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I am not surprised at the events that ended the final match of the African Champions League. We have always known the Egyptians to be BAD LOSERS and this is not the first time this has happened. What should surprise us is the Caf disciplinary committee turning a blind eye each time this happens. I remember the threats and danger Enyimba passed through in 2003 when they won the same cup against Ismaili in Egypt. It's time for Caf to get sincere with disciplinary actions especially when it concerns Egypt.
Wole Olafisoye, USA
All I want to say is that Nigeria can't lift the cup, we don't have those things in place and we've have not planned well.
Elum Benjamin, Nigeria
Please, please look at the Ethiopian league, there is a big conflict between the Ethiopian Football Federation and clubs. Please Fifa step in and help us out!
Tewdros Lema, Ethiopia
A 1-0 defeat of Super Eagles in the hands of the Socceroos last weekend was uncalled for. I think the game serves as an eye opener to Berti Vogts who is still experimenting with players so close to the Nations Cup.
There are many serious and committed strikers on the streets of Nigeria and also in the domestic Premier league. Berti Vogts should look their way and try other strikers who are ready to deliver. We need a solid Super Eagles team for Ghana 2008!
I was at Craven Cottage to witness my country (Nigeria) lose in a friendl match, yet again. The saddest point of the game for me was that an oil-enriched nation like Nigeria could not afford to print the names of their players at the back of their jerseys. "NIGERIA AFRICAN GIANT INDEED"!
Silas Emeka Nnamens,
Yes, l would like to air my views on the coming of Africa's biggest football showpiece. I believe all the countries which have made it to the Cup of Nations have qualified on merit, this makes it difficult to underrate other teams. I can assure the world that Zambia will lift the trophy!
The African Champions league is one tournament that I think is biased. All teams from the north and west get to play the decisive second legs matches at home. A classic example is how Al Ahly played the last three finals all with the second legs at home. Thanks to Etoile who had the guts to teach them a lesson or two. I don't want to sound paranoid but I don't think the Egyptian club could have achieved their feats otherwise. Well done Etoile
Evans Mudima, Zimbabwe
I think Nigeria will win the forthcoming Nations Cup with buzzing young players like Anichebe and the Spain based Ikechukwu.
All the cries by European clubs that the African Cup of Nations should be shifted, to me is very unfair and unsportsmanlike. First they know very well that the competition comes up every 2 years, yet still go ahead and sign African players. Two, I am sure that even without these African players around in January and February the clubs will still do well if they want to. African football has bent over backwards several times just to accommodate the European games. Having it in June/July will lose its flavour as most of our players will want to rest and be ready for the next season.
There is nothing wrong with footballers having opinions about the game but the recent comments attributed to Didier Drogba about his Chelsea team is one comment too many. Drogba needs to talk less and allow his football do the rest. He should know, like George Opong Wear said, that football is like biscuits - it can break easily. Things change in football faster than anyone can imagine.
Paul Achioya, Ireland
I rarely get my comments published on the African football website but I will try again. With regards to the African Nations Cup, the newcomers like Sudan and Benin will shine.