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  • Super Eagles Looking to Soar Again under Finidi George

    Last month brought with it the news that former Super Eagles winger Finidi George had been given the reins of the National team for the foreseeable future. The former Ajax, Real Betis, and Ipswich Town star replaces Jose Peseiro after a positive outing at the just concluded AFCON and has been tasked with turning around…

  • The Nordsjælland Files: Denmark, Right to Dream, and Africa’s Footballing Potential

    The continent of Africa has long been a source of wealth, power, prestige, and above all, potential. When it comes to football, that reality remains the same.   Many forget the influence of political and social entities that the likes of Carthage, ancient Egypt, Mansa Musa’s Malian kingdom, and the Songhai Empire all possessed; all…

  • Frederick Asare: Ghana’s Modern Goalkeeping Prodigy

    Football has witnessed a transformative shift in certain positions in recent years as is evident in the ever-evolving role and responsibilities of full-backs, who are now expected to actively contribute across all phases of the game, demanding peak physical fitness at the highest level. Strikers, too, have seen a change, moving away from the archetypal…

  • TP Mazembe: Ascension and Admonitions

    The greatest upset of the last season’s CAF Champions League took place before the group stage even began. Ugandan Premier League champions, Vipers SC, snatched an unlikely victory in a penalty shootout against four-time CAF CL winners, TP Mazembe. Vipers became just the second Ugandan club to ever compete in the competition, the first since KCCA…

  • Despite Loss to Algeria, Plenty of Positives to Take for Somalia

    The road to the 2026 FIFA World Cup for African nations began this past week and the opening round of games wasn’t short of exciting fixtures. For the first time ever, all 54 countries in Africa are set to participate in enlarged groups which presents a unique opportunity for the lower-ranked nations in the continent…

  • What Is Going Wrong With Stellenbosch’s Defence?

    Founded in 2016 following the relocation of Vasco da Gama F.C. to Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch FC were crowned champions of the National First Division on the final day of the 2018/19 season following a 0-0 draw with Maccabi FC, claiming the sole automatic promotion spot. The following season, they became the first team from Stellenbosch to…

  • How the Bafana Bafana Bounced Back From Their Lows

    Africa’s main football powerhouses consist of Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, and Ghana. You could make the case for Burkina Faso, as they rank above Ghana and recently earned third place in the 2021 AFCON. You could reasonably point out the DR Congo as a contender, based on its talent…

  • The Proud History of Kabylia

    If you look past the glamorous cities of Algiers and Constantine in the proud nation of Algeria, you will find Kabylia, a cultural region at the edge of the Mediterranean. It has a proud history dating back to the fourth century of resisting. Kabylia resisted Arab conquests of the Amazigh in the seventh century, rebelled…