George Weah and the Rise of Football LabourBlogs

George Weah and the Rise of Football Labour

From Muscular Christianity to Presidency The election of George Weah as Liberia’s President marks not just the fulfilment of Weah’s…

Africa at the FIFA World Cup – The Eagles landBlogs

Africa at the FIFA World Cup – The Eagles land

The second part of the 3 part series, first part is here By the 1994 tournament in the USA, Africa…

1983 FA Cup final video, BBC World Service and Man UnitedBlogs

1983 FA Cup final video, BBC World Service and Man United

Growing up in Nigeria you could not but follow English football. We watched ‘Road To Wembley’ regularly. To the best…

Africa at the FIFA World Cup – history and analysisBlogs

Africa at the FIFA World Cup – history and analysis

Part 1 of a 3-part special on Africa’s participation at the FIFA World Cup. The first African team to play…

The Problem with The African Footballer of the Year AwardBlogs

The Problem with The African Footballer of the Year Award

The annual African Footballer of the Year award is the most prestigious individual silverware that an African footballer can win…

La Liga El Clasico: Sergio Busquets’ mastery of MadridBlogs

La Liga El Clasico: Sergio Busquets’ mastery of Madrid

I have to admit I was one of those who felt miffed when Pep Guardiola preferred Sergio Busquets over Yaya…

El Clasico Countdown: A Barcelona fan previewBlogs

El Clasico Countdown: A Barcelona fan preview

The stage is set at the Santiago Bernabeu for EL Clasico as the two powerhouses in La Liga square up…

Remunerating the Walking Wounded: How injured PL players are paidBlogs

Remunerating the Walking Wounded: How injured PL players are paid

What is it about Arsenal and crocked midfielders?  Santi Cazorla is going to be out till at least the end…

The NFF and their historical disregard for record keepingBlogs

The NFF and their historical disregard for record keeping

The decision by FIFA to fine the NFF and strip the Nigerian national team of a point earned in a…

One Bad Decision Costs Liverpool DearlyBlogs

One Bad Decision Costs Liverpool Dearly

One bad decision cost Liverpool two crucial points at Anfield on Sunday as Wayne Rooney’s late penalty cancelled out Mo…