It’s important to guard against empty gestures. Taking the knee represents a start. But on its own it won’t bring meaningful change to the lives of black people.
The prospect of the World Cup being played more frequently is gaining ground in the world’s football governing bodies.
Given the impact of African players in European football, it’s remarkable how few are able to secure jobs in football in Europe after their playing days end.
Behind the multi-racial composition of the elite European teams competing in the tournament lies a complex and painful history.
A decade ago, Zimbabwean sports administrator Chris Sambo founded Positive Women League, a thriving social football league for women living with HIV, and those at risk of contracting the virus. For a year now, the initiative has been halted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sambo himself died of COVID-19 in July 2020.
When the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) signed agreements with the football federations of Burkina Faso, Gambia, Rwanda and Burundi back in 2015 , few would have guessed that this was the start of an era of football diplomacy that will result in the transformation of the beautiful game on the continent.
Morocco made history on Sunday when they became the first team to win CHAN back-to-back after beating Mali 2-0 in the final played in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Morocco’s renewed focus on grassroots football is beginning to pay dividends following the qualification of Morocco’s Under-20 national team for next year’s Nations Cup in Mauritania after a 15-year absence.
The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) organised last weekend at the Mohammed VI Football Complex in Maâmoura a meeting with the presidents and technical directors of Botola Pro D1 and D2 clubs under the theme: “Players’ training centres”.