I have to mention that there are three guys heading southbound to Jo'burg from Lisbon who have been looking for stories.
The three of them are journalists and covering stories on most things to do with football as well as life in general in the countries they are going through. I'm intensely jealous of them, I would love to do this one day! But believing in karma, hopefully that with the few contacts I'm giving them I will do this eventually!
Their blogs are unfortunately (for me) in Portuguese but they do have excellent English. Anyone reading this who is in W.Africa from Abidjan to Jo'burg and points in between, please either leave me a message or contact them if you can offer assistance!