From the "You never know when your chance is going to come" department comes word out of Ghana that Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul is starting for Senegal in today’s decisive African Nations Cup group match against South Africa after veteran starter Tony Sylva was suspended (along with El-Hadj Diouf) for staying out late.
Things don’t look good for Senegal. The match is in the second half and is tied at 1-1 while the Angola-Tunisia match is also tied, 0-0. Senegal needed a win and anything but a draw in the Angola-Tunisia match to advance to the ANC quarterfinals.
Regardless of the final outcome, the match is invaluable experience for the 25-year-old Coundoul.