Tag - Mo Salah

The disrespect of Africa by Europe is astounding!

Africa my beginning They came from the West Sailing to the East With hatred and disease flowing From their flesh And a burden to harden our lives They claimed to be friends When they found us friendly? They fought for the reign Exploiters of Africa Africa my beginning Africa my ending I was reminded of Ingoapele Madingoane’s epic and deeply stirring poem this week, when...

FIFA unfair play according to European clubs

A showdown is looming between the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and both UEFA over the refusal of the European organization to release African players for national duty in defiance of FIFA despite the fact that this weekend’s upcoming fixtures are sanctioned by the world controlling body. The long road to Qatar, postponed last year...

Let the 2019 AFCON games in Egypt begin!

The 2019 African Nations Cup will hopefully get underway in the city that gave the world the majestic Pyramids of Giza when the hosts Egypt open the jamboree against the Warriors of Zimbabwe in Cairo tonight. Zimbabwe had on Thursday refused to honor a final training session to fine tune their preparations, allegedly because they...

Odds stacked against Swazis in land of Pharaohs

You would probably be forgiven for thinking that Swaziland is shivering in their boots as they prepare for their Group J African Nations Cup qualifying fixture against Egypt at the Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo on Friday. The last time eSwatini, then known as Swaziland, visited Egypt, they were hammered 10-0 and mind you, it was...

FIFA World Cup – Let us dream on Africa!

Let’s admit it, we are quite frankly, miles behind the rest of the world when it comes to development, technical ability, tactical discipline and awareness as well as physical prowess and if you still dream that Africa will win the World Cup in our lifetime, then dream on. I humbly accept and respect Edson Arantes...

Meet the Nelson Mandela of African football

In a glittering career that spanned almost three decades, Joseph Antoine-Bell earned the respect of his peers across the globe as one of the finest shot-stoppers during his time largely due to his safe keeping and the agility to spin acrobatically into the air and bring off a save many considered almost impossible, in...