EAST and Southern Africa has been well and truly beaten at the African Cup of Nations.
The gulf in class between East/S. Africa and North/West is so comprehensive that any comparison is unjustified.
Zambia failed to qualify, South Africa were disappointing while Kenya, Zimbabwe and Rwanda got chastening experiences.
Contrast that with the qualification of Nigeria, Senegal, Morocco, Guinea, Algeria and Mali. And do not forget holders Cameroon and Tunisia.
Yakubu Ayegbeni has rightly turned down a chance to rejoin Nigeriaâ€™s camp after being expelled.
If the other â€˜rebelsâ€™ Celestine Babayaro and Victor Agali comply, they would be jokers - a tag belonging to coach Christian Chukwu, who recalled them.
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NATIONS CUP NOTEBOOK with Mark Namanya