Servus Syndicate Members,
The football rolls on down on the "mother continent"!
Bookie doesn't care to gloat over the precise tip on the Senegal-Malawi or Ethiopia-Burkina Faso draw.
No sir. Ghana's eliminations today hurts far too much.
Ouch. Fresh wounds. May we all observe a moment of silence for the beloved Black Stars before checking in on the bookmaker's stats.
Bookie's Updated Stats:
Straight Up: 15-8-7
Sigh. Not enough time to do the "S.S.S. Salute to Fallen Comrades" in this chapter. We can still pay tribute to those who have left us visually before getting to round three prospects for the second half of this field.
Everyone Chill out. I have the jerseys on order.
We shall miss you, Black Stars. Not that it's any consolation, but many of the syndicate -Ms shall soon be doning your incredible awesome tricots in the near future. Though the kits of this tourney may forever be associated with failure for you, others will proudly represent your proud and beautiful country well into the future.
Unbelievable that they managed to score two goals shorthanded! At least Daniel-Kofi Kyereh will be headed back to St. Pauli early....even if they're not doing half bad without him at the moment. Head held high, Junge!
How about those Ethiopian Walias giving their fans something to cheer about with that hard fought draw on the last day? After nine years away from AFCON, our East Africans made certain to go out on a high not.
Apropos going out on a high note, the Warriors of Zimbabwe ended a 16-year-long drought within a win at the AFCON. No one saw the 2-1 defeat of Guinea coming.
This was historic!
Speaking of historic:
Meet Rwandan match official Salima Mukansanga; the first ever female to officiate a match at the continental championship! We're breaking down barriers everywhere, people!
Bookie is so pleases Salima could serve as our guests for the dissemination of these Lines.
Wednesday, January 19th