Kelechi Iheanacho & the Stars of the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup


Nathan Carr profiles Kelechi Iheanacho and two other standout performers at this year’s U-17 World Cup…

This year’s FIFA Under-17 World Cup, held in the United Arab Emirates, proved a great success. Nigeria were tipped beforehand to claim their fourth title and they did just that after comprehensively beating Mexico in the Final. There was shedloads of goals (172, the highest ever scoring edition of the tournament), drama and glowing talents – as we were given an insight into the next wave of young global superstars. In no particular order, here are three individuals that really stood out… Continue reading

African Cup of Nations 2013 Preview: Groups A and C


Simon Smith takes a look at some of the major talking points in Groups A and C of the 2013 African Cup of Nations…

With a sense of déjà-vu the African Cup of Nations returns. It seems like it was only last year Zambia ran out as unlikely champions, largely because the Confederation of African Football’s decision to switch the tournament from even to odd years means it was only last year. With so little time to get over arguably the underdog story of 2012, can we really get excited all over again so soon? Continue reading