So arriving home from a family meal last night I thought I would switch the old tv on to check the results of the opening day of the tournament just to see if anything exciting had happened.
Blimey, my jaw nearly hit the floor
The opening game saw one of the joint hosts, Equatorial Guinea pull a shock 1-0 win over Libya. A game which saw many chances and more goals ruled out than awarded. The hosts won the game with three minutes left when Javier Balboa (Ex-Real Madrid, La Liga fans) curled in the winner with three minutes left to break the "Freedom Fighters" (see what I did there) hearts. A shock win for me on this one
The second game looked a simple game on paper, Zambia taking of Senegal, easy peasy for Senegal, after all they are one of the favourites and have 'Strawberry Syrup' boy on fire.
It finished 2-1, to Zambia. Yes, Zambia. 2-0 after 20 minutes through goals from Emmanuel Mayuka and Rainford Kalaba, Senegal pulled one back through Dame Ndoye. In the second half Syrup boy slammed a header against the post when it was harder to do that then to put it in the goal, doh!
An interesting day one of this tournament and already one of the fancied teams could be in trouble
More updates to come through the week