4 minutes read February 2, 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….. Read More 6 minutes read February 1, 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….. Read More 5 minutes read January 19, 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Preview: Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks ready to make a big splash By Amílcar Tavares* Almost one fifth of Cape Verde’s population would fit in the stands of The Calabash, the 95,000-capacity stadium where the Blue Sharks will today play their first ever….. Read More 4 minutes read January 18, 2013 African Cup of Nations Preview: South Africa has to make it out of the group stage For some odd reason the suits in the South African Football Association chose to put these nine words together when they drafted a mandate for coach Gordon Igesund when he….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read June 16, 2010 Vuvuzela Bafana Courtesy of Ghetto Bassquake (whose World Cup Rivalry series I highly recommend), and just in time for Bafana Bafana’s imminent kickoff against Uruguay, we bring you DJ Sbu’s “Vuvuzela Bafana,”….. Read More 3 minutes read June 8, 2010 On Safari By the time you read this I’ll be on my way to Cape Town, via Amsterdam. I am looking forward to the World Cup as a fan. I’ve grown very….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.