PUMA Football News Archive

May 2010

  • Germans Lead the Hardchorus

    May 27, 2010

    Here is the Hardchorus leader board as it currently stands: The Germans have surpassed the French and lead with 8,785 votes! 

  • Les Unknown Nicknames of Les Lions Indomptables

    Les Unknown Nicknames of Les Lions Indomptables

    May 27, 2010

    We all know that Cameroon is commonly referred to as les Lions Indomptables (the Indomitable Lions). Whether a reference to their proud country's history, the bold attitude of the people or simply the great relationship between the players, is still unidentified.

  • John Super Mario Mensah Cart

    May 27, 2010

    After spending some time with the Ghanaian team two things become obvious.

    But before we announce the results of this grueling battle, a test of skills and mind, it's important to remember that winning isn't everything.

  • Night of Epic Proportions

    Night of Epic Proportions

    May 27, 2010

    We flew with a small delegation from the Lions to Paris today on a private jet. It was nice to travel with the guys as people, not "just" football players. The plane ride was fun; we have never seen grown men eat so much chocolate! We have a feeling the flight attendant was expecting that, as she was very well prepared.

  • The Black Stars Show Us How to Sing

    The Black Stars Show Us How to Sing

    May 26, 2010

    The last two days have been a bit cold, but they say that the weather in South Africa is going to be quite similar to this. After all, it's winter there and by cold we're still talking about 20-ish degrees Celsius.

    Sulley Muntari arrived worthy of a newly crowned Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League Champion in his dark sports car at the training ground.

  • Les Éléphants: Congrats, Autographs, Jokesters and More Cowbells

    Les Éléphants: Congrats, Autographs, Jokesters and More Cowbells

    May 25, 2010

    During lunch with Les Éléphants the whole team celebrated Seydou Doumbia who won Player Of The Year Award in the Swiss Championship and the applause might still echo across the Alps.

    A nice little rest and delicious lunch later the team gathered in the lobby to take the bus to training. And that's where this curious little man showed up. His name is Stefan Von Gunther, a 43-year old German and he's an autograph collector with over 16,000 signatures under his belt.

  • Black Stars Amp it Up

    Black Stars Amp it Up

    May 25, 2010

    Morning training in the blistering sun and despite the early hour, PUMAFootball only spotted smiles. However, smiles that are more and more alert.

  • Les Lions Indomptables Are In Good, Very Good Hands

    Les Lions Indomptables Are In Good, Very Good Hands

    May 25, 2010

    Today the always-confident Alex Song greeted us with warm air-hugs for the morning training.

    Then the coaches and their teams took over. Training is serious and it was quite moving to see the relationship between the coaches, physical therapist, support staff and players. It was very evident that everyone is in it with everything they have. On the sidelines, the medics stood in a line, closely studying every movement, every play - paying attention to the actions and reactions, observing each move and drill. Tecky Daniel, Cameroon's physical therapist tells us how their main task isn't taking care of injuries, it's preventing them and ensuring the players are in perfect physical condition.

  • Les Éléphants Of Music

    Les Éléphants Of Music

    May 25, 2010

    Traveling with the Ivory Coast team is a surreal experience as it's almost as though a magical atmosphere surrounds them.