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50 Years of African Football
Free online DVD. Takes a long time to download. African football legends and stars. Africa and the World Cup. The 53 football associations. Africa Cup of Nations.

Africa Cup of Nations 2012 - Orange Africa Cup of Nations
Co-hosts are Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
Kick Off Magazine site -

Africa Cup of Nations 2010 (January 10-31)
Site has closed. In Portuguese. Official site. The Orange/ Africa Cup of Nations is hosted by Angola.

Africa Cup of Nations 2010 (January 10-31) - Confederation of African Football
Hosted by Angola. Also called the Orange/ Africa Cup of Nations.

Africa Nations Championship, CHAN, 2009, 1st
Confederation Africaine de Football - in English and French
Championnat d’Afrique des Nation - in French.
My African Football - watch video of the games for payment

Africa Cup of Nations 2008 - January 20 - February 10
BBC Team Guide
JumpTV - Live and past games free and by payment $2-$15.

Africa Cup of Nations 2006

Africa Cup of Nations 2004
BBC Africa Cup of Nations
Tunisia was the host country.

Africa Cup of Nations 2003

Africa Cup of Nations 2000, Jan. 22-Feb. 13, in Ghana and Nigeria
BBC African Sport
Sportscheduler.No Longer Current. Has only old reports.

Africa Past and Present - Podcasts about Football / Soccer
Podcasts (fast iternet connection is best) include the potential impact of the 2010 World Cup on grassroots soccer in South Africa by 3 former professional players, Africa and FIFA, African players in Europe, Peter Alegi's book, African Soccerscapes.

African Football Confederation - Confederation africain de football
"The African Football Confederation was founded in 1957, it consists of all African National Football Associations which are members of FIFA and recognized by it as the official bodies controlling football in there respective countries." Has some issues of its journal, CAF News, online in Adobe PDF. Based in Cairo, Egypt.

African Studies Centre, Leiden - Football in Africa
Bibliography of books, articles, films, web sites on the World Cup 2010, football, and sport in Africa. Background on football and Africa.

Afropolitan Magazine - The Business of African Football
By Sam Mathe. Afropolitan is based in South Africa.

Alegi, Peter - Football in South Africa - A History
Article on the site of South African History Online.
See also Umdlalo Wabantu: A History of Soccer in Pre-Apartheid South Africa, by Alegi. 2 p. in PDF. - Soccer
News from African newspapers. - WorldCup 2002

Annan, Kofi A. - At the UN, How We Envy the World Cup
Kofi Annan writes on the World Cup. "Global Policy Forum’s mission is to monitor policy making at the United Nations, promote accountability of global decisions...." Based in New York city.

BBC African Football
Current news, team pages for Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia.

Bin Zubeiry Sports
In Kiswahili. Tanzania football (soccer) site.

CamLions, les lions indomptables du cameroun
In French. Cameroon's national soccer team. Game results, game news, team organization, reports on injuries, transfers, facts about players, team awards, photographs.

Conversations with Malawi
Matt Dearing's extensive interviews (and video) with Malawians (former govt. Minister, University of California Professor, Sam Mchombo, sports directors, a driver, orphanage director, prison warden). Topics include life in Malawi, youth development, political economy, sports (soccer) including women's football, and Malawi youth community service. Dearing worked with a youth soccer team in Blantyre, Malawi and is Co-Director of the Sports Alliance of Malawi.

Coup du Monde 98 - Herve Foucher
Site by Foucher based in Paris.

Eritrean National Soccer Team
News, schedules, photographs, related sites.

ESPN Soccer Page

" news magazine created by Mamo Gebrehiwot in 1997/8 to promote and support Ethiopian Soccer, Athletics & Cycling." News, athlete interviews, especially strong on soccer / football, sports tourism. [KF]

Fédération Burkinab? de Football
In French.

Fédération Camerounaise de Football
In French.

FIFA, Fédération Internationale de Football Association
Articles on George Weah (and Feb. 12, 1996 article), a FIFA World Player of the Year, and other articles on African soccer.

FIFA, Fédération Internationale de Football Association - Women's Football
Women's football world-wide. For facts / statistics see under Document - Women's Football Today (a PDF file).

Soccer team of refugees from Congo, Gambia, Liberia, Somalia, Sudan, and other countries led by a Jordanian woman coach. The team is based in Clarkston, Georgia. The New York Times (Jan. 21, 2007) had a front page story on the team, Refugees Find Hostility and Hope on Soccer Field, By Warren St. John. The NYT site also has a video. They have a Newsletter.

Goal - Africa News
Current news.

Homeless World Cup
The 2006 event was in Cape Town, South Africa, 23 - 30 September. The 5th Homeless World Cup is in Copenhagen 29 July - 4 August 2007. At least 48 countries and 500 homeless players participated in 2006. Player profiles. For the 2005 Edinburgh event, the U.K. Government denied visas to the teams from Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Burundi and Zambia. South Africa and Namibia were able to attend. The on-line shop supports the teams. [KF]

Kickoff Nigeria (Lagos, Nigeria)
Selected articles online.

Kickoff South Africa (Cape Town)
South African soccer / football magazine published by Touchline Media. Has discussion forums.

Liberian Soccer
"...on the Liberia national football team, scores and game highlights, stories, players profile, pictures and interviews of players."

Louw, Allegra - 2010 World Cup. 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup South Africa: a select bibliography
83 pages in PDF. Bibliography of books, chapters in books, web sites, journal articles with abstracts, unpublished papers, films. Introduction.

More than Just a Game
Site for the film about organized football played among prisoners on Robben Island, South Africa. "the story of how political activists who were unjustly imprisoned on Robben Island in the 1960s rise above their incarceration by creating a football league, the Makana Football Association (Makana FA)"

National Association of Nigerian Footballers

New African Soccer Magazine
Access free issues on registration plus login with password.

Pan-African Glossary of Sports
Find the Hausa, Lingala, Mandenkan and Swahili equivalents for words used in Track and Field, Boxing, and Football (soccer). From the Canadian Government Translation Bureau.

Planet Worldcup - Jan Alsos
Maintained by Jan Alsos who created the former World Cup Archive web site. [KF]

Professional Football Players Observatory, PFPO
Has an interactive map of the origin of European players. Click on Cote d'Ivoire and find a list of the players and their club, age, position. Produces studies of soccer in Europe.

Puma Africa
The clothing company's Africa-related activities. Collaborated with New York artist Kehinde Wiley who created "four original portraits, featuring three of Africa's.... football players" [Emmanuel Eboue, John Mensah, Samuel Eto'o]. Puma's Africa Unity Kit was created for all African teams in partnership with the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP).

Radio France Internationale. L'Afrique ? la Coupe du monde - Histoire
In French. Statistics, African players in the World Cup, African teams in the World Cup.

In French. News about Senegal football / soccer.

South African History Online - South African Soccer: Unearthing heritage for 2010 | Grey Street & Curries Fountain area, Durban
History and politics. Historical photographs.

South African Sports

No longer current. Has only older African soccer news, includes a directory of African soccer links.

UCLA - Soccer, Nationalism, and Globalization
"The African Activist Association presents a soccer conference [May 31, 2006] with presentations and a panel discussion, as well as a film screening of Le Ballon d'or (The Golden Ball)."

Vanity Fair - Best Feet Forward
Article on Didier Drogba by Austin Merrill on the June 3, 2007 Ivory Coast - Madagascar match in Bouaké, Ivory Coast. "A single soccer match achieves what five years of combat and negotiations could not: an apparent end to Ivory Coast's civil war. The man who brought the warring sides together was not a politician or a gun-toting strongman, but Didier Drogba, the star striker for Ivory Coast." Photos.

World Cup 2010 South Africa
Page of resources about the 2010 World Cup. Maintained by the Stanford University Libraries.

World Cup 2006 Germany
Websites on the 2006 World Cup. Maintained by Stanford Univerity Libraries.

Zambian Football
Site also called GO CHIPOLOPOLO GO ZAMBIA. Chipolopolo (the Copper Bullets) is the Zambia national team's nickname. "This website gives publicity to Zambian players, coaches, administrators and corporate partners. The website also has information on African soccer news." Includes links to YouTube videos.