If the choice of which team to root for in May 22nd’s  European Champions League final was based on how many African players they fielded, then apparently you should root for Inter Milan.

Milan has three players on its roster:Samuel Eto’o, Sulley Muntari and McDonald Mariga. That’s of course if Muntari and Mariga get to play.

In contrast, Bayern Munich has zero African players in its team, argues Piers Edwards in his football blog on the BBC’s site.   Oh, and Milan manager, Jose Mourinho, has a history of trusting African players (even if he inherited them from a previous manager) in key positions–think Didier Drogba, Michael Essien and John Mikel Obi. And Mourinho wife was born in Angola. That’s not how I pick a team to root for, but thanks for telling me.

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is the Founder and Editor of Africa is a Country. He is on faculty of The New School in New York.


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