Hervé Renard, the gesticulating and animated manager of Zambia has already captured many peoples imaginations at this early stage of the tournament. While it is still far too early to draw conclusions, we can safely say that the one time defender has drilled his side very well. Indeed, they play like a disciplined European team (minus the lapses in concentration as the second half wore on); and in African football, this is a huge advantage.
Contrast this with the wayward defending of Senegal and their high line which almost instantaneously blurred into a misshapen mess on the field and you can see the impact that Hervé Renard’s managerial style has had on Zambia.
But this is not the real point of the post. Rather, what I am here to do is to draw your attention to the fact that aforementioned manager is in fact none other than Jaime Lannister (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) from the TV Show Game of Thrones. Yes ladies and gentlemen, we have our first dead ringer of the tournament:
Image Copyright © 2011 HBO
If you spot any other look alikes at this African Cup of Nations tournament, do let us know via twitter, facebook or in the comments section below. Oh and get watching Game of Thrones. Think LOTR, but on a much grander scale and on TV, quality stuff!