The exco that should never have been

 The exco that should never have been

Amid renewed allegations about the level of corruption in the bid process that awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, here is a breakdown of the Exco members who have been found guilty of wrongdoing.

Number 10 just not that important anymore

Number 10 just not that important anymore
Think of Brazil's famous No. 10 shirt and the mind conjures images of Pele, Zico or Rivaldo swaggering past transfixed defenders with a nonchalant dip of the shoulder before belting the ball past a helpless goalkeeper.

Dauda has three months to get his dream back on track

Dauda has three months to get his dream back on track
Abdul Fatau Dauda had to wait patiently for years until he was noticed.

Medjani wins fans over

Medjani wins fans over
Following an uplifting derby win against Morocco, in early April 2011, Carl Medjani stayed in Algeria, extending his sojourn to visit family. His father is from El Harrach. Once a run-down and derelict district of Algiers, El Harrach is now a chic burgeoning suburb, replete with pastry shops and Haussmann-era apartment complexes.

Algerian player hunt gleans reward

Algerian player hunt gleans reward 

In Algeria, Mohamed Raouraoua is football’s unrivalled magnifico. The Casbah-born strongman, who has long been touted Issa Hayatou’s successor as president of the Confederation of African Football, has also been credited with spurring Algeria’s recent footballing renaissance. 

Protests continue in Brazil

Protests continue in Brazil

As the World Cup creeps closer, winds of change continue to blow across Brazil.

Home-based Ghanaians likely to lose out in selection for Brazil finals

Home-based Ghanaians likely to lose out in selection for Brazil finals

Last Saturday, in South Africa, Ghana’s 32-year trophy drought was extended by a year at least. The loss came in a less fancied tournament, but the disappointment was infectiously palpable.

Local stars looking for their big break

Local stars looking for their big break

As more African players continue to find homes at top European clubs, it is becoming increasingly difficult for domestic-based players to break into their national teams.

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