1. Can Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Establish Himself as First Choice at Dortmund?

    It was a season of two halves for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Borussia Dortmund last year. He began the campaign in explosive form for his new side, but he had become something of a bit-part player by the season’s close ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 12 hours ago 2,077 reads 5 comments

  2. Why Emmanuel Emenike Would Be an Ideal Signing for Everton

    Nigeria forward Emmanuel Emenike has been the subject of some major interest from the Premier League this summer...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 day ago 5,018 reads 4 comments

  3. Ranking the Top 5 Africans to Have Played for Everton

    Everton may not have the same kind of tradition of featuring African players as some of the other sides in the Premier League, but nonetheless, the Toffees’ history includes several key contributions by the continent’s players...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 3 days ago 2,099 reads 3 comments

  4. Five Africans Who Could Help Manchester United's Revolution

    Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, speaking on MUTV (via The Guardian ) , has announced that the club have “no fixed budget” for new recruits this summer...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 5 days ago 33,586 reads 78 comments

  5. Ranking the Top 20 African Players in La Liga History

    It is fair to say that African players haven’t made the same kind of impact in La Liga as they have in other major leagues across Europe...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 8 days ago 5,354 reads 8 comments

  6. 5 Algerian Players Who Will Earn Money Moves This Summer on Back of World Cup

    Interest in Algerian players is high following the Desert Foxes’ excellent summer showing in Brazil...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 13 days ago 1,053 reads 0 comments

  7. The 10 Best Moments of Michael Essien's Career

    Michael Essien ’s career as an elite competitor at one of Europe’s major clubs looks to have come to an end...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 14 days ago 1,917 reads 4 comments

  8. Does Kevin Constant Need to Leave Milan to Further His Career?

    Today, Africa’s brightest young defender—and arguably its brightest prospect—Serge Aurier is biding his time at Toulouse, on the brink of a transfer to one of Europe’s major clubs [via Joe Krishnan of The Independent ]...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 16 days ago 2,006 reads 5 comments

  9. Does Sulley Muntari Have a Point to Prove at Milan After World Cup Controversy?

    Geremi Njitap is one of the most decorated players in the history of African football. The Indomitable Lion is a two-time Champions League winner and has a combined five league titles, ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 16 days ago 3,297 reads 2 comments

  10. 7 Changes African Football Must Make to Become More Competitive at a World Cup

    Despite having two teams reach the World Cup knockout stages for the first time in history, the showing of Africa’s teams in Brazil has been received with much negativity ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 19 days ago 2,621 reads 16 comments

  11. Analysing the Conflicting Fortunes of Africa's World Cup Managers

    This feature analyses the conflicting fortunes of Africa’s World Cup managers during the ongoing tournament in Brazil. Three teams arguably underachieved in Brazil...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 20 days ago 811 reads 2 comments

  12. 10 Africans Who Could Secure Transfers on Back of World Cup Performances

    While teams are much less likely to uncover previously undiscovered talent at the World Cup than they were over a decade ago, the tournament remains one of the greatest “shop windows” for professional players...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 21 days ago 5,467 reads 5 comments

  13. Best Africa XI from 2014 World Cup

    It has been a World Cup of highs, lows and (not inconsiderable) controversy for Africa . While the tournament rages on, the continent’s five representatives have already packed their bags and made for the exit doors...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 27 days ago 4,867 reads 14 comments

  14. If True, Cameroon Allegations May Be the Greatest Shame to Hit African Football

    It feels like a case of one step forward, two steps back for African football. No sooner had Algeria bowed out after a gallant, at times dazzling effort against Germany in their ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 29 days ago 7,396 reads 19 comments

  15. Vahid Halilhodzic Bows out a Winner After Algeria's World Cup Exit vs. Germany

    Algeria may have bowed out against Germany following a 2-1 extra-time defeat, but there are few national sides who have impressed more at this summer’s World Cup...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 30 days ago 1,777 reads 2 comments

  16. Nigeria Remain Outside Africa's World Cup Elite After Exit to France

    Another day, another destiny for Nigeria, as the dreams of a first-ever spot in the World Cup quarter-finals slipped away from them with defeat to France...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 30 days ago 2,659 reads 17 comments

  17. Why World Cup Clash vs. Germany Is Chance for Algeria to Avenge Gijon in 1982

    If revenge is a dish best served cold, then the World Cup has made a specialty of chilled retribution. In 2002, the tournament afforded England the chance to seek immediate vengeance ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 month ago 15,436 reads 59 comments

  18. Portugal vs. Ghana: 5 Things We Learned About the Black Stars

    It was a case of what might have been for Ghana, as they crashed out of the World Cup after being defeated by Portugal in Brasilia...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 month ago 3,175 reads 4 comments

  19. How Nigeria's Loss to Argentina Sets the Template for France Match

    Nigeria may have been defeated 3-2 by Argentina in their final Group F match, but as losses go, there won’t be too many that feel better than that...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 month ago 5,581 reads 12 comments

  20. Greece Defeat Encapsulated Golden Generation's Flaws

    For a third consecutive World Cup, the Ivory Coast have fallen at the first hurdle. Whilst in 2006 and 2010 they were drawn in fiendishly difficult groups, 2014 ought to have been the occasion to break the hoodoo...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 month ago 6,204 reads 30 comments

  21. Cameroon: Where Do the Indomitable Lions Go from Here?

    Mercifully, Cameroon’s World Cup campaign has come to an end. Their summer started slowly and coagulated in the middle before winding down against Brazil. In short, it never got off the ground...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 month ago 1,529 reads 4 comments

  22. Bosnia Victory Puts Nigeria in Good Stead

    After some disappointing pre-tournament results, some seemingly strange squad selection decisions and the underwhelming 0-0 opening game draw with Iran, there was a concern that Nigeria would be exposed against Bosnia and Herzegovina...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 month ago 2,082 reads 4 comments

  23. Key Battles That Will Shape Ghana's Clash with Germany

    Germany meet Ghana on Saturday in Fortaleza with both teams seeking the same outcome on the day but with varying consequences...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 month ago 5,178 reads 22 comments

  24. Ivory Coast Beaten but Unbowed Against Impressive Colombia

    Against Colombia, the Ivory Coast showed both their best and worst qualities. Ahead of Group C's later game between Japan and Greece, the Elephants remain in a good position to ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 month ago 3,381 reads 11 comments

  25. Cameroon vs. Croatia: 5 Things We Learned

    Cameroon became the third side to be eliminated from the World Cup as they went down 4-0 to Croatia in Manaus on Wednesday...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 month ago 3,125 reads 4 comments