Tag: africa

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…

The misrepresentation of Zaire

MWEPU ILUNGA, with an iconic and unexpected break from the Zaire defensive wall, blasted the ball as high up the Parkstadion pitch as he possibly could. A startled Rivellino had to take…

Amr Zaki: the man who disappeared as quickly as he arrived

ON 12 DECEMBER 2017, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah was sitting top of the Premier League goalscoring charts, the Egyptian having netted an impressive 13 times since his summer move from Roma. On the…

The day a miracle saved Victor Obinna’s life

KNOWN FOR HIS STRING OF ACROBATIC SOMERSAULTS, often resembling Faustino Aspilla’s, Victor Obinna found himself one day doing a different type of somersault – one which scarily involved him, his car, and…