raw talent in soccer, is unarguably a common natural resource littered around every nook in Africa. Then I start to wonder… If such good football is played in Africa, why’s the dream of the average African footballer focused solely on crossing the Mediterranean? Hold that thought for a second, I think i get it! Mainstream Europe is the hub of soccer, so it isn’t criminal for African players to nurse a little ambition of plying their trade there. But what I really can’t understand, is why I look through a…Read More
Racism in football may tarry a few more years, so let’s not kid ourselves we can do much right now to arrest it. Deep questions like “Why are there a few black club managers?” and “Why do we have a scanty number of black/African goalkeepers thriving in Europe?” are often asked, but I’m really not privileged with answers. Racism travels far across Europe. Countries like Italy, Spain and a few others within South America have been major culprits.Read More
Premier League giants Manchester City were indebted to a late super-sub cameo from Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho for ensuring their 100% start to the season was maintained at Selhurst Park against a resolute Crystal Palace in the latest round of Premier League fixtures. Having failed to break through a stubborn Palace defence, it was the teenage substitute who latched onto a blocked Samir Nasri to poke home the winning goal in the 90th minute, scoring with his first touch of the game and announcing himself on the Premier League stage in dramatic fashion.Read More
Despite reaching the final of the 2015 Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana midfielder Christian Atsu is not a celebrating mood.
Atsu was named Orange Man of the Match as the Black Stars eased past hosts Equatorial Guinea in their semi-final meeting on Thursday night in Malabo to set up a final clash with old foes, Cote d’Ivoire.Read More
BLANTYRE (EltasZone) – – Lack of adequate funding and time has forced the Flames not to have a tune-up match ahead of their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying match against Mali, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has disclosed.
Malawi start their qualifier campaign on September 6 away to Mali and face Ethiopia a week later at Kamuzu stadium. This means Flames will not also have time to arrange any friendly matches before the Ethiopia game.Read More