One of Brian’s Favorite Quotes
People are certainly impressed by the aura of creative power which a writer may wear, but can easily demolish it with a few well-chosen questions. Bob Shaw has observed that the deadliest questions usually come as a pair:Have you published anything? (loosely translated as: I‘ve never heard of you) andWhat name do you write under? (loosely translatable as: I‘ve definitely never heard of you).”
— Brian Stableford
Third African soccer title for Nigeria
Sunday Mba scored his second goal of the two-week tournament — both coincidentally coming on the day that bears his name — as Nigeria became just the fourth team to win the continental crown three times or more.
Stephen Keshi became only the second man to win the title as both coach and player, having been captain at the 1994 tournament when Nigeria won for the second time — though he did not play in the final.
Burkina Faso, playing in the final for the first time, missed out on the $1.5 million first prize and the chance to represent Africa at this year’s Confederations Cup in Brazil.
More to follow…