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For The Love of Cricket By Kwame Dawes

Posted 16 January 2011 | By | Categories: sport | No Comments

Article Brief I must write about cricket. I must. “Here is how elemental it is. Still, today, I will sometimes be walking along on the road or driving somewhere, and I will be muttering under my breath the stream of consciousness monologue that I speak while batting. The entire monologue is an act of deep […]

‘Football Cannot Go Faster Than Politics’ by Sophia Azeb

Posted 04 January 2011 | By | Categories: sport | No Comments

Reading List ‘Egypt’s Aboutrika has sympathy for Gaza’ 2008, AlJazeeraEnglish, Youtube Video. <> Abou trika solidarité avec gaza 2008,  Youtube Video. <> Osman, T 2008, Egypt’s football triumph, Open Democracy, 13 February <> Stein, R L & Swedenburg, T 2005, Palestine, Israel, and the politics of popular culture, Duke University Press Sorek, T 2007, Arab […]

The power of Knowledge

Posted 21 December 2010 | By | Categories: sport | No Comments

By 2010 young Zimbabwean striker Knowledge Musona had reached the grand stage, a platform far removed from his days at non-professional Norton club sides, Manyame and Haka United, teams in the lower rungs of Zimbabwe’s football leagues, and the Black Aces football academy. In fact Musona has the distinction of not playing in Zimbabwe’s Premier […]

2008 Africa Cup of Nations Symposium

Posted 15 December 2010 | By | Categories: sport | 1 Comment

Cairo, Egypt: A symposium on the technical aspects of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana was held in Cairo in May to evaluate what happened. The objective of the star-filled workshop was to review the 26th Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana and also identify key challenges in the pursuit of developing African […]

Egypt’s Football Dominance

Posted 13 December 2010 | By | Categories: sport | No Comments

Before 1981 only two North African teams had ever won the African Champion’s League title – Egypt’s al-Ismaily in 1969, and Algeria’s MC Alger in 1976.  Since then, North Africa’s teams have dominated the championship, winning the title on no fewer than 22 out of the last 28 tournaments. In 2008 Egypt took the Africa […]

Didier Drogba : C’était pas gagné

Posted 11 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books, sport | No Comments

Didier Drogba‘s biography C’était pas gagné was published in early 2008. “In this autobiography Drogba reveals his journey from a painful childhood in the Parisian suburbs to the African Cup of Nations in 2008. Throughout his narrative, we discover the hidden side of both Drogba and the world he inhabits, populated by the biggest names […]


Posted 10 December 2010 | By | Categories: sport | 1 Comment

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