Keeping it Small and Simple

2008.02.07

Black Stars are out!

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 19:17

The anticipated celebrations around here have suddenly turned into silence as the Black Stars have lost to Cameroon. Instead of jubilation I can only hear the odd trumpet sound. Ghana is back to normal again. 😦

I wonder why it is so difficult for the Black Stars achieve the success they so much deserve. Maybe it’s just the little details. Today, I think John Mensah will have been missed, and his absence forced Essien to play a more defensive role. But I am no expert on football, so I’ll just drop the analysis attempts right here.

But, I must hand it to Cameroon, they are a resilient team. This year I don’t think anybody would have expected them to go this far. But they’ve demonstrated against both Tunisia and Ghana that they can be highly efficient. That’s the thing about Cameroon, they don’t need many chances in a game in order to score. Even when they don’t play well at all, you can not give Cameroon chances.

Now I hope and think Ivory Coast will win the tournament. Of course, they have to get past Egypt first, not an easy task to be sure. And then Cameroon await in the finals. And Cameroon can definitely not be taken for granted. Actually, maybe I should hope Cameroon win instead. That would make Ivory Coast all the hungrier so that they go off and win the next world cup instead. They sure are good enough to do that.

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2 Comments »

  1. :’-(

    But yep, Ivory Coast would be fine, too! I guess you still didn’t go there? Do it and tell them you’re german, so that people will call you “Ballack” instead of “blanc” and be friendly towards you :p
    What else is going up/down there? Send my best regards to all’em bangers!

    Comment by felix — 2008.02.08 @ 23:17

  2. @felix: unfortunately, Ivory Coast didn’t quite live up to expectations. The final between Ghana and Ivory Coast has turned into one between Cameroon and Egypy. I hope the Egyptians win. I will *never* support Cameroon when they defeat Black Stars on home ground.. 😀

    Apart from that everybody’s fine. Haven’t seen Nii Yemo or Ziggy for quite a while. Will probably end up passing by Nii’s place over the weekend.

    Comment by Lorenzo E. Danielsson — 2008.02.08 @ 23:55


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