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  1. A Ghanaian fan watches their match against Cape Verde at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Picture: Reuters
  2. Ghana's John Boye (right) goes up against Cape Verde's Julio Tavares (left). Picture: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.
  3. Ghana's Isaac Vorsah (15) and Cape Verde's Julio Tavares (11) go up for the header. Picture: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
  4. Cape Verde's Heldon (centre) vents his frustration after losing to Ghana. Christian Atsu of Ghana (right) tried to console the young player. Picture: Reuters
  5. Ghana's players celebrate Mubarak Wakaso's second goal against Cape Verde. Picture: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
  6. Mali soccer fans cheer during their African Cup of Nations quarter-final against South Africa. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan Ward.
  7. South Africa's Tokelo Rantie (centre) takes on Mali's Adama Tamboura (left) and Adama Coulibaly (right). Picture: REUTERS/Rogan Ward
  8. South Africa's May Mahlangu (left) challenges Mali's Seydou Keita. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan Ward
  9. Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund shouts instructions to his players. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan Ward
  10. Bafana Bafana celebrate Tokelo Rantie goal against Mali. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan Ward
  11. Mali's captain Seydou Keita (left) scores past South Africa's goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan Ward
  12. Bafana Bafana defender Bongani Khumalo (left) contests a call by the referee. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan Ward
  13. Mali celebrates following after beating South Africa in penalty shootout. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan Ward
  14. Mali's goalkeeper Soumbeyla Diakite (centre) is congratulated by teammates after saving two penalties in the shootout against South Africa. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
  15. A South African soccer fan looks on after her team's defeat to Mali. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan Ward
  16. Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba challenges Nigeria's John Obi Mikel during their African Nations Cup quarter-final in Rustenburg. Picture: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
  17. Nigeria's Emmanuel Emenike celebrates scoring against Ivory Coast in their African Nations Cup quarter-final match. Picture: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
  18. Nigeria's Godfrey Oboabona celebrates after his side knocked Ivory Coast out of the African Cup of Nations. Picture: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
  19. South African fans filled the Moses Mabhida Stadium for the Afcon quarter-final against Mali. In the end, they left the stadium disappointed. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

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