10 minutes read October 9, 2015 When Pelé played in Nigeria during its civil war (did he really bring a ceasefire?) “The official season actually starts with the famous (and still mysterious) tour of Africa. A tour so full of stories that there is no clear boundary between legend and fact.”….. Read More 16 minutes read July 12, 2015 The story of Lagos’ ill-fated 1976 Professional Tennis Tournament It was Monday, February 16, 1976, a sunny day in Lagos, just before noon. The Lagos Lawn Tennis Club terraces were filled with middle class Nigerians and foreign expatriates. Arthur….. Read More 4 minutes read July 8, 2015 Flying to Frankfurt with a Super Eagle I arrived at Murtala Muhammed airport after my last trip to Lagos dressed for the heat in drop crotch pants and a loose tank, both in varying shades of mottled….. Read More 8 minutes read June 25, 2015 Issa Hayatou: Most Valuable Player? Every so often efforts are made to justify the world’s obsession with football by casting it as an engine for social development. Football is touted as having the potential to….. Read More 5 minutes read June 10, 2015 Why would you only watch Canada at Canada’s World Cup? In some ways all women are the same. We bleed every moon until you hit a certain age and then we all get hot flashes. We like sex even though….. Read More 2 minutes read June 6, 2015 The African Champions League Final in Berlin If the New York Times can try to make today’s UEFA Champions League Final all about America on the spurious basis that Gigi Buffon might end up coaching the US team….. Read More 8 minutes read June 6, 2015 Are corrupt Africans really ruining FIFA? We all know, thanks to the English FA chairman Greg Dyke and many other bigoted media commentators, that corruption at FIFA is caused by small African nations where greed is….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.