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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Original title reads, "Two teams playing soccer at Kashama commune stadium. Shirts with stars are St. Thérèse, others Olympic. The biggest soccer stadium is that of the Catholic Archdiocese. Teams are pickup players trying out for the Luluabourg team which will play against other provinces. This is the national sport here." [Elisofon field notes, M...

"As in most countries, sports are popular in zaire and closely followed by a large segment of the population. Soccer, or football, is considered the national sport with numerous professional and amateur groups competing at the national and regional level." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: Historical Dictionary of Democratic Republic of Congo, The Scarecrow Pr...