Senegal would love to go one better

Senegal would love to go one better

It is often said that the lowest step on the podium is the worst place to finish of all. Not so, however, for the Senegal players who came in fourth at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, their run to the semi-finals in New Zealand having thrilled an entire nation back home. Never before had any Senegal team ventured so far in a FIFA tournament.

China a new Bassogog challenge

China a new Bassogog challenge

Two years ago Christian Bassogog was earning £25 a week with Rainbow FC in the Cameroonian second division. Today he is an Africa Cup of Nations champion with Cameroon and, having been named as the best player at the recent tournament in Gabon, his weekly wage has rocketed to £60,000 after tax.

Juventus back at the top table

Juventus back at the top table

After years of watching teams from other countries battle through the closing stages of the Champions League, Serie A can once again claim a place at Europe's top table thanks to Juventus.  

New Drogba chapter as player and owne

New Drogba chapter as player and owne

Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has joined United Soccer League side Phoenix Rising as a player and co-owner.

Amrabat eyes Russian dream

Amrabat eyes Russian dream

Aged just 13, Nordin Amrabat received news that would change his life forever. Ajax were letting him go. Due, in part, to missing a chunk of playing time as a result of contracting Osgood-Schlatter Disease in his knees, the youngster was seemingly on the footballing scrapheap before his career had begun.

Teranga Lions roaring again

Teranga Lions roaring again

When the referee brought an end to Senegal's group stage meeting with Algeria at the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, one set of fans had seen enough.

Kenya's slumdog footballers play for pennies and pride

Kenya's slumdog footballers play for pennies and pride

Henry Eshiboko considers himself privileged. The 20-year-old lives with his wife and child in a single, windowless, nine square metre room.

Niasse silences doubters

Niasse silences doubters

‘Oumar Niasse only got a game with Everton’s kids and wasn’t allowed a locker by Ronald Koeman… so, why do Hull think he can help keep them up?’ was the sniffy MailOnline headline after Marco Silva had made Oumar Niasse one of his eight January signings.

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