Playing for Peace

Football for peace and development in Africa

Message from Jean Ping

Chairperson of the African Union Commission

Message from Danny Jordaan

Chief Executive Officer, 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa

Message from Graça Machel

Chairperson of the ACCORD Board of Trustees


By Vasu Gounden

Make Peace Happen

Football for Liberation and Peace in Africa

South Africa, Algeria and Ivory Coast

By Tor Sellström

Interview with Pierre Nkurunziza

President of the Republic of Burundi

Interview with Roger Palmgren

Sports Director at AmaZulu FC South Africa

Player Profiles

Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)

By Varun Mathure

Michael Essien (Ghana)

By Varun Mathure

Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon)

By Varun Mathure

Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria)

By Varun Mathure

Steven Pienaar (South Africa)

By Varun Mathure

Beyond the Big Stage

Football, Reconciliation and Social Development in Africa

By Tor Sellström

The Team

A Soap Opera on Football for Reconciliation and Peace in Africa

By Tor Sellström

Book Review

Reviewed by John Daniel