Friday, July 11th, 2014
Did Cameroon’s police really quiz national soccer team captain Samuel Eto’o and seize his passport in connection with a government investigation into the terrible performance of the Indomitable Lions at the World Cup? After brouhaha of claims and denials in recent days, the answer seems to be another question: who knows? But Far less ambiguous
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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, December 28th, 2012
Next year we hope Nigerian super-pastor T.B. Joshua will let us know what 2013’s top 10 sporting moments will be well ahead of time (we’ll be starting our dedicated sports page “Football is a Country” in the...
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
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 group stages. Knockout football puts the big...
Friday, March 2nd, 2012
When the good Lord handed down the Decalogue to Moses atop Mount Sinai, he limited himself to just the ten commandments. The new boss of Cameroon’s national football team, Rigobert Song, is obviously more demanding.