The rebirth of a footballing nation: how Congolese football is once again among Africa’s best

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second-largest country in Africa, and its fourth-most populated. It’s also a place as much enamoured with football as any other African nation, which, given its size, makes Congo arguably the continent’s greatest underachiever. That’s not to suggest Congolese football is unfamiliar with success, but rather that it…

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The Calcio Magazine

The greatest stories in Italian football told through the eyes of experts and world-class journalists and exclusively designed in-house by These Football Times. With only a thousand copies scheduled for release, secure your copy today by clicking the button above. Featuring: Venezia FC: a forgotten Italian relic The Camorra, calcio and Napoli The prince who became a…

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How Egypt’s Pharaohs arose from the abyss

When Egypt beat Tanzania 2-0 in June to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations, it confirmed their first appearance at the tournament after failing to qualify for the last three editions. For ordinary Egyptians, it was a welcome sight to see their team return to Africa’s premier competition. More so because Egyptian football…

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