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Angolan Supporters Angolan football supporters and the Palancas Negras (The Black Antelopes) have succeeded in the placing the name of Angola on the football map since 1982. Since their apperance in the World Cup (Germany 2006) Angola is gradually emerging as a promising side.
Nigerian Football Team Football fans will not forget nostalic memories of Nigeria's glorious days when the Eagles boasted of the mesmorising talent of Austin Jayjay Okocha and the defence barrier provided by Sunday Oliseh Rashidi Yekini as the scoring machine upfront.
Egyptian Football Team The pharaoh of Egypt, the African cup holder are the most successful team (6 titles) that the continental competition has ever recorded. Regrettably Pharaohs' failed to qualify for South Africa 2010. This lack of form questione their readiness.
Ghanian Fans Ghanaian football fans are the fact that Black stars have given a good account of themselves in matches. Stars have been enjoying massive support from fans. By all account, the soccer fever sweeping the nation surpasses even the heydays of Ghanaian football.
Cameroun Football Team Cameroun emerges as a football force in Africa and has been able to set a number of records at the World Cup. The Indomitable Lions particpated in the World Cup 5 times (1982, 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002); and first African team to reach the quarter finals.

Slovakia has never appeared in the World Cup as an independent nation. The team appeared 8 times as part of former Czechoslovakia which qualified in 1934 and 1962 and went right to the quarter finals in 1990.

In its quest for a South African ticket, Slovakia sealed an automatic berth with a 1-0 win in Poland in their final group match, on a snow-covered pitch after an early own goal by the hosts. They had an impressive campaign, ending with top place in European Group Three, and enjoyed an emotional 2-1 win at former compatriots Czech Republic before suffering a temporary setback with a 2-0 home defeat to fellow qualifiers Slovenia in their penultimate game.

COACH: Vladimir Weiss: Former Czechoslovakia international. Won the Slovakian league title with MFK Petrzalka in 2005 and steered them to the Champions’ League group stage the same year. He took over as Slovakia coach in 2008 after a year at Russian side Saturn Ramenskoye and another brief spell with MFK. Son of former Slovakian footballer Vladimir Weiss and has a namesake son who plays for Manchester City.

KEY PLAYERS:

Stanislav Sestak (Vfl Bochum): Aged 26 and plays in the attack line. The team's top scorer in qualifying with six goals, crucially two of them in the dying minutes of a comeback 2-1 home win over Poland. A good finisher who has netted 24 goals in 66 games for Bochum since he joined the Bundesliga team in 2007 from Slovakian side Zilina, where he won a league title and scored 49 goals in 99 appearances.

Marek Hamsik (Napoli): Aged 22 and is a midfielder. A versatile, high-scoring midfielder who made an immediate impact at Serie A side Napoli after joining them in June 2008 from fellow Italians Brescia, where he scored 10 goals in 40 matches in the second division in the 2006-07 season. Has scored eight goals in 29 appearances for his country, two of them in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.

Prospects:

Currently ranked 31st on FIFA table of ranking, Slovakia is capable of giving most better-ranked teams in the finals a tough time but advancing past the group stage may be a tall order, especially if any of their key players are injured or suspended.

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