REIGNITING THE SPIRIT OF 2012
For many years we have been drawn in tricky qualifying groups but we always try our best to come up with the necessary results.
Taking you back to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in Gabon, for the qualifiers we were in the group of death, which included Tunisia and Togo, but we managed to qualify anyway.
That is the spirit the boys need coming into these crucial encounters, first against Zimbabwe and then Algeria, who are the defending AFCON champions and include Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez in their ranks.
A STRONG SQUAD – DESPITE MY OMISSION!
Honestly, Coach Adel Amarouche has selected a good team. He has picked in-form players who are all doing well for the respective clubs.
Amarouche has a clear strategy and knows exactly how he wants the guys to play.
Also, I have no hard feelings for not being called up to the team because others deserve the same chance that I once got.
We just need to support those who have been given the nod to represent the country.
CHILLYBOY’S RED HOT APPOINTMENT
Congratulations to Chillyboy! Truly speaking, he deserves this appointment and I believe he will excel.
We have always wanted a youthful figure who will address our problems as local athletes in efforts to grow our sports.
However, footballers need to understand Chillyboy is not only there for football but all sporting codes.
Anyway, I say this again, the man was not chosen by mistake but by merit!
LIVERPOOL’S SIZZLING START
Liverpool FC were excellent at the weekend, hammering the defending champions Manchester City 3-1 in a truly remarkable game at Anfield.
The Reds are now eight points clear at the top and their players are showing the hunger required to win the Premier League for the first time in the club’s glittering history.
Regardless of the opponents they face, Liverpool always go for the win.
Jurgen Klopp has got them playing wonderful football and I must admit it’s a pleasure to watch – although as an Arsenal fan that’s difficult to say!
OUTCLASSED BY GALAXY
Jwaneng Galaxy are a very good, consistent team.
Their squad have been together for a long time, they complement each other well and deliver high class performances week in week out.
It certainly showed in our 3-1 loss to them last Wednesday when we were sadly second best.
Nevertheless, we took the loss to our drawing board and I am confident we will come back stronger.