AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Jay Jay Okocha

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Stephen Keshi is Pure Gold

Post by Akin Adesokan Whether or not the Super Eagles win the finals of Afcon 2013, there is a point that followers of Nigerian football everywhere should note—that Stephen Keshi’s ideas represent the best, indeed the future, of the sport that unifies the country even as it inevitably divides it. In fact, I would go

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...

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

A Very Short History of the Africa Cup of Nations

The big kick-off is nearly upon us. Just 11 months after that extraordinary Zambian triumph in Libreville, starting Saturday we have another month of football ahead as Africa’s top teams (and South Africa, there as hosts) fight...

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Film Africa (1): ‘The Beautiful Game’

This documentary film about football in Africa is actually not that terrible once you get past the empty platitudes by celebrities at the start, saying little substantive about African football. Whether former professional footballers–like Anthony Baffoe, Roger Milla...

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

The 10 best goals scored by African players in the Premier League

Ever since Rupert Murdoch invented football in 1992 (see Fivers passim), African players from all over the continent have lit up the English Premier League and helped turn the competition into a continent-wide obsession. (Just last week,...

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

AFRICA’S WORLD CUP?

Tomorrow is the draw for the 2010 World Cup in Cape Town. Apparently Charlize Theron, the South African actress with the fake American accent will also be there. Can anyone explain that to me?