He’s been coaching in central Asia, the US, Middle East and West Africa. He nurtured football culture in Kyrgyzstan, worked at the famous Aspire Academy in Qatar and guided Hearts of Oak in Ghana. The amazing career of Kenichi Yatsuhashi is indeed a fascinating one. Walid Bylka interviewed him exclusively for BabaGol: They talked African football, the best food he had in his journeys, and where he was blamed to be an engineer rather than a football coach. A must-read interview.
North Korea against South Korea. It can’t get any more tense and interesting than this. It is the South’s first visit to Pyongyang in almost 30 years, this time for a crucial World Cup qualifier. To celebrate this big event, we examined the football history of the the Korean peninsula.
Israeli striker Eran Zahavi is used to amaze people with his beautiful goals. But this time, it was just out of this world. A 90th minute Rabona, to win a league game for his Chinese side Guangzhou R&F. Watch and enjoy.
Uzbekistan and Hector Cuper are a match made in heaven: A national team that gets close to its goals yet fails every time, and a coach that does exactly the same with his previous teams. Perhaps a double negative will lead to a positive, as the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers is looming.
Right before the upcoming second stage of the Asian World Cup qualifiers, Sri Lanka goalkeeper Sujan Perera talked with Jinseong Kim for BabaGol about the national team, football in the islands, and much more.
Chinese football is starving for success. After some recent unsuccessful attempts to improve the local players and national team, Chinese officials turned to a more traditional and popular method used around the world: Naturalizing foreign players.
Everyone thought that Qatar has no place in the Copa America. No more than a gimmick or corruption. Despite their elimination, Qatar is getting ready not only to conquer South America but the whole world.