Umar Farouk Mathir

  • Ghana legend 'Atsu was the definition of how football can impact life and communities' A star has fallen…. ThisIsFootball.Africa spoke to Aboagye Senyah, a prominent supporter of Asante Kotoko SC, who aren’t just a Ghanaian or West […]

  • Umar Farouk Mathir wrote a new post 3 months ago

    Interview with Desiré Ndagijimana of Burundi

    Umar Mathir (UM): Good day sir, kindly introduce yourself to the readers of This Is Football Africa.

    Desiré Ndagijimana (DN) : I am Desiré Ndagijimana of Bu […]

  • Well known Morrocan born coach Karim Bencherifa, who has traversed the globe, and has undoubtable football knowledge and experience, from no less than four continents, shared his views about Morocco’s recent 2 – […]

  • This time, our football journey takes us to Botswana, the Kgatleng District and into Mochudi itself, which isn’t too far away from the South-East district of Botswana, and it’s better known capital Gaborone. We […]

  • The vastly respected Moroccan football coach Karim Bencheriffa, is one of Africa’s most experienced coaches, having travelled the world to spread his football philosophy. So when someone with his football w […]

  • Faith Kaira Sunzu, media officer of Green Eagles FC – Zambian Super League (ZSL)

    Umar Mathir (UM): Hi Faith, kindly introduce yourself to the readers of ThisIsFootball.Africa.

    Faith Kaira (FK): Hi, I’m […]

  • Umar Mathir: Hi Nokuthaba, please introduce yourself to the readers of ThisIsFootball.Africa.

    Nokuthaba Nkala: My name is Nokuthula Nkala from Gwanda, in the province of Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe, I’m now […]

  • Kilimanjaro – “Mount” or as they say in Swahili, “Mlima”, is the highest mountain in Tanzania and Africa, as well as the world’s highest free standing mountain.

    Tanzania shares lakes with three different […]

  • Ahead of a clash, dubbed as “The Battle of Zimbabwe”, in another of our series of traveling the continent, talking to the ordinary fan, This Is Football.Africa spoke to a supporter of Highlanders FC of B […]

  • “Wo Kum Apem a, Apem Beba.”

    This slogan which means “If you kill a thousand, a thousand more will come, is that of the “Porcupine Warriors,” Asante Kotoko Sporting Club of Ghana, adjudged to be the African […]

  • Umar Farouk Mathir wrote a new post 5 months ago

    In  the wake of the proposed CAF Super League, which is meant to take off in August 2023, This Is Football.Africa will focus on clubs that could possibly be participating, if and when the league materializes. […]

  • Umar Farouk Mathir wrote a new post 5 months ago

    In African Club Football circles, we usually hear about Al Ahly SC of Egypt. In the second fan interview, This Is Football.Africa tackled a supporter of cross town rivals Zamalek SC, another powerhouse in the […]

  • Umar Farouk Mathir wrote a new post 5 months ago

    This time we pose the pertinent question with regards to match day attendance, to AmaZulu FC supporter Bheki Nyathi.

    “We have to face the facts that we aren’t really a footballing nation, this is seen when […]

  • PSL match attendance figures have been dwindling. The majority of the clubs do not attract a decent crowd at their home games at the very least, unless of course the Big 3 come to town. At This Is Football. […]

  • PSL Fans Say It Like It Is Why are crowds generally so small? Pirates versus Sundown’s at Orlando Stadium was a full house, why doesn’t it happen all the time and why was t […]

  • South Africa used to be awash with great local born goalkeepers.  Yet today that does not seem to be the case. Which begs the question, has the standard of South African goalkeeping dropped? We asked the […]

  • Why are PSL crowds generally so small? The exception was the MTN first leg between Pirates and Sundowns at Orlando Stadium, which was a full house. Why is this not a regular occurrence, and why was this game […]

  • PSL football has lots of entertainment competition. Especially in this day and age, where money is tight and alternative entertainment in plentiful. In fact, today even football is just a remote away in your […]

  • PSL football is big business, and the soccer fans, as the mainstay of the industry are its customers. As we all know, in business the customer is always right, and that the customers rights must be protected and […]

  • We put in a call to renowned PSL Coach Owen Da Gama, to shed some light as to what the ever-persisting goal scoring problem at the mighty Buccaneers could be, here’s what the “ODG” shared with […]

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