(Thanks to east river for tipping us off to this)
Alain Nkong is a hero. That's official. The well-traveled Nkong came off the bench for his native Cameroon and scored the match-winner in Cameroon's 1-0 win over Ghana on Thursday. The win propels Cameroon through to the final and knocks out the host nation in gut-wrenching fashion.
Nkong, of course, was not good enough to play for the Colorado Rapids but helped Atlante win the Mexican First Division title. Atlante, though, rewarded him by sending him to Leon of the second division, apparently unhappy with Nkong's call-up to Cameroon's national team. However, Nkong balked at the move and will return to Atlante upon completion of the African Nations Cup.
Good for Nkong. It's good to see him succeed, for both club and country.