On Saturday 2 February, Everton midfielder Andre Gomes opened his Premier League scoring account with a stunning long-range strike against Wolves. The goal not only cemented the rich vein of form that has made the Portuguese invaluable to the Toffees in recent months, but also capped an emotion- and affection-filled week for the No8.
Mali were crowned CAF Africa U-20 Cup of Nations champions for the very first time on Sunday after defeating Senegal on penalties in the final in Niger.
During the recently held “Think Football” symposium, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura and France 2019 LOC President Erwan Le Prevost both expressed their desire to see the global tournament succeed on and off the pitch.
Football’s biggest stars are in the spotlight the world over. Behind the scenes, however, are millions of trainers, backroom staff and helpers right across the planet who make sure that football is the most popular sport in the world and that countless people can indulge in their favourite pastime.
Founded in Ethiopia in 2004, Sport the Bridge is non-governmental organisation whose goal it is to reintegrate street children into their families and education through sport. The NGO’s activities are concentrated in the country’s capital Addis Ababa, where thousands of homeless children – often from rural regions – have to fend for themselves and face the dangers of living on the street.