Tag: FIFA World Cup

Syria and the FIFA World Cup 2018: An unlikely tryst with destiny
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Syria and the FIFA World Cup 2018: An unlikely tryst with destiny

I think one of the many reasons why football is such a globally loved game is its ability to transcend borders, cultures, religions and even wars. The beauty of the game lies in its simplicity. Ronaldinho once said,“I learned all about life with the ball at my feet” and last Thursday night, I felt the...

Football in the 21st century and the sad story of it’s fans
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Football in the 21st century and the sad story of it’s fans

Football has come a long way since the days of black and white television, terrace chants and the W-M formation. We now have internet streaming, match day turnstiles and long-drawn pre-match build-ups to attract a larger set of audience. With the advent of technology, there has also been a massive change in the mindset of...

Remembering the lost: 1993 Zambian football air tragedy
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Remembering the lost: 1993 Zambian football air tragedy

Football world drowned deep in despair on the torment eve of 27th April 1993. A day to be remembered for the hapless expiration of pure football talents. Air disaster that plunged the players off the universe. Supporters and family were left anguished. The futurity of Zambian football was left stranded. “This could be nowhere true....