Tag Archives: Africa Cup of Nations

Cosafa ‘Champions League’ Dreams

  A significant part of Southern Africa – the region that’s known in football terms as the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) – is a desert. It is dry and barren even though it has produced gemstones that have drawn envious glances from the rest of the world. Some of those gems, such as Mozambique’s Eusébio, stretching […]

Eusébio: “Portugal’s best player ever was an African from Mozambique”

On the day that Mozambique-born football legend Eusébio set forth for the other world, it’s likely a sieve-like dingy rowed from north Africa sardine-packed with African immigrants headed for Europe. The fate of thousands of African migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean is varied but uniformly bleak. Some, never making it to European shores, […]