THE FOOTBALLING SUCCESS OF MATABELELAND, A TEAM INSPIRED BY BROKEN DREAMS

The CONIFA World Football Cup, which took place in London earlier this year, is a football hipster’s dream. Where else could you see Kárpátalja, a team made up of ethnic Hungarians who live in Ukraine, beat Northern Cyprus on penalties in the final at a non-league stadium? It was a pure celebration of football, a chance for unrecognised countries and minorities of the world to … Continue reading THE FOOTBALLING SUCCESS OF MATABELELAND, A TEAM INSPIRED BY BROKEN DREAMS

DENNIS AMATO: THE GERMAN COACH MAKING HIS NAME WITH A THAI LEAGUE SURVIVAL CAMPAIGN

Chainat Hornbill FC are just a point above the relegation zone. After almost succeeding in keeping a clean sheet at the home of the Thai League’s second-highest scorers, head coach Dennis Amato stares intensely into the eyes of the journalists seated ahead of him. “When we get a draw against Port and it feels like a defeat, I know we’ve done well” he reflects. “I’m … Continue reading DENNIS AMATO: THE GERMAN COACH MAKING HIS NAME WITH A THAI LEAGUE SURVIVAL CAMPAIGN