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  • Nigeria’s coach Stephen Keshi (R) and defender Juwon Oshaniwa (L) congratulate forward Ahmed Musa after he scored a goal in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. AFP
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    Why African football administrators failed to score with players

Why African football administrators failed to score with players

Numbers don’t lie. In this World Cup, African teams lost nine of their 15 games and won only three. They scored 18 goals between them and conceded 28. As I write this piece, all the African teams have been eliminated.

This World Cup is widely being hailed as the greatest for many, many years. But […]

Would you keep performers who have rotten attitudes?

We are still on lessons from the World Cup. Today, we are on Mario Balotelli and Luiz Suarez. In Kenya, we have our own Dennis Oliech. Let me explain.

These are hugely talented strikers, capable of scoring virtually by themselves. Players of a calibre that any team would love to have.

But they can also be […]

Excellence is not for part timers, ask the Germans

The Fifa World Cup in Brazil is one of beauty, prestige and flamboyance. The true modern footballing greats continue their gladiatorial combat in a quest to discover which country can rightfully claim to be the best on earth.

And our business lessons continue. Contrast these two scenarios.

The German team built their base camp retreat themselves. […]

World Cup lessons: We can turn dreams into reality

It was Friday June 8, 1990. I was 12 years old and had never watched a televised live soccer match before.

At the Giuseppe Maezza Stadium in Milan, Italy, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, “a humble team with an insignificant past” to quote the Miami Herald, defeated Argentina, the star-studded defending World Champions led by […]

  • The closing ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup before the final between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City stadium in Soweto. AFP
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    Lessons from the World Cup on how to build a brand that endures over time

Lessons from the World Cup on how to build a brand that endures over time

The 1982 World Cup will forever be remembered as one of the most iconic tournaments of all time. I recall my father and one of his friends cheering on Cameroon like their lives depended on it. And I can still recall Tardelli’s tears in the finals.

That was my basic introduction to the games. To […]

Bet on action and sacrifice to move the world

It all started in November 2009. Boda boda operators in Kitengela got tired of frequent arrests by traffic police and the squalid conditions of the houses they were living in.

“The police were arresting our members even for small traffic offences and this angered us since we were losing motor bikes in the process. We […]