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A game where the underdogs sometimes still triumph

In Footie on 14/02/2012 at 6:04 am

The Zambian footie team won the African Cup. Along the way they beat three West African teams, Ghana , Senegal and Ivory Coast (in the finals).

More than half the men in the three west African squads play for clubs in England, France, Germany, Italy or Spain …,  which boast the world’s best leagues. In theory, the Zambians looked much weaker: most play at home, in South Africa or in the Democratic Republic of Congo; only two are with European clubs—in Russia and in Switzerland, which are far from the best. The captain, Christopher Katongo, the player of the tournament, turns out for Henan Construction, in China. So much for statistics: on Sunday night, precision from the penalty spot, and no little emotion, mattered more.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/baobab/2012/02/african-football

Lions, keep on trying. And local fans, keep on supporting and hoping.

  1. For the longest time, the Lions and Goal 2010 were a political tool to show Singaporeans how foreigners can make Singapore great. Unfortunately, only the opposite is proven true and the damage will take years to repair. Let’s hope this is not the case for the rest of Singapore’s FT policy.

  2. Goal 2010 is just pure wayang … this morning our Acting Minister for Sports participated in this wayang. Making the wayang show every bigger.

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