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Friday, February 1st, 2013

Why do African countries hire non-African football coaches so much?

It seemed strange when in the run-up to Afcon 2013, Nigeria’s coach Stephen Keshi forcefully criticised African football associations for their preference for white coaches. That when Zambia, until this week the great success story of African football, had Hervé Renard to thank for masterminding their unlikely triumph last year in Libreville. Yet Keshi has

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Afcon 2013 Preview: Bamako expects experienced Mali team to go far

Guest Post by Samira Sawlani* We won’t be surprised if Malians don’t care much for football right now as conflict ravages through the country’s north and east (separatists and Islamists are occupying much of the north of...

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

African Cup of Nations Preview: Nigeria’s Super Eagles back; cautiously optimistic (for once)

Post written by Cheta Nwanze from Lagos* Nigeria has not done well on the continent for quite a while. And by well, we mean we have not won it since forever. Let’s get real, a child who...

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Our African Cup of Nations 2013 predictions

So first we gave you the back story. Now here’s our official predictions for the African Cup of Nations 2013. We’ll have more detailed team profiles by fans of each country coming up in the next few...