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  1. Zaire and the chaos of 1974

    Firdose Moonda

    Morocco put Africa back on the football map in 1970 when they became the second team from the north of the continent to appear at the World Cup -- 36 years after Egypt -- but the rest of Africa was unrepresented for a little longer. In 1974, though, ...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  2. World Cup 1970 - Morocco scare the giants

    Firdose Moonda

    The 1970 World Cup contained two notable firsts; the first time the tournament was broadcast in colour and the first time an African team was guaranteed a place in the competition. After the 1966 boycott, FIFA set aside one spot solely for a represen...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  3. Africa's first: Egypt at the 1934 World Cup

    Firdose Moonda

    A month from Monday, five African teams will line-up to represent the continent in Brazil. That may sound like plenty, but CAF is the confederation with the most number of FIFA members so in some circles, the World Cup allocations are considered to b...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  4. Africa's Best and Worst at World Cup: 1934 Egypt

    Firdose Moonda

    A month from Monday, five African teams will line-up to represent the continent in Brazil. That may sound like plenty, but CAF is the confederation with the most number of FIFA members so in some circles, the World Cup allocations are considered to b...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  5. Africa's Best and Worst at World Cup: 1934 Egypt

    Firdose Moonda

    A month from Monday, five African teams will line-up to represent the continent in Brazil. That may sound like plenty, but CAF is the confederation with the most number of FIFA members so in some circles, the World Cup allocations are considered to b...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  6. Tale of two Al-Ahlys

    Firdose Moonda

    To decide who will compete in the CAF Champions League this year, Real Bamako will face Esperance, ES Setif come up against Coton Sport, AS Vita clash with Kaizer Chiefs, Sewe Sport will tangle with TP Mazembe, Horoya meet CS Safixien, AC Leopards me...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  7. Al-Ahly's rock erodes

    Firdose Moonda

    At the end of last season, after winning the CAF Champions League, Al-Ahly lost their frontman, Mohamed Aboutrika. At the end of this season, in May, they will lose their defensive linchpin Wael Gomaa. It was only fitting that the best tribute ca...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  8. CHAN: Who's here, who's not

    Firdose Moonda

    It's hardly a surprise but CAF's team of the year, announced at their awards Thursday night, only included two locally-based players. Incidentally, they both came from the team that was named club of the year: Al-Ahly. Ahmed Fathy and the now-retired...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  9. El-Hadary heads home

    Firdose Moonda

    Essam El-Hadary is home. Well, perhaps not exactly home -- because that would ultimately be a return to the coastal city of Damietta -- but close enough. Egypt's veteran shot-stopper has signed a deal with Cairo-based Wadi Degla. The club does not...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  10. El-Hadary heads home

    Firdose Moonda

    Essam El-Hadary is home. Well, perhaps not exactly home -- because that would ultimately be a return to the coastal city of Damietta -- but close enough. Egypt's veteran shot-stopper has signed a deal with Cairo-based Wadi Degla. The club does not h...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  11. Africa's big five

    Firdose Moonda

    The same quintet who represented Africa at the 2010 World Cup, will carry the continent's hopes to Brazil. Ghana and Algeria joined Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Cameroon on Tuesday night - the former breaking the hearts of one of the continent's most tro...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  12. Eto'o's inspiration, Ivory Coast and Nigeria through

    Firdose Moonda

    Three of Africa's top ten countries are headed to the 2014 World Cup as the continent puts its best foot forward in the hope of a maiden global title. Top-ranked Ivory Coast, fourth-placed Nigeria, who are also current African Nations Cup champions, ...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  13. Africa reveals a most deserving winner

    Firdose Moonda

    Laboured as the competition can sometimes seem, the CAF Champions League again turned up a deserving winner. Sunday in Cairo, Al-Ahly emerged victorious for a second year running and eighth time overall against the odds because they had to compete ag...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  14. Aboutrika and Lekgwathi: the final swansong

    Firdose Moonda

    One team's quest to become kings of Africa will be completed on Sunday evening when either Al-Ahly defend their title successfully or Orlando Pirates earn their second star. The gains, financial and reputational, that can be enhanced from victory hav...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  15. Black Stars shine as Bradley fights for job

    Firdose Moonda

    It was supposed to be too close to call but Ghana tore up, shredded and binned that prediction with a thumping win over Egypt -- their biggest in the two teams' history -- to ensure they have one foot on the plane to Brazil. The Black Stars' 6-1 triu...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  16. Black Stars shine as Bradley fights for job

    Firdose Moonda

    It was supposed to be too close to call but Ghana tore up, shredded and binned that prediction with a thumping win over Egypt -- their biggest in the two teams' history -- to ensure they have one foot on the plane to Brazil. The Black Stars' 6-1 triu...

    Blog | October 15, 2013