Thursday, 22 August 2013

Interview with an African football coaching legend

Fiifi Anaman | Ghanaian Football Writer

 NORTH KANESHIE, Accra - Ghana’s first  African Cup triumph occurred almost 50 years ago.

The man who was in charge of that team went on to win it a further two times, in 1965 and 1982, making it a then record hat trick of triumphs, cementing his place in the pantheon of not only African but world football coaching legends.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

From Bawku to Buenos Aires - The inspiring story of young Bayan Mahmud


By Fiifi Anaman | Ghanaian Football Writer

Bayan Mahmud is a Ghanaian footballer whose trajectory has been special. A boy whose innate will to endure has seen him triumph against the odds.

The 18-year-old now trains with Boca Juniors’ youth side and gets to watch every single game of Los Xeneizes every single week. And it has come with its perks, like personally meeting great names and famous stars such as Juan Roman Riquelme, Ariel Ortega, Juan Sebastien Veron, Fernando Gago and the great Diego Maradona,