AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Moscow Hair

FIFA’s website go a bit overboard with the cheap elephant references in a profile of Cote d’Ivoire national team player Seydou Doumbia. (The Ivorian national team is known as the Elephants. Get it.) They also can’t stop themselves with how he is a “warm an likable African,” a “potent African,” etcetera. There’s also this piece of

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Monkey Business

On Sunday, October 17, 2010, history was made in the Italian serie A: a match was stopped due to fans’ racist chants. It happened at the Sant’Elia stadium in Cagliari (on the island of Sardinia). Just two...

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Represent

If the choice of which team to root for in May 22nd’s  European Champions League final was based on how many African players they fielded, then apparently you should root for Inter Milan. Milan has three players...

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

The Full-Back

I am still on my pre-World Cup binge. Brazil remains odds on favorites to win Africa’s first World Cup two months from now. BTW, it’s old news now but Brazil can also count on local support in...

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

The Special One

Cameroon’s football captain Samuel Eto’o scores for his club Internazionale Milano against Livorno in Italy’s Serie A.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

THE INDOMINABLE LION

CNN just published a list of the eleven players who dominated and defined football in the 2000s. Samuel Eto’o of Inter Milan and Cameroon and probably the best footballer out of Africa, is the only continental player...