CAIRO: The only thing people are able to talk about these days is Egypt’s fantastic defeat over the African nations. “Our land, Our Cup, said one of the artistic banners at the very first match, which is one of many creative slogans that people came up with to support our team during the African Cup of Nations 2006, which was indeed “our cup .
A revolution of some kind happened in the country as every person, male and female, young and old, poor and rich were united by football. Every person in the country shared the same anxiety and nerve wrecking experience of every single penalty shot at the end of the final match. But the real shocker is that everyone, even the girls, now know what an offside means.
The stadium was beautiful as everyone found an innovative way to incorporate the Egyptian flag in their outfits. The cheering crowds created such strong energy in the stadium that was surely a huge part of Egypt’s conquering. “Hopa eih, hopa ah, Insha Allah Haniksab, hopa eih ., screamed the mass pack at the top of their lungs.
Football took over everyone’s lives in the past few weeks to the extent that even the gossip was based on the matches. Everyone talked about Mido’s ungraceful departure from the team, discussed his actions, argued about his behavior and judged him over and over again.
Everyone formed a personal admiration for each of the players. Although all gained immense popularity, goal keeper Issam El Hadary is definitely the winner of the most hearts. According to Al Ahram newspaper, “Egypt played its best game and Hadary was the hero.
After the glorious realization that Egypt won the tournament, the euphoria in the country was immiscible. Wherever you were on Friday night, people were genuinely ecstatic as they were flying high on the excitement that yes . We are the champions.