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Posted January 26th, 2015 at 1:19 pm (UTC-4)
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Manchester City’s new signing Wilfried Bony pulled an amazing bit of skill over the weekend at AFCON 2015.

The move, called an “elastico” because it involves a quick snappy change of direction, was popularized by Brazilian legend Ronaldinho during his mesmerizing career.

To add insult to injury, Bony’s “elastico” nutmegged Malian defender Molla Wagué, the latter scrambling to cover the ball to safety as it went in between his legs.

No one will know why Wagué impeding Bony’s run wasn’t called a penalty, but we sense that the referee must have thought Bony’s skill was punishment enough.

To be fair to Wagué, he isn’t the first defender to fall victim to Bony’s bag of tricks.

Teff Teff
Raised in Ethiopia, Teff Teff has played the game for as long as he remembers. He is a huge Manchester United supporter who tries to emulate his heroes the best way he can, on FIFA or at the local park. He is a multimedia producer for the Africa Division at VOA, where he spreads the football gospel to anyone who listens.

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