Street football - PHmuseum

Street football

Francis Annagu

2019

Kaduna, Nigeria

Street football demonstrates the playfulness, ideas and creativity of young children who have completed their school exams. Driven by the wings of Africanity, conviviality, collaboration and friendship -- they play street football in the morning to stay busy and healthy while their parents are out working.

In their early adulthood, street football became a window for them to know one another deeply, share the kicks, settle the differences and blend in a cultural haven for peaceful co-existence. They tend to play in any open space: on rugged, stony, rough, and unsuitable terrain, with hysterical zeal and tenacity, they love the game as much as the fun.

Without boots still fast; without bibs still collaborate, and skilfull kicks between teammates, only one of the children who wore the shirt with the inscription "Sports 67" has been mentioned as the most played among the others. He was on the team that scored the most and won the game against the other side with a 4:1 win. It was spectacular, colorful and frantic to see him play and run in the rough small field of a neighborhood church.

They all played relentlessly, although at noon, the other half of the children were very tired and called for a break from the game. In the affirmation, some pairs of players accepted, while others showed the interest of playing with a handful of some children who sat as spectators. The game showed the intelligence of African children playing street football, who are creative, adroit, friendly, and happy with the nature of the game.

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  • © Francis Annagu, from the series Street Football

  • © Francis Annagu, from the series Street Football

  • © Francis Annagu, from the series Street Football

  • © Francis Annagu, from the series Street Football

  • © Francis Annagu, from the series Street Football

  • © Francis Annagu, from the series Street Football


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