For a man whose love of a logo is so strong heÃ¢ÂÂs more turned on by the driversÃ¢ÂÂ brand-plastered overalls than the pit girls at Formula One races, Monday couldnÃ¢ÂÂt have been better for Sandro Rosell.
Before the Portuguese Cup last 16 match against Braga, Benfica manager Jorge Jesus ran the rule over the clubÃ¢ÂÂs dismal season. The Eagles currently trail FC Porto by eight points and had to count on Olympique Lyon coming back to hold Hapoel Tel-Aviv last Wednesday evening to ensure the completion of their shaky path to the Europa League. But even if everyone at the club says that the two cups are pretty much in there to be won, internally they should already be planning for next season.
Well blow me, if we haven't surprised everybody and found ourselves in the semi-finals of the CECAFA tournament out here in sweltering hot, thermometer nudging 32 degrees, mercury rising...well you get the picture - Tanzania!