Sunday, 3 August 2008

Enyimba 1 - 0 Cotonsport

Enyimba 1 - 0 Cotonsport
African Champions League, 3 August 2008

I only caught the last 15 minutes of this match, and it looked like being a fairly dull start to my footballing adventure, two pretty average teams cancelling each other out, until a well taken goal in the last minute following a goalmouth scramble.

I find the African Champions League a very interesting competition - you can see the clash of cultures between the very rich clubs in the competitions (Egyptian and Tunisian sides playing in strips plastered with sponsor logos) and the poorer nations, like the two teams here, playing in well worn simple strips with no visible sponsorship. I hadn't seen a ground like this one in African football before, I'm more used to the large open bowls, but this one was more European or even English in design, with covered stands. Looked like a capacity crowd, with lots of musical instruments being played - and no bloody England fans band either!

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