The preliminary squads for the World Cup came out this week, and looking over the list of players for each team, I couldn’t help but smile at some of the names on offer.
There are some vaguely naughty ones for those of us who have the minds of 13-year-olds...
Waldo Ponce (Chile)
Rod Fanni (France)
Gaetan Bong (Cameroon)
Eric Choupo-Mating (Cameroon)
Hans-Jorg Butt (Germany)
And as always there are those African players whose parents named them after various adjectives they found appealing…
Brown Ideye (Nigeria)
Innocent Mdledle (South Africa)
Surprise Moriri (South Africa)
As always, there are those names that just seem really cool to try rolling off your tongue…
Faouzi Chaouchi (Algeria)
Lounes Gaouaoui (Algeria)
Ayodele Adeleye (Nigeria)
Ikechukwu Uche (Nigeria)
Siphiwe Tshabalala (South Africa)
But my favourite, for reasons I can't quite explain, is...
Georgie Welcome (Honduras)
Looking forward to it!