GOTP Notepad: Morocco and Nigeria to meet in African final

IT MAY be Africa’s second most important competition for national teams, but the African Nations Championship appears to have been quite low-key. The final takes place this weekend (February 4), with hosts Morocco facing Nigeria in Casablanca. Neither country has won it before, so there will be a new winner of a tournament that is only open to players plying their trade in domestic football. … Continue reading GOTP Notepad: Morocco and Nigeria to meet in African final

Emenike can lead Nigeria to victory in Jo’burg

The African Cup of Nations reaches a climax this weekend with the final on Sunday between Burkina Faso and Nigeria. The competition has a habit of producing shocks, and this year’s favourities, Ivory Coast and Ghana, fell at the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively. Not many people expected either side to reach the final, especially the Burkinabe’s.To be frank, I had never heard of Burkina Faso … Continue reading Emenike can lead Nigeria to victory in Jo’burg