Last chance for Ivory Coast’s “Golden Generation”

For the fifth consecutive African Cup of Nations (ACN), Ivory Coast have been tagged as favourites. It is a mantle they have not worn that well, for since 2006, they have failed to live up to expectations, despite going close on two occasions. Despite having arguably the best team outside of Europe and Latin America […]

Pele was way off the mark, but we can still enjoy the African Cup of Nations….

When Pele said an African nation would win the World Cup before the end of the [20th] century, he was probably puffing on something exotic. The Africans made the breakthrough into the World Cup, and have provided a few thrills – Cameroon, Nigeria et al – but they are unlikely to ever come out on […]