Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Even the best of them lose big.

I was excited to take a little break from work on April 10th, 2007 to watch a little soccer or as some would call it football. The game was between two historically excellent teams in Manchester United and AS Roma. Trailing 2-1 from the first meeting of the sides in Italy last week, Sir Alex Ferguson's side needed to score at least once on home soil to set up a last four meeting with either AC Milan or Bayern Munich. Boy did Man. U unleash their goal feast as they went on to produce a magnificent seven-goal performance to blow AS Roma away and overturn a first-leg deficit to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. Great! Fantastic to all those who love their team from old trafford but what came to my mind was the time when the Eritrean national teams had many goals scored on them. I guess sometimes even the best of them lose big. Hopefully Eritrea will be more prepared for Angola in June when they play in Asmara. I also hope that Eritrea will use two European based players and 5 other Eritrean players based in Sudan and Yemen respectively as an additional value to the already strong national team that defeated Kenya and also tied Swaziland. Eritrea's chances are still good and I don't see why they will not be able to advance to the Adult African nations Cup. Good luck and Viva Eritrea. Mike Seium

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