#WhereIsFootball - Soccer City, Johannesburg!

Over the past couple of weeks Africa has transformed into the centre stage of world football, where South Africa hosted the 29th edition of the African Cup of Nations. Like all tournaments, twists and turns unfolded on such a vibrant place where the beautiful game is played: title-holders Zambia crashed out early, Cabo Verde made a name for themselves and Drogba once again failed to take the trophy home for Les Éléphants.

Nigeria, also known as the ‘Super Eagles’, flew to the top as they were crowned kings this time, beating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final. Once again, Soccer City rose from the ashes of the 2010 World Cup, uniting a vivid, football frenzied, continent.

The likes of Enyeama, Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and Emenike rose to the occasion, leading a team which so often fell apart in previous campaigns. But unlike in the past, this time they were an orchestra synced in harmony, they were one team. Africa belonged to them.

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Through The Window - AFR Voice Ep.10

Blow up the balloons, get those cake candles lit and fire up the party tunes - it’s the January transfer window’s 10th birthday! To celebrate the momentous occasion we give the old boy the birthday bumps - providing a bruising analysis of the Premier League institution. Sure, it’s a guilty pleasure for fans to enjoy, but is it more disruptive than helpful to clubs and what are the alternatives?

Also in our party bag is a complete round-up of the weekend’s top-tier games - we doff our caps to ageing fine wines Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, whilst also dressing down Jon Walters’s double own-goal fiasco at Chelsea and salivating over Reading’s incredible comeback against West Brom. The club game is wrapped up with a giddy dance around the European leagues - including a look at Kevin Prince-Boateng’s stand against racism and some deliciously mischievous rumours linking Pep Guardiola to Bayern Munich.

The cherry on the top of the audio cake is our preview of the African Cup of Nations - we’ll be assessing the traditional big boys’ chances, launching a sweepstake and lighting a candle of hope for ‘plucky minnows’ and AFCON debutants Cape Verde.

For those with an irreverent sweet tooth, we’ll be giving a nod to Clarence Seedorf’s miraculous music career, an adorable dog invasion at Galatasaray and champion Italy’s less complimentary answer to the Ballon d’Or…the Golden Bin Awards!

As always, you can get in touch with the team by tweeting @AFRvoice or emailing afrvoice@gmail.com. You can also subscribe to AFR Voice on iTunes and find us on Soundcloud.

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