19 minutes read July 4, 2013 After the World Cup is gone Do we need a book on the 2010 World Cup already? That’s the first question I asked Peter Alegi and Chris Bolsmann, editors of the brand new volume, Africa’s World Cup (University….. Read More 5 minutes read January 16, 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….. Read More 1 minute read March 11, 2011 'Africa's First World Cup' Revisited We’re allowed to talk about the 2010 World Cup until 2014. Later today our man, historian of African soccer, Peter Alegi, will deliver the keynote address at the 7th Sports….. Read More 1 minute read December 2, 2010 Own Goal By Peter Alegi In a few hours WikiLeaks will release thousands of secret FIFA documents detailing World Cup match fixing and widespread corruption within football’s governing body. Never before have….. Read More 1 minute read October 18, 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….. Read More 1 minute read April 26, 2010 The final countdown With less than 50 days to go before the start of the 2010 World Cup, Kenya-based journalist and author Steve Bloomfield has done a decent piece for Britian’s “The Independent”….. Read More 2 minutes read September 11, 2009 My love affair with football I contributed a chapter to a new book, “South Africa and the Global Game: Football, Apartheid and Beyond” edited by football historians Peter Alegi and Chris Bolsmann. (It will also….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.