Tag: football

Africa: Football Versus Faith – the Ramadan Conundrum

May 5, 2021
The holy month is challenging for Muslim footballers and their clubs. How does one honour one’s religion by fasting yet remain in top condition? With some compromises, that’s how. When Senegalese striker Demba Ba got off to a slow start with Newcastle United after joining them in July 2011, his coach, Alan Pardew, blamed it

Africa: Dr Motsepe Vows to Change Face of African Football

March 12, 2021
The South African who was ushered in as the new continental boss, said Africa spends a lot of money on European football and very little on their own. This has to change, he emphasised in his maiden speech in Rabat, Morocco on Friday, 12 March 2021 where he was ushered in as new CAF boss.

South Africa: Sad Year for Football

December 20, 2020
The following are some of the leading individuals who passed away – football people and those closely related and friends of the game: – Xolani BISHOTI Former Interim President and founder member of Buffalo City Region, Former Buffalo City FC and Aces United FC (also chairman) defender – Amr FAHMY Former CAF General Secretary –

‘SNL’ fans fuming over delay due to college football

November 8, 2020
Fans eager to see “Saturday Night Live’s” take on Joe Biden’s election victory were crawling up the walls when the sketch show took a backseat to the Clemson vs Notre Dame college football game. Viewers took to social media to vent their anger over having to watch the game drag into double-overtime as NBC delayed

Is It Unethical to Watch Football With Your Kids?

January 25, 2020
As another super bowl approaches, I keep thinking about a clear September afternoon at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants, and wondering if I’m a crappy dad. For the second straight year, I was lucky enough to take my 13-year-old son Will to a Giants game. We started the day running routes around…