Articles by: Obioma Aguocha
Obioma Aguocha- is The Continent Observer sports analyst and a Self Publisher of “ The Guide to being the Best (Paperback) 2007 and Sporting Success Simplified 2012 (E-book). You can follow him on Twitter at @sportingadvice

3 African Football Association are being investigated by FIFA

July 2, 2013 10:26 pm0 comments
3 African Football Association are being investigated by FIFA

One of the many benefits of technology ….in today’s world is the easy access to information. Thus, it was with intrigue …that I reacted to the news about a FIFA probe

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Is it time for Wimbledon Tennis Organisers to relax its traditions?

June 24, 2013 9:43 pm0 comments
Is it time for Wimbledon Tennis Organisers to relax its traditions?

Wimbledon 2013 starts on 26th June and runs through to 7th July 2013. Everyone involved, whether as a spectator, player, organiser or sponsors will be hoping that the weather behaves itself. Generally, the weather does not affect the overall quality of the grand slam

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Rebuilt Super Eagles continue the recent progression in World Football

June 18, 2013 11:58 am1 comment
Rebuilt Super Eagles continue the recent progression in World Football

 5th July 1994, the Super Eagles of Nigeria about to face Italy in Round 16 of a World Cup at Foxboro Stadium. Amongst the Nigeria squad is an experienced defender Stephen Keshi alongside team mates singing the National Anthem. As usual the TV camera is moving from side to side to show the team’s line-up to the millions of Super Eagles fans watching and praying for a win for the Team. In the early stages, it is looking promising for the team as they take the lead in 26th minutes with a goal from Emmanuel Amunike. The lead is kept until 89th minutes of normal time, when Roberto Baggio scores […]

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Lawn Tennis the Forgotten Sports in Africa

June 15, 2013 10:47 am0 comments
Lawn Tennis the Forgotten Sports in Africa

Certain words, which we easily use in our daily vocabulary, were not in existence a few years or decades ago. They may not be your cup of tea as you find it annoying or they may be your buzz words. Whichever side you belong, the key issue is that you are aware of its meaning and have the option to use it

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The Race to sign Arouna Kone for the Next Premier Season

June 10, 2013 10:54 am0 comments
The Race to sign Arouna Kone for  the Next  Premier Season

As we speak, a number of clubs are rumoured that they want to sign Arouna Kone, Wigan Athletic Forward Player

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The Demise of Creativity in African Football

June 8, 2013 1:44 pm1 comment
Nigeria's midfielder Jay Jay Okocha (R) struggles to keep control of the ball in front of Sweden's midfielder Anders Svensson during match 21 group F of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea Japan opposing Sweden and Nigeria 07 June, 2002 in Kobe, Japan. AFP PHOTO TORU YAMANAKA

The 1998 World Cup held in France, Nigeria advanced from the Group Stage, which included Spain, Paraguay and Bulgaria. It was not the first time that Nigeria or a country representing Africa advanced from the Group Stage. They also advanced to the second round in 1994 FIFA World Cup USA in a group comprising Argentina, Bulgaria and Greece. But it was achieved by playing a brand of football that entertained neutral football fans watching on TV or lucky enough to have stadium tickets. On both occasions, the other African countries Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa did not advance to the second round. And although Nigeria lost in the second round […]

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The Effect of Science in shaping the history of Football in Africa

1:03 pm1 comment
The Effect of Science in shaping the history of Football in Africa

Football is one of the team sports that have gradually been influenced by science. At first, the players, coaches and the governing board were against its introduction. They felt it would hinder the enjoyment or the flow of the game in the case of goal line technology. Now, most in the sport are glad that it has been allowed into the game as it helps to prolong or save the careers and health of the stakeholders. It has a downside that we might choose to ignore just like any other gift in our life. In my view, it is also reshaping history of the African game for the best. It […]

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