By Kofi Ampon Gyasi
Its been eight days of football fiesta in Africa with mixed feelings .A tournament which hasn’t met the standards it has always expected to be but despite a few lapses its been average.With giants like the elephants of cote d,ivoire disappointing as usual.but the rest like Ghana,Algeria ,Senegal,Gabon and Tunisia doing fairly well.
Atleast so far so good with my bet on group c where i believe the favourite or the ruler might come from but still with fingers crossed.Now the days of reckoning starts with the final matches for each group kicking of today meaning by the end of the week all teams will know their destiny and then we will then know the eight kings of African football and thats where for me the real tournament starts.
I might be hypocritical and slightly bias to choose who really will rule Africa for the next 2years because my prediction could be obvious.but football doesn’t go that way its too dynamic especially African football.Group A will kick off its own today with Gabon and congo the likely favourites to qualify from that group if their last 2 matches is anything to go by .
As well in Group B where the former champions the chipolopolo of Zambia can be found its obvious there will be a ding dong battle there with all 4 teams capable of going through.very cagey Group but expect the carthage Eagles to lead the group.Now here comes the group of Death ,group Cwith Senegal,Ghana,Algeria,and south Africa all having equal opportunity to qualify to the next round.with Ghana execting to top the Group upon their clash with the south Africans.but the Senegal –South Africa clash also another titanic encounter to watch
Group D also consisting of the Giants of la cote d,ivoire ,mali,guinea and Cameroon .A group with a low below Average performance ,yet still very open.how interesting it will be seeing cote d,ivoire exiting in the group stage ,A shame they can never clean up.