A fascinating book that traces the development of football in Africa, finding out what makes African football unique and examining how the game fits into the social and political life of the continent.
In June 2010, Africa will host football's next World Cup, the most significant global sporting spectacle ever to take place on the continent. South Africa's successful bid was unsurprising - the sport thrives in Africa, and is vitally important, just as African footballers have become increasingly important in football at the highest levels. This fascinating book traces the development of the sport in Africa, finding out what makes African football unique and examining how the game fits into the social and political life of the continent. Drawing on a wide range of sources, and utilising extensive experience, having lived in four football-obsessed places - Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Egypt and South Africa - and having visited a further 24 African states, Ian Hawkey has produced a remarkable book: the definitive account of football and a continent.
|Publication date:||1st May 2010|
|Publisher:||Portico an imprint of Anova Books|
Ian Hawkey is an authority on world football and has been the international football correspondent for the Sunday Times since 2001. He has lived in four African countries (Nigeria, Egypt, Zimbabwe and South Africa) and visited a further twenty-four African nations whilst researching his book Feet of the Chameleon.More About Ian Hawkey