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Soccer In Africa News Headlines

News headlines concerning African soccer.

Nigeria/Cameroon:Cameroon Beat Nigeria to World Cup Ticket 18 Feb 2018 at 10:05am
[Premium Times] The hope of Nigeria's U17 Women's team, the Flamingos qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay has been dashed.

Zimbabwe:Chiyangwa's Bag of Empty Promises 17 Feb 2018 at 11:54pm
[Zimbabwe Standard] HIS ascension to Zimbabwe's most influential football position started off as a social media jibe, and one is tempted to wish it had remained so.

Nigeria:Oliseh Tips Ndidi, Iwobi to Shine At Russia 2018 17 Feb 2018 at 10:51pm
[Vanguard] Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Sunday Oliseh said Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi are two Nigerian players to watch out for at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament.

Rwanda:FIFA Officials Set for Inspection Visit in Rwanda 17 Feb 2018 at 10:36pm
[New Times] Inspectors of the world soccer governing body, FIFA, will make their first visit to Rwanda from February 21-24, 2018 to inspect Stadiums and other facilities for the country's 2019 U-17 World Cup bid.

Kenya:Victor Wanyama Now Linked With Move to Liverpool 17 Feb 2018 at 11:15am
[Nairobi News] Barely a month after scoring a stunner against them in the English Premier League, Liverpool have been linked with a move for Victor Wanyama at the end of the season.

Zimbabwe:Zifa in Trouble for 'Hiding' Attached Property 16 Feb 2018 at 11:05pm
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has been dragged to court on allegations of moving attached property in breach of a High Court order.

Nigeria/Cameroon:Cameroon Host Nigeria in Tough Duel 16 Feb 2018 at 9:46pm
[CAF] The Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde would be set alight on Sunday when Cameroon host Nigeria in the final round second leg of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Uruguay 2018 qualifiers.

Malawi:Masters Security Need Win Against Petroleos for Damage Limitation 16 Feb 2018 at 5:49am
[Nyasa Times] Masters Security will be chasing a win as they host Atletico Petroleos of Angola in the CAF Confederations Cup return leg at Bingu National Stadium next Tuesday.

Cameroon:FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup - Cameroon One Step to Uruguay 16 Feb 2018 at 5:24am
[Cameroon Tribune] The second leg qualifier for the 2018 World Championship will take place in Yaounde on Sunday February 18, 2019.

Malawi:Manyozo Still Believe Nomads 'Can Overturn' As Vita Defeat 16 Feb 2018 at 5:21am
[Nyasa Times] Be Forward Wanderers vice captain Alfred Manyozo jnr has said the Nomads have not given up on the CAF Champions League despite a "painful" 4-0 drubbing AS Vita, saying they can turn the table in their match at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe on February 21.

Malawi:Sanudi Cash-Flashing Video Clip Irks Wanderers Club 16 Feb 2018 at 5:18am
[Nyasa Times] Be Forward Wanderers' right back Stanley Sanudi's 59-second long video clip of him flashing bundles of bank notes purportedly to be the earnings from their CAF trip to Democratic Republic of Congo has irked the club's management.

Lesotho:Madidilane Bemoans Defensive Errors 16 Feb 2018 at 4:10am
[Lesotho Times] Bantu coach, James Madidilane, has bemoaned the defensive errors that saw Swazi visitors score four crucial away goals against his side in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League at Setsoto Stadium on Sunday.

Lesotho:Linare Boost Survival Chances 16 Feb 2018 at 3:58am
[Lesotho Times] Linare boosted their chances of avoiding the dreaded chop with a 1-0 win over fellow strugglers, Liphakoe, in an Econet Premier League clash by at Maputsoe DIFA Ground on Sunday.

Zimbabwe:Litmus Test for Big Three 16 Feb 2018 at 3:43am
[The Herald] NetOne's $1 million deal for Dynamos, Highlanders and CAPS United is a litmus test for the country's football giants, who have always been viewed as bad boys of domestic football.

Namibia:Pirates Hold Stars to Goalless Draw 16 Feb 2018 at 3:29am
[Namibian] Orlando Pirates held log leaders African Stars to a goalless draw as the second round of the Namibia Premier League resumed on Thursday evening.

Nigeria:Stop Witch-Hunting Goalkeeper Eezenwa, Benin Chief Tells Nigerians 16 Feb 2018 at 2:36am
[Vanguard] Benin -A football lover and a Benin Palace Chief, James Ezomon, the Ezomon of Benin Kingdom, has appealed to Nigerians to leave Super Eagles number one goal keeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa who is recuperating from injury alone, saying that , "you don't change a winning team"

Nigeria:Soccer Coach Gernot Rohr Shuts Door On New Players 16 Feb 2018 at 12:24am
[Guardian] Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr will not invite new players to the national team when final preparation for the World Cup begins, officials of the team have disclosed.

Kenya:Kenya Drop One Place in FIFA Rankings 16 Feb 2018 at 12:16am
[Nation] Kenya moved one place down to 106th in the latest Fifa rankings released on Thursday by the world football governing body.

Gambia:Hot-Shot Alagie Sosseh Inks Deal in Sweden 16 Feb 2018 at 12:11am
[Foroyaa] It's yet another fresh start to life in Sweden for Gambia international Alagie Sosseh after switching clubs there, Foroyaa Sport can report.

Gambia:I Can't Forget My Past - Says Gambian Refugee-Turned Bundesliga Star 16 Feb 2018 at 12:11am
[Foroyaa] Bakary Jatta's leap from a Gambian refugee to the German Bundesliga circle is a tale well-documented.

Gambia:Ousman Turning Heads With Two-Goal Feat 16 Feb 2018 at 12:10am
[Foroyaa] Striker Ousman Manneh over the weekend gave fans a reminder of the talent he can be when he scored a brace.

Kenya:Gor, Leopards Mull Pulling Out of CAF Tourneys Over Funds 15 Feb 2018 at 11:49pm
[Nation] Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards are seriously considering withdrawing from their respective continental engagements because of lack of funds.

Kenya:Zoo Kericho 2-4 Gor Mahia - Kagere Stars as K'ogalo Run Riot in Kericho 15 Feb 2018 at 11:44pm
[Nation] Defending champions Gor Mahia on Thursday returned to the summit of the Kenyan Premier League table after thrashing Zoo Kericho 4-2 in their rescheduled tie at the Kericho Green Stadium.

Kenya:Gor Cage Zoo to Storm Back to KPL Summit 15 Feb 2018 at 11:31pm
[Capital FM] Nairobi -What seemed like a second string Gor Mahia squad beat Zoo Kericho 4-2 as the Kenyan Premier League defending champions moved back to the summit of the standings with their second consecutive win of the season at the Kericho Green Stadium on Thursday.

Rwanda:Rayon Sports Coach Karekezi Cautioned Over 'Performance' 15 Feb 2018 at 10:34pm
[New Times] Rayon Sports president, Paul Muvunyi has urged the head coach Olivier Karekezi to improve team performance despite beating Musanze FC on Wednesday; Rayon Sports beat Musanze 3-2 at Kigali Stadium on Wednesday.

Nigeria:Soccer Star Anichebe Back in England 15 Feb 2018 at 9:13pm
[Vanguard] With eyes fixed on crashing into the 23-man Nigerian party to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, frozen-out Super Eagles striker, Victor Anichebe has returned to England following his spell in Chinese football.

Malawi:Linje 'Delighted' to Be First Malawian to Sign for Japan Club 15 Feb 2018 at 5:41am
[Nyasa Times] Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Jabulani Linje is set to leave on February 15, 2018 for Japan where he will join a third division (J-3 League) side, Yokohama Sports and Culture Club after being offered a two-year loan contract.

Namibia:African Stars Take On Orlando Pirates 15 Feb 2018 at 5:22am
[New Era] Windhoek -Action in the long-awaited second round of the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) will tonight get underway at the Sam Nujoma Stadium when log leaders African Stars confront traditional rivals Orlando Pirates, in what is expected to be a rousing clash.

Kenya:Broke Leopards On Verge of Pulling Out of Confederation Cup 15 Feb 2018 at 5:12am
[Nairobi News] Shame! AFC Leopards are on the verge of pulling out of the Caf Confederation Cup because of lack of funds.

Kenya:Kenya Drops One Place in Latest FIFA Ranking 15 Feb 2018 at 4:59am
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya's national football team Harambee Stars has dropped one place to 106th in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday afternoon after a period of inactivity since their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup win last December.


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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