As you might expect, football or soccer is hugely popular here to play and to watch. It's common to see games on fields, side-streets, and on the beach. Whether it is a small pick-up game or a league game they are very intense and winning or losing is a big deal. They are all a lot of fun to watch and I appreciate the passion they play the game with.
Interestingly, basketball is played too and there is a hoop a few blocks from my house. It's just a rim and an old backboard on a pole but they play and they are good. I've seen a few pick-up games and the kids can shoot, dribble, and pass as it is played in the U.S. Good to see and of course I can't resist to throw a few in too.
John Doces. Je vous écris de la Côte-d'Ivoire en Afrique.