Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling

(b. 1956) is a football author and historian living in Altenberge, Germany. He is a member of the Deutsche Akademie für Fußballkultur.


The emancipation of African football

From colonialism to the World Cup 2010

The hopes for African footballing success raised by Cameroon’s performance in the 1990 World Cup have yet to be fulfilled. However African football has long since stepped out of the shadow of its colonial origins, writes Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling. All that remains is for an African nation to capture football’s most coveted trophy.