Monday, June 01, 2009

Three Africans in the Bordeaux Ligue 1 win!

What a trophy-full week for Africa!

On Wednesday, three Barca players who won the prestigious UCL were from this continent: Seydou Keita, Yaya Toure and Samuel Eto'o.

And then on Saturday, Didier Drogba was excellent in the Chelsea win of the FA Cup.

Now in France, Lyon have lost their stranglehold on the Ligue 1. Actually, they lost it sometime ago and a new champ was always looking like coming. Bordeaux beat Caen 1-0 to take home the title and send their opponents tumbling down to Ligue 2.

Their first title in 10 years and the first team not named Olympique Lyonnais to win since 2001. A big day for French football to say the least.

And three Africans were part. Super!

Their names? Souleymane Diawara (Senegal), Marouane Chamakh (Morocco) and Abdou Traoré (Mali)

Go Africa.