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Senzo Meyiwa, the Lion-Heart, and the Line in the Sand

  Senzo Meyiwa was a sweet guy. As footballers go he was about as sweet as they come. I never knew him that well. The first time we met was in a lift in the Hilton Hotel in Yaounde. It was the week of the neutral-ground World Cup qualifier there against Cameroon’s war-torn neighbours Central […]

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 […]