‘ Me and my friends want to make history, we want to change the way people see Africa’. These are the words of influential Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba. I guess by now there is no need in saying the world cup is coming to Africa. However, i am still going to say it. The world cup is coming home!
Yesterday,another of FIFA’s tournaments kicked-off in Nigeria. The FIFA U-17 world cup begun with a flurry of goals like never seen before in the history of the u-17 finals.
Hosts Nigeria came from 3 goals down to draw with European champs Germany in what was considered the game of the night. I cannot contain my happiness at the fact that Africa is hosting some of the biggest football tournaments.
A little bit over two weeks ago, and the continent was celebrating the success of Ghana’s Black Satellites in the U-20 world cup (the first for an African country). This time, Nigeria, who are the sole African representatives will have a great amount of pressure to repeat the success of their peers.
Yesterday’s score saw Honduras losing to Argentina by a solitary goal while Switzerland beat Mexico 2-0. Brazil beat a determined Japanese side 3-2 and by the look of things this is just the beginning of a really really exciting tournament.