Tag: africa

Introducing: Ajax

Welcome to issue two of the club magazine series by These Football Times. This is 140 pages of original photos, art and words dedicated to AFC Ajax

The voodoo magic of Robert Mensah

Strikers get all the plaudits, but without those men between the sticks you simply can’t have a good team. Like firemen, they do the opposite of what many would do; they charge into…

Nii Lamptey: the next Pelé whose life descended into turmoil

The name Pelé generally conjures a sense of wonderment – images of goalscoring exploits and breathtaking skill that rival even the greats of footballing history. For Nii Odartey Lamptey, it conjures an aching…

Tunisia: a team desperate for a nation’s affection

Ché Guevara stares down at you. Eyes stencilled in charcoal, hair dripping wet paint, his lips part to reveal a speech-bubble. “We come from Bab Jedid, the Kasbah and Sangherine,” the message…

How heroism and heartache shaped Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan

Ghana has come to the end of its own golden era in football. Over the past two decades, they’ve boasted world-class players and been guided by well-known managers, and Asamoah Gyan represents…