African Cup of Nations

by Chris Bertram on January 20, 2004

The “African Cup of Nations”: kicks off on Saturday with the host nation Tunisia taking on Rwanda. Most of the groups look fairly predictable, with Tunisia set to top A, Senegal B, Cameroon C and Nigeria D. Having said that, if there is a “group of death” then D is it, with Nigeria, Morocco and South Africa all battling it out. I’ll be rooting for Senegal in the hope that El-Hadji Diouf and Salif Diao recapture their form and bring it back to Merseyside (well you never know). What a great sport, where some of the world’s poorest nations are better than some of the wealthier ones.



WillieStyle 01.20.04 at 9:43 pm

I am shocked!
Clearly, any right-thinking lefty would know that Nigeria, and only Nigeria, is the proper team to root for.
And you’re right, games like Senegal v. France in the last World Cup are what make this the greatest game on earth.


Lwandile 01.21.04 at 6:15 am

South Africa is of course the team to support. Not Senegal. Least of all Nigeria, that bunch of underachievers! Diouf? Well, the less said, the better. But yes, give me Jay Jay Okocha anytime.



Another Damned Medievalist 01.22.04 at 3:23 am

On the other hand, did you see N’Gotty’s goals against VIlla?

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