Thursday, 26 January 2012

Equatorial Guinea knock Senegal out of Nations Cup

In an ever so slightly dramatic twist, co-hosts and the lowest ever ranked African Cup of Nations' side Equatorial Guinea kicked Senegal out of the tournament, scoring in the last few seconds to book their place in the quarter finals.

The news will come as a pleasant surprise for Alan Pardew who probably expected Demba Ba and new signing Papiss Demba to at least get to the semis, but now he can finally put Shola Ameobi back to the factory for his MOT.  Equatorial Guinea are ranked 151st in FIFA's rankings which makes the victory even better, and when you consider that the winning goal was scored in the 94th minute, you kinda wish you were from Equatorial Guinea to celebrate.  Obviously you'd go back to not being poor straight after.  But for those 100 minutes or so, you could truly have understood what it was to celebrate your nation.  I'm going to eat a scotch pie and insult English people on the street right now.  Or as I like to call it, "thursday".