The Togolese team suffered a tragedy in 2007 after a African Cup of Nations qualifier as well when 20 members of their delegation (though no players) were killed in a helicopter explosion and crash at the Lungi International Airport in Sierra Leone. Really rotten luck.
We watched the Cup of Nations opening match last night after the Elvis party, (me with one eye open and then with both eyes closed, snoring on the couch....) between the host country, Angola and Mali. Angola (Palancas Negras (Portugese)/the Black Antelopes)
Our Chipolopolo Boys (Copper Bullets) play Tunisia (Les Aigles de Carthage, the Eagles of Carthage, منتخب تونس لكرة القدم) on Wednesday. Fingers crossed. Neither Zambia or Tunisia qualified for the World Cup this year.
While I'm already doing things I never thought I would do (blogging about African Football?) I'm off to see about getting a chimney sweep over to our WS house. Did you know you are supposed to clean your chimney every year? If we ever find tenants that place will be in the best shape it's ever been! Spit Spot, as Mary Poppins would say!