Jonathan F with an epic post at Just Football:
It is the sudden thrusting of these absolute journeymen into the international spotlight that often provides the most powerful stories at the Cup of Nations. The remarkable adventures of hard-working but ultimately limited footballers fulfilling lifelong dreams is what makes this competition so compelling. In a sense, it is the sporting equivalent of the Oscars for runners and make-up artists, the people in football’s shadows who do their business away from the glitz and glamour. It is the tournament for every man. Boubacar Barry is every man.
Well worth your time.