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Oscar Pistorius and the soul of a nation

The plight of the South African Olympic star, Oscar Pistorius, who shot his girlfriend dead on Valentine’s Day, has also become the plight of a …

Where goes the Egyptian game?

After a forced one-year break, the national championship resumes. But the consequences of the Port Said tragedy loom large, reports James Montague.

Lions with festering wounds

With a second successive absence from the Nations Cup, Cameroon must confront, frontally, the problems that have made the once-feared national team a laughing stock, …

A Cup in the Eagles’ nest

Leaving home unsung, Nigeria’s Super Eagles surprise their supporters and earn their third Nations Cup trophy. But the overall organisation of the tournament in South …

Surprises and Disappointments

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy …

South Africa’s Show Of Shame

Stunning revelations by FIFA that international friendly games were fixed, before the 2010 World Cup, offers South Africa a real chance to confront the deep-rooted …