Monday, 16 September 2013

World Cup Play Offs for Africa

On Saturday, I was discussing with a friend of mine on his preferred opponent for the play off against Nigeria. just to update you, the team we were supposed to face were; Cameroon, Egypt, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. my friend opted for either of Burkina Faso or Ethiopia.

From the draw which was held today, Monday 16th Sept saw Nigeria to face  Ethiopia. I bet my friend and optimistic Nigerians are rejoicing over the draw. His belief is that Ethiopia is no match for Nigeria but we all know that football is no mathematics. Games like this are always full of surprises, any mistake can prove fatal. Stephen Keshi should be happy that we are handed an easy draw but he should start now to plan his tactics and also drum it into his boys that this is no mean draw, that they should give their all. Anything short of victory will be a disaster and 150 millions Nigerians and more will not forgive him nor his team. As always Nigerians will pray and cheer for the team. Brazil is the destination and we cant avoid to stop half way

The other draws are: Cameroon vs Tunisia, Ghana vs Egypt, Algeria vs Burkina Faso and Cote d' Ivoire vs Senegal.

From the draw, the toughest of the clash is Cote d' Ivoire vs Senegal, what a cracker that will be and I cant wait for that clash.

The first leg of the matches will take place between October 11 and 15 while the returning games will be between November 15 and 19.
Like a friend of mine said sometime ago, may the best team qualify from Africa.