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Feet of the Chameleon: The Story of Football in Africa

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In June 2010, Africa will host the World Cup, the most significant global sporting spectacle ever to take place on the continent. South Africa's successful bid was in many ways unsurprising: soccer thrives in every country in Africa, and is a vitally important aspect of communities. This fascinating history traces the development of soccer in Africa and investigates what m ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 15th 2009 by Anova Books (first published 2009)
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Paul Grech
Nov 05, 2010 Paul Grech rated it really liked it
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Every two years, managers from across the continent seem to join forces in their criticism of that which has become the most despised competition in European football: the African Cup of Nations. Being deprived of some of their best players for up to a month in the middle of the season can have a highly unnerving effect on managers, particularly if results start going against them during that period.

Yet the criticism for the competition and the suggestions put forward show not only a deep misund
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Nick Davies
Jan 31, 2016 Nick Davies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very interesting, very thoroughly researched, and very balanced account of the development, history and current (in 2010) state of African football, written in the lead-up to the World Cup in South Africa. I thought it was excellently put together - the author managing to put many of the continent's best teams (national and domestic) in context, whilst also placing this all into a chronological framework. Though it seems slightly dated due to being written four or five years ago, had I ...more
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Jul 26, 2015 Colin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Excellent introduction to the sport if Africa.
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Jun 05, 2013 Errol Orhan rated it really liked it
Sad and uplifting at the same time, feet of the chameleon is simply a very good book about the beautiful game. Lucidly written and witty and dramatic when least expected, this book offers a great overview of Africa's football history. A definite read for anyone interested in the game, the continent or unlikely revolutionaries.
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