Aubameyang shines, Ba disappoints
03 February 2012, 08:17
Equatorial Guinea - Africa has a new shining star in Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Senegal's Newcastle United striker Demba Ba would rank as one of the biggest flops at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
After the conclusion of the first round, one of the most open Nations Cups in history has thrown up a lot of disappointments – none bigger than the exit of Ba and Senegal from a tournament they had been predicted to win.
Ba fired 15 goals in the glamorous English Premier League before he jetted in for Africa's showpiece football event amid high expectations that went beyond the borders of Senegal.
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