Russia 2018: Africa, Do you see anything to smile about?

Russia 2018: Africa, Do you see anything to smile about?

Le jour de Gloire est arrivé! Le jour de Gloire est arrivé!  The day of glory has arrived.  20 years since their maiden appearance at the World Cup final, FRANCE were world champions again, this time in Russia and two stars would go above the cock on their crest: ⭐⭐...
World Cup 2018 – FANS SPEAK TO THE DUGOUT

World Cup 2018 – FANS SPEAK TO THE DUGOUT

From 64, we are down to 8. The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been a wonderful festival of football. Shock, drama, heartache, jubilation and a myriad of uncommon emotions that are quite difficult to put in words. One thing we all agree on is that this has been an...
The Quest for the Fifth Star

The Quest for the Fifth Star

On the 29th of June 1998, I sat pensively in our living room going through the motions of World Cup knock out football. For some reason I can’t quite put a lid on, I was so engrossed in this particular clash. For what it’s worth, I was a nervous wreck. It was in the...
The World Cup Has Finally Arrived

The World Cup Has Finally Arrived

Sometime between the fourth minute and the final whistle of Portugal vs Spain Group B opener, the FIFA 2018 World Cup truly arrived. To try and put a finger at the exact time this happened is an exercise in futility, precisely because there were so many incidents,...
World Cup 2018 Russia: Corruption, Politics, VAR…

World Cup 2018 Russia: Corruption, Politics, VAR…

The contrast between Club and International football has never been starker in the history of the beautiful game. This round of International friendlies, albeit the last one before the 2018 World Cup in Russia couldn’t come at a worse time and only serves to...