Posts tagged: gervinho

The Roundup

Africa’s World Cup hopefuls The┬áIvory Coast coaching circus is over. The last man standing is Sven Goran Eriksson, whose appointment was announced on Ivorian state television last night. Sven won’t find it easy. For a start, he doesn’t speak French. But at least he knows his opponents well. Portugal, who Ivory Coast play on 15th [...]

Five to watch at the Africa Cup of Nations

I was asked to write a preview of the African Cup of Nations for the Times, although following the attack on the Togolese squad it was understandably scrapped. Among the predictions I made was a list of five players, unknown to most, who would make an impact at the tournament. Two of my picks, Dagano [...]