Mixed bag for African WC teams

2010-06-13 16:57

Africa has collected four points in the 2010 Fifa World Cup so


Since Bafana Bafana shared the spoils with Mexico on the opening

day of the tournament on Friday, there has been a mixed bag of fortunes for

Africa’s other representatives.

The weekend was not kind to Nigeria and Algeria after they went

down by 1-0 margins in their respective opening group matches.

The Super Eagles succumbed to an early Gabriel Heinze goal at Ellis

Park yesterday while the Desert Foxes of Algeria came out empty-handed in their

fixture against Slovenia at Peter Mokaba Stadium today.

The Black Stars of Ghana were the shining light on the continent

after they collected maximum points against Serbia at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria

this afternoon.

Despite an indifferent start, Africans remain optimistic that one

of its six representatives will go further in the tournament.

Africa’s upcoming fixtures:

Monday, June 14

Cameroon vs Japan (Bloemfontein, 4pm)

Tuesday, June 15

Ivory Coast vs Portugal (Port Elizabeth, 4pm)

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