I'm looking for a book of weird/creepy short stories I read in school (UK) around 1980. I guess YA as it was on the curriculum.
I can only really remember that the lead story (illustrated on the front cover) was about a gifted African soccer player playing in a major tournament. He played barefoot and was murdered by jealous rivals who froze the soccer ball, so he died of shock when he kicked it. Then spooky stuff happened, such as snow never settled on his grave, etc.
Stuck in my mind for some reason so would be interested in reviewing it after all these years. Thanks.