Made in Africa (Kindle Edition)
For African players in English football, the 2018/19 Premier League season was a historic one. Over 130 years after Arthur Wharton became the first, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané shared the Golden Boot with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a record-breaking campaign seeing Liverpool pipped for the title by one point against Manchester City.
Now there stands a statue of Wharton at the Football Association’s headquarters at St George’s Park. However, the story of how it came there is far from straightforward. Made in Africa shows how they confronted racism in order to change the face of football, therefore help the modern generation of stars such as Mané and Salah to flourish. The book also features an exclusive interview with Jürgen Klopp – Liverpool manager, who broke the record for transfering an African player for the third time in 14 months when he signed Naby Keïta for almost £53 millions in 2017.
Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back (Kindle Edition)
It’s fun to be a fan of sports. But when a football player takes a hit to the head after a study has just warned of the dangers of CTE, or when a relief pitcher accused of violence saves the game, how to cheer? Welcome to the club for sports fans in Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back.
For the authors, sticking to sports is not an option when college athletes aren’t getting paid at all and our taxes are paying for the stadiums. However, quitting our favorite team simply won’t deplorable practices and change corrupt. Andwe need to confirm that the causes of many of these problems are endemic in our society. For modern sports fans, this book is an essential read to explore how we may start to reconcile our conscience with our fandom.