South African midfielder Thalea Smidt tells us about her excitement ahead of playing for Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies in the inaugural African Women’s Champions League and how she feels the new tournament represents a great opportunity to improve the game on the continent.
We also reflect on the career of Jimmy Greaves after the former England, Chelsea, AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur forward died at the age of 81.
(Credit: Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies)
From 9th tier to Serie A – Chievo phoenix club dreams
Chievo Verona legend Sergio Pellissier tells us about the formation of a new phoenix club, after the original club went out of business in August. Plus Hugo Alvarado explains how his eye for talent has taken him from being a frustrated fan to becoming the first ever full time scout for El Salvador’s national teams.
Photo: Sergio Pellisier of AC Chievo competes for the ball with Nenad Tomovic of ACF Fiorentina during a Serie A match between the sides. (Credit: Getty Images)
A World Cup every two years?
Nigeria's Sunday Oliseh discusses the proposal to have a biennial World Cup. South Africa's new national team coach, Hugo Broos, reflects on the recent World Cup qualifiers. We also hear the tragic story of the former French international Jean-Pierre Adams who died this week after 39 years in a coma.
Picture on website: The FIFA World Cup Trophy in the rain after the 2018 final between France and Croatia (Denis Tyrin\TASS via Getty Images)
South American frustrations and J-League dreams
Peru's assistant coach Nolberto Solano assesses the latest club v country row. And we hear from the Spanish coach of Urawa Reds, Ricardo Rodriguez, about life in the J-League.
Picture on website: Brazil and Paraguay get ready for their South American qualifier (Photo by NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP via Getty Images)
Mind games with Malmö's Jon Dahl Tommason
Malmö coach Jon Dahl Tomasson discusses his club's qualification for the UEFA Champions League group stage. And we speak to the former Afghanistan women's captain Shamila Kohestani about the crisis in her home country.
Picture: Jon Dahl Tomasson, head coach of Malmö, looks on prior to a UEFA Europa League match against Wolfsburg (Peter Niedung/NurPhoto via Getty Images)