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Gleeson: Zambia's Chris Katongo has no chance of winning African Player of the Year award

African football expert and commentator Mark Gleeson believes Zambia skipper Chris Katongo stands no chance of winning the 2012 African Player of the Year.

Gleeson believes Zambia skipper Chris Katongo stands no chance of winning the 2012 African Player of the Year.

African football expert and commentator Mark Gleeson believes Zambia skipper Chris Katongo stands no chance of winning the 2012 African Player of the Year.

After being named the Player of the tournament earlier in the year at the African Cup of Nations ahead of Ivory Coast powerhouses duo Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba, it has been mooted in some quarters that the Zambian captain could sneak away Africa’s top personal accolade.

Katongo is part of the 34-man shortlist CAF has unveiled for the 2012 African Player of the Year award.

Though the 30 year old has been in fine form for both club and country, Gleeson believes Katongo ‘is lost in terms of profile by playing in China.’

Didider Drogba, who led Chelsea to Champions League victory after the disappointment of failing to guide Ivory Coast to AFCON glory, now in China also does not stand any chance according to Gleeson.

“He [Chris Katongo] had a good CAN [African Cup of Nations] but the year is made up of 12 months. Unfortunately for him he is lost in terms of profile by playing in China,” Gleeson said in an interview with Zambianfootball.co.zm.

“Yaya Toure is the man for me, CAN finalist, winner of the toughest league etc. Belhanda second,” the South African based commentator said and even went to tip Moroccan ace Younes Belhanda for second slot.

In fairness, Belhanda, a highly rated French-born attacking midfielder turning out for Ligue 1 champions Montipellier might go head to head with another Zambian Emmanuel Mayuka for the CAF Young Player of the Year.

Mayuka, a Golden Boot winner at the African Cup of Nations is favourite to land the prize after making a high profile switch to English Premier League side Southampton.

But for Chris Katongo, it looks like a toll order in the quest for ever a second African Footballer of the Year title after compatriot Kalusha Bwalya won it in 1988.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Kwame Pito says:

    The only chance katongo has is if he is awarded on compassionate grounds in which case CAF’s credibility will be in great doubt. Drogba and Yaya toure holds the aces. Otherwise our own Ayew.

    • Big Ole says:

      The fact that Mark Gleeson even mentioned Katongo means he knows the man has a chance. Ironically the Glo-CAF Awards Gala will be held in the Banquet Hall at State House in Accra and I can imagine the chagrin of Ghanaians to see our Katongo in the top 3 in Africa.

    • Caeser says:

      The same Mark Gleeson Ruled out Zambia from winning afcon,People soccer is not only played in Europe

  2. kanda says:

    If he deserves it, he will land it. Mark Gleeson has never been fair to Zambians in his analysis.

  3. zambians are pigs says:

    It will be a travesty to give it to any zambian.
    Non of my countrymen deserve it.
    Yaya Toure IS THE MAN.

    • Moses Mwape- Real Zambian says:

      You are Useless!!! I don’t think you are a Zambian you just a pig from some pigs country… if we ZAMBIA have the Africa cup WHY can’t we deserve it,Which one is better Africa cup or African Player of the Year award.

      • zambians are pigs says:

        @MOSES MWAPE-HOW CAN A HUMAN BEING BE ZAMBIAN ,I AM A HUMAN BEING.ZAMBIANS ARE PIGS.YOU ARE A PIG FULL STOP.

        • Big Ole says:

          Its all good to be a pig. We love being Zambians and being African champions while Ghana can just dream. Soon we shall be on your TVs playing in the World Cup.

          • Zimandola says:

            Its absolutely evident that a lot of Ghanians are bitter about Zambia’s progress in football in the recent past..As Christians,we Zambians forgive all those people that term us ANIMALS and for that reason,we’ll beat Ghana at their own Turf go to Brazil…If its a Zambian for an African footballer of the year,then who?? I mean,we are the Champions and in all fairness the best pitted players for the accolade are Zambians…Kalaba would be my ideal candidate considering he’s an African Champion and the best attacking midfielder on the continent at the moment..Mark Gleeson’s observation is misplaced and unfounded.

  4. Ghanaman says:

    Kwadwo Asamoah plays for Juventus. A bigger team than Man City! Give it to him.

    • BoscoGh says:

      My brother, I am not an expert in player selection for awards but I think its not so much about the club one plays for. I think it has to do with the competitiveness of your local league,and a players impact and contribution to both club and country success.

      Katongo might be doing well especially for country but perhaps he is dwarfed by the likes of Toure Yaya

  5. kimco says:

    kwame pito, did u just imply dede is worthy of the accolade than katongo….hahahahahahahahaha…. Oh gsn, i always come here for the laughs. *wipes tears from eyes*. Please people, dede is no match for kalaba let alone katongo.
    Nb: i’m ghanaian, don’t confuse the truth for nationalism.

    • Ghanaman says:

      No you are not. Andre Ayew knocked Inter Milan out of the Champions league last year. THe Champions league is a MUCH higher level than the African cup. In fact he played well in the French league for a WHOLE SEASON a bigger feat than getting lucky in 5 games in the African cup with the help of corrupt refs.

    • Ghanaman says:

      How can any one compare a player who plays in China… A league with no quality…To a person playing in one of the top 5 leagues in the world. Dede Ayew is worth over 18 million dollars! Nobody in Europe will pay even 1 million dollars for Katongo! Look it up!

      • Joshua Jere says:

        So you are saying drogba is useless for playing in china? my friend Just watch youself,be it china malaysia ghana league whatever,when you are good you are good and Katongo is in the shortlist on merit. you are all commenting on this because he is the biggest threat to all the challengers

    • Kay says:

      Katongo is only better than Dede in old age. Did they say katongo was 30 years? Lmao. How old was he when he joined the army. Are they saying he was 18 when he played in CAN 2000? Dede at his tender age has won soo many medals that nobody in the katongo bloodline will ever dream about for centuries. Do you want me to list them?

  6. ALEX says:

    If you talk about army duties then maybe Katongo can be considered,but football,i doubt.Here in Europe no body knows that name Katongo,even if you were to vote in Africa Katongo will be of no match with Ayew.How could you compare a player in China to a Player in one of the top leagues in Europe?I will even be amazed should Katongo make it to the next round.

  7. kimco says:

    shouldn’t what u do here on the african continent have a major say on what makes u an african player of the year? Beating inter milan at their weakest doesn’t say much. Let say drogba comes to the next afcona nd performs splendidly, would u say his leagues makes him inferior to say, kwadwo asamoah? Ur logic is a fail and u know it ghanaman.

  8. kimco says:

    @alex if it was any other year maybe ur logic would hold water but after an african cup of nation year, katongo is heads and shoulders above dede by a land slide, note the hyperbole.

    • prince says:

      Kimoc your a really funny guy , i guess you are some inlaw of katonga, whats the team in China he plays for again, see thats the problem with you zambians , i don’t mind Katongo contending for the award but to compare him to dede , shows your patriotism for your country man, just lets look at the accolades collected by dede , African cup under 20(Play of the tournament), world cup under 20, (Semi finals of African cup of Nations) ,Bbc player of the year award. French Cup , so according to you we should override all that and give all credit to Katonge, the day you leave the dungeons of zambia would you then realize that african cup of nations isn’t the only tournaments Caf players of the year play. What is funny how old is Katongo , cause Dede just turned 22.

      • Kay says:

        Surprisingly, katongo claims to be only 8 years older than Dede. Hahhahahhaahaha…. Dede has a bronze and silver medal from the CAN. OVER 4 from the French ligue1. Katongo has only won 1 award in his sad old age.

        • Big Ole says:

          The fact that Mark Gleeson even mentioned Katongo means he knows the man has a chance. Ironically the Glo-CAF Awards Gala will be held in the Banquet Hall at State House in Accra and I can imagine the chagrin of Ghanaians to see our Katongo in the top 3 in Africa. Sad life or not he has a gold medal in AfCON which Dede will die without getting.

  9. kimco says:

    and oh, ghanaman, i am ghanaian. Not all ghanaians are nationalistic as you so i don’t blame u for not believing me haha. Anaa wo si s3i, charl3 ekyire.

  10. selfmade says:

    I always hate and dislike gleeson so much especially when commenting on Ghana and most African countries…. he said Ghana has no real talents except a few like essien and therefore we cannot qualified to our second consecutive worldcup in south Africa by rather tipping Mali to qualify but we rather shame him by qualifying with two matches to spare! He again said that Ghana will not qualified from our worldcup group and even went ahead to said that we ll be the whipping boys in the group and we again shamed this so called ignoramous African soccer expert by qualifying from our group and being Africa sole bearer when his favourite team,ivory coast were bundled out in the group stage..he again said that Ghana has no chance against Brazil in the finals of under 20 and rather went ahead to tipped Brazil to win the ultimate and Ghana again proved this ignorant so called empty barrel of soccer experts and commentator dead wrong again by winning the trophy for the first time shattering every record at the tournament!! I wonder why people called him African football expert because as an expert i expects him to give the right analysis based on facts and not skewed and biased emotions and do i sense some jealousy here since south Africa and zambians are rivals? There are better football experts in Africa than him and is quite unfortunate they has no platform like he has to give unbiased and straight analysis of the game than him… yes am a ghanaian and a proud one indeed,but if there is one player that deserve this award,it should be katongo..he is captain extraordinaire,such an inspirational player who has being able to lead his country after 50 plus years to win the afcon for the first time and some football experts says he doesn’t deserved it! That’s ridiculous and he deserve it more than yaya toure because we are talking about the africa not europe…. yea toure was in fine form for only club alone and didn’t do anything exceptional in afcon and even missing a crucial penalty when it matters most so whats so classic about yaya last yr and i say absolutely zero…. for me the afcon is more pretigious than the epl period!! Who the cap fits,let him wear it( katongo)….. viva the revolutioncion!!!!

    • Ghanaman says:

      AFCON is not more prestigious than the EPL. Man City makes more money in one year than the reward prize for the competition in the last 100 years! :)

      AFCON mean a lot to AFRICANS and is for bragging rights.

    • Randolph says:

      Do not get the whole thing twisted. The yardstick is not only AFCON. Eto won it without doing **** in Africa with Cameroon. Performances with clubs counts a lot and NOT any club.
      Drogba single handedly won the Chamionship League, Silver medalist at AFCON, the entire world saw it.
      To me, Drogba or Yaya.
      No Ghanaian will win it as long as CAF President is still the boss. Even if a Ghanaian wins the best player in the world, he would still not win it. He hates Ghana with passion.
      How many times has Ghana been a sole Africa country in major FIfa tournaments? Any special mention? Any player won the award in the last decade?

  11. selfmade says:

    @ ghanaman….. u fucking son of a bitch and a whore.. u knucklehead pervert who has small dick and therefore has no girlfriend making u jerking off your small fuckin dick everyday!!!! U impotent fool and ofui with kwasea bush name has the fucking vim to react to selfmade army???!!!! Dude what’s for a bragging right no wonder u ofui with stupid adamic name residing in some shithole in Ghana supports the likes of man city etc than our own league….. by the way what competition is not for pride and bragging?? U simply open your stinking kwaseability mouth without thinking and u want to force your dumb stupid opinion on me… u see the epl as more prestigious than the afcon and i see otherwise and u want to open your bad breadth buccal cavity here!! Kwasea panyin ofui totobi aboa biba like u who is not cultured enough to tolerate other people opinion upon all the democracy brewing in ghana!!! Kwasea,wonni fa nibo is a dog,your stupid dick sucking mother who sells charcoal in your bush area is a dog and your ugly impotent irresponsible father who bleep your stupid mom to produce imbecile like u walking aimlessly on the surface of earth without purpose is a dog!!! Next tell your u know what,after taking your stupid mental medications,find some obscene corner and dose off your stupidity and kwaseabilities before u come show your malaria mind here!!! Ofui kwasea motherucker!!! Viva the revolutioncion!!!

    • Ghanaman says:

      Listen you donkey, as long as I’m around you will always be second best or not mentioned at all. I am a KING on this forum and will always be. Thanks for telling us your life story… Sorry about your Jerking off but, maybe one day you will get a girl.

      Ofui!! Wo y3 Kwaseato paa wate? Bonsam! I am the man!!

    • Ghanaman says:

      By the way I know you are a Zambian DOG!!

      • Moses Mwape- Real Zambian says:

        ZAMBIA is a CHRISTIAN National i have forgiven you for considering us for dogs, Man this is just football!… Don’t call GOD’S Creation like that we are made in GOD’S IMAGE are you saying GOD is a?… thank you stay Blessed My regards to your family ghanaman.

  12. Yankeeman says:

    who is this Belhanda mark Gleeson is talking abt?we will vote for people we know like Dede,Kodwo Asamoah and Agyeman Badu.

  13. Carbonite says:

    The LAST Ghanaian to win was ABEDI PELE back in 1993 and looking at the current crop of Ghana players I see Dede as the most likely to win this award WITHIN the next 3 years without Caf “kululu”

  14. selfmade says:

    @ ghananman…. abrekyire ba!!! Kwasea tito u didn’t say anything but just copying what i said to u!!! Hahahah mugu like u and just looked at what i said to u and what u copy and paste here all from my write ups and u said u king here!!! U fucking junkie and first son of a whore!!!! U son of a fucking pussy eating junkie of a retarded fool….. kwasea,your kwaseabilities is clear to everyone here no wonder people doesn’t even pay u no minds because your cocaine filled mind coupled with your dick jerking combined with your small dick and gayness has made u frustrated and hopeless!!!! U shameless mother who opens his stinking pussy for your useless father to fuck producing kwaseato like u has brought alot of calamity on humanity!!! Ghanaians are very smart people but ofui like u residing in some bush area makes this assertion a bit questionble! Am not surprised by kwaseabilities here but rather blamed your fucking hopeless drunkard father who bleep your ashawo mother with corrupted semen to bring slowpoke first born son of a bitch and a whore like u!!!! I believed the saying that the one who brought forth a fool or oba kwasea didnt have not responsibility like the ones that all raised him and your stupidity and timidity is a clear example of this saying but don’t worry selfmade ll carry that responsibility and pumped some discipline into your akple head motherfucker!!!! Bring it on son cuz this is my game motherfucker!!!! I know you jerking your small dick now because is dry motherfucker!!!!! Am old boy here… viva the revolutioncion

  15. Moses Mwape- Real Zambian says:

    In the eyes of GOD we are all the same no one special Zambian, Ghanaian, ivory coast, South africa, Malawi, Mali we are all same… it’s just time and chance happens to us all… lets be mature the way we talk to GOD’S Creation(people).
    Maturity doesn’t mean age, it means sensitivity, manners and how you react to anything!.

    • BoscoGh says:

      I really appreciate your push for decency, peace and love among all men. That is commendable.
      Please i urge all persons at each other’s throat to ceasefire. Please lets talk football
      Whether Katongo or Dede or Asamoah or Mayuka or Kalaba wins it is all vanity. Its just football and we dont have to “bite” each other because of football.

      Peace unto all

  16. sade says:

    @At Ghanaman my man how can u be the King wen ur comments are full of profanity??? dont u think ur very immature????

  17. kimco says:

    prince gyimifuo mesi me y3 ghana ni, okraseni, it’s the african player of the year not african ambassador. Dede ain’t better than katongo on this continent where it matters most. enua na mu nim, european accolades nkwaaa na ato mu. the afcon is, SHOULD BE, a greater benchmark to test these players. Maybe this way they’ll showcase all their prowess knowing what awaits them. Katongo is better than dede for this award. The future of africa indeed, u guys are just wonderful.

  18. kimco says:

    dede has a silver and a bronze and katongo has gold, now pray, do tell, which scenerio would you much prefer. the one GOLD or the two loser medals? In this iteration of african player of the year award katongo is much more worthy of the accolade rivalled only by didier drogba and yaya toure, dede doesn’t come close so dudes, spare us dede’s past achievements cos it won’t do any good here in accessing him for this year’s award. Maybe later when he decides to be less selfish and actually use the spaces he creates for himself rather than trying to squeeze through tight spaces and breaking down play, then, and only then should he be worthy. And his brilliance should be replicated in his national team games not only club like most of u seem to be doing. ”he won 4 french yada yada yada..” nobody gives a hoot.

  19. selfmade says:

    @ kay.. go and tell your stupid father his English is bad!!! Kwasea panyin,aboa biba,you son of a bitch and a stinking whore!!! Ofui who are you to tell me not to write here… kwasea go and advice your wife or girlfriend to stop giving her stinking pussy to your friends for free and try as much as possible to advice your alcoholic father to stop gulping down alomo bitters mixed with apeteshie!! Least i forget,stop going to ashawo line and get yourself some good girl who wouldn’t cheat on you,u son of a fucking prostitute motherfucker!!! Kwasea panyin,i wouldn’t waste time on you because your name portrays you as a fucking pussy eating lad whose brains has being destroyed by smoking excessivecheap wee!!!!! Ofui,kwasea toto with a fucking cheap name and am sured your drunkard impotent father will be so sad of wasting his energy on your stinking mum pussy to produce an imbecile like u motherfucker!!! Wo maame twere!!! Kwasea apio ll kill u,u son of fucking retarded bitch motherfucker!! Viva the revolutioncion!!!

  20. selfmade says:

    @ kay…. kwasea what better English do u write here….. kurasenni biba …… bring it on dickhead with a fucking face like a goat on heat!!!!!! I ll take you and your fucking ghanaman on now motherfuckers!!!(

  21. selfmade says:

    @ kay…. u know what i need? I want you to bring me your fucking mums pussy or your wife or girlfriend pussy for me to bleep it well for you and you and your impotent father because both of u are busily jerking off your small dick!!! Haaahaaaaaaa!!! Kwasea, i think your mum and your wife or girlfriend needs a real man to service them well fo so that they all stop using toys and dildos motherfucker!!! Viva the revolutioncion!!!!

  22. selfmade says:

    @ kay….. kwasea, gyimi kay!!! Whiles smart ghanaians are coming up with nice and innovative names on this forum,all that your retarded brain will come up with is ‘ commom Kay’ motherfucker kwasea instead you going to find some job with your average ssce certificate,you are here showing your dullness and stupidity here motherfucker!!! Kwasea dull boy like u!!! Viva the revolutioncion!! Bring it on,you small dick pervert motherfucker!!! Viva the revolutioncion!!!

  23. selfmade says:

    @kay….. kwasea ofui,aberekyire!!!! After u smoke your cheap wee and gulped down your apio,find some shithole to dose off your fucking hangover before coming to this forum to talk bullshit motherfucker!!!! Otoolege,dull stupid boy like u with a very small dick and stinking decaying teeth,has the fucking vim to respond to selfmade?? Kwasea, bring it on cuz this is my fucking game idiot and first son of a villager!!!! Viva the revolutioncion!!!

  24. selfmade says:

    @ kay….. kwasea panyin like that!!!! U fucking gay man!!! Kwasea,your name kay is gay and am not surprised u so dull and timid because the big dick u being taken through your azz,has destroyed all your azz cells and tissues making it extreme hard for u to shit!!! Kwasea gay man(kay),who offers azz for free!!! Ofui gay man,instead of u finding ways to deal with your uncastrated dick,u here socialising with homo sapiens motherfucker!!!! I understand your hopelessness and frustrations because to be a gay and at the same time uncastrated is hard but never give up hope because god ll heal u oneday!!! Instead of you seeking compassion and attention better find some wazim to castrate u,u son of a whole motherfucker!!! Haaaaaahaaaaa!!! Kay gay,i gotta to go because i think your gay client is here waiting for some ass!! Motherfucker!!!! Viva the revolutioncion!!!

  25. selfmade says:

    @ kay….. kwasea gay man,next time if u have any advice,advice your mama to stop bonking and sucking dick from the church pastor thru the elders and even the watchman!!! Tell your stupid mama to close her hairy pussy for once because age is not her side and besides she has being in this business for too long from agigi thru onisha to malata!! I know stupidity runs in your bloodline from the first generation to this present generation and am also aware that u very stupid and dull like your irresponsible father,that’s why u mama could tricked your stupid failed dad that u were his son though she was bonking some useless bisexul man!!! I know u wonder why u are gay but dude i suggest u do some dna testing to verify who your stupid dad is motherfucker!!!! U just like your stupid dick sucking sisters are miserable souls and no wonder your skinny flat ass sisters are parading as whores at night in circle and your home village motherfucker and nobody wants them because they are not attractive just like your mama,like mother like daughters asshole!!!! Fucking fuck motherfucker!!! Viva the revolutioncion!!!!

  26. kimco says:

    hahahaha, OMG selfmade, u’re on a roll here boy. I think it a record to actually come up with this much insults online. Wonderful

  27. kimco says:

    katongo for the win people, or caf is extremely unfair, and for the doubtors, i’m ghanaian, nungua buade, that’s where they do that at. Botwe boy dwin hwe kan. Is it that surprising that a ghanaian could be so insightful enough to call a spade a spade.

  28. selfmade says:

    @ kimco…. u know am a ghanaian,because u remember u told me not to be biased against Malawi during the first leg remember right? This fucking jihadist and common villager calling himself ghanaman,was pissed off because i said katongo deserved the award than toure and i gave my reasons for it and just like opinions,we all agreed to disagree and because i said,this stinking son of ashawo called ghanaman,thought am a zambian!! Come man, am a full blooded ghanaian,and besides is not all ghanaians who thinks stupidly like this common ghanaman…. i being reading the comments and people wants to take u on because u are supporting katongo and i have noticed u keep stressing that u not a zambian but a ghanaian but don’t worry bro because selfmade army is here to defend u and this stupid porters calling themeselves kay(gay) and ghanaman(afumu nni) will be put in their respective places…. i gotta your back bro……. that common ghanaman,who call himself a king here on this forum has run after taking two atomic bombs from me and has still not being able to reply me and kay, whose name suggests to me as a gay is running helter skelter!! Kimco,we are ghanaians but we are very real and truthful.. viva the revolutioncion!!!

  29. grand says:

    Katongo was voted the world best player of the week during the AFCON . Not so many players in Africa had this award before .

  30. yvonne says:

    the award shd be given 2 players who excel in CAF competitions only. this wil force these EUROPE-based players who cme 2 afcon n perform averagely to perform 4 their countries. katongo beat drogba n yaya to the award wen he lifted the afcon cup in 2012. katongo 4 the award

  31. One Andy says:

    Mark Gleeson has alwayz been a prophet of doom for African soccer and Zambia in particular.Before the start of AFCON 2012,Ghana and Zambia as being the countries that will be greatest disappointments at the tournament.We all know what happened,Ghana went on to the semis and Zambia won the cup.I will advise him to give opinions to his toothless Bafana Bafana who in my opinion will never inspire inspite of their vast resources with little talent

  32. Musonda Kapambwe says:

    Ghana People Don’t say bad things about zambian players,Just Accept we are Better than your over rated team.See you in Southafrica and Brazil.Chipolopolo Bullets

  33. christopher katongo chipoya says:

    top 3
    1 katongo
    2 yaya
    3 droba

  34. foot baller says:

    its realy sad as africans playing for big clubs does not make you better than others its opportunity and decisions muhammad abutrika is better player than some african players who play abroad,lets be honest with our selves drogba,yaya,katongo came played in an african touranament in africa and we all watched these players yaya scored a fabulous free kick,drogba scored many goals they got to a final katongo,yaya,drogba. yaya got substituted in that final because of the game bieng tuff at the end of that tournament one winner emerged and the player of the tournament lifted a less talented side to a victory so in your opinion who would you rate to be a better player the one with a side that has less talented players or the one with talented players.the truth of the matter is chris worked more harder for his team than yaya and drogba and deserves to be africas number 1 he is captain home and china

  35. aaron says:

    you can have good prayers from europe we dont care you have lost twince and you will lose when we will come there,chris did the damage and he will do it again.we are chapions of africa.six points clear in world cup qualifieres.wait and see.

  36. foot baller says:

    may the best player at the afirca cup win african footballer of the year,yaya played well in the tournment but did not shine as much drogba shined a bit but katongo a player rated below the outshined them he dersrves to be africas umber one espesially that his team is not even as good as the ivory coast squad even not as good as ghana but they beat these big guns lets be frank and award this guy i mean he proved this in a tournament were we africans watched for ourselves i love christian atu,jonh pantsil,kwado,inkum,yaya,
    there good players but they were second best.its just the truth

  37. muliye says:

    Mark Gleeson and your compatriot Thomas Mlambo and many other “Africans” you have such an inferiority complex its embarrassing!!! you are all so OBSESSED with EPL and all the African players based there!!! and we wonder why were are (and will be for a long time to come)called a DARK CONTINENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! You don’t play in the EPL or other European leagues then you count for nothing!!!!!!!! No matter what you have won — like the AFCON in Katongo’s case!!!!! No offense but that is sheer snobbery at its worst!!!!!!!!

  38. AGODOME says:

    African football expert and commentator Mark Gleeson …..IS FAR from being a Genuine FOOTBALL analyst this GUY said IVORY COAST are the favourites to LIFT THE 2012 AFCON….WOWWWWOOWW FOOTball is played on the PITCH not in the MOUTH.Even 2013 they are saying IVORY COAST this time will not make the mistakes they made this YEAR 2012…Tell me which stupid Africa team??? is not making adjustment…be VERY CAREFUL FOOTBALL is very Dynamic…it has revolutionised…Who ever thot Zambia would be Champions..i will not be surprised if they defend it again..in 2013…another team to watch is CAPE VERDE!!Wow wow!! Wake up …you people who rely on PAST GLORY!