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Cashing in on the beautiful game of Football

Fans of English football file out after watching arsenal v. ManUina Nairobi slum. Photo©Noor Khamis/ReutersHuge fan bases on the continent are causing English Premier League clubs to ramp up sponsorship deals with African brands.

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Mixed reactions in Ghana after Blatter's resignation

Photo©ReutersFootball pundits in Ghana have expressed mixed feelings following the announcement of the departure of FIFA President, Sepp Blatter as some described it as disappointing, while others welcomed his exit and called for probe into the country's football association.

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Africa's hopes in the 2014 World Cup

Image©Panoramic; Sipa; Graphic: Emeric TherondThe field of close to 50 African teams narrowed down to a final five for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as the year drew to a close.

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Football breaks down barriers - Lydia Nsekera

Lydia Nsekera, FIFA Executive committee memberThe burundian federation president now sitting at football's high table as FIFA Executive committee member may well be FIFA's greatest asset.

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Europe and the recialisation of African football

Ivorian international, Didier Drogba, one of the most technically gifted players in the Premier League, scoried 100 goals for Chelsea in just over 200 appearances/Photo©ReutersIn football, world football often means European football and the winner of the UEFA Champions League trophy is often described as the best club team in the world. Despite the remarkable performance of African players on the "international" scene, the recialisation of footballers from the continent continues unabated.

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The famine in African football

Watching the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) currently underway in South Africa, one is compelled to contemplate the never ending tenure of Issa Hayatou, the man indispensable to African Football.

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2013 Africa Cup of Nations: South Africa brings back the glamour

Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg/Photo©ReutersHaving successfully hosted the 2010 World Cup, South Africa has what it takes to bring the sparkle back to the Africa Cup of Nations, which it hosts in 2013 after it swapped places with troubled Libya.

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Patrick Vieira's football academy in senegal

Patrick Vieira won a World and European Cup playing for France/Photo©ReutersFootballer Patrick Vieira is setting up a football academy in his home country where the focus is on passing exams before passing the ball.

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