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Cup fans dealt bad hand until bum shuffle; PICK OF THE DAY.

Byline: Stephen Walter

Live football ITV4 & Eurosport, 6pm I AM struggling to think of any sporting event which has started as slowly as the Africa Cup of Nations, writes Stephen Walter.

Two goalless draws on the opening day didn't really capture the imagination and perhaps billing these games as essential live viewing was a little optimistic. Three more draws followed over the next two days and it was only after those games that I realised the entertainment actually came from the players' onfield antics.

Every goal appears to be celebrated by the way of a dance routine, a lap of honour and a trip to the bench to to hug or kiss every one of your teammates.

They don't half like to blow one's own trumpet - or vuvuzela as it's known in Africa.

To be fair, in a competition where goals are something of a rarity you can hardly blame them for going a little over the top with their celebrations.

The best of the bunch so far has undoubtedly been DR Congo goalkeeper Muteba Kidiaba's "bum shuffle" in the 22 draw against Ghana. I'm still not entirely sure what the move might be called but let's hope and pray they find the net again later on.
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jan 24, 2013
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