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Photo essay: We are all goal diggers - African Arguments
Photojournalist Andrew Esiebo explores how young Africans appropriate non-conventional spaces to play football. Beneath bridges under construction, on market streets choked with carts, merchants, and customers, in open palace courtyards, at dusk, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, victory comes by way of crumpled paper or tin cans bound together by tape, to make a big ball. Sometimes the ball is rubber. Other times the ball is borrowed from other sports. The goal posts could be stones set atop themselves. Or plastic bottles. There is hardly ever an actual net. It is usually little children, teenagers, or young adults …