Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Senegal Draw Opener - Bouna Doesn't Play!

Senegal managed a 2-2 draw with Tunisia in their opening game in the Africa Cup of Nations today. As expected, Colorado Rapids' favorite son Bouna Coundoul did not get a game. He was on the bench but so were all the other squad members who didn't make the starting XI. Should we read anything into the fact that his rival for the no.2 goalkeeping spot was listed ahead of him on the bench? Who knows? The fact is that Bouna is unlikely to get much playing time given the veteran Tony Sylva is still the first choice. However, the experience will be a fantastic one for him. The only problem is that, if he does get some playing time and any European scouts can be bothered to watch him, he may not be at DSG Park next season. For the record, the Teranga Lions apparently dominated the game but failed to capitalize on such dominance and allowed the Tunisians back into the game with an 83rd minute equalizer. South Africa salvaged a 1-1 draw with Angola in today's other game.


Allen said...

I hope Bouna learns a lot from his time at the ANC. I also hope when he returns the Rapids for pre-season training that his agent gets him a new deal. No reason that he shouldn't be making $50-70k / year with Rapids.

Nick Thomas said...

Absolutely right Allen. Thanks for your comment, much appreciated. Nick