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Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony is a well-known player in the English Premier League, having played for Swansea City before his current stint in attack for Manchester City. Bony has quickly made a name for himself as a reliable target-man for his national team, and is amongst the most talented strikers from the African continent. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about Wilfried Bony.
Keren Mikva, 7:03 am AFKI Original
Nigerian footballer Joseph Yobo is considered one of his country’s best ever defensive players, having played professionally throughout Europe since 1998. Yobo served as the captain of the Nigerian national team, the Super Eagles, until June 2014, when he retired from international football. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about Nigerian footballer Joseph Yobo.
Keren Mikva, 8:23 am AFKI Original
Luol Deng is known for his incredible abilities on the court in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the player from South Sudan makes Africans proud by representing the continent in the world’s top basketball platform as a Miami Heat player. In an effort to learn more about the basketball star, here are 8 things you didn’t know about Luol Deng.
Keren Mikva, 12:19 pm AFKI Original
Mawungira Enharira, a hugely popular Zimbabwean band, has helped spark a resurgence of interest in traditional Shona culture at a time when the lure of Western pop music is hard for young Zimbabweans to resist. Shona is the most widely spoken Bantu language in Africa after Swahili. It is the principal language in Zimbabwe but is also spoken throughout Zambia, Botswana, and Mozambique. Check out the 10 most commonly spoken Bantu languages.
Keren Mikva, 4:00 am AFKI Original
Gabonese footballer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was recently named on the three-man shortlist for the CAF African Player of the Year 2015, along with Andre Ayew and Yaya Touré. The current Borussia Dortmund striker is known for his incredible speed and attacking ability, as well as the dedication he brings to every team he plays for. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about Gabonese footballer, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Keren Mikva, 7:23 am AFKI Original
Ivorian footballer Gervais Yao Kouassi, better known as Gervinho, has been one of the best African players to grace the pitches of European clubs, having represented the likes of Arsenal and Roma in two of the continent’s top leagues.
The current Roma player has made a name for himself with his quick, skilled style of play, as well as his unique hairstyle. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about football star Gervinho.
Keren Mikva, 12:54 pm
He has a history of being targeted by racist mobs. Touré has commented several times on his love of playing football in England, where racist mobs targeting black players are a rare occurrence. The worst racist incidents occurred while he was playing in Portugal and Moscow.
Keren Mikva and Peter Pedroncelli, 5:00 amAFKI Original
Ivorian footballer Kolo Touré is one of the most well-respected central defenders to have come from Africa. He currently plays for Liverpool in the English Premier League, having made his name in the EPL playing for both Manchester City and Arsenal at the highest level. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about Ivorian footballer Kolo Touré.
Keren Mikva, 3:00 am AFKI Original
Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has been a consistently solid performer for the national team and his club sides throughout his distinguished career, giving fans an idol that they could put their trust in to produce quality at the highest level. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about footballer Vincent Enyeama.
Keren Mikva, 8:57 pm AFKI Original
The bustling township of Gugulethu, South Africa, is well known around the world for its importance during the struggle against apartheid. However, there are many things that people may not know about the “Gugs” community. Located just 15 kilometers from Cape Town, Gugulethu has a culture and history all its own.