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Africa Cup of Nations Opening Match: The Man with the Loudest Horn sits Alone

There is no great insight about the sport of soccer to be gained here. My seat for the opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations in Johannesburg was in the 5th row. Close enough to hear and feel the … Continue reading

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Will the Return of Soccer Help Heal Cairo?

I stepped onto an airplane at JFK International Airport on January 1 2013, leaving behind a whole city hungover and drinking mimosas with just enough orange juice to make them feel ok about their decision to drink more booze. It … Continue reading

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The True Trip to South Africa Begins Soon

I’m taking a moment from the 2 full time jobs I’m working to let you all in on my plans and future movements toward Africa and the soccer organizations I will work with there. I have booked my flight to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘White Saviour Industrial Complex’ From a Born White Male

The thinking behind the ‘White Saviour Industrial Complex’ (WSIC) has been one long on my mind since before I first read Teju Cole’s thoughts on, and naming of, the idea. There have been many times where I have thought to … Continue reading

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Senegal v. Ivory Coast Ends in Fires

I was watching the Ivory Coast v. Senegal match today. This was the first time I’ve sat down and watched a match on TV in too long. I was cheering for Senegal as I have friends from there and I … Continue reading

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Charity, Aid, and Development in Africa: What the Words Mean to Me

The most frequent question I get from journalists and other soccer blog writers who are looking to dig that extra step deeper goes something like this: “How do you feel it is possible for soccer to provide aid in Africa?” … Continue reading

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African Cup of Nations Soccer Highlights 2012

Part of why I want to go to South Africa is the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations taking place there. After watching this video I am even more psyched! Give it a watch yourself and see why. Africa Cup of … Continue reading

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