‘The keeper took part in the post-screening Q&A along with Billy Dosanjh, the film’s director, Yaw Basoah, the producer, and football journalist Filippo Ricci.
The second day of the Thinking Football film festival saw another double session at Bilbao’s Sala BBK. The main event was the screening of DAZN-produced documentary ‘Green Lions’.
The film retraces Cameroon’s achievements at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, where they reached the quarter-finals and defeated Maradona’s Argentina in the opening match. Among the heroes of that team were unforgettable figures such as Roger Milla and Thomas N’Kono, our star guest for the second day of Thinking Football. The former Espanyol shotstopper recalled the main moments of that World Cup, from the opening surprise to losing against England in extra-time in the quarter-finals. “We were pioneers of African football and our job was to make people happy,’ said N’Kono, recalling what their success at Italia 90 meant for Africa and the world.
The film perfectly shows the passionate support Cameroon inspired among neutral, while the backing they received in their country was truly spectacular.
The keeper took part in the post-screening Q&A along with Billy Dosanjh, the film’s director, Yaw Basoah, the producer, and football journalist Filippo Ricci. Many familiar faces were present, with Jose Angel Iribar, Mikel Vesga, Gorka Iraizoz and Carlos Meléndez coming to watch the film.