Memba Ben

Memba Ben
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Football is love. Football is life.

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Recent pages by Memba Ben

The age old question of players and if they deserve the wages they command.
An attempt to solve the mystery of the dwindling PSL match attendance.
The seemingly one-sided relationship between fans and football clubs.
A continued look into the history of the South African national football team with this installment focusing on South Africa's participation in the 1998 FIFA World Cup held in France under the tutelage of the peculiar Philippe "The Witch doctor" Troussier.
The sixth part of a series looking at the history of the South African national football team with this installment focusing on the team's exploits in AFCON '98 and the emergence of a future star.
The fifth part of a series focusing on the history of the South African national football team with this installment focusing on their exploits in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup.
A series looking back at the history of the South African national football team with this installment focusing on the Mandela Cup match against the then reigning FIFA World Cup winners, Brazil.
A continuation of a series focusing on the South African national football team with this installment looking back at Bafana's legendary win in the 1996 AFCON.
Part 2 of a series profiling the history of the South African national football team with a specific look at the lead up to their first international game since readmission.
Continuing the look back on South African football,the series will shift focus from the formative years of South African football and the readmission of the South African national team (Bafana Bafana) up till present day.
A look at fan abuse, its the effects on a team and how people targeted by fan abuse can move past it.
The tenth part of a series focusing on South African football. In this installment, we focus on the South African Football Association (SAFA).
The ninth part of a series focusing on the history of South African football. In this installment, we focus on the lead up to South Africa's readmission into international football.
The eighth part of a series focusing on the history of South African football. In this installment, we focus on fans and their propensity to act out in a violent manner.
Part 7 of a series focusing on the history of South African football. In this article we focus on the financial growth of the game beginning in the 80s.
Part 6 of a series exploring the evolution of South African football to its current state. In this part, we look at how the Soweto uprisings played a role in the formation of the new NPSL.
Part 5 of a series exploring how South African football came to its current state. In this part, we look at how Pirates expulsion from the NPSL led to the rise of the Phefeni Glamour Boys, Kaizer Chiefs.
The fourth part in a series looking back at the development of football in South Africa with the focus on why FIFA (and more specifically Sir Stanley Rous) chose to not expel FASA from FIFA despite it breaking anti - discriminatory laws and the resulting fallout from it.
Part three of a series profiling the history of football within South Africa. This part will focus on the development of football in the midst of Apartheid.
The second part into a series covering the 156 years of South African football. In this part, we take focus at the first inter-racial tournament in South African football and the formation of one of the biggest clubs in South Africa.
A series looking at the development of South African football/soccer over the past 156 years, beginning at the 19th century in its early days till the present day.
Supporting a financially smaller club can be emotionally wrecking at times. This is a fictional account of supporting a team struggling to survive the drop.
A personal experience and some thoughts about obnoxious fans.
My story of regaining my faith and learning to trust in the Lord. Whatever may be happening in your life, I urge to to trust in the Lord and believe that things will turn out fine.
While this might be a fictional story, it has elements of truth about how manipulative people can be by using the Word of God to their own benefit. As Acts 20:28-30 reads: Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers... savage wolves ...
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