It was a poor start for the Barbarians All-Stars in the first week of ClubFootball's final 5-a-side tournament of 2008. With two key players pulling out at the last minute and one no-show (for shame, Adam!), we were left with just four men at kickoff. Fortunately, at the last minute we were able to get Afrika 11s regular Nega to come over from the Si De Park 11s pitch and fill in at forward.
Although the odds were stacked against us, we still put together two solid performances. In both matches, we kept the score low and created quite a few opportunities on goal but simply couldn't get any breaks. In the end we lost 2-0 to France and 3-1 to Azzurri.
Week 1 Lineup: Andrey, Bujar, Dave, Keith, Nega