SVA Alumnus Ima Mfon's Photos of Manchester United Fans in Nigeria
June 21, 2016
From Vice Sports UK: "Football is a global sport, but even with this in mind it is impressive to see how far the game travels. English sides who were once cheered on by a devoted local fan base are now followed by fanatical devotees across the globe. Africa is no exception: the beautiful game is adored across the continent, with Premier League sides among the best supported. In stark contrast, their domestic leagues struggle for attention.
To chart the global spread of the sport, we sent photographer Ima Mfon out in Lagos, Nigeria, to capture images of fans in foreign football shirts and discuss their significance. First up, English football's most successful side: Manchester United..." (For the full story and more photos, click here)