By Ernest Yeboah Acheampong |Conversation
African footballers have been migrating overseas since the 1920s, when French leagues attracted some West African players. The migration of African talent to Europe intensified from the 1980s to the 2000s. Thousands of African footballers have since found their way to Europe. Many have succeeded in carving a niche for themselves, like Abedi Pele, Didier Drogba, George Weah and Samuel Eto’o. The performances of these stars have reinforced the perception that the African continent has some of the best football talent.
Less is known about the history of African footballers moving to North America.
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Former US men’s national team forward Charlie Davies has made a strong case for Columbus Crew captain Jonathan Mensah to be named best player of the 2020 MLS season. Mensah has been identified a key performer in Crew’s incredible campaign this term.
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by Dave Fraser | The Sun
FORMER Nottingham Forest star Derrick Otim has died aged 24. The English-born Ghanaian star drowned in Lake Keowee in South Carolina, USA – say reports in America.
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Roy Boateng was born in Berekum, Ghana but had to migrate to the USA with his father at age 8 to seek greener pastures.
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On a corner in the heart of Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood sits a tiny French bakery. A decade ago, it would have looked out of the place in an area that birthed Big Daddy Kane, The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z. Today, it’s simply another sign of the borough’s gradual metamorphosis.
Across the street from the bakery, inside a brick-walled gym hidden from curious passersby, Duke Micah is undergoing his own changes.
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