Are the new International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF’s) “Female Classification” regulations targeting Africans specifically? asks Enock Muchinjo
It is Africa’s time. This sentimental phrase has been used to ignite and celebrate the continent’s greatest sporting moments, and we are hoping to invoke it in Africa’s bid to host the World Athletics Championships in 2025.
Few footballers in history have had the rare privilege of playing for two different national teams. Wilfried Zaha is one of the rare cases after he made the move from donning the colours of England’s Three Lions to Ivory Coast’s Elephants.
Since the launch of this column last October, we’ve been to almost every region on the continent. This week we are in East Africa for the first time, where we feature a rare football talent from Kenya.
Nigerian footballer Victor Moses has been one of the most consistent players in the English Premier League this season. His rising profile is a remarkable turn of events from his childhood, where he suffered the worst imaginable misfortune for a young person.
Striker Knowledge Musona has been the man Zimbabwe national team looks up to since football legend Peter Ndlovu faded away. Enock Muchinjo profiles the KV Oostende man and the strange journey he has taken to get to the top.
Mohamed Elneny is the first Egyptian to play for Arsenal. Enock Muchinjo charts his chance trajectory to London.
The story of former British heavyweight titleholder Dereck Chisora’s birth in Mbare, Harare’s oldest black township, is well known. Little has been said about his upbringing in an inter-racial family until his departure for the UK at the age of 16. His uncle, Paul de Souza, a former Zimbabwe national judoka, sat down with Enock Muchinjo to talk about the boxer’s troubled childhood, family and race in Rhodesia.
Sadio Mane is the most expensive African footballer in history. Thankfully, Mane is not one of the big stars from Francophone West Africa who have opted to play for their adopted European countries, mostly France. But in a few months’ time, Mane might be caught up in a familiar row that has often stalked top European-based African footballers, the club versus country debate.