Posts tagged: Liberia

Great moments in African football, #1

Between now and the World Cup, when hopefully many more great moments in African football will be created, I plan to highlight a few of the best from the past 40 years (or as far back as YouTube can go). We start with Liberia’s George Weah, arguably the continent’s greatest ever footballer, running the length [...]

Tuesday April 27th, 2010 in , , , | No Comments »

Liberia’s amputee footballers

Before they play, they pray. A dozen men, all missing a limb, lean on crutches and bow their heads. Shouts from a nearby football match and the sound of cars passing on the road beside us fill the air. The coach mutters an “amen” and the men lift their heads and begin warming-up. They move [...]