Can China’s Super League help spur its global ambitions?

Simon Chadwick, University of Salford Imported stars signed for large transfer fees and paid hugely inflated wages; high hopes of success for domestic clubs competing in international competitions; stories about massive television contracts being signed that will revolutionise the game; and concerns about the perpetually under-performing national team and where it goes next. No, it’s [...]

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Lucas Radebe: South Africa’s Living Legend

Born in Soweto and originally a goalkeeper, Radebe (pronounced Ra-de-be(r), contrary to what English commentators called him throughout his Premiership career!) has become a figurehead not just for South African football, but also for a startling array of good causes he’s lent a kick to. He even lent some inspiration to a great British rock [...]

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The 10 Best Ivorian Football Players of all Time

The Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire won the African Cup of Nations in 1992. They have many good players and this list will show the top ten Ivoirian soccer players of all time. 10. Serge-Alain Maguy Date of Birth: October 20, 1970 Serge-Alain Maguy is one of the few Ivoirians to have played in most age [...]

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The Proudest Father

Abedi Pele: I am the luckiest Father on Earth

Ghana football legend, Abedi Pele, believes he is one of the luckiest fathers on earth to have three of his children excelling in their football careers. “I’m so happy to have three kids, who are playing the game and playing at the highest level,” he told Citi FM. “I don’t like talking much about my kids, [...]

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Jay Jay Okocha excels at Delta Air Tennis Tournament

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin “Jay Jay’ Okocha is living life off the football spotlight to the full following his adventure at the ongoing Delta Air Tennis Classics holding at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. Playing against the tennis captain of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Dapo Aboaba, who incidentally is the second seed [...]

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Zambian soccer icon, Kalusha Bwalya, supports Queen Elizabeth Trust

 Zambia’s former soccer international, Kalusha Bwalya, is to officiate at a fund-raising match for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend. Government official Facebook page on Thursday announced that Bwalya, President of the Zambian Football Association, is to officiate at a soccer match featuring Botswana parliamentarians against diplomats residing in the country. The match will be [...]

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South African Legends Beat Their German Counterparts

Clive Barker heaped praise on his Squad at the end of a pulsating game in which South Africa’s 1996 Legends defeated the visiting German Legends 2-1 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday night. Admittedly some of the players could no longer tackle, run or track back like they used to during their playing days, [...]

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