This ground breaking collection provides the first detailed social analysis of football within Africa. The book features case-study essays that draw heavily on detailed fieldwork to examine the distinctive football cultures that have grown up in African communities. The book should be compulsory reading, for social scientists in sport studies and African studies, and for informed football followers everywhere.
""...this rich history of African football fills a glaring sporting gap."" - Brian Oliver, Observer
""...the book provides the best and most enlightening survey of the history and meaning of African football yet."" - David Goldblatt, The Times Literary Supplement
""..impressive collection"" - The Times