Williams, the only black South African player in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, was a complex figure in complex times. He deserves to be remembered as such.
Football and neoliberal repression go together in Egypt.
The Rugby Championship, the World Cup, and Springbok politics in South Africa.
The midfielder Augustine "Jay Jay" Okocha is arguably one of Nigeria's best men's football players ever. It is his birthday today, August 14th.
Ultras or extreme fans of football clubs in Morocco use their collective identity to push for social and political demands.
Why do football matches between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates matter more than any other sporting event in South Africa. Even more than when the rugby Springboks play.
How AFCON 2019 showed up Arab-African identity and cultural politics between North Africa and countries south of the Sahara.
Algeria reached the African Cup final for the first time in 29 years after defeating Nigeria. It can't be divorced from politics back home.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and football’s peculiar hold on national identity.
Egypt got knocked out in the Round of 16, but the hosts have been hamstrung by multiple events, including the military's control, besides its poor performance in the tournament.
Queer identities, widely accepted on the pitch in women's football, may be the way to challenge gender norms in some societies.
The last time Ghana's men's national football team won a tournament was thirty-seven years ago. The team is beginning to feel like yet another failing state institution.
The story of Surya Bonaly, and her unwillingness to yield to racist demands and expectations in the sport of figure skating.
What a documentary film on running can tell us about Ethiopia's development trajectory.
The international body governing track and field announced that the longest distance race to be held will be the 3000 meters. We know who will benefit least from this change.
Who gets to host future editions of the men's soccer World Cup is not just big business, but also a bargaining chip in international relations.
The Arsenal 'Visit Rwanda' sponsorship deal is government image management 101.
Star players in Cameroon's national soccer team have always doubled as PR pawns for the protracted rule of Paul Biya, the country's aging and hard-line head of state.
It is unusual that rugby in South Africa is understood to be a white sport, as contemporary statistics reveal that a great many more black people than white people play rugby in the county.
When former Springbok Ashwin Willemse walked off a SuperSport TV set, he forced conversations on racism in South African rugby and its sports media.