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Feet of the Chameleon

The Story of African Football



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Feet of the Chameleon by Ian Hawkey
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In June 2010, Africa will host football's next World Cup, the most significant global sporting spectacle ever to take place on the continent. South Africa's successful bid was unsurprising - the sport thrives in Africa, and is vitally important, just as African footballers have become increasingly important in football at the highest levels. this fascinating book traces the development of the sport in Africa, finding out what makes African football unique and examining how the game fits into the social and political life of the continent. Drawing on a wide range of sources, and utilising extensive experience, having lived in four football-obsessed places - Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Egypt and South Africa - and having visited a further 24 African states, Ian Hawkey has produced a remarkable book: the definitive account of football and a continent.

Author Biography

Ian Hawkey is an authority on African football - he grew up in Nigeria, and spent his teenage years in Zimbabwe and Egypt. He has been the International Football Correspondent for the Sunday Times since 2001.
Release date Australia
September 7th, 2009
8 Black & White, 24 Colour
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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