And the Football Oscar goes to….
Equatorial Guinea never had the proudest sporting history, given that its greatest athletic export is Eric the Eel, but Narcisse Ekanga has taken it to new depths in the African Cup of Nations.
January 27th, 2012
We laughed at Rivaldo, we’ve mocked Ronaldo, we’ve disapproved of Luis Suraez but never before have we been this baffled at an act of play-acting on a football pitch before – in Oscar nominations week no less.
Equatorial Guinea may have beaten Senegal 2-1 in the match (which is good news for Newcastle as Demba Ba and new signing Papiss Demba Cisse are both on their way back to the North East) but the match will be remembered for this more than anything else.