22 minutes read April 15, 2015 If Maradona is football’s god, then Eduardo Galeano wrote the beautiful game’s holy book If Maradona is football’s god, then Eduardo Galeano wrote football’s holy book. The Uruguyan (who also had good politics: “I don’t believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so….. Read More 4 minutes read February 12, 2015 What Egypt’s latest football tragedy says about social divisions in the country On Sunday while I sat sipping tea at a French chain café somewhere on the outskirts of Cairo, dozens of football fans were killed at a stadium less than a….. Read More 5 minutes read February 9, 2015 Here are our Africa Cup of Nations 2015 Awards That was AFCON 2015. It was like 1992 all over again. The Ivorians are African champions after a nerve-shredding penalty shoot-out, and a Black Stars side led by an outstanding Number 10….. Read More 4 minutes read January 29, 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Memories: Cameroon’s shootout victory over Nigeria, enjoyed on VHS two days after the match My favourite AFCON memory harks back to the year 2000 when Ghana and Nigeria co-hosted. To say it was a challenge to watch this competition is an understatement! This marked….. Read More 4 minutes read January 27, 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Memories: When Sudan scored their first AFCON goal in 32 years Sudan had entered AFCON 2012 with 23 home-based players, all playing in Sudan. It was the first time they had qualified since 2008, and before that it was 1976. We were….. Read More 3 minutes read January 26, 2015 Why would a Black American root for Ghana’s soccer team over USA? This post on The Outer Drive got me thinking about blackness and football, but first and foremost American blackness and football. (Not to say that nations and borders can confine….. Read More 4 minutes read January 18, 2015 Why was one of Africa’s greatest athletes forced to strip naked? Genoveva Añonma, Captain of Equatorial Guinea’s National Women’s Team is a powerhouse on the pitch. Currently playing for FFC Turbine Potsdam in the Bundesliga (for whom she has scored 51….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.