Africa

Last updated: 10 november, 2010 - 15:19 GMT

Africa Kicks Photography Exhibition - Gallery One

Photographs selected by Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou

  • Male and female footballs fans
    The beauties and the beasts: Fans celebrate at the Nations Cup in January 2010, after the match between Ghana and Nigeria. (Credit: Kamene Mendoza Traça)
  • Match between Algeria and Ivory Coast
    Elephants vs Desert Foxes: Action from Ivory Coast vs Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations in January. The Algerians triumphed 3-2. (Credit: BBC’s Severine Dieudonne)
  • Two boys playing football
    It takes two to tango: Two boys tussle for possession on one of Angola’s many dusty pitches. (Credit: BBC’s Derrick Evans)
  • A boy playing football
    Small beginnings: A boy from Angola's Lar Kuzola orphanage displays his skills during the England 2018 bid team promotion day. (Credit: Kamene Mendoza Traça)
  • Boys playing football
    A beautiful game: Any wide open space will do for a game of football as these boys show by playing as the sun sets over one of Luanda’s shanty towns. (Credit: BBC’s Derrick Evans)
  • Children sitting at the top of a building
    View from the top: Children from Lar Kuzola orphanage in Angola watch a match during the England 2018 bid team promotion day in Luanda. (Credit: Kamene Mendoza Traça)
  • Angolan football fans
    Bye-bye Algeria: Angolan fans taunt opponents Algeria on the streets of Luanda shortly before Nations Cup hosts played the Desert Foxes in January. (Credit: BBC’s Piers Edwards)
  • Stadium at African Cup of Nations closing ceremony
    Kaleidoscope of colour: The 2010 African Cup of Nations in Angola witnessed the most extravagant closing ceremony in the tournament's history, with plenty of colour and fireworks. (Credit: Kamene Mendoza Traça)
  • A young man wearing an England jersey with Lampard's name
    What’s my name?: Young man on a football pitch in Bamako proudly shows off his Frank Lampard England jersey. (Credit: BBC’s Martin Vogl)
  • Michaels Essien's face painted on the back of a bus in Kenya
    Ess factor: Ghana superstar Michael Essien's portrait emblazoned across a local bus in Kenya. (Credit: BBC's Peter Njoroge)

BBC World Service celebrates a great year of African football with photographs selected by Ivory Coast and Chelsea footballers Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou.

Africa Kicks 2010 is an exhibition celebrating a great year for African football, as covered by BBC World Service in multimedia programming in both the run-up to and during the World Cup in South Africa. It includes images from the Africa Kicks project, during which the BBC’s multilingual team of journalists toured five West African countries, uncovering untold stories about the region which is home to some of the world’s best footballers – and taking pictures of the people, the places and experiences. The collection also features photography contributed by BBC listeners across Africa

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