For a long time football was simply considered too complex and too ‘beautiful’ to be mastered by Africans, writes blogger Sipho Hlongwane. Racism created that perception, but poor African governance and political interference have helped keep that perception alive.
Nigeria World Cup team only managed to earn one point in the first round of the World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa. Wednesday, Nigeria's president suspended the entire team from international competition for two years.
The official World Cup 2010 soccer ball, the Jabulani, is terrible, say players. Its flight is unpredictable and has produced some of the lowest scoring early matches in World Cup history.
Cameroon has a central spine of experienced and talented players, including star striker, Samuel Eto’o, undoubtedly one of the best forwards in the world. Will he shine in the Japan vs. Cameroon match?
An Angolan boy plays football on the beach in Benguela on Jan. 29 during the African Nations Cup football tournament taking place in the country.
Ducks dive in search of food at a pond in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday.
A ski fan waves a swiss flag, backdropped by the Eiger mountain during the World Cup Men's downhill skiing event in Wengen on Jan. 16.
Unda, a rescue dog, digs into a hiding place during an avalanche search and rescue drill in Nendaz in the Valais region. The Swiss French police forces train once a year to coordinate the involvement of different units in avalanche rescues.
A week-old baby gorilla is seen with its mother N'Yaounda at the Budapest Zoo in Hungary on Thursday. The newborn gorilla is the first offspring for its mother.