The World Championship Football is played out on fields in Russia. One of the participants is the Green Eagles team. The national squad from Nigeria. Nigerian football has seen many famous names, some of the players have played and play for major teams in Europa (and other continents) where they have gained glory. Think of … Continue reading The history of football in Nigeria
This is a selection of some of the very good books on sports, that have been published in South Africa. Dominant in the list are sports like rugby and cricket. Nothing on speedskating though!
Kenyan sports is dominated by long-distance runners (and a little problem with drugs and attitude of officials). Soccer is played in Kenya as well, but on the world scene this sport is not as important as athletics. Joe Kadenge was an important soccer player and a book has been written about his life and career. … Continue reading legend kadenge launches biography
President Nelson Mandela donned a shirt of the Springboks, the story ended up in a book and was turned into a movie with Morgan Freeman. It was a very good publicity-move, for rugby is very, very important in South Africa. And why not use it for your own political aims? In 1974 the political aims … Continue reading when the lions came to town
Wembley is de naam van het prachtige voetbalstadion in London. Wembley is ook de naam van een jonge voetballer uit West Afrika die in Nederland probeert aan de bak te komen en hoopt op eeuwige roem bij Ajax. Zo wanhopig kunnen mensen blijkbaar zijn. In Amsterdam wordt hij speler van Rap, wordt topscorer, maar het … Continue reading WEMBLEY
Nelson Mandela was able to make contact with people, where others failed. At the center of this book is rugby, 1995 and the World Championships in South Africa. Rugby is the sport of the whites and especially the Afrikaner. This book describes the way in which Mandela managed to let other groups in the country … Continue reading PLAYING THE ENEMY