Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
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 that made the list. That’s deserved. Eto’o, by the way, is also the official face of next June’s
Saturday, December 12th, 2009
David Smith, The (UK) Guardian’s South African correspondent, recently attended a match between South Africa’s two biggest clubs, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates (Nelson Mandela is a fan of the latter team; not of rugby). His verdict:...
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
Just as the football at the 2010 World Cup will be great, someone will make lots of money. It is not going to be local businesses for sure. This excellent 13 minute short documentary (“Trademark 2010″) for...
Friday, October 2nd, 2009
I know some of us play in stadiums, have replica kits and Nike football boots, but you can’t fight the romance of this video. Link.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
A friend of mine just emailed these images of the pogress at Cape Town’s World Cup 2010 venue (where one of the semi-finals will be played)
Friday, September 11th, 2009
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 come out as an issue of the...