The FIFA U-20 world cup has been taking place in Egypt for the past 2 weeks and tonight we will know two semi-finalists. Korea face off with Ghana while Italy play hungary.
Ghana is the sole remaining African team and they will have a lot of pressure on their shoulders when they play the Koreans. If you are a keen footballer or fan then you would know that it is in such tournament that world class stars are born.
It was only 4 years ago that John Obi Mikel was a member of the Nigerian side that made it to the final. After entertaining fans with their slick play, they were to face an Argentine side in the final that had a mercurial wonder boy-Lionel Messi.
The final was a mouth watering affair with both teams attacking right from the start however, the Argentines proved to be in a clss of their own. That tournament saw Messi getting the golden boot award. subsequently,Man united saw Obi’s potential and signed him. However, the player refused to go to the theartre of dreams because he claimed he was forced into signing the contract.
Mikel further stated that Chelsea was the club of his choice and without any delay the Londoners quickly offered him an attractive deal that he could not resist thanks to the wealth of Abramovic. Messi on the other hand was already playing for Spanish giants Barcelona.
Looking at this year’s tournament, one up coming star to keep an eye on is Brazilian striker Alan kardec. The Internacional striker is on 3 goals 1 behind Ghanaian top scorer Dominic Adiyiah. One things for sure, tonight will be an entertaining football extravaganza.