As the footballing world awaits the opening match of the 2008 African Cup of Nations, I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring and offer a prediction of what I think will happen.
Mind you, I am an African football neophyte. I'm in the process of learning about the squads and the players.
But with my paltry knowledge, I think I know enough to make a decent estimate of what'll happen.
Of course, I STILL haven't found a place to watch the matches. I can't watch them online, as I use a Mac. So none of the web resources will suffice. So I'll cast my line into the water, hope I get a bite before tomorrow and am able to watch these matches ... they don't make it easy for us football fans in the States, do they?
Anyways, here is what I think will happen:
(In order of their finish)
Group A - Ghana, Morocco, Guinea, Namibia
Group B - Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Mali, Benin
Group C - Cameroon, Egypt, Zambia, Sudan
Group D - Senegal, Angola, Tunisia, South Africa
Then, this sets up these matches in the quarterfinals:
Ghana v. Nigeria
Ivory Coast v. Morocco
Cameroon v. Angola
Senegal v. Egypt
Mouth-watering match between Ghana and Nigeria, eh?
Ok, so who makes it through?
The semifinals look like this:
Ghana v. Senegal
Ivory Coast v. Cameroon
Wow ... major matches here.
So the final?
Ghana v. Ivory Coast
And who wins?
But that's just my opinion ...