Just desserts

first_imgSatiricus was in a feisty mood. He’d just read the WAPA representative saying his party KFC had gotten more than its fair share after the elections, from the Pee-an-See. “What a crock!” he fumed to himself as he stalked into the Back Street Bar. He downed his beer without even as much as a “hello” to the fellas.“If you want the truth, it is WAPA that got more than it deserved!” he blurted out firmly, as he put down his bottle rather abruptly.“Tek am easy, Sato,” said Cappo who knew his friend very well. “Ah wha’ deh pan yuh min’?”“These WAPA people don’t have any shame!” Satiricus exploded. “Pot calling kettle black!”“Slow dong, ole fr’en,” interjected Bungi. “A wha’ WAPA do yuh?”“Imagine this WAPA fella said we got too much after the election!” Satiricus said indignantly as he tried to calm down. “It’s they who got too much!”“Oh, now I see what you’re upset about,” said Hari mildly. “But the man right!”“What stupidness you talking?” said Satiricus angrily. “We brought in our 11% that put the Pee-an-See over the tape!”“But de WAPA people bring back all dem Region 4 vote, who na bin like Pee-an-See,” said Cappo.“Yes, Sato,” said Hari. “The increase in Reg 4 votes for the coalition was just as much as all the vote they got from Reg 6!”“Suh WAPA shoulda get jus’ as much as KFC!” said Bungi gleefully.“But you guys miss the point,” said Satiricus grimly. “Even if it was one vote we brought in, we put them over the tape!!”“But WAPA cou’d seh dem vote fram Region 4 put dem ovah de tape too!” smiled Cappo.“But WAPA never brought in big votes!” Satiricus almost screamed. “KFC did!!”“But how do you know KFC repeated what it did in 2011?” demanded Hari.“An’ even if dem bring in 11%, wha’ mek dem get 40% a de Cabinet?” Bungi wanted to know.“Yes!” smiled Bungi. “De WAPA fella wan’ fuh know how KFC get ovas!”Satiricus was silent.last_img read more

‘Unforgivable’ if Argentina don’t rule Copa

first_img“It would be unforgivable if this generation of players did not end up winning a title,” Martino told reporters ahead of Saturday’s Group B game against Paraguay.As well as Messi, the embarrassment of riches  includes Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, Juventus’s Carlos Tevez, Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria of Manchester United.Factor in the defensive prowess of players such as Pablo Zabaleta, Javier Mascherano and Nicolas Otamendi and it is easy to see why the Argentines head into Saturday’s Group B game against Paraguay as tournament favourites.However the phenomenal strength in depth of the Argentina squad cannot mask the fact that the South American powerhouses have gone 22 long years without winning a major title.Martino acknowledged the trophy drought on Friday as he spoke to reporters at Argentina’s La Serena training camp.Martino however believes Argentina are perfectly placed to end the jinx, stating that his squad was in a bouyant mood as they prepared to face Paraguay.“We’re in a good place, and we’re ready to have a good campaign. We have no complaints at all,” Martino said, referring to the atmosphere in the camp.Martino also assured fans that captain Messi was also bristling with confidence on the eve of Argentina’s opener.“He’s in excellent form,” Martino said, citing Messi’s role in Barcelona’s treble-winning season in Spain.Argentina went agonizingly close to winning last year’s World Cup, losing 1-0 in the final against Germany after extra-time to finish runners-up.Their last major tournament win came in the 1993 Copa America.Group B also includes defending champions Uruguay, who play Argentina next Tuesday, and Caribbean minnows Jamaica.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against North Korea at last year’s World Cup in Brazil. He will lead Argentina to 2015 Copa America.LA SERENA, July 13- Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said it will be “unforgivable” if the country’s current golden generation fail to win a major tournament as they prepared to launch their Copa America campaign.The Argentinians boast a star-studded squad led by Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi which includes some of the most potent attackers in world football. But they have not won a major title since the Copa America in 1993.last_img read more