By Chris Zumani Zimba
In their last games of the session yesterday, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored final-day goals to share the Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah. Aubameyang’s double for Arsenal at Burnley meant he joined Salah and his Liverpool team-mate Mane, who scored against Wolves, on 22 goals.
For the Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp expressed surprise and happiness that all the three winners of the golden boot were ‘his players’ with the former Dortmund forward, Aubameyang joining his Liverpool duo who he signed from Saint-Etienne in 2013, when he was in charge at the Westfalenstadion. “Auba too? Do they have three boots? It is good. They are all my players,” he said.
We agree with Gabon forward Aubameyang who scored twice after the interval at Turf Moor when he said: “I share this trophy with two other guys I like, great players and Africans. We are representing Africa, that’s cool”. All we can say it keep the fire lads and continue lifting the African flag higher in Europe as well as colonizing Britain in football style. This is good for your football careers to compete and shine at that higher level as well as good for the image of Africa both in Europe and across the globe.
Chris Zumani Zimba is a prolific Political Scientist, Policy Analyst, Author, Blogger, PhD Scholar, Researcher, Consultant, Public Health and Tobacco Control Advocate. Besides being the CEO at Chrizzima Democracy University (CDU) in Zambia, he analyses African politics weekly on Voice of the Cape Town, South Africa every Wednesday at 16:45hours CAT. So far, he has authored more than 10 political and academic books as well as published over 100 well researched articles on African politics and public health. Sometimes, he lectures Political Science-Part Time with University of Zambia (UNZA) and University of Lusaka (UNILUS) outside his usual commitments. Chriszumanizimba.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; +260 973 153 815 for calls or WhatsApp