Kenya believe it? Africa F.C. drop their first points of the season against a hard working Celtics outfit. It was a thrilling end to end game of football with goals being exchanged throughout the match which ended with a well-deserved 4-3 victory for the Celtics.
The match started at a high intensity as both teams fielded very strong teams. The technically gifted Africans started well and broke the deadlock from a corner twenty minutes in. However the match was becoming quite feisty and the referee had little choice but to Timbuktu of the Celtics players before halftime.
Despite a 1-0 lead at half time the league leaders were far from Ivory Coasting and at the 60 minute mark Simon Holland skillfully controlled a hopeful long ball and took it Rwanda keeper to level the score.
Super Sub Kieron Nolan made it 2-1 as the newlywed snuck into the box and somehow forced the ball into the back of the net from a dipping corner kick. Some say Egypt it others say it just hit off his Djibouti.
Confusion ensued as to how and who scored the goal however Mr. Nolan put everyone’s mind at ease by telling everyone “It was DEFINITELY me! I scored! It’s 2-1 because of ME!”
All of Sudan it was 2-2 as the Africa striker took the Pistorious out of the Celtic defense with an individual piece of skill inside the box before rifling the ball into the side of the net, the keeper really Chad no chance.
It’s Ghana be hard to believe what happened with 15 minutes left to go as dead ball specialist, Stephen Hurworth scored directly from an in swinging corner from the left.
Several minutes later a free kick was awarded Niger the edge of the area. Rastasafarian Demus George smoothly struck a dipping shot over the wall which the keeper could only parry onto the inside of the post before Daryl Harkin Sudaneasily headed in the rebound from close range, 4-2.
With just 5 minutes Togo Africa pulled one back from a scrappy goal mouth scramble. However it was too little too late and the final whistle blew after a nervy last 3 minutes. Needless to say the Celtics went back to Paddy O’Shea for a few Johannesburgers and had A frican’ great night. Hakuna Matata!