Mad For Mazembe

Donny Mahoney
By Donny Mahoney
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Just when Sepp Blatter's homophobia, Wayne Rooney's arrogance and Mike Ashley's sheer stupidity have you on the phone with Sky canceling your SkySports subscription and searching eBay for boules sets, along come Mazembe. Motherfuckin' Mazembe. It's like Godfather 3.



Is there a greater story in all of football right now than Tout Puissant Mazembe, champions of war-ravaged Congo, champions of Africa, running the table at the Club World Cup and making the final. This is like Mighty Ducks meets Cool Runnings meets Victory. Inter probably await. Benitez is the anti-Mazembe. Matrix is the anti-Mazembe. Moratti is the anti-Mazembe.

If you think I'm just being patronizing to Mazembe and to Africa, check out Mazembe goalie Muteba Kidiaba's amazing goal celebration and tell me my enthusiasm is misplaced.




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