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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old January 17th, 2007, 18:53 Thread Starter
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I want to learn more about African football

Hi guys, I'm researching a book and planning a trip to Kenya this summer.
I want to learn as much as I can about African football before I go.
Any websites you can direct me to?

Also, any good books about African history you can suggest??

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Anyone? Help? Any websites I can go to? Books I can read?
Anything?

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You might want to try a book called The hidden power in African football by Delavil Lekunze. Whereabouts in Kenya you going? If you go to Mombasa you will see the locals always playing football on the beaches but there is not very good structure in Kenyan football and all these talents go to waste. Kenyans love English football. Another good place to go if you are interested in Africa and football is Ghana. In Accra you will see people playing football anywhere continously. They have a great love for the game and if you go into any bar in Accra where there is an English game on the television there will be many people watching and their knowledge of the game is impressive. In Ghana they are also proud of their local teams such as Hearts of Oak in Accra. Last time I saw a local game in Accra a stray dog was thrown over the fence onto the pitch by the supporters and the policeman just cooly picked the dog up by the scruff of it's neck and throw it back over the fence where it came from!
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