First of all, and to better understand my experience in
– I am NO football-maniac.
– I’ve been to the stadium two times in my life.
– I hardly know the names of the players or who plays for which team.
– My most intensive soccer experience was – and just like everyone else I know – during the Africa Cup of Nations of 2006 that took place in
– Oh and I love
Day 0: It all started when I was watching the last 10 minutes of our match against
Day 1: With and Egypt Air flight for 1800,- LE including game ticket, vaccine against Cholera and Malaria and endless bottles of OFF mosquito repellent my cousin and I decided to head to the soccer mission in Ghana.
Day 2: The outstanding yellow fever vaccine (without it you cannot enter
The CUP day:
I had slept late. Wake up call at 3.30am. 20 minutes later I was packing some extra clothes and all the medicine you could think of and a good supply of bananas to assure constipating to avoid any unnecessary toilet use, if you understand what I mean. Airport staff, full of pride as if the son’s of
After a mass on-board spraying action of mosquito repellent, proudly dressed in the national football shirts with some well meant behavioral instructions for well-behaved Egyptian football fans, we touched land in
The teams were already doing their warm-ups and within 30 minutes the stadium went from all-empty status to full and the game started! The players went in and waved to us and the match started. I assume most of you ladies and gents have already watched the match so all I can say it was breathtaking and we were truly stressed and frustrated when the time was closing by and
I have to make a stop here, the moment the guy said lots of things in French which I didn’t understand but realized he was announcing that the winner of the cup are the pharaohs of Egypt. I felt truly proud! Proud to be Egyptian and proud to be there and totally forgot all the silly things that have put us on the permanently-tired-gonna-die mode.
After the game busses shipped us off again to the airport to catch the flight back home with the CUP. Some more waiting and then the team of the Cameron went through the waiting room, everyone stood up and started to clap for them applauding their efforts and they were somewhat looking towards the floor. Moments later and Amr Zaki came in shouting: “Does anyone have food from
Heroes coming home!!!