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Africa's first organized football game

In May, Drake University's football team will try to introduce football to 15 percent of the world with a game at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro

Updated: April 12, 2011, 12:45 PM ET
By LaRue Cook | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the April 18, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

THE WHOLE THING started about 16 months ago, in the middle of the night, in Chris Creighton's sleeping head. And on May 21, Creighton's dream will be realized: The coach's FCS program, Drake, will play at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro in the first organized American football game ever in Africa.

But let's start at the beginning. In 2003, Creighton was at Division III Wabash College and got ...

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