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 as a country until fairly recently, but then it was called Upper Volta until 1984. They finished fourth in the 1998 edition when they hosted the CAN and they are 92nd in FIFA’s near-meaningless rankings. … Continue reading Emenike can lead Nigeria to victory in Jo’burg