 2323 e Coupe

La

e

Coupe D’Afrique

D’Afrique des

des Nations

Nations

MALI

MALI 2002

2002

  • 19.01.2002 19.01.2002 -- 10.02.2002

10.02.2002

Confédération Africaine de Football The 23 African Cup of Nations La 23 Coupe d’Afrique des Nations

Confédération Africaine de Football

The 23 rd African Cup of Nations

La 23 e Coupe d’Afrique des Nations

T E C H N I C A L R E P O R T R A P P O R T T E C H N I Q U E

Prepared by The Technical Study Group

Mawade Wade (SEN) C.K. Gyamfi (GHA) Rachid Mekhloufi (ALG) Naby Camara (GUI)

and

Walter Gagg (FIFA)

Statistical Section

Amr Shaheen (CAF)

Mali, 19.1 to 10.2.2002

The qualifying round/Le tour qualificatif MALI 2002

Group 1

Nigeria, Namibia, Zambia, Madagascar

 

02.09.2000

Lagos

Nigeria - Namibia

 

4-0

02.09.2000

Lusaka

Zambia - Madagascar

 

1-2

08.10.2000

Windhoek

Namibia - Zambia

 

1-2

07.10.2000

Antananarivo

Madagascar - Nigeria

 

0-0

13.01.2001

Lagos

Nigeria - Zambia

 

1-0

13.01.2001

Windhoek

Namibia - Madagascar

 

2-2

24.03.2001

Chingola

Zambia - Nigeria

 

1-1

24.03.2001

Antananarivo

Madagascar - Namibia

 

1-2

02.06.2001

Chingola

Zambia - Namibia

 

0-0

02.06.2001

Benin city

Nigeria - Madagascar

 

1-0

16.06.2001

Windhoek

Namibia - Nigeria

 

0-2

16.06.2001

Antananarivo

Madagascar - Zambia

 

0-1

Classification

 

Team

P

W

N

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Nigeria

6

4

2

0

9

1

8

14

Zambia

6

2

2

2

5

5

0

8

Madagascar

6

1

2

3

5

7

-2

5

Namibia

6

1

2

3

5

11

-6

5

Group 2

Liberia, Mauritius, Congo, S. Africa

 

3.09.2000

Monrovia

Liberia - Mauritius

 

4-0

03.09.2000

Pointe-Noire

Congo - S. Africa

 

1-2

08.10.2000

Curepipe

Mauritius - Congo

 

1-2

16.12.2000

Johannesburg

S. Africa - Liberia

 

2-1

14.01.2001

Monrovia

Liberia - Congo

 

5-1

13.01.2001

Belle Vue

Mauritius - S. Africa

 

1-1

25.03.2001

Pointe-Noire

Congo - Liberia

 

0-1

24.03.2001

P. Elizabeth

S. Africa - Mauritius

 

3-0

03.06.2001

Pointe-Noire

Congo - Mauritius

 

1-1

03.06.2001

Monrovia

Liberia - S. Africa

 

0-0

16.06.2001

Curepipe

Mauritius - Liberia

 

0-2

17.6.2001

Durban

S. Africa - Congo

 

0-0

Classification

 

Team

P

W

N

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Liberia

6

4

1

1

14

4

10

13

S. Africa

6

3

3

0

9

4

5

12

Congo

6

1

2

3

4

9

-5

5

Mauritius

6

0

2

4

2

12

-10

2

Group 3

Kenya, Tunisia, Gabon, Morocco

 

03.09.2000

Nairobi

Kenya - Tunisia

 

0-0

02.09.2000

Libreville

Gabon - Morocco

 

2-0

06.10.2000

Tunis

Tunisia - Gabon

 

4-2

07.10.2000

Casablanca

Morocco - Kenya

 

1-0

13.01.2001

Nairobi

Kenya - Gabon

 

2-1

13.01.2001

Tunis

Tunisia - Morocco

 

0-1

24.03.2001

Libreville

Gabon - Kenya

 

1-1

24.03.2001

Rabat

Morocco - Tunisia

 

2-0

02.06.2001

Libreville

Gabon - Tunisia

 

1-1

02.06.2001

Nairobi

Kenya - Morocco

 

1-1

17.06.2001

Tunis

Tunisia - Kenya

 

4-1

16.06.2001

Fes

Morocco - Gabon

 

0-1

Classification

 

Team

P

W

N

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Morocco

6

3

1

2

5

4

1

10

Tunisia

6

2

2

2

9

7

2

8

Gabon

6

2

2

2

8

8

0

8

Kenya

6

1

3

2

5

8

-3

6

Group 4

Algeria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Angola

 

03.09.2000

Algier

Algeria - B. Faso

 

1-1

03.09.2000

Bujumbura

Burundi - Angola

 

0-0

07.10.2000

Ouagadougou

B. Faso - Burundi

 

1-0

08.10.2000

Luanda

Angola - Algeria

 

2-2

12.01.2001

Algiers

Algeria - Burundi

 

2-1

13.01.2001

Ouagadougou

B. Faso - Angola

 

1-0

25.03.2001

Bujumbura

Burundi - Algeria

 

0-1

25.03.2001

Luanda

Angola - B. Faso

 

2-0

03.06.2001

Bujumbura

Burundi - B. Faso

 

0-0

01.06.2001

Annaba

Algeria - Angola

 

3-2

17.06.2001

Ouagadougou

B. Faso - Algeria

 

1-0

17.06.2001

Cabinda

Angola - Burundi

 

2-1

Classification

 

Team

P

W

N

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Algeria

6

3

2

1

9

7

2

11

B. Faso

6

3

2

1

4

3

1

11

Angola

6

2

2

2

8

7

1

8

Burundi

6

0

2

4

2

6

-4

2

Group 5

Uganda, Senegal, Togo

 

24.09.2000

Dakar

Senegal - Togo

 

0-0

08.10.2000

Lome

Togo - Uganda

 

3-0

13.01.2001

Kampala

Uganda - Senegal

 

1-1

24.03.2001

Dakar

Senegal - Uganda

 

3-0

02.06.2001

Kampala

Uganda - Togo

 

0-3

17.06.2001

Lome

Togo - Senegal

 

1-0

Classification

 

Team

P

W

N

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Togo

4

3

1

0

7

0

7

10

Senegal

4

1

2

1

4

2

2

5

Uganda

4

0

1

3

1

10

-9

1

Group 6

Zimbabwe, RD Congo, Lesotho, Ghana

 

03.09.2000

Harare

Zimbabwe - RD Congo

 

3-2

03.09.2000

Maseru

Lesotho - Ghana

 

3-3

10.10.2000

Kinshasa

RD Congo - Lesotho

 

1-1

08.10.2000

Accra

Ghana - Zimbabwe

 

4-1

14.01.2001

Bulawayo

Zimbabwe - Lesotho

 

1-2

14.01.2001

Kinshasa

RD Congo - Ghana

 

2-1

24.03.2001

Maseru

Lesotho - Zimbabwe

 

0-1

25.03.2001

Accra

Ghana - RD Congo

 

3-0

03.06.2001

Maseru

Lesotho - RD Congo

 

0-0

03.06.2001

Harare

Zimbabwe - Ghana

 

1-2

17.06.2001

Kinshasa

RD Congo - Zimbabwe

 

2-1

17.06.2001

Kumasi

Ghana - Lesotho

 

3-1

Classification

 

Team

P

W

N

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Ghana

6

4

1

1

16

8

8

13

RD Congo

6

2

2

2

7

9

-2

8

Lesotho

6

1

3

2

7

9

-2

6

Zimbabwe

6

2

0

4

8

12

-4

6

Group 7

Egypt, Côte d’Ivoire, Libya, Sudan

 

02.09.2000

Alexandria

Egypt - C. d’Ivoire

 

1-0

10.09.2000

Tripoli

Libya - Sudan

 

1-0

19.11.2000

Abidjan

C. d’Ivoire - Libya

 

2-1

08.10.2000

Khartoum

Sudan - Egypt

 

0-1

14.01.2001

Cairo

Egypt - Libya

 

4-0

20.01.2001

Bouake

C. d’Ivoire - Sudan

 

2-0

23.03.2001

Benghazi

Libya - Egypt

 

2-0

25.03.2001

Om Dourman

Sudan - C. d’Ivoire

 

0-0

03.06.2001

Tripoli

Libya - C. d’Ivoire

 

0-3

03.06.2001

Alexandria

Egypt - Sudan

 

3-2

17.06.2001

Abidjan

C. d’Ivoire - Egypt

 

2-2

17.06.2001

Khartoum

Sudan - Libya

 

1-0

Classification

 

Team

P

W

N

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Egypt

6

4

1

1

11

6

5

13

C.d’Ivoire

6

3

2

1

9

4

5

11

Libya

6

2

0

4

4

10

-6

6

Sudan

6

1

1

4

3

7

-4

4

THE 23rd AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS LA23 me COUPED AFRIQUE DES NATIONS GROUP A GROUP C

THE 23rd AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS

LA23 me COUPED AFRIQUE DES NATIONS

 

GROUP A

       

GROUP C

 
 

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

 

P

W

D

L

GF

GA GD

Pts

Nigeria

32

10

2

0

2

7

 

Cameroun

3

30

05

05

9

Mali

31

20

3

1

2

5

RD Congo

3

11

13

21

4

Liberia

3

0

2

1

3

4

-1

2

Togo

3

0

2

1

0

3

-3

2

Algeria

3

0

1

2

2

5

-3

1

C. Ivoire

3

0

1

2

1

4

-3

1

19.01.02

Bamako

Mali / Liberia

 

1-1

20.01.02

Sikasso

Cameroun/RD Congo

 

1-0

21.01.02

Bamako

Algeria / Nigeria

0-1

21.01.02

Sikasso

Togo / C. Ivoire

 

0-0

24.01.02

Bamako

Mali / Nigeria

 

0-0

25.01.02

Sikasso

Cameroun / C. Ivoire

 

1-0

25.01.02

Bamako

Liberia / Algeria

2-2

26.01.02

Sikasso

RD Congo / Togo

 

0-0

28.01.02

Mopti

Liberia / Nigeria

0-1

29.01.02

Sikasso

Cameroun /Togo

 

3-0

28.01.02

Bamako

Mali / Algeria

 

2-0

29.01.02

Kayes

RD Congo / C. Ivoire

 

3-1

   
 

GROUPB

       

GROUP D

 
 

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

 

P

W

D

L

GF

GA GD

Pts

S. Africa

31

2

0

31

2

5

 

Sénégal

3

2

1

02

02

7

Ghana

31

2

0

21

1

5

Egypt

3

2

0

13

21

6

Maroc

3

1

1

1

3

4

-1

4

Tunisie

3

0

2

1

0

1

-1

2

B. Faso

3

0

1

2

2

4

-2

1

Zambia

3

0

1

2

1

3

-2

1

20.01.02

Segou

S. Africa / B. Faso

0-0

20.01.02

Bamako

Egypt / Sénégal

 

0-1

21.01.02

Segou

Maroc /Ghana

 

0-0

21.01.02

Bamako

Zambia /Tunisie

 

0-0

24.01.02

Segou

S. Africa / Ghana

0-0

25.01.02

Bamako

Egypt / Tunisie

 

1-0

26.01.02

Segou

B. Faso / Maroc

1-2

26.01.02

Bamako

Sénégal / Zambia

 

1-0

30.01.02

Segou

S. Africa / Maroc

3-1

31.01.02

Bamako

Egypt / Zambia

 

2-1

30.01.02

Mopti

B. Faso / Ghana

1-2

31.01.02

Kayes

Sénégal / Tunisia

 

0-0

   
 
 

1/4 FINAL

 

03.02.02

Kayes

 

S. Africa / Mali

 

0-2

03.02.02

Bamako

 

Nigeria /Ghana

 

1-0

04.02.02

Sikasso

 

Cameroun / Egypt

 

1-0

04.02.02

Bamako

 

Sénégal /RD Congoo

 

2-0

 
 

SEMI-FINAL

 

07.02.02

Bamako

 

Sénégal / Nigeria

 

2-1

07.02.02

Bamako

 

Mali / Cameroun

 

0-3

 
 

3rd Place Match

 

09.02.02

Mopti

 

Mali / Nigeria

 

0-1

 
 

FINAL

 

10.02.02

Bamako

 

Cameroun / Sénégal

 

0-0 (P.K. 3-2)

 

GROUP A

MALI / LIBERIA 1-1

1

19.02.02, Bamako

Referee:

Abdul Hakim Shelmani (LBY)

Ass. Referees:

Endeng Zogo (CMR),

Commissioner:

Abdel Mejid Jeddaoui (MOR) Said Belkhayat (MOR)

Attendance:

60,000

Scorers: Mali: Seydou Keita 86 Liberia: George Weah 45

Teams:

Mali: 1-Mahamadou Sidibe; 4-Adama Coulibaly, 5-Fousseini Diawara, 15-Boubacar Diarra, 13-Abdoulaye Camara (Adama Diakite 22), 12-Seydou Keita, 8-Bassala Toure, 10-Soumaila Coulibaly (Mahamadou Dissa 60), 6-Mahamadou Diarra, 11- Djbril Sidibe (David Coulibaly 71), 9-Mamadou Bagayoko Liberia: 1-Louis Crayton; 9-Zizi Roberts, 17-George Gebro, 20-Jimmy Dixon, 21- Thomas Kojo, 6-Kelvin Sebwe, 12-Oliver Makor, 14-George Weah, 15-Prince Daye, 7-Frank Seator (John Menyongar 79), 10-James Debbah. Cautions: Mali: 4-Coulibaly (31), 19-Diakite (90) Liberia: 9-Zizi Roberts (23), Kelvin Sebwe (25)

Même dispositif côté Liberia avec des attaques rapides du ballon qui circule bien, un bon positionnement sur le terrain mais une finition indigente. Le Mali utilise deux stoppeurs portés la plupart du temps sur le marquage individuel. Idem pour les quatre défenseurs libériens que renforcent en phase de récupération les demis. La manœuvre de repli est dirigée par George Weah. Seydou Keita est très inspiré sur l’aile droite d’où il parvient à créer de belles ouvertures pour ses attaquants. Le passage à l’offensive démarre bien dans l’entrejeu mais par la suite, les longs services transversaux sont facilement captés par la défense adverse. Le Liberia bascule souvent à droite. Il utilise bien le passage par les flancs et les centres. Weah, très combatif réussit le premier but de la compétition mais son équipe va perdre cet avantage à quatre minutes du coup de sifflet final : 1-1. Le Mali ne se reprend que tardivement alors que son adversaire accuse une certaine fatigue. En fin de compte, une rencontre sans relief et sans inspiration.

I t was the opening game of the tournament. Mali the hosts played 4-4-2 with variations.
I t was the opening game of the tournament. Mali the hosts
played 4-4-2 with variations. The positive aspect was the
careful distribution of passes to teammates especially through
the wings making a balance between defence and attack. The
negative aspect was the failure to consolidate their possession
to create scoring chances.
Liberia also played 4-4-2. They were quick to the ball and
were accurate in ball distribution and positioning but poor in
finishing the attacks.
Mali played with two stoppers. They made close and
sometimes loose marking according to the situation on hand.
Liberia marked closely four defenders with the full support of
the midfield players retreatimg back to create a well balanced
defence and this was spear-headed by George Weah.
Keita Seydou played brilliantly for Mali through the right
wing position creating open spaces for the strikers to move in.
They spread out their game effectively from the midfield to
the extremes but their crosses were challenged by the oppos-
ing defence.
Liberia played more towards the right side of the field .
They sometimes attacked through the middle to create spaces
for overlapping wingers to either penetrate or swing the ball
across.
Weah fittingly got the first goal of the African Nations Cup
but his Liberian team conceded a goal three minutes from
time to draw 1-1.
Mali only troubled Liberia on a handful of occasions
throughout the game, but came alive late in the game as
Liberia tired.
The game overall was dour and uninspiring
C
C ’est le match d’ouverture du tournoi. Le Mali s’est appuyé sur
un dispositif en 4-4-2 avec des varaiantes. Il recourt à une
intéressante circulation du ballon orientée judicieusement sur les
flancs, réalise un bon équilibre défense-attaque mais pêche par son
inefficacité.
Otto Addo (GHA) / Olembe (CMR)

GROUP A

MALI / NIGERIA 0-0

  • 5 24.01.02, Bamako

Referee:

Alex Quartey (GHA)

Ass. Referees:

A. Jeddaoui (MOR),

Commissioner:

Endeng Zogo (CMR) Said Belkhayat (MOR)

Attendance:

50,000

Teams:

Mali: 1-Mahamadou Sidibe, 4-Adama Coulibaly, 5-Fousseini Diawara, 15-Boubacar Diarra, 2-Daouda Diakite, 12-Seydou Keita, 8-Bassala Toure (21-David Coulibaly 86), 10-Soumaila Coulibaly (18-Mahamadou Dissa 75), 6- Mahamadou Diarra, 11-Djbril Sidibe, 9-Mamadou Bagayoko Nigeria: 1-Ike Shorunmom 2-Joseph Yobo, 6-Taribo West, 5-Isaac Okoronkwo, 3- Celestine Babayaro, 15-Sunday Oliseh, 7-Finidi George, 10-Austin Okocha (11- Garba Lawal 78), 17-Julius Aghahowa, 4-Nwankwo Kanu, 9-Victor Agali (13-Tijani Babangida 65)

Cautions:

Mali: 4- A. Coulibaly (30) Nigeria: 10-Okocha (28), 17- Aghahowa (36), 11- Lawal (87)

d’animation offensive. Ils ne feront pas céder leurs défenseurs nigérians tacleurs efficaces et présents dans les duels et ce malgré le soutien de 50 000 supporters. Seydou Keita cause bien de tourments à Celestine Babayoro et au milieu, Touré Bassala très actif contraint ses vis-à-vis à la faute. Le Nigeria ne se dégage de la pression des Aigles qu’au milieu de la seconde période alors que le Mali monte en puissance et parvient à glaner quelques occasions. Kanu s’entend bien avec Aghahowa et la rentrée deTijani Babangida va donner plus de tonus à l’attaque nigériane.

M ali played their normal 4-4-2, looked well prepared mentally and physically. Their system worked well
M ali played their normal 4-4-2, looked well prepared
mentally and physically.
Their system worked well being first to the ball having
more possession most of the time. However, they failed to
break through the robust defence of their opponent. They
controlled the ball well but were unsuccessful upfront.
Nigeria also played their usual 4-4-2 but their midfielders
took things seriously this time and always supported their
defensive line.
Seydou Keita & Sidibe Djibril made a good duo for Mali.
Nigeria’s defence was very strong. Their marking and tack-
ling were well calculated and they went hard for each ball.
Mali started stronger, urged on by a 50,000 crowd in the new
March 26 stadium. Seydou Keita caused Celestine Babayaro a
lot of problems, while Toure Bassala hurried the opponents
midfield into making mistakes.
Nigeria weathered the pressure and started to win the ball
in the midfield midway through the half. Julius Aghahowa,
was the most dangerous Nigerian player and had the best
chance of the first half.
In the second half Mali came out firing on all cylinders
and created some early chances.
Kanu linked well with Aghahowa and Tijani Babangida
injected some pace into the Nigerian attack when he came off
the bench.
C
L e Mali ne change pas de dispostif mais paraît mieux préparé
physiquement et mentalement. Son système fonctionne bien et
ses joueurs sont les premiers sur le ballon qui sera souvent en leur
possession. Toutefois, les maliens ne parviennent pas à
déséquilibrer la robuste défense des Super Eagles et à trouver
l’ouverture.
Le Nigeria s’appuie sur le 4-4-2 mais cette fois-ci, ses demis ne
font pas les choses à demi et ils ne délaissent pas leur arrière-garde.
Seydou Keita et Djibrill Sidibé constituent un beau duo
Seydou Keita (MLI)

GROUP A

ALGERIA/ NIGERIA 0-1

  • 9 21.01.02, Bamako

Referee:

Felix Tangawarima (Zimbabwe)

Ass. Referees:

Gamal El Hawary (LBY),

Commissioner:

Farag Wagih (EGY) Said Belkhayat (MOR)

Attendance:

10,000

Scorer:

Julius Aghahowa 43

Teams:

Algeria: 1-Lounes Gaouaoui, 3-Moulay Haddou, 13-Brahim Zafour, 20-Mahieddine Meftah, 21-Mohamed Bradja, 6-Yazid Mansouri, 4-Nasseredine Kraouche, 8-Billel Dziri (7-Omar Belbey 79), 9-Farid Ghazi, 10-Abdelhafid Tasfaout (15-Nassim Akrour 64), 18-Rafik Saifi (11-Kamel Kharkhache 85) Nigeria: 1-Ike Shorunma, 6-Taribo West, 5-Issac Okoronkwo, 14-Ifeanyi Udeze, 2- Joseph Yobo, 15-Sunday Oliseh, 10-Austin Okocha (11-Garba Lawal 79), 7-Finidi George, 17-Julius Aghahowa, 8-Yakubu Aiyegbeni (13-Tijani Babangida 79), 9- Victor Agali (4-Nwankwo Kanu 46), Cautions: Algeria: 4-Nasseredine Kraouche (34), 21- M. Bradja (85) Nigeria: 15- Sunday Oliseh (8)

A lgeria played 3-5-2 with quick coverage and always at a numerical advantage against the opponent’s
A lgeria played 3-5-2 with quick coverage and always at a
numerical advantage against the opponent’s two strik-
ers. Nigeria played 4-2-4 with good balance. However, they
sometimes lacked good support of the attack from the
defense. Algeria built their attack from the midfield by using
mostly short passes and positional changes.
The defensive organization was done by the two stoppers
and the free player or libero behind. Some of the Nigerian
players produced the best work rate though, whereas others
failed to come back in time to fill the gaps created by them.
Nigeria, looked the more assured and took control of the
game early.
Striker Julius Aghahowa, Scored the only goal of the game
just before halftime when he skipped down the right flank,
cut inside three defenders and fired a low shot inside the near
post.
Saifi upstaged the flashy Nigerians with his own deft
flicks and surging runs for a period late in the first half and in
the 34th minute his powerful shot flashed past a post.
However, after the break Nigeria came out with more confi-
dence.
De son côté, Saïfi a droit et habile, va surprendre des défenseurs
nigérians trop sûrs d’eux et décocher un tir puissant (34’) qui frôle
la barre.
A la reprise, le Nigeria va faire preuve de plus d’assurance.
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L ’équipe d’Algérie opte pour le 3-5-2 avec une couverture rapide
et une supériorité numérique en défense face aux deux
attaquants adverses. Le Nigeria recourt à un 4-4-2 bien équilibré,
même si l’attaque n’est toujours appuyée par la défense. L’Algérie
élabore ses mouvements dans l’entrejeu, use de passes courtes et de
dédoublements.
Son dispositif défensif s’appuie sur deux stoppeurs couverts par
un libero. Le rendement des joueurs nigérians est très inégal d’où
des ruptures dans les enchaînements et des espaces entre les lignes.
Ces insuffisances ne les empêchent pas de contrôler la partie.
L’attaquant de pointe Julius Aghahowa inscrit un but avant la
pause en devançant, sur le côté droit, trois défenseurs algériens et
en reprenant mollement le ballon.
Saifi (ALG) & Okocha (NGR)

GROUP A

NIGERIA / LIBERIA 1-0

1 3

28.01.02, Mopti

Referee:

Ass. Referees:

Commissioner:

Attendance:

Scorer:

Teams:

Falla Ndoye (Senegal) P. Domingo (MOZ), Pedro Simao (ANG) W. K. Aggra (GHA)

9,000

Julius Aghahowa 64

Liberia: 1-Louis Crayton, 20-Jimmy Dixon, 5-Dionysius Sebwe, 17-George Gebro (2- Fallah Johnson 82), 21-Thomas Kojo, 6-Kelvin Sebwe, 12-Oliver Makor, 18-Josephus Yenay, 14-George Weah, 7-Frank Seator (11-Marr Sarr 72), 15-Prince Daye Nigeria: 1-Ike Shorunmo, 2-Joseph Yobo, 6-Taribo West, 5-Isaac Okoronkwo, 15- Sunday Oliseh, 14-Ifeanyi Udeze, 10-Austin Okocha, 7-Finidi George (13-Tijani Babangida 66), 11-Garba Lawal, 17-Julius Aghahowa (8-Yakubu Alyegbeni 92+), 4- Nkwanko Kanu Cautions: None

Le Liberia disposé en 4-4-2 se lance dans une offensive à outrance, de tous les côtés et veut contrôler le jeu. Il abuse de centres aériens qui sont facilement captés par les tours défensives nigérianes. Ses joueurs multiplient les permutations pour perturber l’adversaire qui, fidèle à son 4- 4-2 doit puiser dans son expérience pour contenir les offensives des Lone Stars. Okocha s’évertue à caser le rythme adverse et à ralentir le rythme. Kanu doit se replier et ainsi délaisser sans soutien Aghahowa lequel bien que soumis à une sévère surveillance va grapiller le but du succès. Le passage par les couloirs s’avère payant.

F ew months earlier, the two teams were playing in the same group for the world
F ew months earlier, the two teams were playing in the same
group for the world cup qualifiers of Korea/Japan.
Nigeria won the ticket of the group after a tense competition.
Liberia was hopping to take their revenge and kick their
opponents out of the tournament.
In the end, it was Weah who announced hanging his boots
off after the Super Eagles faded all his dreams. Liberia played
4-4-2 concentrating more on attack as they had no other
choice. They were moving forward all the time and tried to
control the pace of the game, pressuring their opponents in
the midfield area and using the flanks from the counter
attacks. They were not able to deal with the crossing balls
inside their box, which helped the Super Eagles to score. They
changed positions all the time, confusing the Nigerian
defense.
Nigeria with their classical 4-4-2 used their experience in
controlling Liberia’s passionate style. Okocha tried to slow
down the pace of the game. Kanu dropped a lot in the middle
to escape his marker leaving Aghahowa alone in front, which
lifted off the pressure from Liberia’s defense.
They were dangerous when they used the flanks. Their
defense was alert and balanced.
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Q uelques mois auparavant, les deux équipes s’étaient affrontées
dans le même groupe de qualification pour la Coupe du monde
2002. Le Nigeria arracha difficilement son billet pour le Japon. Le
Liberia aborde le match animé par un esprit de revanche. En fin de
match, Weah annoncera sa retraite internationale suite à la défaite
des siens.
Sunday Oliseh(NGR)

GROUP A

LIBERIA / ALGERIA 2-2

  • 17 25.01.02, Bamako

Referee:

Divine Evehe (CMR)

Ass. Referees:

Farag Wagih (EGY),

Commissioner:

G. El Hawary (LBY) Gnofame Zoumaro (TOG)

Attendance:

6,000

Scorers:

Liberia : Prince Daye 7, Kelvin Sebwe 72 Algeria : Nassim Akrour 44, Nasseredine

Kraouche 89

Teams:

Liberia: 1-Louis Crayton; 20-Jimmy Dixon, 9-Zizi Roberts (5-Dionysius Sebwe, 71), 17-George Gebro, 21-Thomas Kojo (2-Fallah Johnson, 47), 6-Kelvin Sebwe, 12-Oliver Makor, 3-Edward Dixon (19-John Menyongar, 70), 14-George Weah, 10-James Debbah, 15-Prince Daye Algeria: 1-Lounes Gaouaoui; 2-Yacine Slatni (17-Slimane Raho, 54), 3-Moulay Haddou, 5-Mounir Zeghdoud, 20-Mahieddine Meftah, 21-Mohamed Bradja, 6- Yazid Mansouri, 4-Nasseredine Kraouche, 8-Billel Dziri (10-Abdelhafid Tasfaout, 65), 9-Farid Ghazi (15-Nassim Akrour, 25), 18-Rafik Saifi

Cautions: Liberia: 10- Debbah (33), 14- Weah (55), 9- Zizi Roberts (64),

2- Johnson (88)

Algeria: 4- Kraouche (35), 15- Akrour (68)

L iberia wanted to win this match after the lost 3 points of the opening game
L iberia wanted to win this match after the lost 3 points of
the opening game when the hosts scored in the last min-
utes. But, again bad luck struck Weah and his team mates as
Kraouche leveled the score 2/2 from a powerfut shot in the
last minute.
score. Les coéquipiers de Weah font montre de rapidité d’exécution
et de précision dans les passes courtes. Las, ils vont perdre toute
concentration en fin de match.
Liberia the unlucky team will have to play Nigeria in the
final phase of the group with only 2 points in hand instead of
6. Algeria played 3-5-2 with a libro marking the opponent’s
strikers tightly.
They used long and short passes relying on their skillful Saifi
who succeeded in opening up spaces in Liberia’s defense.
They were slow in converting from attack to defense, some-
thing which created gaps in their defense.
Liberia played 4-2-4 with variations switching to 4-4-2 after
leading the game. They were fast with the ball and penetrat-
ed through the middle using short passes. They always lose
their concentration in the last minutes of the gam.
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L e Liberia veut l’emporter après avoir perdu les trois points de la
victoire face au Mali, mais encore une fois, l'infortune est le lot
de la bande à Weah qui concède le nul à la 89è minute à la suite
d’un essai puissant de Kraouche. Il lui reste à affronter le Nigeria
avec seulement un capital de deux points au lieu des six
escomptés.
L’Algérie de Madjer est restée fidèle au 3-5-2 (avec deux
stoppeurs et un libero). Elle varie les services longs et courts à
destination de l’habile Saifi qui parvient à créer des espaces dans la
défense libérienne. Elle pêche toutefois dans les enchaînements d’où
des situations périlleuses en défense.
Kraouche (ALG) & Makor (LBR)
Le Liberia passe du 4-2-4 au 4-4-2 après avoir pris de l’avance au

GROUP A

MALI / ALGERIA 2-0

1 8

28.01.02, Bamako

Referee:

Lim Kee Chong (MRI)

Ass. Referees:

B. Mudzamiri (ZIM),

Commissioner:

Osman Hamid (SUD) Said Belkhayat (MOR)

Attendance:

50,000

Scorers:

Mamadou Bagayoko 18, Bassala Toure 24

Teams:

Mali: 1-Mahamadou Sidibe, 2-Daouda Diakite (14-Vincent Doukantie 46), 5-Fousseini Diawara, 15-Boubacar Diarra, 19-Adama Diakite, 11- Djbril Sidibe, 12-Seydou Keita, 8-Bassala Toure, 10-Soumaila Coulibaly, 6- Mahamadou Diarra, 9-Mamadou Bagayoko. Algeria: 1-Lounes Gaouaoui, 3-Moulay Haddou, 13-Brahim Zafour, 20-Mahieddine Meftah, 21-Mohamed Bradja, 6-Yazid Mansouri, 7-Omar Belbey, 15-Nassim Akrour, 16-Lounis Bendahmane (8-Billel Dziri 40), 10-Abdelhafid Tasfaout (14-Nassim Bounekdja 44), 11-Kamel Kherkhache (17-Slimane Raho 40). Cautions: Mali: 10- Coulibaly (70) Algeria: 3- Haddou (6), 13- Zafour (26), 6- Yazid (47), 7- Belbey (76)

T he hosts won the match, which they could not afford to lose under any circumstances.
T he hosts won the match, which they could not afford to
lose under any circumstances. A defeat or even a draw
would have been catastrophic.
The pressure of a whole country’s expectations was a
heavy burden on Mali players and officials who were con-
vinced that they had no other choice but to book their ticket
to the next round.
Mali playing 4-1-4-1 with Bagayoko alone in the attack
kept the Algerian defenders busy with his stamina and pow-
erful physical shape. Seydou Keita and Touré Bassala who
was not marked by the Algerians made all what they wanted
with the ball.
Mali made good use of the empty spaces and looked sharp
in the counter attacks.
Algeria were obliged to pull back to face the pressure of
the hosts, they always left 3 players in the defense against
only one striker from Mali, which made them lose balance in
the midfield.
Kanu s’entend bien avec Aghahowa et la rentrée deTijani
Babangida va donner plus de tonus à l’attaque nigériane.
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L e Mali ne change pas de dispostif mais paraît mieux préparé
physiquement et mentalement. Son système fonctionne bien et
ses joueurs sont les premiers sur le ballon qui sera souvent en leur
possession. Toutefois, les maliens ne parviennent pas à
déséquilibrer la robuste défense des Super Eagles et à trouver
l’ouverture.
Le Nigeria s’appuie sur le 4-4-2 mais cette fois-ci, ses demis ne
font pas les choses à demi et ils ne délaissent pas leur arrière-garde.
Seydou Keita et Djibrill Sidibé constituent un beau duo
d’animation offensive. Ils ne feront pas céder leurs défenseurs
nigérians tacleurs efficaces et présents dans les duels et ce malgré le
soutien de 50 000 supporters. Seydou Keita cause bien de
tourments à Celestine Babayoro et au milieu, Touré Bassala très
actif contraint ses vis-à-vis à la faute.
Le Nigeria ne se dégage de la pression des Aigles qu’au milieu de
la seconde période alors que le Mali monte en puissance et parvient
à glaner quelques occasions.
Coulibaly (MLI) and Haddo (ALG)

GROUP B

BURKINA FASO / SOUTH AFRICA 0-0

  • 4 20.01.02, Segou

Referee:

Ndoye Falla (SEN)

Ass. Referees:

Ali Tomusange (UGA),

Commissioner:

Salah El Berry (EGY) Sani Toro(NGR)

Attendance:

12,000

Teams:

South Africa: 1-Hans Vonk, 2-Mbulelo Mabizela, 3-Bradley Carnell, 13-Pierre Issa, 19-Aaron Mokoena, 21-Eric Tinkler, 7-Quinton Fortune (8- Thabo Mngomeni 59), 15-Sibusiso Zuma, 18-Delron Buckley, 17-Benni McCarthy (14-Siyabonga Nomvete 69), 9-Shaun Bartlett (11-Bradley August 19) Burkina Faso: 22-Mohamed Kabore, 3-Brahima Cisse, 4-Mamadou Tall, 12- Soumalia Tassembedo, 20-Boureima Ouattara, 5-Madou Dossama, 6-Saidou Mady Panandetiguiri, 18-Amadou Toure (13-Romeo Kambou 51), 17-Narcisse Yameogo (11-Wilfried Sanou 53), 9-Oumar Barro (7-Alassane Ouedraogo 67), 19-Moumouni Dagano Cautions: S. Africa: 17- McCarthy (18), 2- Mbulelo (93) B. Faso: 20- Boureima (20), 5- Madou (82)

Le Burkina recourt au 3-5-2 avec une couverture en profondeur d’une défense pratiquant un marquage individuel strict.

Moumoumi Dagano se montre le plus à son avantage et manque de surprendre, à la suite d’une contre-attaque, la défense sud-africaine.

Pas d’organisation collective et manque flagrant d’organisateurs capables d’imposer du rythme dans l’entrejeu. Une propension chez les Etalons burkinabé à l’excès d’engagement physique et au jeu dur.

T he Bafana Bafana under their Portuguesecoach played a 4-3-3 formation. They kept the ball as
T he Bafana Bafana under their Portuguesecoach played a
4-3-3 formation. They kept the ball as long as possible
using 5 players in the midfield. They controlled the pace of
the match using long and short passes, they attacked by using
the width of the field. They created some scoring chances but
failed to store. They built their attack from the defense
through the midfield but gave the opponents time to reorga-
nize in front of them. They needed to put more players into
attack but never had the right judgement when to do so.
The balance between their defense and attack was accept-
able. Nomvete was a good assist to McCarthy when he par-
ticipated in the second half.
Burkina playing 3-5-2 made good depth in defense and
marked the South African forwards strictly putting them
always under pressure.
Moumouni Dagano looked dangerous and could have
caught South Africa 10 minutes before half-time with a quick
counter attack.
They lacked collective organization and key players who
could dictate the rhythm in the midfield. They played a tough
game and were at some stages violent towards their oppo-
nents.
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E ncadrés par le Portuguais Carlos Queiroz, les Bafana Bafana
sont disposés en 4-3-3. Ils s’efforcent de bien conserver le
ballon en peuplant l’entrejeu avec cinq éléments. Le contrôle du jeu
leur appartient. Ils alternent les passes courtes et longues et
attaquent en utilisant toute la largeur du terrain. Ils se sont créés
de nombreuses occasions de but sans en transformer une seule. Le
passage de la défense à l’attaque est assez lent ce qui favorise le
regroupement de l’adversaire. Il leur fallait renforcer leur ligne
offensive mais ils ne l’ont pas fait à bon escient.
L’équilibre entre les compartiments de l’équipe est satisfaisant.
Nomvete, en seconde période, a bien soutenu Mc Carthy.
Yameogo (BFA) & Tinkler (RSA)

GROUP B

SOUTH AFRICA / GHANA 0-0

  • 6 24.01.02, Segou

Referee:

Mourad Daami (TUN)

Ass. Referees:

Taoufik Adjengui (TUN),

Commissioner:

Salah El Berry (EGY) Edwin Snowe (LBR)

Attendance:

5 000

Teams:

South Africa: 1-Hans Vonk; 2-Mbulelo Mabizela, 3-Bradley Carnell, 13-Pierre Issa, 19-Aaron Mokoena, 21-Eric Tinkler, 7-Quinton Fortune (8- T. Mngomeni 60), 14-Siyabonga Nomvete (11-bRadely August), 18-Delron Buckley, 15- Sibusiso Zuma, 17-Benni McCarthy Ghana: 12-Sammy Adjei; 5-John Mensah, 14-George Blay, 15-Princeton Owusu- Ansah (Yaw Amankwah Mireku 72), 19-Kofi Amponsah (21-John Pantsil 81) , 20- Ibrahim Abdul Razak, 8-Michael Essien, 16-Emmanuel Duah (9-Matthew Amoah 77), 17-Baffour Gyan, 10-Dereck Boateng, 18-Ishmael Addo Cautions: Ghana: 16- E. Duah (13), 5- J. Mensah (62), 8- M. Essien (72). S. Africa: 7- Quinton Fortune (36), 18- D. Buckley (38)

S outh Africa drew 0-0 with Ghana. The South African mid- fielder Quinton Fortune had an opportunity to score in the

 

35th minute when South Africa was awarded a penalty, but it was saved by the Ghanaian goalkeeper Sammy Adjei. South Africa played a 4-3-3 system with Zuma always supporting the attack while the Black Stars played a 4-4-2 cre- ation with both Essien and Abdul Razak controlling the mid- field area with their notable efforts. Ghana created a good depth in their defensive line but lacked this depth in their front line. South Africa used the flanks through Zuma and Fortune but lacked the support from their defensive and mid- field players. Buckley seemed to be the key figure for South Africa but was not able to keep his high technique for the whole 90 mins.

Ghana played a zonal defense but were sometimes late in

their covering. Deficiency of teamwork & incompatibility between the Bafana Bafana strikers missed out their scoring opportunities.

 
Buckley (RSA) & Amponsah (GHA)
Buckley (RSA) & Amponsah (GHA)

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E ncore un match sans but à Ségou. Et pourtant le demi sud- africain Quinton Fortune a au bout du pied l’occasion d’ouvrir

le score à la 35è minute mais il rate la transformation d’un penalty

après que son essai ait été détourné par le gardien ghanéen Sammy Adjei. L’Afrique du Sud se déploie en 4-3-3 et confie à Zuma le soin d’appuyer l’attaque. Le Ghana reste fidèle au 4-4-2 et charge le tandem Essien – Abdul Razak de contrôler l’entrejeu. Sa défense recourt à la surveillance de zone, se replie bien et s’assure une couverture en profondeur alors que son attaque cherche en vain …la profondeur. Les Bafana Bafana veulent passer par les couloirs grâce aux montées de Fortune et de Zuma mais l’appui des milieux et des défenseurs leur manque pour étoffer leurs offensives qui souffrent d’un déficit de construction collective et d’une mésentente entre les deux avants de pointe. Buckley donne l’impression d’être le joueur-clé de l’équipe mais ne tient pas la distance jusqu’au bout.

GROUP B

GHANA / MOROCCO 0-0

1 0

21.01.02, Segou

Referee:

Ass. Referees:

Commissioner:

Attendance:

Teams:

Domenico Messina (ITA) Vincent Texier (FRA), Taoufik Adjengui (TUN) Edwin Snowe (LBR) 5 000

Ghana: 12-Sammy Adjei, 4-Samuel Osei Kuffour, 5-John Mensah, 6-Yaw Amankwah Mireku, 15-Princeton Owusu-Ansah (14-George Blay, 51), 19-Kofi Amponsah, 8-Michael Essien, 16-Emmanuel Duah, 20-Ibrahim Abdul Razak, 13-Isaac Boakye (7-Matthew Amoah, 55), 17-Baffour Gyan (Alex Tachie- Mensah, 71). Morocco: 22-Driss Benzerki, 3-Akram Roumani, 5-Abdelilah Fahmi, 6-Noureddine Naybet, 17-Gharib Amzine, 18-Youssef Chippo, 10-Adil Ramzi, 15-Youssef Safri, 9- Abdeljilal Hadda (8-Fouzi El Brazi, 88), 11-Hichem Zerouali (7-Rabii Lafoui, 79), 14- Bassir Salaheddine (20-Rachid Rokki, 59). Cautions: Ghana: 17- Guyan Baffour (38) Morocco: 17- Amzine Gharib (70), 6- N. Naybet (85)

T he Black stars held the Atlas lions to a goalless draw, they played a 4-4-2
T he Black stars held the Atlas lions to a goalless draw, they
played a 4-4-2 system giving more attention to their
defensive organization, they played with a sweeper in the
second half. There was some good technical and physical dis-
plays of skills from both sides, but also a lot of nervousness,
something that led to poor finishing and clean net for both
sides.
Ghana varied short accurate passes with good mobility
moving in groups to penetrate their opponents lines, but as
these were the aspects of their midfield, they lacked good
communication to their attacking players.
The Moroccans, with good positioning, used the spaces
and the flanks. They controlled the tempo of the game most
of the time playing with short passes.
They lacked the last touch, as they did not put enough
pressure on the Black Stars defenders. Chippo was playing
free in the middle.
The experienced Naybet led his defense in a stylish man-
ner and turned down all the Duah, Abdul Razak twin work.
particulier, boucle bien sa défense et se dresse devant le tandem
Duah - Abdul Razak.
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L e Black Star tient en échec les Lions de l’Atlas. Les deux équipes
choisissent le 4-4-2 avec une tendance défensive et le recours à
un couvreur permanent en seconde période. Beaucoup de qualités
techniques et physiques chez les uns et les autres, mais aussi de la
précipation et de la nervosité ce qui a abouti à une finition
indigente.
Le Ghana affectionne les passes courtes et ses joueurs, très
mobiles, cherchent à porter collectivement le danger. Mais les
enchaînements entre les demis et les attaquants sont en panne faute
de communiocation. Bien positionnés sur le terrain, les Marocains
ont un faible pour les couloirs. Ils gèrent assez bien le jeu en
conservant assez longtemps le ballon. Maladroits dans la dernière
passe, ils ne mettent pas trop de pression sur les défenseurs
ghanéens. Chippo évolue en demi baladeur. Naybet, dans son style
Essien (GHA) & Zerouali (MOR)

GROUP B

BURKINA FASO / MOROCCO 1-2

1 6

26.01.02, Segou

Referee:

Ass. Referees:

Commissioner:

Scorers:

Lim Kee Chong (MRI) Vincent Texier (FRA), Ali Tomusange (UGA) Edwin Snowe (LBR)

Attendance: 6,000 Teams:

Burkina Faso:

Moumouni Dagano 58

Morocco: Hichem Zerouali, 22, 85

Burkina Faso: 22-Mohamed Kabore, 2-Lamine Traore, 3-Brahima Cisse (20- Boureima Ouattara 67), 4-Mamadou Tall, 5-Madou Dossama, 12-Soumailia Tassembedo, 6-Saidou Mady Panandetiguiri, 10-Ali Ouedraogo (17-Narcisse Yameogo 54), 11-Wilfred Sanou (7-Alassane Ouedraogo 72), 9-Oumar Barro, 19- Moumouni Dagano Morocco: 22-Driss Benzerki, 3-Akram Roumani, 5-Abdelilah Fahmi, 6-Nouredine Naybet, 17-Gharib Amzine (8-Faouzi El Brazi 32), 12-Nourdin Boukhari (7-Rabii Lafoui 74), 15-Youssef Safri (Rachid Benmahmoud 66), 18-Youssef Chippo, 10-Adil Ramzi, 11-Hichem Zerouali, 14-Salaheddine Bassir Cautions: Burkina Faso: 2 Lamine Traore (34), 4- Tall (84), 6- Mady (90) Morocco: s2- Benmahmoud Rachid (75)

H ichem Zerouali delivered the three points for Morocco but after a tough performance from their
H ichem Zerouali delivered the three points for Morocco
but after a tough performance from their opponents.
The Atlas lions played with their usual 4-4-2 formation, while
Burkina Faso showed a lot of courage with their 3-4-3 system.
Morocco played with a combination of short and long
passes, the players launched attacks from the middle to the
two strikers who were able to escape their markers most of
the time. The game turned in favour of Burkina, who were led
by the excelllent Belgian-based attacker Moumouni Dagano.
Six minutes after Morocco’s goal, the score was 1-1 with the
ball, from a free kick, bouncing off the Moroccan wall and see-
ing Dagano react the quickest to head home from close range.
It was an open game with both teams performing posi-
tively and playing more for the attack. Burkina played with
fast pace and good team-work between the midfielders and
the attackers while bad positioning among their defenders
created a lot of gaps in the back line.
Burkina found their balance and tempo and deserved a
better fate. There were several other chances after that for
both sides, before Zerouali clinched the three points with a
header from a corner in the 85th minute.
mauvais placement de ses défenseurs met du péril dans la demeure
et provoque la défaite. Six minutes après l’ouverture du score par
Zérouali, Dagano se montre plus prompt que les défenseurs
marocains et reprend victorieusement de la tête un coup franc.
De part et d’autre les occasions de but se multiplient et seul
Zérouali, de la tête, et à la suite d’un coup de pied de coin parvient
à délivrer les siens (85è).
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H ichem Zérouali, auteur d’un doublé, donne les trois points de
la victoire au Maroc face à un adversaire qui a vendu
chèrement sa peau.
Les Lions de l’Atlas optent pour le 4-4-2 alors que le Burkina
choisit témérairement le 3-4-3. Le Maroc alterne le jeu court et
long et déclenchent du milieu du terrain ses mouvements offensifs
en cherchant à bien servir ses deux attaquants de pointe qui
réussissent assez souvent à semer leurs gardes-corps. En réalité, les
Etalons sont plus entreprenants grâce à l’activité de leur excellent
avant Moumouni Dagano (il évolue en Belgique).
Un match assez ouvert avec deux formations soucieuses
d’attaquer. Le Burkina impose un rythme assez élevé, s’appuie sur
un jeu collectif valable et une liaison demis-attaquants, mais le
Bassir (MOR)

GROUP B

BURKINA FASO / GHANA 1-2

30.01.02, Mopti
21 Referee: Chukwudi Chukwujekwu (NGR) Ass. Referees: Gamal El Hawary (LBY), Endeng Zogo (CMR) Commissioner: Mohamed Ndolanga (TAN) Scorers:

Burkina Faso: Amadou Toure 82 Ghana: Isaac Boakye 89, 92+ Attendance: 15,000

Teams:

Burkina Faso: 22-Mohamed Kabore, 4-Mamadou Tall, 3-Brahima Cisse, 12- Soumalia Tassembedo (21-Sanou Firmin, 64), 15-Ousmane Traore, 5-Madou Dossama, 17-Narcisse Yameogo (11-Wilfried Sanou, 47), 6-Mady Saidou Panandetiguiri, 18-Amadou Toure, 9-Oumar Barro (7-Alassane Ouedraogo, 39), 19- Moumouni Beli Dagano Ghana: 12-Sammy Adjei, 6-Amankwah Mireku, 19-Kofi Amponsah, 5-John Mensah, 14-George Blay (21-John Pantsil, 46), 15-Princeton Owusu-Ansah, 20- Abdul Razak Ibrahim, 16-Emmanuel Duah (9-Koranteng Amoako, 46), 3- Emmanuel Kuffour, 10-Dereck Boateng, 18-Ishmael Addo (13-Isaac Boakye, 66) Cautions: B. Faso: 4- Tall (76), 6- Mady (90) Ghana: 19- Amoako (67)

A dramatic game especially in the dying minutes as both teams scored 3 goals in the last 3 minutes of the match.

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Burkina Faso were the better side most of the time, dominat- ing the game, with great support from more than 5 000 of their fans. They played a 3-5-2, dominating the midfield , they were physically well prepared. Isaac Boakye came off the bench to

U n match qui vire au drame dans les ultimes instants avec trois buts marqués dans les trois dernières minutes. Le

fire Ghana into the Nations Cup quarter-finals with two goals in the dying minutes to defeat Burkina Faso 2-1 in a dramatic finish to their group-deciding encounter . The match had been heading for goalless draw until Burkina Faso's striker Amadou Toure curled a perfect free-kick over Ghana's defence with eight minutes left. That set Burkina on course for a quarter-final place but in the final minute of the game Boakye latched on to a cross in the middle of the penalty area and blasted the ball home. With South Africa beating Morocco, a draw would not have been enough for either team to qualify but in the second minute of injury time Boakye again found himself unmarked in the box and fired a powerful strike into the roof of the net. Until the first goal it had been a poor quality game with nei- ther side looking capable of creating any clear-cut chances, let alone scoring. With seven minutes to go in the first period, Burkina Faso had a flurry of half-chances. First a long-range shot from cap- tain Oumar Barro was well tipped round the post. From the resulting corner, Mady Panandetiguiri turned well in the penalty area but shot wide and then Narcisse Yameogo blasted another long-range strike just wide. In the last minute of the first half, Burkina's Moumoni Beli Dagano should have done better when he headed straight at the goalkeeper from a couple of yards and then substitute Alassane Ouedraogo, who came on for Barro after 39 min- utes, headed wide while unmarked. Ghana looked to be better organized. The players moves collectively and did not allow many spaces in their half. 4-4-2 system of the black stars made their mission easier, while, Burkina suffered a lot of gaps in their defensive line and looked to be very tensed during the game due to their out- numbering fans.

Burkina Faso domine la plupart du temps et bénéficie de l’appui de ses nombreux supporters. Il évolue en 3 - 5-2, contrôle l’entrejeu et plus de 50% de ballons utilisables. Ses joueurs semblent physiquement mieux préparés. Il lui faut toutefois attendre la 82è minute pour ouvrir la marque par l’intermédiaire d’Amadou Touré qui enroule un joli coup de pied arrêté et surprend Sammy Adjei. Le Burkina Faso pense avoir fait l’essentiel et se croie en quart de finale. Puis est rentré en remplacement d’Ismaël Addo, Isaac Boakye. Et le réserviste ghanéen de couper la trajectoire d’un centre et d’envoyer le ballon dans les filets de Mohamed Kaboré (89’) puis de récidiver d’un tir en hauteur cadré (92’) et de glaner ainsi un doublé synonyme de qualification pour le Black Star. Remarquez qu’avec la victoire de l’Afrique du Sud sur le Maroc (3-1), un nul aurait suffi à l’une ou l’autre des deux équipes pour passer au second tour. Avant les buts, il faut dire que la partie n’est guère passionnante à cause d’un jeu peu créatif et sans inspiration. Peu d’occasions de but franches mais des situations dangereuses et des tentatives approximatives comme celles du capitaine burkinabé Oumar Barro dont le tir frôle la barre, de Mady Saidou Panandetiguiri qui, seul dans la surface, met à côté ou de Narcisse Yameogo qui envoie dans le décor. Juste avant la pause, Moumouni Beli Dagano manque sa reprise de la tête à bout portant. Idem en seconde période pour le rentrant Alassane Ouedraogo qui n’ajuste pas bien son coup de tête. Le Ghana est mieux organisé. Les manœuvres collectives sont huilées et les joueurs occupent bien le terrain grâce à une application rationnelle du 4-4-2. Ses attaquants posent des problèmes à une défense burkinabé mal organisée et finissent pour y trouver des failles.

GROUP B

SOUTH AFRICA / MOROCCO 3-1

30.01.02, Segou

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Referee:

Gamal Al Ghandour (EGY)

Ass. Referees:

Taoufik Adjengui (TUN),

Commissioner:

Salah El Berry (TUN) Edwin Snowe (LBR)

Scorers:

South Africa:

Sibusiso Zuma 42, Thabo Mngomeni 48,

Siyabonga Nomvete 51

Morocco:

Rachid Benmahmoud 77 - pen

Attendance: 5,000 Teams:

South Africa: 1-Hans Vonk; 2-Mbulelo Mabizela, 3-Bradley Carnell, 13-Pierre Issa, 19-Aaron Mokoena, 21-Eric Tinkler, 8-Thabo Mngomeni, 10-Bennett Mnguni (12- Dillon Sheppard 70), 15-Sibusiso Zuma, 18-Delron Buckley (14-Siyabonga Nomvete 32), 17-Benni McCarthy (6-MacBeth Sibaya 81) Morocco: 22-Driss Benzerki; 3-Akram Roumani, 5-Abdelilah Fahmi, 6-Noureddine Naybet, 8-Faouzi El Brazi, 15-Youssef Safri, 18-Youssef Chippo (2-Rachid Benmahmoud 56), 10-Adil Ramzi, 11-Hicham Zerouali, 12-Nourdin Boukhari (9- Abdeljilil Hadda 53), 14-Salaheddine Bassir (20-Rachid Rokki 84) Cautions: S. Africa: 10- Mnguni (44) Morocco: 15- Safri (55)

S outh Africa, a World Cup finalist, were held to goalless draws in their first two matches. Italian based Nomvete

 

adversaires. Mais, heureusement, Vonk est là pour effectuer des arrêts décisifs. Il ne pourra toutefois pas empêcher Rachid Ben

was the man of the match as he set up South Africa's first two goals before scoring the third himself. The two teams adopted 4-4-2 system with South Africa making good use of the flanks and concentrating in attack which gave their opponents many chances to equalize but their strikers missed all the chances beside the marvelous response by the Bafana goal-keeper Vonk who saved his team in many occasions, But Vonk could do little about Rachid Benmahmoud's penalty after Zuma brought down Adil Ramzi in the penalty area. Nomvete provided the first goal 10 minutes with a drib- bling run that saw him cut into the Moroccan defence before crossing for McCarthy to shoot from close range. Zuma scored the second from a good follow and Nomvete secured the third. McCarthy along with Zuma & Nomvete was the danger- ous triangle who gave the Moroccans a hard time as they were alert and co-operative.

Mahmoud de transformer un penalty accordé à la suite d’une faute dans la surface de Zuma sur Adil Ramzy. Nomvete est à l’origine du premier but sud-africain. A la suite d’une série de dribbles, il désarticule la défense marocaine et offre un « caviar » à Mc Carthy. Zuma, opportuniste double la mise. Et Nomvete fait : 3-0. McCarthy-Zuma-Nomvete, voilà le redoutable trident offensif des Bafana Bafana qui perturbe et malmène l’arrière-garde du Maroc, une formation qui commet l’erreur de vouloir à tout prix passer par l’axe. En vain. Et au bout du compte, c’est l’élimination dès le premier tour.

Morocco insisted to penetrate through the middle but did not make use of any of their chances due to the poor perfor- mance of their strikers in-front of the goal. Morocco was eliminated following a dramatic late win for Ghana against Burkina Faso in Mopti in the other group game.

Bassir (MOR) & Mokoena (RSA)
Bassir (MOR) & Mokoena (RSA)

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L ’Afrique du Sud qui est qualifiée pour la Coupe du monde Corée/Japon 2002, met fin à une inefficacité inquiétante constatée lors de ses deux premiers matchs. L’expatrié « italien » Nomvete est l’homme de la partie. A l’origine des deux premiers de son équipe, il est l’auteur du troisième. Les deux formations optent pour le 4-4-2. Les Sud – Africains utilisent mieux les couloirs. Uniquement préoccupés par l’attaque, ils se déganissent et « offrent » des occasions d’égaliser à leurs

GROUP C

CAMEROON / D.R. of CONGO 1-0

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Teams:

20.01.02, Sikasso

Referee:

Codjia Coffi (BEN)

Ass. Referees:

Pedro Simao (ANG),

Commissioner:

Pequenino Domingos (MOZ) Souley Mohamed (BFA)

Scorer:

Patrick Mboma 40

Attendance: 15,000

Cameroon: 1-Boukar Alioum; 8-Geremi Njitap, 4-Rigobert Song, 5-Raymond Kalla, 2-Bill Tchato; 17-Marc Vivien Foe, 12-Lauren, 20-Salomon Olembe (6-Jean Dika, 60), 3-Pierre Wome; 10-Patrick Mboma, 9-Samuel Eto'o (19-Patrick Suffo, 90) DR Congo: 12-N'Kombe Tokala; 2-Muyaya Kayembe, 3-Mundaba Kisombe, 4-Yvos Yuvuladio, 5-Essele Bakasu; 6-Jason Mayele (8-Kapela Mbiyavanga, 62), 19-Marcel Mbayo, 16-Patrick Kifu (21-Mbongo Tekumu, 69), 15-Belix Bukasa; 18-Shabani Nonda (14-Boeka Lisasi, 85), 9-Lomana Treso Lua-Lua Cautions: Cameroon: 20- Olembe(53), 3 – Wome(70) RD Congo: 9- Lomana(67), 21-Tekumu(81)

T he African champs started defending their title against the Democratic republic of Congo. They knew
T he African champs started defending their title against the
Democratic republic of Congo. They knew that they were
favorites and started their game with a lot of determination.
Cameroon who looked very organized with their good tactics
and positioning inside the pitch adopted a 3-5-2 system. They
penetrated from the middle, using the wings and the diago-
nal movements of their strikers M’Boma & Eto’o to create
spaces for the midfielders in the opponent’s defense. Song
who always covered the two stoppers led the defence. A
superb long-range shot by striker Patrick Mboma gave
Cameroon a deserved win.
RD Congo playing with the classical 4-4-2 system seemed
to be a team to respect. They succeeded to close the range
between their lines and they were accurate at their passes.
They were physically well prepared. Their two strikers
Shabani Nonda & Lomana Treso Lua- pierced the Cameroon
defense many times.
Cameroon perfectly switched from attack to defense. They
were able to fill all the spaces of the pitch with good stamina.
DR Congo used many passes in the midfield, which slowed
down their attacking moves. They built their attack from the
defense.
condition physique leur permet de couvrir tout le champ de jeu.
Les Congolais optent pour un 4-4-2 qu’ils respectent à la lettre. Ils
parvienent à assurer la liaison entre les lignes et font circuler avec
précision le ballon au milieu. Leurs deux attaquants Shabani Nonda
et Lomana Treso Lua Lua percent à maintes reprises la défense
camerounaise.
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L es champions d’Afrique mettent leur titre en jeu en débutant
face aux Simbas de la RD Congo. Ils savent qu’ils sont favoris
et ils entament la partie avec beaucoup de détermination. Ils sont
bien organisés et bien répartis sur le terrain où ils sont disposés en
3-5-2. Ils déclenchent leurs attaques de l’entrejeu, sollicitent les
joueurs de couloir et leurs avants Mboma et Eto’o dont la mobilité
et les permutations facilitent la création d’espaces où peuvent s’en-
gouffrer les demis. Rigobert Song assure la couverture des deux
stoppeurs. Un superbe tir de Mboma donne une victoire méritée aux
Lions indomptables.
Ceux-ci maîtrisent bien les enchaînements défense-attaque et leur
Njitap (CMR)

GROUP C

CAMEROON / COTE D’IVOIRE 1-0

25.01.02, Sikasso

Referee:

  • 7 Ass. Referees: Commissioner: Scorer: Attendance:

Teams:

Gamal El Ghandour (EGY)) Dramane Dante (MLI), Pedro Simao (ANG) Souely Mohamed (BFA) Patrick Mboma 85

15,000

Cameroon: 1-Boukar Alioum; 8-Geremi Fotso Njitap, 5-Raymond Kalla, 4-Rigobert Song, 2-Bill Tchato; 17-Marc-Vivien Foe, 12-Lauren, 20-Salomon Olembe (21-Daniel Ngom Kome, 66), 3-Pierre Wome; 9-Samuel Eto'o, 10-Patrick Mboma Côte d’Ivoire : 1-Losseni Konate; 8-Ibrahima Kone, 2-Habib Toure, 19-Didier Zokora, 6-Blaise Koffi Kouassi; 4-Lassina Diabate, 13-Aliou Siby Badara, 3- Mamadou Coulibaly, 7-Tchiressoa Guel (21-Zephirin Zoko, 88); 10-Ibrahima Bakayoko (9-Kandia Traore, 78), 12-Abdelkader Keita Cautions: Côte d’Ivoire :4- Diabate (4), 12- Kader (25), 6- Kouassi (35)

D efending champions Cameroon became the first side to go through to the quarter-finals of the
D efending champions Cameroon became the first side to
go through to the quarter-finals of the African Nations
Cup finals thanks to a narrow 1-0 win over Cote d’Ivoire.
The Ivorians controlled the match with their good positioning
in the midfield.
Cameroon’s goalkeeper Boukar Alioum kept them in con-
tention before Mboma`s late finish. Alioum made a spectacu-
lar one-handed save to deny Ivorian midfielder Aliou Sibi
Badra 15 minutes from time.
There were variations in the game, effort, inspiration,
pleasing tactical moves based on good co-ordenation between
the different sectors of each team.
The harmony between M’Boma and Eto’o and good
switching of their positions gave the Ivories hard time and
created some gaps in their defence.
Cote d’Ivoire created several other opportunities but
could not finish. Poor timing from goalkeeper Losseni Konate
allowed Mboma a simple close-in header from a corner.
Both teams played 3-5-2 with Cameroon showing a great abil-
ity in converting from defense to attack and vice versa.
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L es champions en titre sont les premiers à accéder aux quarts de
finale après leur courte victoire sur la Côte d’Ivoire. Et pourtant,
ce sont les Ivoiriens qui ont contrôlé la partie grâce à leur meilleur
positionnement sur le terrain.
Ils se heurtent au gardien Alioum Boukar et ne parviennent pas
à le surprendre notamment à la suite d’un violent tir d’Aliou Badra
Siby et ce jusqu’au coup de tête fatal de Mboma.
Il y avait de la variété dans leur jeu, de l’inspiration, des mouve-
ments tactiques basés sur une bonne coordination entre tous les
compartiments de l'équipe. Il est vrai aussi que l’entente entre
Mboma et Eto’o leur a causé du souci et a déséquilibré leur système
défensif. Ils encaissent un but à la suite d’une erreur d’appréciation
de leur portier Losseni Konaté alors qu’ils ont engrangé les occa-
sions.
Eléphants et Lions ont opté pour le 3-5-2.
Kalla (CMR) & Keita (CIV)

GROUP C

COTE D’IVOIRE / TOGO 0-0

21.01.02, Sikasso

  • Referee:
    12 Ass. Referees: Justice Yeboah (GHA),

Chukwudi Chukwujekwu (NGR)

Dramane Dante (MLI) Commissioner: Tesfaye Gebreyesus (ERT)

Attendance:

15,000

Teams:

Togo : 16-Kossi Agassa; 12-Eric Akoto, 4-Dosseh Yaouvi Abalo, 14-Koffi Olympio, 21-Zanzan Atte-Odeyi; 8-Lantame Ouadja, 11-Michel Dogbe (7- Thomas Dossevi, 80), 10-Adekambi Olufade, 13-Komlan Assignon (2-Maman Gafarou, 82), 3-Yao Senaya; 17-Abdelkader Coubadja (20-Abiodan Oyawule, 57) Côte d’Ivoire : 1-Losseni Konate; 8-Brahima Kone, 2-Habib Toure, 6-Blaise Koffi Kouassi, 3-Mamadou Coulibaly; 4-Lassina Diabete, 7-Tchiressoua Guel, 13-Aliou Siby Badara (19-Didier Sokora, 46), 12-Abdelkader Keita; 10-Ibrahima Bakayoko (9- Kandia Traore, 66), 14-Arouna Dindane (15-Bonaventure Kalou, 68) Cautions: Côte d’Ivoire : 2- Toure (73), 3- M. Coulibaly (84) Togo: 13- Assignon (19), 4- Abalo Yaouvi(51)

T he two neighbors from West Africa Togo and Cote d’Ivoire drew 0-0 in a match
T he two neighbors from West Africa Togo and Cote
d’Ivoire drew 0-0 in a match in which the Ivorians had the
upper hand most of the time. Cote d’Ivoire looked to be the
better side and were very close to their first 3 points but all
their attempts were denied by Togo goalkeeper Kossi Agassa.
Agassa, who plays his club football in the Cote d’Ivoire with
Africa Sports, frustrated the 1992 champions, and looked to
be quite experienced with the Ivories tricks.
Cote d’Ivoire, with only one locally-based player in their
starting line-up, were looking for a good start to erase unhap-
py memories of their last Nations Cup outing in Ghana and
Nigeria. Cote d’Ivoire started the match with a 3-4-3 creation
with an attacking manner, while Togo played the classic 4-4-
transformation de nombreuses occasions.
Le Togo recourt à la défense de zone en surveillant de près les
attaquants adverses. Il est contraint à mener des contres. Sans
résultat.
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Cote d’Ivoire superiority was clearly evident. Bridging all
the spaces, using the flanks, pressuring all over the pitch, they
were in a very good shape technically and physically but
could not make use of the chances they had. Togo played a
zonal defense and tried to mark Ivories strikers while using
counter attacks especially in the first minutes of the second
half. The Elephants then retook control but Agassa kept get-
ting in their way.
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L eux voisins de l’Afrique de l’Ouest terminent à égalité une
partie contrôlée la plupart du temps par les Ivoiriens. Ceux-ci
sont dans l’ensemble plus convaincants. Ils manquent de récolter
les trois points de la victoire parce qu’ils ont échoué à tromper la
vigilance du gardien togolais Kossi Agassa. Celui-ci, sociétaire de
l’Africa Sports d’Abidjan, s’oppose à toutes les tentatives des
Eléphants.
La Côte d’Ivoire qui opère avec un seul joueur non expatrié,
démarre bien et son dispositif tactique en 3-4-3 lui donne plus de
facilités offensives que son adversaire organisé en 4-4-2. Sa
supériorité est incontestable : occupation de tout le champ de jeu,
utilisation des couloirs, pression tous azimuts, bonne
maîtrise technique et condition physique au point. Elle rate la
Keita (CIV)

GROUP C

DR CONGO / TOGO 0-0

26.01.02, Sikasso

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Referee: Tessema Hailemalak (ETH) Ass. Referees: Pequenino Domingos (MOZ), Justice Yeboah (GHA) Commissioner: Kalombo Bester (RSA) Attendance: 7,000

Teams:

DR Congo: 12-Paulin Tokala; 13-Dikilu Bageta, 5-Bakasu Essele, 20-Felix Muamba; 11-Papy Kimoto, 6-Jason Mayele, 3- Mundaba Kisombe, 8-Kapela Mbiyavanga (21-Alexis Tekumu, 53), 19-Marcel Mbayo (16-Kifu Apataki, 59); 9-Lomana Tresor Lua-Lua, 14-Jean-Paul Boeka Lisasi (7-Pathy Nsele Esengo, 66) Togo: 16-Kossi Agassa; 12-Eric Akoto, 4-Dosseh Yaouvi Abalo, 14-Koffi Olympio, 21-Zanzan Atte-Odeyi; 8-Lantame Ouadja, 13-Komlan Assignon, 9-Kossi Noutsoudje, 3-Yao Senaya; 20-Djima Oyawole (17-Abdelkader Coubadja, 52), 11- Michel Dogbe (7-Thomas Dossevi, 64, then 10-Adekambi Olufade, 85) Cautions: RDC: 14- Lisasi (28), 19- Mbayo (44) Togo: 13- Assignon (89)

D emocratic Republic of Congo and Togo produced a 0-0 draw after a poor game from
D emocratic Republic of Congo and Togo produced a 0-0
draw after a poor game from both teams.
Both sides looked for their first goal as they played a 3-5-2
system with more concentration in defence.
D.R. Congo looked disjointed. The midfielders supported
their strikers on some occasions but were not accurate to
make use of any of their chances.
Togo played a man to man system and counted on the
counter attacks with their front line trying through their help-
less movements to disrupt the RDC defense but not being
able to find one another because they were so far apart.
Togo gave Congo some sticky moments later on and
German-based defender Bakasu Essele became Congo`s most
important player as he always broke up supporting the attack
with no marking from RDC players.
Both teams lacked inspiration and lucidity. A fruitless result
was a fair end for both teams.
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U n match indigent qui aboutit à un nul. Les deux équipes,
disposées en 3-5-2, courent en vain derrière leur premier but
du tournoi mais à force de tout concentrer sur la défense, elles n’y
parviennent pas.
L’équipe congolaise paraît disloquée avec des demis qui ne
soutiennent que parcimonieusement leurs attaquants et restent
loin des buts adverses. Le Togo pratique un marquage individuel
strict, recourt sans efficacité à la contre-attaque linéaire qui ne
perturbe pas la défense adverse.
Une production laborieuse des deux côtés, sans inspiration ni
clairvoyance. Seul le défenseur Bakasu Essele (il joue en
Allemagne) tire son épingle du jeu et pousse des pointe en attaque.
C’est trop peu pour sauver une rencontre sans émotion.

GROUP C

DR CONGO /CÔTE D’IVOIRE 3-1

29.01.02, Kayes

Referee:

Felix Tangawarima (ZIM)

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Ass. Referees: Ali Tomusange (UGA), Justice Yeboah (GHA) Commissioner: Jawula A. (GHA) Scorers: DR Congo: Yves Yuvuladio 27, Shabani Nonda 66, Papy Kimoto 81pen

Côte d’Ivoire: Kandia Traore 89 Attendance: 10,000 Teams:

DR Congo: 1-Paulin Tokala, 3-Mundaba Kisombe, 13-Dikilu Bageta, 20-Felix Muamba, 4-Yves Yuvuladio, 11-Papy Kimoto, 6-Jason Mayele (17-Pierre Mazangala, 66),10-Kanku Mulekelanyi (16-Kifu Apataki, 85); 7-Pathy Esele Nsengo (21-Alexis Tukumu, 62), 9-Lomana Tresor Lua Lua, 18- Shabani Nonda. Côte d’Ivoire: 1-Losseni Konate, 2-Habib Toure, 3-Mamadou Coulibaly, 6-Blaise Koffi Kouassi, 8-Ibrahima Kone, 4-Lassina Diabate (10-Ibrahima Bakayoko, 37), 5- Ghislain Akassou (11-Seydou Kante, 25), 13-Siby Badra Aliou, 17-Gilles Yapi Yapo, 12-Abdelkader Keita, 15-Bonaventure Kalou (9-Kandia Traore, 72). Cautions: DR Congo: 13- Dikilu (37), 3- Kisombe Mundaba (43), 6- Jason Mayele (50) Côte d’Ivoire: 6- Kouassi Koffi (80)

 

transformation de nombreuses occasions.

T he Cote d’Ivoire were looking for a good start to erase unhappy memories of their last Nations Cup outing in

Ghana and Nigeria. But they were held to a goalless draw by their smaller neighbours Togo in thanks largely to a string of saves by Togo goalkeeper Kossi Agassa. Congo RD played 4-4-2 with Musasa Felix playing deep back in-front of the two stoppers which became more effective allowing better coverage between the stoppers and himself. Cote D’Ivoire played 3-5-4. With that support they were able to threaten the opposing defense. Cote d’Ivoire played with an attacking fashion but the unnecessary fancy dribbling slowed down the tempo of the game. Cote d’Ivoire defense was completely shaken by the early attacks from the Congolese and they started losing confidence but some of the players never gave up. Covering was very poor. They attacked mostly from the right flank but their fin- ishing was not accurate to deliver goals. RD Congo’s players were in a very good condition and this was the result of work of the team as a whole. Their recovery was excellent and this helped the team sustain their rhythm.

Le Togo recourt à la défense de zone en surveillant de près les attaquants adverses. Il est contraint à mener des contres. Sans résultat.

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L eux voisins de l’Afrique de l’Ouest terminent à égalité une partie contrôlée la plupart du temps par les Ivoiriens. Ceux-ci

sont dans l’ensemble plus convaincants. Ils manquent de récolter les trois points de la victoire parce qu’ils ont échoué à tromper la vigilance du gardien togolais Kossi Agassa. Celui-ci, sociétaire de l’Africa Sports d’Abidjan, s’oppose à toutes les tentatives des Eléphants. La Côte d’Ivoire qui opère avec un seul joueur non expatrié, démarre bien et son dispositif tactique en 3-4-3 lui donne plus de facilités offensives que son adversaire organisé en 4-4-2. Sa supériorité est incontestable : occupation de tout le champ de jeu, utilisation des couloirs, pression tous azimuts, bonne maîtrise technique et condition physique au point. Elle rate la

GROUP C

CAMEROON / TOGO 3-0

29.01.02, Sikasso Referee: Petros Mathabela (RSA) Ass. Referees: Dramane Dante (MLI), Farag Wagih (EGY) Commissioner: Tesfaye G. (ERT)

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Scorers: Lucien 52, Samuel Eto'o 79, Salomon Olembe 89

Attendance:

6,000

Teams:

Cameroon: 1-Boukar Alioum; 4-Rigobert Song, 5-Raymond Kalla, 2-Bill Tchato; 8-Geremi Njitap Fotso, 17-Marc Vivien Foe, 21-Daniel Ngom Kome, 18-Eric Djemba Djemba (7-Cyrille Ndo 46), 13-Lucien Mettomo (20-Salomon Olembe 63), 10-Patrick Mboma (11-Pius Ndiefi 82), 9-Samuel Eto'o Togo: 16-Kossi Agassa; 12-Eric Akoto, 4-Dosseh Yaouvi Abalo, 14-Koffi Olympio, 21-Zanzan Atte-Odeyi (20-Djima Oyawole 62), 2-Maman Gafarou, 6-Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor (10-Adekambi Olufade 74), 3-Yao Senaya, 19-Salifou Moustapha, 11-Michel Dogbe, 17-Abdelkader Coubadja (7-Thomas Dossevi 78) Cautions: Cameroon: 4- Song (38)

T he same scenario happened in Ghana/ Nigeria 2000, when Cameroon have had 6 points in hand and facing

déséquilibre entre l’attaque et la défense, détermination émoussée expliquent la faillite des Togolais.

Togo who were disparate for a win in the last match in the group. Togo came into this match with the same situation of 2 points in hand after they drew with both Cote d’Ivoire & RD Congo and looked for a winner against Cameroon who were first of the group. But history did not repeat itself and the cup holder’s reprisal for themselves gave their opponents a hard lesson in football tactics. Despite both playing 4-4-2, there was a great difference in the application of each team. Tremendous speed, collective work, good positioning, variation in attack, pressurizing all over the pitch, controlling the game tempo were the guise of the Cameroon team. They scored most of their goal-scoring chances. It was not M’boma only who was doing the job. Most of his team mates partici- pated in the scoring festival. While lack of support, individual performance, misbal- ance between attack and defense, scarcity of determination to win were the main mode of Togo.

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P ratiquement le même scénario qu’à Kumasi lors de la CAN 2000 avec le Cameroun qui compte six points et le Togo qui

doit impérativement gagner pour échapper à l’élimination. Mais l’histoire ne se répète pas. Et les Lions vont donner une belle leçon tactique à leurs adversaires, même si ceux-ci ont aussi opté pour le

4-4-2.

Vitesse d’exécution, jeu collectif, placement judicieux, attaques variées, pression exercée sur tout le terrain permettent aux Camerounais de contrôler à leur guise le match. Mboma n’est pas le seul en vue. Tous ses coéquipiers prennent part au festival offensif. Soutien à l’offensive défaillant, excès d’individualisme,

GROUP D

EGYPT / SENEGAL 0-1

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20.01.02, Bamako

Referee:

Mohamed Guezzaz (Morocco)

Ass. Referees:

Paulo Ribeiro (POR),

Commissioner:

Brighton Mudzamiri (ZIM) Molefi Oliphant (RSA)

Attendance:

20,000

Scorer:

Lamine Diatta 82,

Teams:

Egypt: 16-Essam El Hadary, 3-Mohamed Omara, 4-Hany Ramzy, 5-Abdelzaher El Saqqa, 6-Hany Said, 8-Yasser Radwan, 11-Tarek Said (21- Tarek Said 81), 12- Mohamed Barakat (2-Amr Fahim 75), 17-Ahmed Hassan, 7- Khaled Bebo (14-Hazem Emam 75), 18-Ahmed Hossam Senegal: 1-Tony Sylva, 2-Omar Daf, 3-Pape Sarr (19-Pape Bouba Diop 84), 17- Ferdinand Coly, 6-Aliou Cisse, 7-Henri Camara, 10-Fadiga Khalilou, 11-El Hadj Ousseynou Diof, 13-Lamine Diatta, 14-Moussa Ndiaye (18-Pape Bouna Thiaw 68), 15-Alassani Diao Cautions: Egypt: 11 – Hamza (39), 18 - A. Hossam (72) Senegal: 14- Ndiaye (15)

A fter a long struggle with the north Africans in the World cup qualifying group, Senegal
A fter a long struggle with the north Africans in the World
cup qualifying group, Senegal had to meet again with
Egypt and Tunisia in the African Nations cup. Egypt were the
one team Senegal failed to beat in their World Cup qualifying.
Senegal struggled to find any composure in the first half with
Egypt looking the more stylish side, but the Lions, came back
strongly in the second half to snatch a win in a tight clash.
Both teams played with a 4-4-2 system, Egyptians playing
a zonal defence with good support from the midfield but
lacked confidence in the attacking area. Egyptian midfielder
Ahmed Hassan made a great effort in linking his team’s lines.
Emara the left back supported the attack on some occasions.
Senegal dropped back too much in the first half but changed
tactics in the second and pressured their opponents all over
the field, giving them no space. The joint action between
Diouf & Camara troubled the Egyptian defence in the second
half.
Essam El Hadary pulled off a string of fine saves, the best
of which was when he reached out to push Diouf`s shot from
six metres round the right post. But it was the goalkeeper`s
poor punch from a corner that handed Senegal the goal they
had been desperately seeking.
change de tactique à la reprise et impose une pression constante sur
l’adversaire le refoulant dans son camp. Les actions combinées
Diouf – Camara perturbent la défense nilothique et contraigne le
gardien Essam El Hadary à effectuer plusieurs sauvetages
notamment à la suite d’un essai à bout portant de Diouf. Mais El
Hadary commet l’erreur de mal repousser, à la suite d’un coup de
pied de coin, le ballon que récupère Diatta pour glaner l’unique but
du match.
A près en avoir décousu lors des éliminatoires de la Coupe du
monde 2002, l’Egypte et le Sénégal se retrouvent face à face à
Bamako. Rappelons que les Egyptiens ont failli priver les
Sénégalais du ticket pour le Mondial.
Le Sénégal s’évertue pour trouver sérénité et équilibre en
première période alors que l’Egypte se réfugie dans son habituel
style académique. Les Lions se rebiffent après la pause et arrachent
la victoire à l’issue d’une partie acharnée. Les deux équipes sont
disposées en 4-4-2. Les Egyptiens recourent à une défense de zone
soutenue par les hommes de l’entrejeu mais ne semblent très sûrs
d’eux en attaque. Le demi Ahmed Hassan se déploie sans retenue
pour assurer la liaison défense-attaque. Seul Mohamed Amara
effectue des montées sur le flanc gauche.
Ramzy (EGY) & Diouf (SEN)
Le Sénégal se replie outre mesure en première période, mais

GROUP D

ZAMBIA / TUNISIA 0-0

21.01.02, Bamako

Referee:

  • 8 Ass. Referees: Commissioner: Attendance: Teams:

Coman Coulibaly (Mali) Matela Lazarus (RSA), Osman Hamid (SUD) Molefi Oliphant (RSA)

5,000

Zambia:1-Davies Phiri, 2-Laughter Chilembe, 4-Moses Sichone, 5-Elijah Tana, 7- Mark Sinyangwe (21-Hillary Makasa 68), 8-Charles Lota, 13-Numba Mumamba (18- Nsofwa Chaswe 68), 17-Gift Kampamba (6-Jones Mwewa 89), 19-Andrew Sinkala, 10-Dennis Lota, 22-Mischek Lungu Tunisia: 1-Chokri El Ouaer, 2-Khaled Badra, 3-Zoubeir Baya, 5-Mehdi Nafti (8- Hassen Gabsi 46), 6-Hatem Trabelsi (10-Kaies Ghodhbane 73), 14-Hamdi Marzouki, 15-Radhi Jaidi, 12-Raouf Bouzaene, 13-Riadh Bouazizi, 7-Imed Mhadhebi (21- Bessam Daassi 65), 9-Jamel Zabi Cautions: Zambia: 7- Sinyangwe (68), 10- Lota (85)

Z ambia held World Cup finalists Tunisia to a goalless draw. Tunisia played a 3-5-2 system while Zambia started

Les deux formations se livrent à fond et impriment à la partie un rythme soutenu mais elles sont défaillantes dans la zone de vérité.

their first game in the tournament with a 4-4-2 formation, more likely to be 4-5-1 with their speedy striker Lota alone in the front line. Zambia had a handful of chances at the end of an exciting first half but Tunisia’s captain & goalkeeper Chokri El Ouaer was there for his team. The two teams kept up the torrid pace throughout the match but both sides lacked composure in front of the goal. Tunisia played a disciplined tactical game. They were the better side. With an aggressive midfield & great mobility, attacking with quick breaks through the wings and putting pressure on their opponents. Bessam Daassi missed all their scoring chances. Daassi, winning only his second cap, looked to be very slow and hesitating in the goal-mouth. Tunisia looked dangerous also in the set-up plays espe- cially with their defender Radhi moving into attack in the free-kicks but could not translate their control into goals. Then, Zambia’s most threatening player Dennis Lota started to use the spaces in the Tunisians defence, he had some chances but lacked efficiency. Tunisia, appearing in the Nations Cup finals for the fifth successive time looked the better side from the beginning and totally controlled the game but as the match was approaching its end, Zambian players gained confidence and were able to embarrass the African representatives in the

La Tunisie fait montre d’une bonne discipline tactique avec un milieu de terrain agressif et très mobile. Elle contre-attaque souvent à partir d’échanges sur les flancs. Las pour elle Bassam Daassi est pitoyable dans la finition, parce que, nouveau capé, il est hésitant et peu prompt devant le but adverse. Les Tunisiens se montrent dangereux lors des phases de jeu statiqueset le grand défenseur Radhi Jaïdi manque de peu une reprise de la tête. De l’autre côté, Dennis Lota menace souvent l’arrière-garde nord-africaine, trouve quelquefois l’ouverture mais sans l’exploiter. La Tunisie abonnée à la CAN depuis 1994 mène bien les opérations mais faiblit en fin de match et redonne confiance et espoir à son adversaire.

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L a Zambie contraint les futurs mondialistes au nul. La Tunisie opte pour le 3-5-2 alors que son adversaire est pour un 4-4-2 qui tend vers un 4-5-1 surtout lorsque le véloce Dennis Lota s’isole en pointe de l’attaque. Au cours de la première période, les Zambiens jouent bien et méritent de transformer les occasions créées n’est-ce la vigilance du capitaine tunisien Chokry El Ouaer.

GROUP D

SENEGAL / ZAMBIA 1-0

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26.01.02, Bamako

Referee:

Abdulhakim Shelmani (LBY)

Ass. Referees:

Osman Hamid (SUD),

Commissioner:

B. Mudzamiri (ZIM) Molefi Oliphant (RSA)

Attendance:

20,000

Scorers:

Senegal:

Souleymane Camara 89

Teams:

Senegal: 1-Tony Sylva; 3-Pape Sarr, 6-Aliou Cisse, 17-Ferdinand Coly, 13-Lamine Diatta, 5-Alassane Ndour, 15-Alassani Diao, 7-Henri Camara (9-Souleymane Camara 84), 10-Fadiga Khalilou (22-Makhtar Ndiaye 46), 11-El Hadj Ousseynou Diof, 18-Pape Bouna Thiaw, (20-Sylvain Ndiaye 46) Zambia: 1-Davies Phiri; 21-Hillary Makasa, 4-Moses Sichone, 5-Elijah Tana, 7-Mark Sinyangwe, 13-Numba Mumamba (2-Laughter Chilembe 84), 15-Ian Bakala (18- Nsofwa Chaswe 75), 17-Gift Kampamba, 8-Charles Lota, 19-Andrew Sinkala, 11- Harry Milanza (9-Cosmas Banda 88) Caution: Zambia: 5- Elijah Tana (30)

S enegal secured a place in the quarter-finals thanks to a goal in the final minute.
S enegal secured a place in the quarter-finals thanks to a
goal in the final minute. But once again Senegal failed to
stamp their authority on the match and Zambia often looked
the better side.
Senegal’s performance mirrored their opening match
against Egypt, which they won with a goal in the 83rd
minute, as they failed to take control in the first half and only
really came into the game in the second period after throwing
players forward. This time they were not able to score until
the last minute.
Both teams attached to the 4-4-2 system with more indi-
vidual performance by Senegal faced by a collective work
from Zambia who looked the perkier side in both. A closed
game in the first half with both teams very cautious turned to
an interesting second half. Senegal passed the ball around
well but were not successful to make use from any of the cross
balls which seemed to be the great weakness of their oppo-
nents. Zambia did not use the wings and they based their
attack on penetrative passes, which were most of the time
intercepted by the Senegal defense. Zambia switched to 3-4-
3 in the last minutes aiming for a winner but forgetting their
defensive duties coast them a goal in the dying minutes.
Zambie néglige les ailes et cherche à passer par l’axe, ce qui facilite
la tâche des défenseurs sénégalais. Elle envoie au front un
troisième attaquant dans les dernières minutes tout en oubliant de
bien se couvrir. A noter la bonne entente du trio Fadiga-Diouf-
Camara.
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U n but obtenu à l’ultime minute envoie le Sénégal en quart de
finale. Mais en vérité, c’est la Zambie qui maîtrise de bout en
bout la rencontre et accule dans leur camp les Lions.
La performance du Sénégal rappelle celle réussie contre l’Egypte
: l’équipe ne contrôle pas la situation mais finit par arracher un but
libérateur.
Les deux équipes optent pour le 4-4-2 avec plus d’initiatives
individuelles côté Sénégal et plus de jeu collectif côté Zambie qui
offre le jeu le plus plaisant. Après une première période cadenassée,
les deux formations se livrent plus. Les Sénégalais recourent aux
transversales et aux changements d’aile mais se montrent peu à
l’aise sur les centres qu’ils ne parviennent pas à intercepter. La
Ndiyae (Senegal)

GROUP D

SENEGAL / TUNISIA 0-0

31.01.02, Kayes

  • Referee:
    14 Ass. Referees:

Commissioner:

Attendance:

Teams:

Domenico Messina (ITA) Vincent Texier (FRA), Paulo Ribeiro (POR) Al Hadji Jawula (GHA)

8,000

Senegal: 16-Omar Diallo, 2-Omar Daf, 4-Pape Malick Diop, 19-Pape Bouba Diop, 6- Aliou Cisse (9-Souleymane Camara, 60), 20-Sylvain Ndiaye, 12-Moustapha Faye, 21-Habib Beye, 22-Makhtar Ndiaye, 14-Moussa Ndiaye (15-Sadio Alassane Diao, 81), 8-Amara Traore (11-Elhadj Ousseynou Diouf, 66). Tunisia: 1-Chokri El Ouaer, 4-Mounir Bouakdida, 6-Hatem Trabelsi, 15-Radhi Jaidi, 19-Emir Mkademi, 5-Mehdi Nafti (12-Raouf Bouazaine, 65), 3-Zoubier Baya, 13- Riadh Bouazizi, 18-Slim Benachour, 7-Imed Mhedheb (20-Mourad Melki, 83), 9- Jamel Zabi (21-Bessam Daassii, 56). Cautions: Senegal: 19- Diop (36), 20- Ndiaye (46), 11- Diouf (89) Tunisia: 13- Bouazizi (70), 3- Baya (88)

T he two World cup qualifiers came into this game with dif- ferent styles, as Senegal
T he two World cup qualifiers came into this game with dif-
ferent styles, as Senegal were granted a place in the next
round, the north Africans had no other choice but to win and
wait for the result of Egypt Vs. Zambia.
The two teams applied the 4-4-2 with Senegal playing
more defensive considering their safe situation. Tunisia put
all what they had into attack with total support from mid-
fielders to the strikers, pressurising their opponents all over
the pitch, giving them no space. But their shooting was faulty
and they were unable to utilize the chances that came their
way. Senegal’s strikers failed to pierce through and shoot ,
however they made some good sideways passes. Tunisia cre-
ated more opening chances mostly along the wings but the
finishing touches were badly operated.
Their attackers were sharp but could not score due to a
lack of concentration. Senegal’s players looked fit but played
reluctently. Tunisia’s players came into the game to win at all
costs since they knew that a draw or a loss was not enough for
them to qualify to the next round. Apart from their physical
condition they were more committed than before and that
gave them more possession than their opponents.
individuelles même si dans l’ensemble, ils laissent entrevoir de
réelles possibilités. Seulement, le but de l’équipe est de ralentir le
jeu et de ne pas prendre de risques.
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L es deux futurs mondialistes abordent la rencontre avec des
styles différents. Le Sénégal est d’ores et déjà qualifié pour le
second tour et la Tunisie doit impérativement gagner pour s’en
sortir.
Le 4-4-2 de part et d’autre avec une nette tendance défensive
côté Sénégal et des intentions offensives côté Tunisie qui attaque en
nombre et refoule l’adversaire dans son camp. Mais las, les
Tunisiens se montrent faibles dans le geste final, faute de
concentration et d’application, et ils gaspillent les occasions créées
à la suite de mouvements déclenchés sur les flancs. Ils fournissent
leur meilleure production mais tardivement.
Les attaquants sénégalais échouent dans leurs tentatives
Ousseynou Diouf (SEN)

QUARTER FINAL

SENEGAL / RD CONGO 2-0

04.02.02, Bamako, M. Keita, (19h00)

Referee:

Domenico Messina (ITA).

Ass. Referees: Paulo Ribeiro (POR),

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Abdel Majid Jeddaoui (MOR) Commissioner: Mackaya Tamane (GAB)

Scorers: Alassane Diao, 31, El Hadj Ousseynou Diouf 87

Attendance:

15,000

Teams:

Senegal: 1-Tony Sylva; 2-Omar Daf, 6-Aliou Cisse, 13-Lamine Diatta, 17-Ferdinand Coly, 3-Pape Sarr, 15-Alassane Diao, 20- Sylvain Ndiaye (19-Pape Bouba Diop 75), 7-Henri Camara (9-Souleymane Camara 81), 10-Khalilou Fadiga, 11-El Hadj Ousseynou Diouf DR Congo: 12-Paulin Tokala; 4-Yves Yuvuladio, 13-Dikilu Bageta, 20-Felix Muamba, 5-Essele Bakasu, 11-Papy Kimoto, 19-Marcel Mbayo (16-Patrick Apataki 82), 10-Kanku Mulekelayi (17-Singa Mazangala 26), 7-Pathy Nsele Esengo, 9- Lomana Tresor Lualua, 14-Jean-Paul Boeka Lisasi (21-Alexis Tekumu 48) Cautions: Senegal: 17- Coly (36), 15- Diao (63) RDC: 20- Ndiaye (36), 9- Lualua (43), 19- Mbayo (49), 12- Tokala (86), 5- Bakasu (86) EXPULSION: Alexis Tekumu (DR Congo) 88

  • I mpressive game, the desire to win was notable in the per- formance of the two sides, All ingredients of football were

displayed. There were variations in the game, inspiration, effort, exemplary tactical moves, tactical institution, rapid passing of the ball and good cooperation between the differ- ent sectors of each team, good substitution, coaches operating positively and over all a drama that took the breaths of the fans. They were alike with their formation of 4-4-2, the players well prepared physically. Aiming for a place in the semi-final, Senegal never lacked the ambition and played with a lot of eagerness, which at some stages turned to a total act of out- rage. Lua Lua was doing the same work that Diouf was doing for Senegal except that Diouf enjoyed the help from Henri Camara and Fadiga, which Lua Lua missed from his team mates. RD Congo were affected by the absence of Nonda. The players control ball control was tremendous. Both teams were not able to control the pace of the game, as they were obliged to play a fast rhythm to catch up with the match. Only the good support and the understanding between Camara, Fadiga & Diouf devoted Senegal the win.

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U n match très animé ouvert avec une volonté commune de l’emporter. Tous les ingrédients du football sont servis. De

l’inspiration, de la débauche d’efforts, des manœuvres tactiques, de la circulation rapide du ballon, de la cohésion entre les divers secteurs des deux équipes, un bon coaching…Du spectacle et du suspense. Deux formations disposées en 4-4-2 et des joueurs physiquement bien au point. Visant l’accession en demi-finale, le Sénégal ne lâche rien, joue son va-tout jusqu’à se faire violence. Lua Lua, au sein de l’équipe congolaise, remplit le même rôle que Diouf avec le Sénégal sauf que lui bénéficie du soutien des

excellents Henri Camara et Khalilou Fadiga et que Lua Lua doit se démener tout seul, en l’absence de Shabani Nonda reparti à Monaco. Au plan technique, le duel tient ses promesses. Chacune des deux formations peut contrôler le jeu mais il lui faut jouer plus vite que l’adbversaire. Le trio Camara-Fadiga-Diouf fait pencher la balance pour le Sénégal qui atteint la première demi-finale de son histoire depuis …1965 !

QUARTER FINAL

CAMEROON / EGYPT 1-0

04.02.02, Sikasso, (16h00)

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Referee:

Mourad Daami (TUN). Dramane Dante(MLI), Gamal El Hawari (LBY). Patrick Mboma 61

Ass. Referees:

Scorer:

Attendance: 15,000 Cameroon: 1-Boukar Alioum; 2-Bill Tchato, 5-Raymond Kalla, 4-Rigobert Song, 8-Geremi Fotso Njitap, 3-Pierre Wome, 17- Marc- Vivien Foe, 12-Lauren Etame Mayer, 20-Salomon Olembe, (21- Daniel Ngom Kome 73), 9-Samuel Eto (19-Patrick Suffo 90), 10- Patrick Mboma Egypt: 16-Essam El Hadary; 3-Mohamed Omara, 4-Hany Ramzy, 5-Abdelzaher El Saqqa, 2-Amr Fahim (13-Wael Gomaa 53), 8-Yasser Radwan, 12-Mohamed Barakat, 17-Ahmed Hassan (7-Khaled El Amin 81), 14-Hazem Imam, 18-Ahmed Hossam, 19- Ahmed Salah Hosny (9- Hossam Hassan 66) Cautions: Cameroon: 2- Tchato (70), 21- Kome (73) Egypt: 9- Hassan (83)

A big deception for this Cameroon / Egypt duel. The two teams were supposed to play
A big deception for this Cameroon / Egypt duel. The two
teams were supposed to play a quality game after their
good performances in the first round considering also the
reputation of the two teams .
Nothing happened. Not a single positive point to be men-
tioned, nothing but calculations and more calculations…
Egypt reinforced its defensive line-up more than in the other
matches playing a completely passive game.
Playing their ordinary 4-4-2. Their players appeared nailed
into the pitch, not capable of taking the least initiative. They
could not keep the ball in their possession and they never
supported the attack. They seemed as if they wanted to return
home and leave the competition.
Cameroon playing their 3-5-2 did not look as sharp and
dangerous as they used to. They were very cautious more
than what the opponents deserved. Their midfielders did not
penetrate to make use of the spaces in the Egyptian defense.
A terrible percentage of missed passes in a game that
appeared to be a friendly match.
M’boma scored the only goal from a corner-kick.
comme si son adversaire était redoutable. Ses demis restent très
éloignés de la surface égyptienne. A l’arrivée, une « moisson » de
mauvaises passes et d’erreurs techniques et un petit but glané par
Mboma à la suite d’un coup de pied de coin. Et c’est tout.
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U ne grosse déception que ce duel entre le champion 1998 et le
champion 2000. Loin du football de qualité escompté et loin de
la réputation des deux équipes. Rien à signaler. Rien de positif à
enregistrer sauf le calcul et encore le calcul. L’Egypte regroupe
toutes ses forces en défense et refuse toute initiative.
Elle applique un 4-4-2 stéréotypé, figé avec des joueurs rivés au
sol, incapables de conserver le ballon et nullement soucieux
d’attaquer. Les hommes d’Al Gohary donnent l’impression de
vouloir quitter au plus vite le tournoi et de rentrer chez eux.
Le Cameroun recourt au 3-5-2 mais y mettre l’engagement
nécessaire. Lui aussi se réfugie dans la prudence et la spéculation
Et o (CMR)

QUARTER FINAL

SOUTH AFRICA / MALI 0-2

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03.02.02, Kayes, (16h00) Arturo Ibanez (Spain)

Referee:

Ass. Referees: Vincent Texier (FRA), Taoufik Adjengui (TUN) Commissioner: Al Hadji Jawula (GHA) Attendance: 18000 Scorers: Bassala Toure 60, Dramane Coulibaly 90

Teams:

Mali: 1-Mahamadou Sidibe, 4-Adama Coulibaly, 5-Fousseini Diawara, 15-Boubacar Diarra, 19-Adama Diakite, 12-Seydou Keita, 8-Bassala Toure, 10-Soumaila Coulibaly (17-Dramane Coulibaly, 82), 6- Mahamadou Diarra, 11-Djbril Sidibe, 9-Mamadou Bagayoko. South Africa: 1-Hans Vonk, 2-Mbulelo Mabizela (11-Bradley August, 86), 3-Bradley Carnell, 13-Pierre Issa, 19-Aaron Mokoena, 21-Eric Tinkler, 8-Thabo Mngomeni, 7- Quinton Fortune (18-Delron Buckley, 73), 14-Siyabonga Nomvete (9-Shaun Bartlett, 66), 15-Sibusiso Zuma, 17-Benni McCarthy. Cautions: RSA: 17- McCarthy 24’ 19-Aaron Mokonea 88’

S outh Africa played 4-1-3-2. They blocked the midfield playing with almost six players in this part of the pitch,