Identity and Nation in African Football

Fans, Community, and Clubs

  • Chuka Onwumechili
  • Gerard Akindes

Part of the Global Culture and Sport book series (GCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Africa, Fandom, and Shifting Identities: An Introduction to Football and Identity

  3. History and Recording Identities

  4. Ethnicity/Race, Club, and Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Solomon Waliaula, Joseph Basil Okong’o
      Pages 83-98
  5. Nation, Football, and Identity

  6. Identity from Outside

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Chuka Onwumechili
      Pages 201-213
    3. Gerard Akindes, Peter Alegi
      Pages 254-268
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-272

About this book


The 2010 South African World Cup launched African football onto the global stage. This volume brings together top scholars on African football to explore a range of issues such as gender, identity, nationalism, history, cyber-fandom, the media and fan radicalization.


Africa community gender identity media Nation nationalism Online politics society television Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Chuka Onwumechili
    • 1
  • Gerard Akindes
    • 2
  1. 1.Legal and Management Communication DepartmentHoward UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Sports AdministrationOhio UniversityAthensUSA

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