Tag Archives: Sammie Frimpong

FRIMPONG: Sorry Africa, Your Time Isn’t 2018

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More than a week after the 2018 Fifa World Cup Draw, pundits, fans and coaches are still digesting the eight groups of four served up by the event at Russia’s State Kremlin Palace on December 1. Like the rest of the world, Africa has been busy working out its own permutations, with many hoping 2018 proves the year Africa — ...

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Truly Indomitable: Benjamin Massing Will Not Be Forgotten

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Cameroon’s appearance at the 1990 Fifa World Cup will be remembered for many moments, none of them dull: François Omam-Biyik’s thumping header that sunk reigning champions Argentina in their Group B opener, Roger Milla’s displays in front of goal and the dance at the corner-flag, that strong initial comeback versus England in the last eight, etc — take your pick. ...

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Nigeria in 2018 World Cup Group D: Old Foes, Ice & Fire

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Following the 2018 Fifa World Cup Draw on December 1, freelance writer Sammie Frimpong, analyses each of the groups the five African teams were placed in. He looks at Nigeria in Group D. I’ll leave it to you to decide whether Nigeria’s association with Argentina in FIFA World Cup history qualifies as rivalry or a love story, but what we ...

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Morocco In 2018 World Cup Group B: Ogres Next-Door, Persian Princes

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Following the 2018 Fifa World Cup Draw on December 1, freelance football writer Sammie Frimpong analyses each of the groups the five African teams were placed in. His second write-up focuses on Morocco in Group B. Nineteen years ago, Herve Renard played for a club in France that doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page to its name, just about the ...

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Egypt in World Cup Group A: Lame Hosts, Kindred & A Blue Sky

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Following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw on December 1, freelance football writer, Sammie Frimpong, analyses each of the groups the five African teams were placed in and he begins with the Pharoahs of Egypt. For all their continental dominance, Egypt’s record at global level is pretty pathetic. Their second appearance at the FIFA World Cup came 56 years after ...

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