Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Tragedy strikes after African Nations Cup qualifiers
June 4th, 2007 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  african nations cup

MOST COMMENTED

An African Nations Cup qualifier played as a symbol of the new peace in Ivory Coast was overshadowed by tragedy at two other venues.

Twenty-two people, most of them Togolese sports officials returning from an African Nations Cup qualifier, were killed when a passenger helicopter exploded and crashed on Sunday at Sierra Leone's main international airport.

Atipe Kwako, Togo's sports minister, was believed to be among the victims of the crash. They had chartered the helicopter to return from the game, where Togo beat Sierra Leona, 1-0, to the international airport instead of taking a slower ferry back.

The crash came a day after a stampede killed 12 people and injured more than 40 as fans left a stadium in the Zambian copper mining town of Chililabombwe, where Zambia had just beaten Congo, 3-0, in a key Group 11 match.

Chelsea star Didier Drogba had requested Ivory Coast's qualifier against Madagascar be played in the central city of Bouake, which has been a rebel stronghold since a 2002-03 civil war split the West African country into two halves.

There has been remarkable progress shown since a peace treaty was signed on March 4 Before the match, rebels swept the streets of Bouake and welcomed some Ivorians from the south for the first time since the war.

Ivory Coast's Elephants won the game, 5-0, to remain perfect in three games in Group 1.

AFRICAN NATIONS CUP QUALIFYING:
Group 1

Ivory Coast-Madagascar 5-0
Group 2
Burundi-Botswana 1-0
Mauritania-Egypt 1-1
Group 3
Uganda-Nigeria 2-1
Group 4
Sudan-Mauritius 3-0
Tunisia-Seychelles Islands 4-0
Group 5
Rwanda-Equatorial Guinea 2-0
Liberia-Cameroon 1-2
Group 6
Eritrea-Angola 1-1
Swaziland-Kenya 0-0
Group 7
Tanzania-Senegal 1-1
Mozambique-Burkina Faso 3-0
Group 8
Cape Verde Islands-Algeria 2-2
Guinea-Gambia 2-2
Group 9
Benin-Mali 0-0
Sierra Leone-Togo 0-1
Group 10
Ethiopia-DR Congo 1-0
Group 11
South Africa-Chad 4-0
Zambia-Congo 3-0
Group 12
Morocco-Zimbabwe 2-0



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USL: Roughnecks hire Vaudreuil as head coach    
David Vaudreuil, who started all five playoff games on D.C. United's 1997 MLS championship team, was ...
MLS Expansion: LAFC links up with OC    
LAFC, slated to begin play in MLS in 2018, has reached an agreement with the USL's ...
MLS Moves: 'Caps decline option on captain Morales    
After struggling with injuries the past two seasons, Chilean Pedro Morales has been officially cut loose ...
What They're Saying: Ashtone Morgan    
"It got to a point where it was harder to play at home than away." -- ...
MLS Moves: 'Burrito' is no longer on the RSL menu    
In 2017 at Rio Tinto Stadium the only place to get a burrito will be at ...
MLS Rewind: Mid-season splurges prove tricky    
One of the strongest arguments for MLS switching seasons from a spring-to-fall to fall-to-spring calendar isn't ...
MLS Cup Countdown: Newcomers deliver for finalists    
Neither the Seattle Sounders nor Toronto FC would likely be in the 2016 MLS Cup without ...
Video Pick: Terrific volley for Porto by Mexico's 'Tecatito'    
Mexico's 23-year-old Jesus "Tecatito" Corona scored Porto's second goal in a 5-0 UEFA Champions League win ...
USMNT: Arena meets Bundesliga quintet    
Less than two weeks after taking the job, new U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has ...
MLS Moves: Hedges signs new deal with FC Dallas    
Keeping a successful team together can be a challenge in MLS, and rather let the contract ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives