Infatuation with English Soccer

Written by on March 28, 2018

The growing infatuation with English football in Africa; can the sport foster unity amongst the sports fans and citizenry at large?

Since the inception of television in Sub Saharan Africa around the 1970s, the love for European sports like soccer, rugby and volleyball spread across the continent. Among those sports, soccer stands out with the highest prevalence among African people. As you travel, you are likely to find residents of all ages engaging in the sport. Young boys at times improvise their own soccer balls by wrapping up waste polythene bags.

Across the continent, many young players view . . .

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