The gods of African football – Do they listen to prayers?

The stadium is packed. Tension grips the air. The atmosphere tingles with excitement. The camera turns to one side of the arena and there is a huge man with a protruding belly fully dressed in African regalia. Both hands are aloft with live fowls. He looks to be in a trance as he paces back and forth, left and right and keeps chanting silently, words no one can understand. Continue reading ‘The gods of African football – Do they listen to prayers?’

Wangari Maathai: Top Five quotes to remember of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner

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One of Africa’s illustrious daughters – Wangari Maathai – bid farewell to the mortal world on September 25 after battling with cancer. The Kenyan environmentalist was the first African woman to win the coveted Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. Sometimes described as the “Tree Lady,” the 71-year-old was at the forefront in empowering rural women through her Green Belt Movement to plant trees to save the planet. Continue reading ‘Wangari Maathai: Top Five quotes to remember of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner’

Hassan Shehata – The ups & downs of his tremendous reign with the Pharaohs

It is often said that a performer should bow out when the applause is loudest. But that was not the case for the former Egyptian coach, Hassan Shehata. Continue reading ‘Hassan Shehata – The ups & downs of his tremendous reign with the Pharaohs’

GHANA: I hate football – Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

One of the most decorated investigative journalists in Africa, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, looks very athletic, but apparently what he hates is the most followed game on earth, football. The Ghanaian, who operates incognito, at least for the past 11 years, opened his doors to Goal.com to share with the public why he sees the beautiful game as ugly. Continue reading ‘GHANA: I hate football – Anas Aremeyaw Anas’

Andre Ayew: Europe’s Hottest Football Prospect


Name: Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew
Date of Birth: December 17th, 1989
Nationality: Ghanaian
Position: Midfielder/Winger
Club: Olympique Marseille
Continue reading ‘Andre Ayew: Europe’s Hottest Football Prospect’

Africa’s ‘Thank You’ Gift to Sepp Blatter

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has directed its 53-member associations to throw their weight behind incumbent Fifa president Joseph Blatter for re-election on 1 June. CAF executive committee members came to their consensus on the issue at a recent meeting in Cairo, Egypt.

FOOTBALL: From Ghana’s dusty parks to Europe’s sublime football pitches

Aspiring to be a goalkeeper in Europe is young Michael Acquah Photo: Kent Mensah

The deafening sound of children shouting fills the air. Sounds like a heated bout of fisticuffs. Thumping bare feet vibrate on the arid ground. Dust billows into the hot skies. Fear of an area gangs’ brawl intensifies as one draws closer. The sight of a round but soft leather object bouncing and rolling across the street into a choked gutter deflates the heightened fear. Continue reading ‘FOOTBALL: From Ghana’s dusty parks to Europe’s sublime football pitches’


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