Posts tagged: Roger Milla

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 [...]

Remember Roger Milla’s goals, not his celebration

Cameroon’s World Cup performance in 1990 was Africa’s breakthrough. They beat the world champions, Argentina, a Romania side starring Gheorghe Hagi, and Carlos Valderrama’s Colombia. In the quarter finals the Indomitable Lions were leading England 2-1 with just seven minutes left to play, before Gary Lineker’s two penalties finally knocked them out. Cameroon’s success changed [...]