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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

African Football Stars in America, Part One

FIFA President Sepp Blatter does not think highly of Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States. But all this has not diminished some foreign players signing for MLS clubs. Especially African players. In this first of a two part series, we explore the African athletes making an imprint on US football right now.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

What’s the matter with Morocco

As Egypt and Tunisia grab the recent headlines, Morocco has gotten little attention in Western media. We read little or see less on global TV news channels about the country, which has been one of the quietest...

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

North African teams came up short at the African Cup of Nations

Writing in The Guardian, football journalist Jonathan Wilson noted that “… for the first time since 1992, there will be no north African presence in the quarter-finals.” He speculated as to whether this pointed to a “a significant...

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Songs for the Atlas Lions of Morocco (or Afcon 2013 Playlist Playlist N°5)

Despite high hopes, Morocco’s Atlas Lions crashed out of Afcon 2013, but that didn’t prevent young Moroccans from bumpin’ and groovin’ to radio pop. First up is the internationally renowned and veteran Algerian crooner, Khaled, known for...

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Afcon 2013: Morocco prefers ‘team of quality players’ rather than ‘players of quality’

We, Moroccans, are usually optimistic and hopeful about our football team, but often, we end up by being very disappointed. Morocco boasts many fine players like Adel Taarabt (who plays for Queens Park Rangers) and Marouane Chamakh (Arsenal)....