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Around Dakar

A collection of random moments in Dakar. We’re about to leave for Mali, but wanted to post these to give a flavour of this football-obsessed city.

My ball!No, you don’t understand — it’s my ball!
Children watch a game of table footballChildren watch a game of table football
Beach football is everywhereBeach football is everywhere
The sun sets on The Ball's time in SenegalThe sun sets on The Ball’s time in Senegal

Next up, The Ball heads onwards to Mali for adventures on the southern edge of the Sahara.

Written by on Thursday, March 11th, 2010

3 comments on this post

  1. Great blog post guys.
    My memory of Senegal is there are plenty of table football matches going on everywhere. Perhaps we should have made table football-sized replicas of The Ball to give out too?

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The Ball 2018 left England on 25th March 2018 and travelled to the World Cup in Russia.

The Ball 2014 kicked off from England on 9th Jan 2014 and headed to the World Cup in Brazil.

The Ball 2010 left England on 24th Jan 2010 headed to the Opening Ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Ball 2006 travelled from London to the Opening Ceremony in Munich, Germany.

The Ball 2002 was carried 7000 miles across Europe and Asia to the World Cup finals in Korea & Japan.