Egypt lost 1-0 to Tunisia
Egypt could on the Africa Cup of Nations for a third successive tournament after suffering a second straight defeat in the ongoing qualifiers.
Egypt on Wednesday night went down 1-0 at home at the hands of Tunisia at the Air defence Stadium in Cairo.
The defeat came five days after losing 2-0 on September 7 away to Senegal in their Group G opening qualifying...
Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba
Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba says the “tired” Super Eagles of Nigeria could not match South Africa’s pace as the teams played out to a goalless draw in their AFCON 2015 Qualifying campaign.
The 0-0 result leaves South Africa second in their group on four points behind Congo, who have won both their games, on six points. Nigeria have...
After some shock results in the opening round of group qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, the likes of defending champions Nigeria and Egypt will be desperate to bounce back on Wednesday.
Fourteen matches will be played as the 28 teams continue their quest to reach next year’s tournament in Morocco.
Nigeria lost at home for the first time in 33 years on Saturday...
Morocco defeated Libya
Captain Younes Belhanda helped Morocco to a 3-0 friendly win over Libya in Marrakech on Sunday.
The Dynamo Kiev attacking midfielder led by example in a one-sided contest, scoring from the penalty spot prior to half-time before Abdel Barrada and Mouhcine Iajour made the game safe after the restart.
With Javier Clemente’s visitors playing just a few days after...
Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse
Newcastle United won’t consider selling Papiss Cisse this month.
The Asian transfer window remains open and offers are being prepared for Senegal striker Cisse from Qatar.
However, The Sun says Newcastle have told Cisse that he won’t be allowed to leave for a club in Qatar this month.
Toon boss Alan Pardew is short of attacking options and won’t...
10-man Mali defeat Malawi
Mali record a 2-0 win over Malawi in a Group B 2015 African Cup of Nations Qualifying game despite playing most of the second half with 10-men at the Stade du 26 Mars in Bamako on Sunday.
The match was originally scheduled for 6 September 2014, but due to heavy rains in the capital, the referee decided to postpone the game as following his pitch...
Cameroon humble DR Congo
Visiting Cameroon posited a 2-0 win over DR Congo in their Group D clash on Saturday in Lubumbashi.
Rising star Clinton Njie and striker Vincent Aboubakar scored in each half as the four-time African champions, wrestled the maximum points at the expense of their hosts.
The Indomitable Lions made the most of their tactical approach towards the game allowing...
Tunisia came from behind to register a 2-1 win over Botswana in their 2015 AFCON qualifiers tie at the Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet on Saturday night.
Joel Mogorosi fired the visitors ahead on the stroke of half time but Wahbi Khazri levelled matters after the break before Chikhaoui scored a later winner.
The hosts had numerous opportunities to take the lead in the first half but were...
Benin are suspended from competing in age categories competitions – namely U-17, U-20 and U-23 – for the next two years.
Four Benin players were outside the age criteria for their African U-17 Championship Niger 2015 second round qualifier against Mali.
The players are: Ibilola Aron (born on 10-12-1997), Ogoubiyi Oluwa (born on 26-10-1997), Oreko Evode (born on 24-12-1997) and...
MIkel Obi with his Russian girlfriend
Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi, has denied reports that he has proposed to his Russian girlfriend, Olga Diyachenko.
In an exclusive interview with Nigerian journalist, Colin Udoh, the Chelsea player said it he will announce it publicly if when it finally happens.
“Yes, she is my girlfriend, but I have not proposed to her. If that...
Football fans are angry with the Ghana national teamto
Ghana’s 2015 AFCON qualifier against the Cranes of Uganda will be opened free to charge to fans who will make their way into the Kumasi Babayara stadium.
According to reports, the Ministry of Sports and the Ghana Football Association have taken this ecision to football fans for the match which will kick off at 4pm.
The preparations have been made, stars profiled, venues set, teams’ criss-crossed the expanse of the grandeur of the African continental landscape, pundits staked their claims and it is now down to the action when the first matches of the final phase of qualifying for Morocco 2015 get underway this week.
Dramatic headlines over the outbreak of the Ebola virus in some West Africa...
Chris GIwa has been described as an illegal NFF president
The House of Representatives Committee on Sports has declared the Chris Giwa-led Nigerian Football Federation as illegal.
In a statement signed by Chairman of the Committee, Godfrey Gaya, the lawmakers, urged the NFF Congress “to meet soonest to decide a new road map and schedule an election that will allow all eligible...
Sierra Leone Football Association
Sierra Leone says it plans to maintain Lubumbashi in the DRC as its “home” for Afcon 2015 qualifying and has moved ahead to conduct CAF and WHO recommended tests on traveling officials to comply with health regulations on halting the spread of Ebola which has ravaged some West African nations.
In expressing his gratitude to the Congo government...
Bony stayed at Swansea despite offers
Swansea City successfully resisted a late push from AS Monaco on deadline day for Wilfried Bony.
Foot Mercato says Monaco, after sending Radamel Falcao on-loan to Manchester United, made an attempt on Monday night to sign Bony as a replacement.
Monaco tabled a proposal of a season-long loan deal with the option to buy, but it was turned down...
Bony was linked to a move away from Swansea
Swansea boss Garry Monk says Wilfried Bony is fully focused following a summer of speculation regarding his future.
The Ivorian striker is said to have never pushed for a move away from South Wales, with the 25-year-old committed to the cause and determined to build on his efforts from last season.
Monk said in the South Wales Evening Post...
Eto’o joined Everton this summer
Everton defender Leighton Baines has praised the impact veteran striker Samuel Eto’o has already had at Goodison Park.
The 33-year-old former Cameroon international joined Everton on a two-year deal this summer after his contract at Chelsea expired.
Baines told the Liverpool Echo: “From his first training session he looked sharp.
“I know it...
Nigeria Football Federation is currently in crisis
Seven candidates are vying for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) presidency, ahead of an election organised by the congress-faction of the country’s FA.
According to the list of cleared candidates published on the website of the congress-led football federation, Taiwo Ogunjobi, Abba Yola, Mike Umeh, Amaju Pinnick, Dominic Iorfa...
Morocco winger Oussama Assaidi has rejoined Stoke City from Liverpool on a £1 million loan deal according to Telegragh Football.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was believed to have the Moroccan on his transfer exit list and has therefore brought about the player’s decision to leave the Merseyside based club.
The 26-year-old’s deal nearly succeeded in the early...
Nigeria will report Schalke to Fifa after the Germans refused to release striker Chinedu Obasi for this month’s 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Schalke blamed the issue on Obasi’s passport being held at an embassy while a visa application is processed ahead of their Champions League matches.
But Super Eagles media officer Ben Alaiya told BBC Sport: “We...
Ivory Coast will play their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in Abidjan on Saturday after the government made a late U-turn.
The Ivorian government had initially ruled the game could not be played in the country because of fears over the outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone is one of six African nations with cases of the virus and has...
Coach Kwesi Appiah
Kwesi Appiah is expecting his Black Stars to rediscover their shine when they meet Uganda in Kumasi on Saturday.
Ghana are meeting for the first time since their participation at the World Cup in Brazil, with the Cranes match the first of two-quick qualifying matches for the 2015 Africa Nations Cup ahead of their qualifier in Togo next week.
The build-up has been...
Twenty One players have reported to the Black Stars camp that will train in Kumasi on Tuesday afternoon to commence preparations for the opening 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
All three goalkeepers; Fatau Dauda, Razak Brimah and Stephen Adams are in the Ghana camp as well as defenders; Awal Mohammed, Yaw Frimpong, Jeffrey Schlupp, Jonathan Mensah, Baba Rahman...
Ghana gearing up for this weekend’s game against Uganda
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah and his players will leave Accra this morning for Kumasi to prepare for their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda.
Twenty-one players have reported in the capital and will join the rest of the technical team on a flight to the Garden City.
The team will train at the Baba Yara Stadium...
Zambia’s new national stadium
Zambia opened its new stadium, earmarked for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals, with an emphatic 3-1 win over Sudan on Sunday.
Zambia is in the race to host the 2019 continental soccer show piece and is up against Algeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea with the Confederation of African Football scheduled...