The 28th edition of The African Cup of Nations-co hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea- kicks off on the 21st of january at the Stade d’Angondje in Equatorial Guinea and for the first time since I became old enough to have a personal “remembrance history” of the Cup of Nations,the streets of Nigeria isn’t been flooded with pamphlets and 2012 calendars bearing team history, fixtures, key players and what not.
The absence of the usual enthusiasm can be pointed out and even expatiated on by any 6 year old (boy or girl).
Although in my own humble opinion,It could either be attributed to the state of the nation or to the simple fact that Siasia- the Nigerian coach of blessed “soccer” memory-took the Super Eagles to more prayer meetings than training sessions.
Nigeria as well as a host of so-called big soccer nations are not going to be at the biggest Continental soccer Gala in Africa due to a number of reasons thereby reducing the appeal of the tournament but we are all Africans first and foremost and then Nigerians,Egyptians and Ghanians second, giving us an obligation to watch and support the tournament of our motherland the way Europeans would do if qualified or not.
That been said and done I’ll be “kicking a lil knowledge on the tournament and fixtures” and would be your guide on match reports,team ratings and co throughout the duration of the tournament starting tomorrow. so stay tuned and as expected your comments either good or bad are always welcome.
Keep it Beautiful.