Monday, February 11, 2013

AFCON 2013:10 Best goals

It's no news that Nigeria’s Emmanuel Emenike was awarded the top goal scorer at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations which rounded off in South Africa Sunday, Emenike and Wakaso Mubarak of Ghana scored 4 goals each in the tournament. 
However, they were some other spectacular goals throughout the tournament, so here’s a list of some of the top 10 goals; you are welcome to pick your favorite.

10.Emmanuel Emenike, Nigeria VS Mali, no doubt,  this was one of the most impressive and comprehensive performance of the tournament, Nigeria trashed Mali to a 4-1 win.  Emmanuel Emenike’s goal was one of the many wonders, right before the end of halftime, a free kick was teed up for Emenike to strike and although his efforts was directed low it met the target as the ball bounced off the legs of Sissoko to find its way into the back of the 

9. Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Ghana vs. DR Congo, after two goalless matches, Ghana broke the ice with this beautiful goal which came from Gyan Asamoah's  assist, and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu connected with Gyan to produce the goal.

8. Youssef MsakniTunisia vs. Algeria, The 22-year-old Tunisian international fired the ball into the top right-hand corner of the net to secure a point for his side right before stoppage time as he.

7. Lehlohonolo MajoroSouth Africa vs. Angola, an amazing solo effort from South Africa’s Majoro, ignoring all efforts to stop him, the striker holds on to ball and makes an attempt as he finishes from the a very tight corner.

6.  Elderson EchiejileNigeria vs. Mali, no doubt Chelsea star Victor Moses gave his all in the just completed Nations Cup, and here Moses really shows off his skill as he makes a splendid cross to Elderson Echiejile who then finishes with a beautiful header.

5. Yaya ToureIvory Coast vs. Tunisia, there were some pretty impressive goals in Ivory Coast's win over Tunisia but Yaya Toure’s goal was quite amazing. The current African player of the year connected with Gervinho’s pass outside the area before striking the ball past the goalkeeper.

4. Sunday MbaNigeria vs. Ivory Coast, Mba sits at the 4th spot with one of his two goals in the tournament, here, the Warri Wolves striker runs past 3 Ivory Coast players before stopping to strike the ball in the Elephant’s net right outside the box.

3. Alain TraoreBurkina Faso vs. Ethiopia, Jonathan Pitroipa laid off the ball on the edge of the area with a clever touch and Traoré connected immediately letting fly a vicious a 30-yard shot that found the top left-hand corner of the net.

2. Emmanuel Emenike, Nigeria vs. Ivory Coast, this one’s probably my favorite; Emmanuel Emenike in one of his four goals in the tournament stuns the Ivorian defense with his amazing strike went straight through the Boubacar Barry from some distance breaking the deadlock in the very tense quarterfinal match.

1. Sunday MbaNigeria vs. Burkina Faso, after several failed attempts, the game was heading to nowhere and Burkina still struggled to settle, Nigeria struck first. Moses again demonstrating admirable determination provided Mba with an opportunity, picking up a loose second ball; Mba chases the ball and then slams a volley into the far corner!

Here they are, soooo, which do you prefer?