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News headlines concerning African soccer.

Gambia/Cape Verde: Female Scorpions to Make International Return With Cape Ve... 26 May 2017 at 7:30am
[Daily Observer] The Gambia Women's National Team Head Coach Mariama Sowe, has called up 36 players in her provisional squad to take on their counterparts from Cape Verde in a friendly match at home, scheduled for the 26th August 2017.

Zimbabwe: Katsande Snubbed for AFCON 2019 Qualifying Squad 26 May 2017 at 6:41am
[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWE have followed through on their decision to omit Willard Katsande, Cuthbert Malajila, Nyasha Mushekwi and Mathew Rusike from the 2019 AFCON qualifier against Liberia next month.

Zimbabwe: Mavhunga Stars As Yadah Bounce Back 26 May 2017 at 6:19am
[The Herald] TEENAGE forward Leeroy Mavhunga responded to his surprise omission from the provisional Warriors squad for the 2019 Nations Cup qualifier against Liberia next month with a double strike as Yadah Stars ended a wretched run of four losses on the trot with an emphatic victory at Morris Depot yesterday.

Liberia: FA Cup - Samira FC Defeats Another Top Gun 26 May 2017 at 6:06am
[Observer] It was not a good day for 3rd division clubs on the first day of round two in the ongoing knockout matches after Muscat and Morris Young Tigers conceded huge defeats. However, one of the third division sides, Samira FC, put up an exceptional display.

Malawi: Bullets to Beef Up Squad - Lipipa 26 May 2017 at 5:53am
[Nyasa Times] Nyasa Bullets executive committee chairman Noel Lipipa has backed players despite uncharacteristic start to the season having lost to Moyale Barracks and drawn to rookies Chitipa United.

Zimbabwe: Huge Losses for CAPS United 26 May 2017 at 5:46am
[The Herald] CAPS United might have charmed many neutrals with a solid, and at times quality, performance in their victory over Algerian giants USM Alger on Wednesday, but that CAF Champions League adventure came at a huge cost for the Green Machine amid revelations the club suffered huge losses.

Zimbabwe: Shabanie Thump Bantu Rovers 26 May 2017 at 5:29am
[The Herald] Shabanie Mine produced one of their best performances under coach Takesure Chiragwi yesterday to destroy Bantu Rovers at Maglas.

Zimbabwe: Chapungu Hold ZPC Kariba in Castle Lager Premiership 26 May 2017 at 5:27am
[The Herald] Chapungu picked a big point on the road when they held ZPC Kariba in a Castle Lager Premiership match at Nyamhunga yesterday.

Tanzania: Make a Bright Start to New Dawn for Boys 26 May 2017 at 5:20am
[Daily News] Gallant Tanzania's Under-17 side, Serengeti Boys who were mathematically ousted from the African Youth Championship in Gabon, definitely impressed every Tanzanian despite missing the desired goal.

Tanzania: 'Premier League Still Facing Challenges' 26 May 2017 at 5:20am
[Daily News] MAINLAND Premier League's Main Sponsor, Vodacom Tanzania acknowledged that the league still faces a myriad of challenges as the mobile phone firm dished out cash prizes amounting 262,700,000/- to various winners of the just ended season.

Tanzania: Taifa Stars Need to Step Up Preps for AFCON, COSAFA Campaigns 26 May 2017 at 5:18am
[Daily News] AS the country's attention was for the past few days directed towards the Under- 17 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, where Serengeti Boys bowed out gallantly, the focus will now switch to the national senior side, Taifa Stars.

Nigeria: Eagles, Corsica, Togo Friendlies On Despite France's State of Emergency 26 May 2017 at 4:43am
[Guardian] The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has affirmed that today's today's international friendly between the Super Eagles and Corsica in France, as well as the game against Togo on June 1, will go ahead despite the state of emergency declared by the French government.

Nigeria: Four Matches to Watch | More Misery for Pillars As Wenger Seeks Rede... 26 May 2017 at 4:08am
[Premium Times] FC Ifeanyi Ubah v Kano Pillars @ FCIU International Stadium @4pm on May 28

Angola/Kenya: Stars, Angola Machakos Friendly Cancelled 26 May 2017 at 1:56am
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The highly anticipated friendly match between Kenya and Angola's teams of local based players which had been set for June 4 in Machakos has been put off, on request from the Angolans.

Tanzania: 'Cup Fever' Grips Simba, Mbao 26 May 2017 at 1:21am
[Daily News] AS clock ticks fast towards the highly-anticipated Azam Sports Federation Cup (ASFC) final between Simba and Mbao FC due tomorrow at Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma, both camps are steadily gripped by game fever.

Nigeria: I Know Corsica Well - Rohr 26 May 2017 at 1:00am
[Vanguard] Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has disclosed that he has a good knowledge of the Corsica football team that will play against the Eagles today.

Zimbabwe: Gamecocks Win On Sad Day 26 May 2017 at 12:49am
[The Herald] Chicken Inn underlined their dominance over Highlanders when defender Moses Jackson headed in a well-taken corner kick two minutes before full-time in a Castle Lager Premiership match at Barbourfields yesterday.

Zimbabwe: Cameroonian Striker Ntoupa Eases Pressure On Dynamos 26 May 2017 at 12:44am
[The Herald] Cameroonian striker Christian Epoupa Joel Ntoupa struck a beauty, a goal whose quality is rarely seen on the domestic front, to earn the Glamour Boys a crucial win over struggling Harare City at the National Sports Stadium and ease the pressure on coach Lloyd Mutasa.

Zambia: President Lungu Honours Junior Chipolopolo for AFCON Win 26 May 2017 at 12:34am
[Zambia Reports] President Lungu has honoured the under-20 national team and female boxer Catherine Phiri with the Zambia insignia of meritorious achievement award for their distinguished accomplishments.

Zimbabwe: Warriors Coach Mapeza Names His Men 26 May 2017 at 12:05am
[The Herald] Warriors coach Norman Mapeza has left room for a group of England-based Zimbabwean players after naming a vastly-changed squad for the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia.

Rwanda: Marines Face Kiyovu in Relegation Survival Clash 25 May 2017 at 10:38pm
[New Times] Marines FC head coach Abdul Karim Nduhirabandi has said it will be a "do or die" in the league relegation battle as his team host fellow strugglers SC Kiyovu on Friday afternoon at Umuganda Stadium in Rubavu.

Rwanda: Amavubi Coach Hey Names Squad for CAR 2019 CAN Qualifiers Clash 25 May 2017 at 10:35pm
[New Times] The national football team Amavubi head coach Antoine Hey has announced a 25-man provisional squad for the upcoming 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifier against Central Africa Republic due in Bangui next month.

Uganda: KCCA Face Express With Mutebi Keen to End Club's Double Jinx 25 May 2017 at 10:17pm
[Monitor] Kampala -KCCA have been challenged by manager Mike Mutebi to shatter the damning hoodoo hovering over the club by winning the elusive double first by beating cross-city rivals Express in today's Uganda Cup semifinal first leg at Lugogo.

Uganda/Tunisia: CAF Pools Turn to Home Advantage Trump Card 25 May 2017 at 9:53pm
[Monitor] Kampala -If the current trend of events continues up to July 7, when KCCA travel to Tunisia for their final Group A game against Club Africain, it might have to be decided on goal difference.

Nigeria: Eleje Pained By Draw With Plateau United 25 May 2017 at 8:51am
[Daily Trust] Katsina United striker, Obinna Eleje has expressed unhappiness over his team's 1-1 draw with Plateau United in their week 20 encounter played in Katsina last Sunday.

Tanzania: Sports Minister Urges Serengeti Boys Not Lose Hope 25 May 2017 at 5:18am
[Daily News] Gallant Under-17 side, Serengeti Boys players have been told to keep their chins up as they transform into the Under-20 side Ngorongoro Heroes.

Tanzania: Manji Spoils Yanga's Honeymoon 25 May 2017 at 1:36am
[Daily News] Young Africans have been locked by unexpected resignation of its chairman and financier Yusuf Manji, barely three days after sealing their 27th Mainland Premier League title.

Zambia: President Salutes Junior Chipolopolo After Remarkable Comeback 25 May 2017 at 12:59am
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has praised Zambia's Junior Chipolopolo for a spirited comeback that erased a 2-0 deficit to emerge 4-2 winnersover Iran.

Kenya/Tanzania: Sportpesa Super Cup Is Born 25 May 2017 at 12:17am
[Nation] Online betting firm SportPesa has splashed approximately Sh6 million for the inaugural SportPesa Super Cup tournament that will be held at the 23,000-seater Uhuru Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from June 5-11.

Kenya: Kenyan Side Could Not Match Tanzanian Offer - Batambuze 24 May 2017 at 9:49pm
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Departing Tusker FC left-back Shafik Batambuze has disclosed he turned down an offer to join 13-time Kenyan Premier League champions AFC Leopards as they could not match the offer put on the table by promoted Tanzanian side Singida United.


Legend Milla rounds on Fecafoot 20 Apr 2012 at 5:12am
Roger Milla laments the fading of Cameroon as a force in world football and calls for change in the country's governing body.


Drogba gives Chelsea vital lead 19 Apr 2012 at 6:56am
Didier Drogba gives Chelsea a precious lead to take to the Nou Camp for the Champions League semi-final second leg.


Ikhana takes Nigeria women role 19 Apr 2012 at 3:20am
Former Enyimba boss Kadiri Ikhana is appointed the new coach of Nigeria's women's team.


Protests hit Egypt football trial 18 Apr 2012 at 11:13am
The trial of dozens of people charged in connection with Egypt's worst football violence in the city of Port Said opens amid chaotic scenes.


Appiah keen to silence doubters 18 Apr 2012 at 5:54am
New Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is relishing his "underdog" status following his promotion from assistant coach of the Black Stars.


Galadima still waits for Caf seat 17 Apr 2012 at 9:07am
Nigeria's Ibrahim Galadima is still waiting to replace Amos Adamu at Caf two months after his compatriot lost his appeal against a three-year ban from football.


Match-fixing enquiry draws to end 17 Apr 2012 at 8:16am
An independent committee begins conducting hearings with those implicated in match-fixing in Zimbabwean football, bringing a conclusion closer.


Tshosane 'not 100% satisfied' 17 Apr 2012 at 5:54am
Botswana coach Stanley Tshosane says there are still issues to resolve.


Senegal close in on new coach 17 Apr 2012 at 5:51am
Senegal expect to name their new coach within the next week, says the president of the Senegal Football Federation Augustin Senghor.

Fixtures 15 Apr 2012 at 4:41am


Happy in Israel 15 Apr 2012 at 3:50am
Zambia's William Njobvu on winning the Israeli league

Youth 10 Apr 2010 at 5:07am
Fixtures, results and tables from Africa's under-17 and under-20 championships.


Club 10 Feb 2010 at 3:05am
Fixtures, tables and results from African club competitions.

History of Africa 18 Jan 2010 at 3:44am
Farayi Mungazi studies the key chapters

International 7 Jun 2009 at 3:48pm
Results, fixtures and tables from Africa's international competitions.

Zambia seek foreign coach to replace Bwalya (Mon Jul 24th, 2006)
Zambia want a foreign coach to replace Kalusha Bwalya who resigned earlier this year after the side's failure to make it past the first round of the African Nations Cup finals.

Cameroon keeper Kameni extends deal with Espanyol to 2009 (Thu Jul 13th, 2006)
Cameroon international goalkeeper Carlos Kameni has agreed to extend his contract with Espanyol for three more years, the Primera Liga club said on Tuesday.

Second African official in World Cup ticket probe (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
A second leading African football official has been implicated in a World Cup ticket scandal, Confederation of African Football (CAF) officials have said.

Kenyan Brazil fan killed after France win (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
Kenyan football fans beat to death a young man supporting Brazil in a row after France's World Cup victory at the weekend, police said on Wednesday.

FIFA 'not missionaries' in South Africa says Blatter (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
Football's world governing body will help South Africa organise the 2010 World Cup but believes the country is more than capable of staging the event, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said.

Ivorians name five on short-list for national coach (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
Ivory Coast named five candidates, four of them French, on a shortlist to replace Henri Michel as national coach on Tuesday.

African Champions League fixtures (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
Schedule of matches in the group phase of the African Champions League, released by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Cairo on Tuesday (kickoff times GMT):

Dutch coach Wotte takes over at Egypt's Ismaili (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
Dutchman Mark Wotte has replaced German Theo Buckner as coach of Ismaili, the Egyptian club announced on Tuesday.

Tottenham sign Ivory Coast midfielder Zokora (Sat Jul 1st, 2006)
Ivory coast midfielder Didier Zokora has joined Tottenham Hotspur from French Ligue 1 team St Etienne, the English Premier League club said on Friday.

South Africa wants 2010 World Cup to showcase Africa (Sat Jul 1st, 2006)
As South Africa takes on the responsibility of organizing the next World Cup, exuberance -- and not necessarily efficiency -- appears to be the name of the game.

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