Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon) and Asamoah Gyan (Ghana) made this year’s shortlist for FIFA’s Ballon d’Or Award. Of course Gyan won’t win the prize. Eto’o has a better chance as he won the Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble last season as part of an incredible Inter Milan team.
Ndeye Debo Seck has lost interest in local club football in Senegal. It has a lot to do with how the local game is administered.
Where do these debates about the place of coloureds and Indians in South Africa come from?
A Kenyan football fan reflects on a lifetime of World Cup finals.
For true independence for France’s former colonies in Africa, it is imperative that the current CFA franc monetary system end.
The reason why African teams struggle in the World Cup has everything to do with colonialism.
Until African officials stop lining their pockets and instead identify and develop the best young talent the continent has, an African nation winning the World Cup will remain elusive.
The Senegalese football jersey is a powerful symbol of nationhood and independence.
Football in Senegal is magic. That the team has qualified for their second World Cup, heightens the joy.
How do you tell a different story of Indians in South Africa, one that shatters long-held and reproduced stereotypes?
Tunisia played England in France ’98. English hooligans attacked Tunisians in the streets of Marseille. Algerians came to Tunisians’ rescue.
A remembrance for Father’s Day.
One Ghanaian football fan wrestles with which teams to support in this year’s World Cup after the Black Stars failed to qualify.
A Canadian immigrant father’s Egyptian football nationalism, and reflections on World Cup fever from Cairo.
Reliving the epic quarterfinal match between France and Brazil at Mexico ’86.
We are exploring the culture and history of the World Cup for the next month while the tournament goes on.
It is worth revisiting the context for the mass killings, how historians have studied it since and casting a revisionist eye.
What will the renewed land debate in South Africa mean for the border woes of neighbors such as Lesotho?
Paul Biya’s inability to address the crisis in the country’s Anglophone region is pushing the nation to the brink.
South Africa’s national rugby team, the Springboks, gets a black captain for the first time in its history–24 years after the end of Apartheid.
Has migration policy reckoned with epidemics like Ebola?