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Mohamed Gedo

Egypt win Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt have become the champions of African football for a seventh time. They have also become the first team to win three successive tournaments after beating Ghana in yesterday's final by a goal to nil.

Reporter: Alex Capstick

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Mohamed Gedo's winning goal with less than five minutes remaining provided the 2010 Cup of Nations with a dramatic end. But this competition will probably be remembered for what happened before it had started.

The deadly attack on the Togo team bus dominated headlines across the world. The team went home and then on the eve of the final, CAF, the governing body of African football took the controversial decision to ban Togo from the next two tournaments because of political interference.

In between there's been some exciting football, a few surprise results, played out in front of enthusiastic crowds, inside impressive stadiums.

Egypt have been worthy winners. For the third successive Cup of Nations their attractive, clever brand of football has been too good for their opponents. Their failure to qualify for the World Cup in South Africa is a mystery.

Meanwhile, Ghana's performance in reaching the final, without so many of their best players, is a sign of their growing stature in international football.

Hosting such a major sports event was a big challenge for Angola. The local organisers talk of their pride at what's been achieved despite the low numbers of foreign fans, who stayed away because Angola was too expensive.

Alex Capstick, BBC Sports news reporter

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The deadly attack El ataque mortal

dominated headlines acaparó los titulares

on the eve ofen vísperas de

the governing bodyconsejo de administración

the controversial decision la decisión controvertida (poco popular)

worthy winners dignos de ganar

growing stature creciente talla

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