2 minutes read June 6, 2015 The African Champions League Final in Berlin If the New York Times can try to make today’s UEFA Champions League Final all about America on the spurious basis that Gigi Buffon might end up coaching the US team….. Read More 1 minute read July 13, 2014 Christmas Day* UPDATED: So there you have it. After 120 minutes and a great goal by Mario Goetze (whose name will now be part of German lore like Gert Muller and Andreas Brehme),….. Read More 2 minutes read July 13, 2014 Get Your Football T-Shirt On Last year, while on a visit to LA, Sean met artists Carolyn Castaño and Gary Dauphin at a friend’s house in Echo Park. Of course, conversation veered to futbol. Sean….. Read More 5 minutes read October 3, 2013 The story of Chima Okorie, the Nigerian architecture student who became the hero of Indian football He never played for the Super Eagles, but in India there’s only one Nigerian footballer everybody knows: Chima Okorie. Here are some excerpts from a new piece by Kanishk Tharoor….. Read More 5 minutes read March 17, 2013 Pope Francis is a football fan As Pope Francis supports San Lorenzo (nickname Los Santos), a team in Argentina’s Primera Division, what better way to dissect his ascension to the papacy than by way of football…… Read More 2 minutes read September 12, 2012 10 things we learned from the African Cup of Nations qualifiers 1. This high-stakes knockout format might not be so bad after all. Qualifying groups are long, turgid affairs, especially the European ones, international football’s equivalent of the snoozetastic-but-moneyspinning Champions League….. Read More 1 minute read June 30, 2010 El Negrito In Argentina, a country where class and race is not far from the surface, someone who comes from the Buenos Aires slums is known as El Negrito. As writer Colm….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.