Soccer In Africa News Headlines

News headlines concerning African soccer.

Nigeria: Okocha Is More Skillful Than Pele - Weah 22 Jul 2017 at 2:45am
[Leadership] According to Liberian legend George Weah, former Nigerian midfielder Austin Okocha is the most skillful player on the continent.

Rwanda/Tanzania: Ugandan Refs to Handle Rwanda-Tanzania Match 21 Jul 2017 at 6:59am
[New Times] The return leg of the CHAN 2018 qualifiers between Rwanda and Tanzania on Saturday will be officiated by Ugandan FIFA referees at Stade de Kigali.

Kenya: Okumbi Eyes Better Show Against Sevilla Atletico 21 Jul 2017 at 6:22am
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Harambee Stars First Coach Stanley Okumbi is looking on for a better performance from the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) All-Star team when they play Spanish Segunda Division side Sevillla Atletico at the Estadio José Burgos Quintana in Malaga on Saturday.

Rwanda: Bakame Rallies Amavubi Fans Ahead of TZ Return Leg Clash 21 Jul 2017 at 6:21am
[New Times] Rwanda national football team (Amavubi) first choice goalkeeper Eric 'Bakame' Ndayishimiye has called on Rwandans and the national team fans to turn up in big numbers and rally behind the team when they host Tanzania's Taifa stars in the return leg of 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Saturday.

Zimbabwe: Footballer Mukamba Deserts Warriors 21 Jul 2017 at 4:50am
[The Herald] Denver mukamba has turned down the Warriors by ignoring a directive to turn up for the national team and instead returned to his club Dynamos.

Zimbabwe: Sabiwa, Tongwe Debut 21 Jul 2017 at 4:49am
[The Herald] Matabeleland South representatives Sabiwa and Tongwe will be making their maiden appearance at the Copa Coca-Cola football tournament in Bindura today.

Malawi: Wanderers At Home to Consolidate Lead 21 Jul 2017 at 4:37am
[Nyasa Times] TNM Super League Leaders Mighty Be Forward Wanderers are to consolidate their lead in week 12 of the league as they have two fixtures to fulfill at home on day 25 and 26.

Zimbabwe: Be Patient, CAPS United's Pfumbidzai Tells Fans 21 Jul 2017 at 4:37am
[The Herald] CAPS United left-back Ronald Pfumbidzai has made a passionate plea to the fans to be patient after they crashed to a 1-3 home defeat at the hands of How Mine in a league match.

Zimbabwe/Algeria: CAPS United Brace for Defining Encounter 21 Jul 2017 at 3:43am
[The Herald] CAPS United skipper Hardlife Zvirekwi says their winner-take-all clash against Algerian giants USM Alger could be a defining match in the history of the Green Machine, who are seeking a CAF Champions' League quarter-final place.

Namibia: Eenhana Hosts NFA Admin Instructors Course 21 Jul 2017 at 3:20am
[New Era] Eenhana -The Namibia Football Association (NFA) administration instructors course, in conjunction with the Ohangwena Schools Project, kicked off on Monday this week at Eenhana with nine education attendees.

Namibia: Uiseb Scoops Man of the Match Award at the FNB Classic Clashes 21 Jul 2017 at 2:55am
[New Era] Walvis Bay -Last weekend saw two exciting football matches played in the popular FNB Classic Clashes at the coast with hosts Kuisebmond Secondary School and Westside High School claiming well-deserved triumphs.

Africa: African Football Symposium - Closing Speech By CAF President 21 Jul 2017 at 2:51am
[CAF] Ministers and Members of Governments,

Gambia: Italian Top Club Bids for Gambia Captain Colley 21 Jul 2017 at 1:42am
[Foroyaa] Italian club Sampdoria has made their intentions to raid Belgian club Genk for Omar Colley known by making a formal bidding for the Gambia international.

Gambia: Sainey Admits Need to Polish Scoring Boots 21 Jul 2017 at 1:41am
[Foroyaa] Former Ports Authority star Sainey Nyassi concedes its requisite for him to start stabbing the chances to the back of the net.

Africa: Decisions of CAF Executive Committee - 20 July 2017 21 Jul 2017 at 1:36am
[CAF] I - CAF African Football Symposium

Sudan/Burundi: National Football Team Overcomes Freeze Shock, Leaves for Burundi 21 Jul 2017 at 1:13am
[SudaNow] The National Football Team of Sudan has finally overcome the FIFA freeze shock and is now heading for Bujumbura, Burundi, to play against that country's national squad as part of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) contest.

Tanzania: CAF Changes Set to Boost Taifa Stars 21 Jul 2017 at 12:48am
[Daily News] NATIONAL soccer team, Taifa Stars has been provided with a silver plate opportunity to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, following the dramatic changes to the continent's top tournament competition.

Malawi: Carlsberg Cup Round of 16 Fixtures Released 21 Jul 2017 at 12:19am
[Nyasa Times] The 2017 Carlsberg Cup round of 16 fixtures promise fireworks and tough encounter as some TNM Super League Teams have been paired to battle it out for glory.

Kenya: Vanquished KPL Allstars Seek Redemption Against Sevilla 20 Jul 2017 at 11:23pm
[Nation] Kenyan Premier League's AllStars team head coach Stanley Okumbi has called on his charges to play without fear when they take on Sevilla Athletic in a friendly match on Saturday.

Nigeria: Kanu Urges Enyeama to Return to Eagles 20 Jul 2017 at 10:06pm
[Daily Trust] A former Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu has offered to help persuade Vincent Enyeama to make a return to the Nigerian national team, ahead of the country's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cameroon next month.

Africa: CAF Explains 24-Team Nations Cup Proposal 20 Jul 2017 at 7:17am
[Guardian] - African football symposium ends in Rabat

Zimbabwe: Warriors Midfielder Mukamba Goes Awol 20 Jul 2017 at 3:45am
[New Zimbabwe] Dynamos and Warriors midfielder Denver Mukamba failed to report for camp as the Warriors regrouped for the decisive African Nations Championship (Chan) second leg qualifier showdown against Namibia at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Africa: African Football Symposium - Opening Speech By CAF President 20 Jul 2017 at 3:21am
[CAF] - Your Excellency the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Morocco,

Malawi: Football Body Blamed for Not Having Regional Coaches 20 Jul 2017 at 2:45am
[Nyasa Times] Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has been blamed for not having regional coaches in place to steer things on the ground despite having more qualified coaches in the country.

Zambia/Mauritius: Under-17 Off to Mauritius 20 Jul 2017 at 2:35am
[Zambia Reports] Zambia's under-17 set off on an early flight to Mauritius for the regional COSAFA tournament kicking off tomorrow.

Malawi: Wanderers Survive Fish Eagles Scar, Wins On Penalties 20 Jul 2017 at 2:34am
[Nyasa Times] Giants Mighty Be Forward Wanderers FC on Wednesday survived a scare as they had to wait for post match penalties to progress to the Round of 16 stage of the ongoing Carlsberg Cup against Mzuzu based lower league side Fish Eagles in an entertaining match played at the Balaka Stadium.

Kenya: Show More Hunger, Demands Gor Mahia Coach Kerr 20 Jul 2017 at 2:08am
[Nation] New Gor Mahia tactician Dylan Kerr has called on his players to show more hunger on the pitch as they prepare to wrestle to league title from Tusker.

Uganda: Kirinya-Jinja Replace Kalanzi With Ayieko 20 Jul 2017 at 12:50am
[Monitor] Kampala -With the domestic football transfer window having opened on July 1, there are plenty of transfers going on in the game.

Rwanda: Sunrise FC Gets New Management Committee 19 Jul 2017 at 11:26pm
[New Times] Azam Rwanda Premier League side Sunrise FC have confirmed the appointment of a new management committee to lead the Nyagatare-based club through the new season.

Rwanda: Amavubi Under No Pressure for TZ Return Leg Tie, Says Rucogoza 19 Jul 2017 at 11:25pm
[New Times] Amavubi center-back Aimable 'Mambo' Rucogoza has said the team is not under pressure ahead of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) second qualification round, second leg against Tanzania on Saturday at the Kigali Stadium in Nyamirambo.

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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