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Boateng speaks out!

Posted: July 3, 2014 at 10:03 am   /   Africa, The Buzz, World Cup

African football has yet once again showed its ugliest side and unprofessionalism by lying to the world. Kevin Prince Boateng ripped into the entire Black Stars World Cup campaign in Brazil and the Schalke man minced no words as he spoke his heart out to journalists after the Ghanaian federation had announced that him and […]

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Boateng and Muntari sent home by Ghana

Posted: June 26, 2014 at 10:52 am   /   Africa, The Buzz, World Cup

Ghana’s players departed the World Cup finals £1.7m richer after receiving the appearance money that they claimed they were owed, but with their reputations severely damaged following a series of controversial off-the-field events that overshadowed Thursday’s 2-1 defeat by Portugal. With Germany beating the USA in the other Group G fixture, a 2-1 victory would […]

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Soccer Joy

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 12:35 pm   /   Africa, Art

UrbnStreetSoccer note: This is an excerpt from the February issue of National Geographic magazine. (National Geographic) — Miles from the main roads, in rural Africa, soccer balls bounce unevenly. Playing fields are arid, lush, weedy, sandy—any flattish space will do. Goalposts might be made of gathered mahogany or driftwood. Some feet are bare, others shod […]

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Yaya Toure wants some Respect

Posted: April 21, 2014 at 3:46 pm   /   Africa, UrbanStreetSoccer

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure feels he does not get the respect he deserves because he is from Africa. The Ivory Coast international has won league titles in England, Spain and Greece as well as his homeland, is a key figure in City’s push for more silverware and is on the six-man shortlist for the […]

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Slaves to football

Posted: August 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm   /   Africa

People & Power investigates a ruthless football trafficking trade that preys on naïve young dreams. Like UrbanStreetSoccer on Facebook. Follow UrbanStreetSoccer on Twitter @UrbanStSoccer

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Posted: August 14, 2013 at 10:42 am   /   Africa, Lifestyle

During one of his pitstops in South Africa, President Obama announced a new initiative to bring energy and power to the continent. As the Weekly Standard points out the president’s new plan involves electric soccer balls… From the transcript of Obama’s remarks I am proud to announce a new initiative. We’ve been dealing with agriculture, we’ve been dealing with […]

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Learning from the Ghanaian model of Football

Posted: August 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm   /   Africa

Great article… The US might want to take a few pointers.. Following England’s limp exit from the World Cup much has been made of the relatively high average age (28.1) of Fabio Capello’s squad, with questions being asked as to the structure and effectiveness of youth football in this country and the manner in which […]

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African and Muslim

Posted: August 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm   /   Africa, Culture

Assimilation is one of the most discussed topics in global football as players make foreign leagues their homes. The fate of African players was thrown into the spotlight this week when Senegal’s Papiss Cisse showed how differences can sometimes cause difficulties. 

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Posted: July 19, 2013 at 3:06 pm   /   Africa, Music

Jabulani Tsambo, aka HHP (Hip Hop Pantsula) He’s been nominated for a number of Awards, including Best International Act at The B.E.T. Awards, Best African Act at The MOBO Awards and has won a Channel O Awards HHP has been called “The illest lyricist” by Wyclef Jean…

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Ghana Advances to the Semi-Finals of U20 World Cup

Posted: July 8, 2013 at 10:15 am   /   Africa, The Buzz

Ghana, Iraq and Uruguay win in dramatic fashion to join France in the U20 World Cup Semi-Finals.

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