Posts tagged: England

Why the vuvuzela should be banned (in stadiums, anyway)

Is the vuvuzela about to be banned? One can only hope so. The ubiquitous plastic horns have been the soundtrack to this World Cup, drowning out every other attempt at singing, chanting and music. Nigeria has a fantastic brass band. The only reason I know they were at Ellis Park on Saturday was because I [...]

Great moments in African football, #2

As I’ve mentioned before, Cameroon’s World Cup exploits in 1990 changed the way the rest of the world viewed African football. Their victory over World Cup holders Argentina and the goals that Roger Milla scored against Romania and Colombia are not easily forgotten. But talking to friends I’ve realised how few people seem to remember [...]

Africa Cup of Nations: What we’ve learnt so far

The favourites could be knocked out in the first round Ivory Coast are in trouble. Togo’s disqualification/withdrawal (see below) has left Group B with just three teams. Ivory Coast, the tournament favourites, drew their opening match with Burkina Faso meaning they need to beat Ghana tomorrow to guarantee a place in the quarter-finals. Anything less [...]