The Precarious Fate of African Footballers in Europe After Their Game Ends

Nigeria’s Michael Emenalo, left, is a rare post-playing success story. Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images Christian Ungruhe, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Sine Agergaard, Aalborg University Think of your favourite former male football player from Europe. You probably remember beautiful goals, unbelievable saves, fighting spirit. What is he doing now? Coaching? Or is he a […]

Sport in Africa: Book Delivers Insights Into the Games, People and Politics

Eliud Kipchoge (R) of Kenya at the NN Mission Marathon in 2021. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Tarminder Kaur, University of Johannesburg; Gerard A. Akindes, Northwestern University, and Todd Cleveland, University of Arkansas The efforts of a range of academics across Africa have produced a new anthology of articles about sport on the continent. It’s an important […]

Racism In Football: New Research Shows Media Treats Black Men Differently To White Men

Paul Ian Campbell, University of Leicester On BBC Sport, Match of the Day pundits Ian Wright and Alan Shearer recently had a conversation about racism in football. Shearer, the white ex-England international striker asked his black ex-teammate Wright: “Do you believe a black guy gets treated differently to a white guy?” Wright’s response was unequivocal: […]