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Our favourite moments so far from this year's African Cup of Nations

Oddly, most of them involve goalkeepers.

AFTER 30 MATCHES and 63 goals, just two teams are still standing in the 2013 African Cup of Nations.

Rank outsiders Burkina Faso, who knocked out heavyweights Ghana on penalties to book their place in the final for the first time in the country’s history, will look to upset the odds once more against an impressive-looking Nigerian team in Johannesburg on Sunday (6pm Irish time).

Ahead of  the tournament’s climatic end, here some of the things we’ve so far:

Goal of the tournament – Sunday Mba (Nigeria v Ivory Coast)


YouTube credit: mehmetsah Dursun·

Best tackle – Seydou Keita (Mali)

Credit: @Ed_Leahy

Worst tackle - Jemal Tassew (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia’s No1 sees red for this ‘kung-fu’ kick against Zambia.


YouTube credit: MrTheCharlieChannel

Best celebration – Muteba Kidiaba (Congo DR)

Kidiaba does his own unique version of ‘the worm’.


Ghana’s Mubarak Wakaso was runner-up (skip to 1:04):

YouTube credit: MattMzansi

Biggest upset – Burkina Faso v Ghana

Having strolled through the competition’s early stages, a Ghana side brimming with talent was expected to line up a meeting with Nigeria by seeing off their lowly opponents, ranked 66 placed below them in the FIFA rankings.

The Stallions hadn’t read the script, however, and after falling behind initially they drew level through Aristide Bance before going on to win a penalty shootout.

The Burkina Faso players celebrate. Credit: Themba Hadebe/AP/Press Association Images

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