Was a reporter, successively with Jeune Afrique, mirror football, Africa Asia and back to Jeune Afrique. A renowned specialist in international football and especially African, he is the author of African Football (1978, ABC editions), 30 years African Cup of Nations (1988 JALivres) and Confederation of African Football (1987 and 1997 CAF).
The World Cup 2010 in South Africa has led the international media and a section of the Western cultural elite to exhibit an indescribable frenzy with respect to African football. Historical indifference to the sport as played in Africa, the trend towards dubious exoticism and to “footballistical correctness,” to coin a phrase, together with the astounding superficiality of the “technical” commentary characterise the literature served up by these new “supporters,” the overwhelming majority of...
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