Sports and entertainment
Many sports are played in the continent. Soccer, Cricket, Field Hockey, Tennis, Volleyball, Baseball, Basketball. The most popular, most watched, most played, and most revenue-generating Sports in Africa is football and football. Football is in most country in Africa a link that keeps nation united. With the national team performance the country stand together as one to celebrate the victories. But also to morn the defeat. Sports in the black continent have the unity factor more than anywhere. In Africa we have demonstration after a bad national squad performance. And it is not new to the people. We have experienced some extreme case in the past. When Uganda president jail the soccer team after losing a game. Or Cameroonian mob who set fire to the players houses after a poor performance.
Sports can also be in case the showcase. Many can put Cameroon on the map today just because of their good performance in Spain during world cup 1982. Cote d’ivoire have many “ambassadors” playing in the premier league and many other leagues. Many athletes from Kenya, Ethiopia or Uganda have helped promote their country. Investing in sports in Africa is thus a way to stand out in the world. Why is then that Africa do not invest in preparing the athlete? It has been proven now that black are naturally well equipped for physical exercise. Well all African country have more urgent issue to fight. Drought is still a life threat for people in the horn of Africa where you have the best runners. The political corruption is not of good help either. Physical exercise could help some many health problems. In the past people use to eat less fat and walk a lot. Now we buy from the shop and eat fast food.
What always intrigues me is that for long distance you find the runner in Africa. For short distance speed in Jamaica and the US. For me this is a mastery because the fast runners are blacks. Is it the food or the training plan? The genetic or just coincidence? We are still to find a good black runner from Brazil. Sports competition is people joy. The object of the game is secondary. watch live sport at http://www.muntumedia.com. Visit our website for more details. Connect your roku box and iPhone.