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Soccer In Africa News Headlines

News headlines concerning African soccer.

Nigeria:Aiyegbeni Retires From Football 23 Nov 2017 at 5:50am
[This Day] Former Super Eagles forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has retired from professional soccer on his 35th birthday.

Zambia:League Match Is Postponed Due to Blackout 23 Nov 2017 at 5:40am
[Zambia Reports] Power utility firm Zesco got something of a taste of its own medicine when a match involving its club Zesco United and visiting Red Arrows was postponed due to a power blackout.

Tanzania:Soccer - KVZ Miss Out On Top Spot After Loss in Isles League 23 Nov 2017 at 5:31am
[Daily News] TAIFA Jang'ombe striker, Muharami Issa and KVZ defender, Juma Abdallah battle for a ball during their Zanzibar's Premier League match at the Amani Stadium on Tuesday. Taifa Jang'ombe won 1-0. (Photo by Othman Maulid)

Namibia/Ghana:Young Warriors Off to Ghana Ahead of Cosafa Cup 23 Nov 2017 at 5:18am
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia's junior football side, Young Warriors, yesterday jetted off to Accra, Ghana to partake in a two-week training camp ahead of their clashes against Angola, Lesotho and Zimbabwe in Group C of this year's Cosafa U/20 Cup, which takes place on December 6-16.

Tanzania:Beach Soccer Tourney Gathers Pace 23 Nov 2017 at 4:55am
[Daily News] THE ongoing Higher Learning Beach Soccer League unfolding at Escape One grounds in Dar es Salaam has gained momentum as each team is eager to bag in maximum three points.

Namibia:Warriors Afcon Qualifiers Moved Into Late 2018 23 Nov 2017 at 4:24am
[Namibia Economist] Namibia's qualifications for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) 2019 African Cup of Nations finals will be determined between September 2018 and March 2019 due to changes in qualifiers calendar to allow Africa representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup enough time to prepare, according to the NFA website.

Kenya:Kenya Drops Nine Places in Latest FIFA Rankings 23 Nov 2017 at 4:17am
[Nation] The national men's football team, Harambee Stars has dropped nine places down in the latest Fifa rankings released by the world football governing body on Thursday.

Nigeria:Eagles' Victory Over Argentina May Be Counterproductive, Ighalo Warns 23 Nov 2017 at 3:19am
[This Day] Ahead of the 2018 World Cup slated for Russia in the summer, Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has warned his national teammates not to be carried away by the team's smooth sail during the qualifiers and the recent 4-2 victory over South American giant-Argentina.

Kenya:Masoud Juma - Rejection By Swedish Clubs Made Me a Better Player 23 Nov 2017 at 2:56am
[Nairobi News] Football pundits castigated Masoud Juma after his unsuccessful attempt to secure a move to Europe earlier this year, but the 21 year-old forward insists the trip to Sweden in June helped him become the top marksman in the SportPesa Premier League this season.

Botswana:Soccer - Sankoyo Go Past GU 23 Nov 2017 at 2:20am
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -After engaging a psychologist to motivate Sankoyo Bush Bucks boys, whose morale was dampen by four loses in a row, assistant coach, Tiiso Gadimang is optimistic that his boys will display better performance in their remaining encounters.

Gambia:Seven-Goal Jallow Wowing in Italy 23 Nov 2017 at 12:44am
[Foroyaa] Gambian winger Lamin Jallow is making the headlines for all the right reasons in the Italian second tier.

Gambia:Farato Case - Court Denies State Remand Appeal 23 Nov 2017 at 12:43am
[Foroyaa] The High Court Presided over by Justice Buba Jawo on November 21st 2017, denied State prosecutor A.N. Yusuf's application to remand the alleged Farato rioters at Mile II. Counsel Yusuf appealed on behalf of the state, for the court to remand the accused persons because they failed to meet their bail condition as ordered by the former Judge, Justice Basiru Mahoney; that the court gave the accused persons 4 weeks to fulfill their bail bonds which has now elapsed.

Gambia:Winning Start for Gaffer Kuyateh's Gamtel 23 Nov 2017 at 12:43am
[Foroyaa] Sulayman Kuyateh picked up his first points of the season as Gamtel FC's coach, beating FF Cup holders' Hawks 1-0.

Gambia:Revealed - German Coach Thought Amando's Gambia Call-Up Was a Hoax 23 Nov 2017 at 12:43am
[Foroyaa] German club coach Alexander Knull took player Amandos Joseph Aust's invitation from the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) for a hoax, Foroyaa Sport can report.

Gambia:Portuguese Star Could Scupper Gambian's EPL Dream 23 Nov 2017 at 12:42am
[Foroyaa] Hamza Barry is this week making the rounds amid rife reports of interest from a club in the English Premier League.

Gambia:Muhammed Joins Brother's Club Midtjylland On Trial 23 Nov 2017 at 12:42am
[Foroyaa] RDB News-Real de Banjul defender Muhammed Sanneh will tonight travel to Denmark for a two-week trial with Superliga table toppers FC Midtjylland.

Gambia:Goal-Hero Ousman Joof Saved the Day With His Free-Kick 23 Nov 2017 at 12:42am
[Foroyaa] Goal-hero Ousman Joof saved the day with his free-kick proving enough to condemn former league champions Real de Banjul to their first defeat of the season at the Independence Stadium.

Cameroon:North West Discovers ANAFOOT 23 Nov 2017 at 12:17am
[Cameroon Tribune] Visiting General Manager of the National Football Academy announces imminent recruitment of the best raw talents into the pioneer batch of the Academy.

Uganda:KCCA, SC Villa Win 22 Nov 2017 at 11:16pm
[Observer] KCCA and SC Villa secured important victories in the Azam Uganda Premier League last evening, reports JOHN VIANNEY NSIMBE.

Uganda:Remembering Cranes Legend Ayiekoh 22 Nov 2017 at 11:12pm
[Observer] Timothy Ayiekoh was known for his robustness, fine technique, great feet, football dynamism, versatility and wit at his peak as a midfield player back in the 1970s and 1980s.

Uganda:Vipers Share Responsibility in Defeat, Must Beat Kirinya 22 Nov 2017 at 10:44pm
[Monitor] Kampala -Local derbies do not come bigger than SC Villa and Express. The two face off tomorrow.

Uganda:Mukatabala-Bbosa Coaching Pact Giving Hope to Villa 22 Nov 2017 at 10:41pm
[Monitor] Kampala -Saturday's Nile Special University Football League final between Makerere University Business School (Mubs) and Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) features two contenders with contrasting history.

Nigeria:Eagles to Play 5 More Friendlies Before Storming Russia 22 Nov 2017 at 10:31pm
[Vanguard] Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick has said the Super Eagles will get five more friendly games before the World Cup tournament in Russia, if everything goes according to plan.

Uganda:UMU Hope Change in Approach Bears Fruit 22 Nov 2017 at 10:30pm
[Monitor] Kampala -Saturday's Nile Special University Football League final between Makerere University Business School (Mubs) and Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) features two contenders with contrasting history.

Kenya:Gor Lead With 7 Players in Stars' Cecafa Squad 22 Nov 2017 at 9:46pm
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia produced seven players as the Harambee Stars technical bench named a 25-man squad that will do duty for the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup scheduled to kick-off December 3.

Africa:CAF President Received By President Sassou Nguesso 22 Nov 2017 at 6:02am
[CAF] CAF President Ahmad paid a courtesy call on Congolese President, Denis Sassou Nguesso, on Tuesday, 21 November 2017, in Brazzaville.

Tanzania:Soccer - Premier League Table Takes Shape 22 Nov 2017 at 4:56am
[Daily News] IT'S this time of the Mainland Premier League season, when the table should be taking shape and as usual, Dar es Salaam teams have stood firm on three top positions.

Namibia:Soccer - Women's Football Returns 22 Nov 2017 at 4:48am
[Namibian] JACQUELINE Shipanga on Tuesday transformed her national sports award prize into a much-needed football tournament for the country's neglected women's game.

Kenya:Ivorian to Add Potency to Gor Mahia's Deadly Strike Force 22 Nov 2017 at 4:37am
[Nairobi News] Fresh from reclaiming the SportPesa Premier League title, Gor Mahia have already initiated talks with Ivorian forward Ephram Guikan as the club seeks to strengthen its playing unit ahead of a return to continental football.


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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