CAF 1st Vice President, Kwesi Nyantakyi by Austin Ditlhobolo Saturday Dec 02, 2017. 12:00 The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will give US$500,000 to each the of the continent’s 2018 FIFA World Cup teams. Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia will receive the money ahead of next year’s finals in Russia. CAF released the following
by Staff Reporter Saturday Dec 02, 2017. 11:00 The South African U17 Women’s National Team (Bantwana) defeated Botswana 5-1 in the first leg first round of the 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifier played at the Lobatse Sports Complex on Friday, 1 December 2017. With this being a new squad, South Africa head coach
Eric Bailly (L) of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League match by Graeme Jackson Friday Dec 01, 2017. 19:00 Eric Bailly may have a tough time getting back into Manchester United’s starting XI following the impressive form shown by rival and teammate Victor Lindelof. Though the Swedish defender has taken his time to settle
by Austin Ditlhobolo Friday Dec 01, 2017. 18:37 The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals was conducted at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Friday. Thirty-two teams including five African nations were drawn into eight groups of four. Egypt, who qualified for the finals for the first time since 1990, were pitted
by Austin Ditlhobolo Friday Dec 01, 2017. 18:34 That’s all from Russia where we witnessed the draw for the #FIFAWorldCup2018. Complete #FIFAWorldCup2018 draw Group A Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UruguayGroup B Portugal, Spain, Morocco, IranGroup C France, Australia, Peru, DenmarkGroup D Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, NigeriaGroup E Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, SerbiaGroup F Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South KoreaGroup G Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, EnglandGroup
Khalid Boutaib of Morocco by Bertin Basson Friday Dec 01, 2017. 10:00 Moroccan forward Khalid Boutaib will be aiming to lead his club side up the Süper Lig standings when they return to action this coming weekend. Yeni Malatyaspor, who currently sit in 13th spot on the log standings, are away to Akhisarspor on Saturday
Sadio Mane of Senegal celebrates a goal with teammates during the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers football match between South Africa and Senegal at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 10 November 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix by Graeme Jackson Thursday Nov 30, 2017. 18:30 Ahead of tomorrow’s draw for the 2018 World Cup, AfricanFootball looks at both the
Essam El Hadary of Egypt celebrates after saving Bertrand Traore of Burkina Faso penalty in shootout, embraced by teammates during the 2017 African Cup of Nations Finals Afcon semifinal football match between Burkina Faso and Egypt at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 01 February 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix by Graeme Jackson Thursday Nov 30, 2017.
Herve Renard, coach of Morocco and players celebrates a victory during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Morocco and Ivory Coast at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 24 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix by Graeme Jackson Thursday Nov 30, 2017. 15:30 Ahead of tomorrow’s draw for the 2018 World Cup, AfricanFootball looks
by Austin Ditlhobolo Thursday Nov 30, 2017. 10:00 The Everton FC midfielder has reflected on Senegal’s successful 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. His club has struggled in the English Premier League (EPL) this season which has resulted in the departure of coach Ronald Koeman, who has since been replaced by Sam Allardyce. Gueye, who
Eagles striker Obafemi Martins against Swaziland in Lobambo by Phumzile Ngcatshe Thursday Nov 30, 2017. 09:30 Nigerian national team scout Victor Agali has hinted that striker Obafemi Martins and midfielder Joel Obi could make their return to the Super Eagles squad. Igali has warned the team’s fans not to be surprised if the duo is
by Graeme Jackson Wednesday Nov 29, 2017. 18:30 Genoa’s Moroccan midfielder Adel Taarabt has been linked with a move to Spain’s La Liga following his strong form this season. The 28-year-old Atlas Lions player has been a standout figure for Genoa in Serie A, making 13 appearances (12 starts) and racking up two goals. His
Sadio Mane of Senegal celebrates a goal with teammates during the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers football match between South Africa and Senegal at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 10 November 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix by Graeme Jackson Wednesday Nov 29, 2017. 17:00 AfricanFootball presents a guide to the upcoming draw for the 2018 World Cup in
Chelsea’s Victor Moses (L) in action against Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck (R) during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC by Graeme Jackson Wednesday Nov 29, 2017. 15:00 Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the injury-enforced absence of Nigerian star Victor Moses has been a major blow to his team.
by Phumzile Ngcatshe Wednesday Nov 29, 2017. 09:00 Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr has penned a new two-year deal until 2020. The Nigerian Football Federation has decided to tie down the German manager after masterminding their qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup with one game to spare. Rohr was appointed on an
Rohr with Eagles skipper Mikel by Staff Reporter Tuesday Nov 28, 2017. 17:30 The Confederation of African Football has announced a list of nominees to vie for a number of CAF Awards come January next year. Among those nominated is Egypt coach Hector Cúper who will hope to bag the CAF Coach of the Year
by Graeme Jackson Tuesday Nov 28, 2017. 15:30 With the 2018 FIFA World Cup set be hosted in Russia from 14 June to 15 July, we present a brief history of football’s most beloved tournament. The success of football as an Olympic Sport in the early 20th century inspired FIFA (the world governing body of
Kalidou Koulibaly, Napoli by Phumzile Ngcatshe Tuesday Nov 28, 2017. 13:00 As he continues to help Italian Serie A giants Napoli to challenge for the Serie A title, Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly has been named in the Serie A Team of the Year. Together with the likes of Juventus and former Azzurri goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon,
Baghdad Bounedjah of Algeria is challenged by Taha Khenissi of Tunisia during the Afcon Group B match between Algeria and Tunisia on the 19 January 2017 at Franceville Stadium, Gabon Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix by Graeme Jackson Monday Nov 27, 2017. 20:00 Algerian striker Baghdad Bounedjah has expressed his relief that the knee injury which
by Austin Ditlhobolo Monday Nov 27, 2017. 19:00 English international Joe Gomez has described Salah’s goalscoring record since his move to Liverpool as ‘ridiculous’. This is after the Egyptian international hit the back of the net for the Reds in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at the Anfield Stadium in an English Premier League game.