My self-imposed summer layoff is over. I guess it’s a cardinal blogging sin not to keep up with a daily, or semi-regular post, but hey, like I’ve said many times, this is my personal space and I’ll keep it as tidy as I care to.
That said, I’m going to spare you any kind of summer recap. Who cares? Not you, that’s for sure.
I’m truly looking forward to Saturday’s gold-medal match between
That 1994 team was remarkable. It was the country’s first time in the finals, but it was there fresh off winning the African Cup of Nations and had a great cast of characters: Emmanuel Anuneke, Finidi George, Peter Rufai in goal, Victor Ikpeba, Oliseh, Okafor, Rashidi Yekini, Daniel Amokachi, Uche Okechukwu. These were fresh faces, very stylish players who weren’t just content to be in the finals.
They were paired with
Any way, back to the Olympic final, this Nigerian team reminds me of the ’94 squad: talented, young and confident.