Author

 
Njabulo Ngidi

Njabulo Ngidi

Njabulo Ngidi is a sports journalist with New Frame.
Tackling football’s heart problem
Tackling football’s heart problem
A triumphant Papy Faty spoke with glee about how he had beaten the system. Two months later, he was dead after collapsing on the football pitch....
The Stuart Baxter years: The good, the bad and the ugly
The Stuart Baxter years: The good, the bad and the ugly
An innocent slip of the tongue by Stuart Baxter was more revealing of his frustration than any of the words he meant to use when he announced his...
Politics stole the show in 2019 Afcon
Politics stole the show in 2019 Afcon
The expanded and new-look Africa Cup of Nations was supposed to be a celebration of football in the cradle of civilisation, but politics...
Salah and Egypt score own goal supporting Warda
Salah and Egypt score own goal supporting Warda
It’s difficult to escape his warm and arresting smile, which is plastered all over Egypt’s capital city. The only other person who has that...
Afcon, a tool to clean Egypt and the CAF’s images
Afcon, a tool to clean Egypt and the CAF’s images
“Welcome to Egypt,” the last security guard to grope me before I entered Cairo International Stadium said, half embarrassed and half earnest....
Shakespeare Mbekile writes a new chapter
Shakespeare Mbekile writes a new chapter
Asavela Shakespeare Mbekile’s football career has been so dramatic, with all its ups and downs, it could have been penned by the wordsmith after...
SABC crisis threatens sport itself
SABC crisis threatens sport itself
The public broadcaster’s financial woes do not affect it alone.