PUMA News Archive

January 2010

  • PUMA presents "Found My Swag"

    January 27, 2010
    Come behind the scenes of Found My Swag the latest video from "Jerk" dance groups the "Bangz" and the "New Boyz". Also in the video are all of LA's top Jerk dance crews....presented by PUMA!
  • A Chat with Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon and Inter Milan

    A Chat with Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon and Inter Milan

    January 26, 2010

    PUMAFootball: You've played in Spain, now Italy, what does it mean to come back to Africa and hear the fans cheer for you?

    ETO'O: It is an honor for me to play all the time in African stadia. I believe that my dearest - dearest dream is always to return. Every time I go away, I tell myself Samuel, when will you come back?? And every time I come back, I really enjoy it. Yesterday, despite the fact we lost, you can see that, here, where I live in Africa, people are proud to see me again. I can use the occasion to tell the spectators that I have to thank them for their welcome yesterday in the stadium. And, yesterday, I couldn't score, I tried to do my best but that depends on how you see it; I hope we will be luckier on Sunday. I hope I'll score and I hope that I'll be able to put my teammates in better positions so that they can score.

  • Black Stars Lose the Pot

    Black Stars Lose the Pot

    January 25, 2010

    "I do not have juju! Only God has juju!"

    Ghana superfan Samuel Aggrey is not happy. He claims the Angolan police smashed his ceremonial pot following the Black Stars' victory over Burkina Faso because they suspected him of being a witch doctor. PUMA Football arranged to meet the man Ghanaians call "Obuor" or "Stone" to find out the truth.

  • The African Football Food Chain

    The African Football Food Chain

    January 22, 2010

    "Come to Portugal," says the fat man, and I'll get you the best of everything. Sitting in the bar of the Ghana team's luxurious hotel in Luanda, the injured Michael Essien looks up, listens and smiles politely. He hears this kind of offer from complete strangers a hundred times a day. After all, this is what it means to be a superstar footballer today: the fame, the fortune, the free stuff. And right now in Angola everyone is chasing those shiny baubles.

  • Q&A With The Stars Of Africa

    Q&A With The Stars Of Africa

    January 20, 2010

    Didier Drogba

    I don't know if we can win the Africa Cup of Nations - I hope so but there are a lot of good teams who will try to stop us.

    We had a lot of work to qualify. We were frustrated after the Burkina Faso game as they didn't attack a lot and tactically they stayed compact. We needed to score one and we didn't, which forced us to win against Ghana to go through.

  • Inside The Footballers Fish Bowl

    Inside The Footballers Fish Bowl

    January 20, 2010

    There are few things in life quite as terrifying as your first day at school. So when PUMA Football got the chance to ride on the Angola team bus after the Black Antelopes drew 0-0 with Algeria and qualified for the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations, all those childhood memories of sweaty-palmed angst came flooding back.

  • Cursed By A Ghanaian Witch Doctor

    Cursed By A Ghanaian Witch Doctor

    January 19, 2010

    PUMA Football thinks it may have been hexed by a very scary looking Ghanaian witch doctor. Admittedly, it wasn't a good time to take his picture. His team had just been trounced 3-1 by an Ivory Coast side that looked like they'd finally decided to win this tournament. If that wasn't reason enough for his grumpiness, he was being dive-bombed by giant moths and a torrential post match downpour was in grave danger of ruining his red face paint. If there's one thing that winds up an African shaman it's having his makeup run.

  • Hi, I'm Sammy Eto'o. How are you doing??

    Hi, I'm Sammy Eto'o. How are you doing??

    January 15, 2010

    Over the past few days, PUMAFootball may have developed a bit of a man crush on Cameroon's legendary No.9. It's not just that the ever smiling striker bounded over to us at the Indomitable Lions training ground in Lubango to say hello, it's that he introduced himself by name. As if we wouldn't know who he was! But this charming man hasn't got just us under his spell; the whole of Africa seems to adore him.