What we learn from day seven of the 2013 African Cup of Nations

That was a duel between Zambia and Nigeria. Two equally matched opponents facing each other in the Mbombela Stadium. Each team intent on gaining that certain satisfaction. The Super Eagles wanted to cut down the Champions. The Chipolopolos needed to show they were Champions. The game had everything. A woeful penalty miss, an historic penalty scored by a goalkeeper and controversial adjudications. Those can easily be described, but this game also had a bit of the neutron collider experiment about it. There were X’s and O’s moving in all sorts of directions, each trying to burst through and establish hegemony. The tension was tight. Continue reading