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Teranga Lions: Tamed Lions in Search of Pride

February 20, 2012 by

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  Arrived in Bata. The Senegal team was unrecognizable from the one we had seen during the qualification campaign. Indeed the Teranga Lions had qualified top of their group whilst scoring the most goals and having conceded the least. As such they stood irresistible in attack and impregnable in defense, which would then lead to […]

Teranga Lions: Traoré on a Hiding to Nothing

February 10, 2012 by

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  Senegal were one of the favorites of this year’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON). Indeed with a very generous group [on paper] consisting of the likes Zambia, Equatorial Guinea, and Libya, no one would have anticipated their shock elimination. Furthermore Senegal left Bata without a single point to their name, having lost all three […]

The Good and the Absurd: A Preview of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations

December 5, 2011 by

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Gabon and Equatorial Guinea will host the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations that kicks-off from January 21st with the final set to be played on February 12th. Should the tournament follow in the same path as the qualifying campaign, it could be quite a ride. Before a ball is even kicked in the forthcoming tournament […]

Football According to A Senegalese Fan

August 30, 2011 by

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  The term football nation is often used and many seem to not define it correctly in most cases. Many consider a football nation to be one that consistently wins trophies, be it at international level or through the representation of its domestic clubs. By that definition we have the obvious big names of Brazil, […]

ABSA Premiership Preview: The Buccaneers hoping to keep a hold of their treasure

July 28, 2011 by

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While twitter’s channels have been awash over recent weeks with news of with the imminent opening of hostilities across Europe’s top flights, many of you may not be aware that in South Africa excitement is also building as the start of the latest ABSA Premiership draws ever nearer. Since the world’s media set up camp, […]