Why African fans love European football – a Senegalese perspective

Mark Hann, University of Amsterdam Casillas throws the ball to Thuram, standing on the edge of his penalty area. The big defender passes to Zidane, who turns and dribbles past two opponents before playing a precise through-ball for Iniesta, who lays it on for Alves on the right wing. Alves curls in an accurate cross, …

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What South Africa will be sacrificing by hosting the Commonwealth Games

Peter Vale, University of Johannesburg As a sports fan, I was disappointed to find myself thinking more about economics than track-and-field events after hearing that the South African city of Durban had been named as the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. This turn towards money and its management is to be expected. After all, …

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