Eto’o with Anzhi Makhachkala in a Russian Cup game against FC Dynamo Moscow, September 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0. The Cameroonian great, Samuel Eto’o, has “put an end” to his illustrious career spanning 22 years in 13 clubs across six countries – winning four African player-of-the-year awards andRead More →

Screenshot of “Jumbo the Nuts Man,” who is used to selling his fresh and roasted peanuts at sporting events like West Indies cricket. Image is taken from a YouTube video entitled, “Support for JUMBO de Nuts Man”, uploaded by Brian Bartholomew. The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a short-form regionalRead More →

Francis Ngannou, a heavyweight championship fighter from Cameroon, heads to the big screen. The photo was taken in 2017 by X2o via Wikimedia Commons CC BY 4.0. As a sand quarry worker 20 years ago in his native Batié, in western Cameroon, Francis Ngannou did not know he would oneRead More →

YouTube screengrab of Bruno Fernando, A Bola TV/Youtube The 21-year-old Angolan basketball player Bruno Fernando became the first of his country to join an NBA team, USA’s professional basketball league. On the morning of 20 June, the player was chosen for position 34 in the Philadelphia 76ers through the player selectionRead More →

Maracanã stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, shortly before the Peru versus Bolivia match. Photo by Tânia Rêgo/Agência Brasil, reproduction allowed with attribution. While some of the world’s best football players are on the field, TV cameras show thousands of empty seats in the Brazilian stadiums hosting this year’s Copa America,Read More →

Screenshot from “Playing Against Patriarchy: Muslim Girls own the ‘Male Space’ by Playing Football” video. This post was written by Grace Jolliffe and originally appeared on Video Volunteers, an award-winning international community media organisation based in India. A slightly edited version is published below as part of a content-sharing agreement.Read More →