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Tabea Kemme interview: Chill and the chase of a champion – Life on the double A-side for Germany left-back

 

A third major tournament in as many years with Germany calls this summer for the highly versatile Tabea Kemme, who continues to tread the elite boards of one intensive career while assuredly moving up another, as her police studies near their conclusion. Nevertheless, savouring the freedom and adventure trail is every bit as crucial for the Olympic gold medallist as any of her pursuits in the fast lane. Read more →

Hannah Wilkinson interview (Part Two): Jamming with the voice within – The Football Fern striking smooth to the soul

 

When Hannah Wilkinson spoke on here back in March 2014, the University of Tennessee standout had a World Cup and Olympic tournament on her record but was very much still finding her feet, with music a guiding hand for her thousands of miles from home. If that initial interview essentially cast the New Zealand striker in the midst of her demo track, you now find the first-year pro with much more of a full-length release to share, packed with meaning, discovery and a voice able to far surpass simply soothing the senses. Read more →

Olga García interview: ‘¡Que no pare la fiesta!’ – The show has just begun for Barça’s Spain forward

 

With her FC Barcelona Femení team this season, Spain forward Olga García Pérez helped break new ground in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, and as the one to always keep the tracks spinning for club and country, the 24-year-old hopes this is all just the intro. Read more →

Emmanuel Amuneke interview: Under the wing of a Golden Eagle – Sounds of the profound from Nigeria’s guardian of the new school

 

In what football lovers around the world still affectionately recall as Nigeria’s heyday, Emmanuel Amuneke was there to deliver some of the most pivotal moments for the Super Eagles. The one-time Barcelona player is now working to be a chief provider for a new class he hopes will one day surpass the feats of his iconic 90s team, and while the sound has softened for the man who used to tear down the wing, the fundamentals live on in all he does. Read more →

Steve Zakuani interview: ‘Let’s take it back to the concrete streets…’ – Sounders favourite’s original beats for an emerald playground

 

Football and music gave Steve Zakuani his relatable role models growing up in Tottenham, with both providing the platform for his expression to roam free as he went from North London teenager to a young adult illuminating Major League Soccer. Through come-ups to comebacks, and an ultimately early farewell to playing, the ex-Seattle Sounders winger’s best-loved worlds have kept with him like his two sidekicks in a sparkling three-pronged attack. Read more →