Reuters Soccer Blog

Another Angola collapse and crowds could plummet

January 13, 2010

African Nations Cup organisers will be bundle of nerves over the next 24 hours, contemplating the fate of host nation in the tournament.

Does Angola attack really endanger the World Cup or just Africa’s image?

January 11, 2010

The bloody attack on Togo’s team bus in Angola is a huge tragedy for African football and like it or not, has cast a shadow over the World Cup in South Africa in five months time — the biggest sports event ever staged on the continent.

UPDATE: Should the African Nations Cup be called off?

January 9, 2010

UPDATE:  The death toll has risen to three. The bus driver died on Friday and an assistant coach and press officer died on Saturday. Togo appear to have pulled out. 

African Nations Cup may be a tough ask for foreign visitors

January 8, 2010

SOCCER-AFRICA/NATIONSHosting major sports events is usually seen as a golden opportunity to showcase the country, improve the infrastructure and attract foreign visitors. Angola, which has spent an estimated $1 billion to stage this month’s African Nations Cup, seems to be an exception.