Last Updated at 7:55 pm, January 30th 2012
But that's it! Ivory Coast finish top of Group B with three wins out of three. They are joined in the quarter-finals by Sudan, who held off a late flurry from Burkina Faso to earn a 2-1 victory to claim second place in the standings. I hope you've enjoyed it, I'm Ryan Gordon and here's wishing you a great rest of your evening. Cheers all!
Worrying signs for the Ivory Coast here as goal scorer Emmanuel Eboue is stretchered off after a collision. He'll play no part here this evening and is replaced by Abdel Keita.
So the half finishes with the scoreline at 1-0 to the Ivory Coast, who are currently heading into the quarter-finals as Group B winners. Angola, meanwhile, have Sudan snapping at their heels for the final qualifying position, with the Falcons of Jediane also leading 1-0 in their clash against Burkina Faso. That score leaves Sudan level on points with Angola in second, and with only a goal difference of +1 separating the sides, it's too tight to call just yet. Join me after the break for the second half.
Shantu believes that Ivory Coast goal was just the first of many, and writes: Hi Ryan, the goal will wake the mighty elephants up and I think we can expect a few more goals here. If Drogba comes on will definitely get a show, but if we at 3-0 already he won't be needed.
GOAL! Ivory Coast 1-0 Angola! Emmanuel Eboue!
Palancas Negras are coming more into this game as the half draws on, and Cote d'Ivoire would do well to try disrupt the steady tempo Lito Vidigal's men are beginning to build on. It's also 0-0 in the night's other Group B encounter between Sudan and Burkina Faso. Back in Malabo, Macanga becomes the first Angola player to go into the referee's book for a cynical challenge outside the area.
The team sheets should be coming across my desk any moment now, but before we delve into that why not first take the chance to get involved by dropping me a line at email@example.com and share your thoughts, predictions or footballing whatevers with Africa, and the rest of the world.
Care to make it a little more interesting? Well, our friends at Sky Bet reckon the Ivory Coast have this one in the bag as 4/5 favourites, while Angola are at 5/1 to cause an upset. But with Didier Drogba 4/5 to score in 90 minutes, the writing could be on the wall for Lito Vidigal's men.
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