Drogba´s departure a blow for Africa

May 22, 2012

By Mark Gleeson

Celebrations down London´s King’s Road would have been matched for fervour and passion by those in Abidjan on Saturday night as Didier Drogba delivered for Chelsea.

from Photographers' Blog:

No turning back as Africa’s hour arrives

July 12, 2010

A local child carries a ball while playing soccer at a dirt field in Soweto, Johannesburg June 7, 2010. The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup kicks off on June 11.          REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

The 2010 World Cup has been a memorable and momentous occasion not only for me, but for South Africa, the African continent and the rest of the world.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Does Angola attack really endanger the World Cup or just Africa’s image?

January 11, 2010

The bloody attack on Togo's team bus in Angola is a huge tragedy for African football and like it or not, has cast a shadow over the World Cup in South Africa in five months time -- the biggest sports event ever staged on the continent.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

World Cup live blog

November 18, 2009

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