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After the big Unity game, the concert was next on the schedule. Some of the biggest African and non-African artists, including Tiken Jah Fakoly, Amadou & Mariam, Arthur H, Les Nubians and Amizigh Kateb, were there to celebrate Africa in a free concert at La Cigale, Paris.
The mood was wonderful behind the stadium, as the players from Ivory Coast, Ghana and Cameroon got together before the big Unity Game.
They might be rivals in two weeks, but none of that could be seen when they got together and goofed around like kids.
After spending some time with the Ghanaian team two things become obvious.
But before we announce the results of this grueling battle, a test of skills and mind, it's important to remember that winning isn't everything.
The last two days have been a bit cold, but they say that the weather in South Africa is going to be quite similar to this. After all, it's winter there and by cold we're still talking about 20-ish degrees Celsius.
Sulley Muntari arrived worthy of a newly crowned Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League Champion in his dark sports car at the training ground.
Morning training in the blistering sun and despite the early hour, PUMAFootball only spotted smiles. However, smiles that are more and more alert.
Oui! PUMAFootball have arrived in Paris. With this as a first huge French greeting, we're beyond psyched as we await the mighty Black Stars of Ghana to arrive for their last training camp before they head off to South Africa.
The mighty Black Stars have arrived. Cruising in with their bus surrounded by big, big dudes in black suits we observed from the comfort of a safe distance.
The result was never really in doubt but it was a lot of fun getting here. Egypt beat Ghana 1-0 in the final to secure a record-breaking third Africa Cup of Nations trophy in a row.
Although the Black Stars raised more than a few eyebrows with their dominating performance tonight, the Pharaohs always had another gear and wily manager Shehata another trick up his sleeve. It was his timely decision to bring on substitute Mohame Gedo that won him the game.
He may be a natural on the pitch but when it comes to singing in the pool, Egypt's star striker Mohamed Zidan definitely hasn't got talent.
When PUMAFootball arrived at the team hotel at 1:30 am following the Pharaohs 4-0 demolition of Algeria in the quarterfinals, we were greeted by a terrible racket. Was a cat being strangled somewhere? No, it's just the sound of Zizou crooning along to his favorite traditional national tunes while splashing about in the water.
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