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John became obsessed with football after seeing the games' ability to coerce social change in Africa. He is a keen sports journalist based in Nairobi and writes a blog featuring the most pressing issues in Kenyan football. To find out about the wider issues in African football, give John a follow.

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John became obsessed with football after seeing the games' ability to coerce social change in Africa. He is a keen sports journalist based in Nairobi and writes a blog featuring the most pressing issues in Kenyan football. To find out about the wider issues in African football you may not have heard, give John a follow.

What if as a child, a stranger never held my hand as i sought entry into a stadium. What if a stranger never welcomed me into his house to watch the 1998 World Cup. What if a friend never paid for my first ticket for a league match. Its a battle of what if’s- but have you also asked yourself, what if football never existed? Join the journey as i seek to explore the stories of world football.

What is your favourite Copa90 video and why?

This has to be “I hate everything about them”, The Derby Day series featuring Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. Im an Arsenal fan, i’ve never been to the North London derby but it gave me an idea of how much these fans love to hate each other. Magical

What is the best football game you have seen and why?

This has to be the Dar Es Salaam Derby, September 2015. This was my second Dar Es Salaam derby I attended and had never witnessed Yanga SC beat Simba. So when we won 2-0 i was over the moon. There have been many others I have watched, but this one remains etched on my memories.

What is your favourite football snack?

A coke and a burger would be great.

Who is your footballing idol?

Oh this is simple, Thierry Henry.

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