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Soccer In Africa News Headlines

News headlines concerning African soccer.

Liberia/Mali:Can Liberia Defeat Mali to Reach the Finals? 2 May 2018 at 8:02am
[Observer] Junior Lone Stars will face Mali in the semifinals of the ongoing WAFU U-20 tournament.

Liberia/Cote d'Ivoire:Wafu Cup - Fans Envision Classic Final Between Liberia ... 2 May 2018 at 7:57am
[Observer] The West Africa Union U-20 tournament has produced the last four teams that are competing in the semi-finals today. The four are host Liberia, La Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, and Mali. Liberia and La Cote d'Ivoire came from Group A and The Gambia and Mali came from Group B.

Zimbabwe:Highlanders Beat Mutare City 2 May 2018 at 7:39am
[New Zimbabwe] Highlanders returned to winning ways when they beat premiership new-boys Mutare City Rovers 1-0 while Caps United lost by a similar score-line in two separate Castle Lager Premier Soccer League ties played Tuesday.

Namibia:Football Body Tells Rukoro to Stay On Until June 2 May 2018 at 7:29am
[New Era] Windhoek -Out-of-contract Namibia Football Association (NFA) secretary general Barry Rukoro's stay as head of the NFA secretariat was provisionally further extended by the association's Executive Committee (Exco) at Saturday's meeting held at Omuthiya.

Namibia:'Tebs' Making Strides On Foreign Soil 2 May 2018 at 7:23am
[New Era] Windhoek -Brave Warriors goatee-bearded football playing centre back Teberius "Tebs" Lombard's outstanding debut in the highly competitive Zambian Super League has captured the imagination of football followers in neigbouring Zambia.

Ethiopia:Kifiya Starts to Automate Capital's Stadium Ticketing System 2 May 2018 at 6:21am
[Addis Fortune] The Ethiopian Football Federation will launch in early May an e-ticketing service at the Addis Abeba Stadium to reduce the long waiting lines before football games. The technology will automate the manual ticketing and payment system.

South Africa:Magistrate Lambasts Men Accused of Moses Mabhida Stadium Hooliga... 2 May 2018 at 5:26am
[News24Wire] A Durban magistrate has lambasted three men, arrested in connection with violence that broke out two weeks ago during a Nedbank Cup semi-final at Moses Mabhida Stadium, saying that they had damaged the reputation of the city and the country.

Africa:Familiar Foes Ahly and Esperance Lock Horns Yet Again 2 May 2018 at 4:23am
[CAF] The mini-league stage kick off couldn't have been more entertaining, as continental giants and former champions Al Ahly of Egypt and Esperance of Tunisia lock horns in the group stage curtain raiser on Friday in Alexandria.

Africa:Salah Wins Writers' Footballer of the Year Award 2 May 2018 at 4:23am
[CAF] Mohamed Salah was Tuesday named as the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year for 2017/18 after scoring 43 goals so far in an incredible debut season for Liverpool.

Africa:Simba Beat Yanga to Extend Unbeaten Record 2 May 2018 at 4:22am
[CAF] A lone goal from Simba midfielder, Erasto Nyoni, was enough to sink eternal rivals Young Africans in the topliner of the Tanzania Premier League on Sunday at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

Africa:Aduana Targets Positive Outing From Abidjan Trip 2 May 2018 at 4:22am
[CAF] Ghana champions Aduana might not be faring too well in the domestic front, but the "Ogya' lads are raring to commence their participation in the group stage of a major continental club championship with a good result come match day one.

Ethiopia:Local Soccer League Put on Hold After Referee's Assault 2 May 2018 at 3:44am
[allAfrica] Ethiopia soccer officials have put on hold all domestic games after a referee was attacked by players in a game between military team Defence and Welwalo Adigrat University, BBC reports.

Nigeria:Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi Wins Leicester City Young Player Award 2 May 2018 at 3:02am
[Premium Times] The Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has emerged as the winner of the Leicester City Young Player Award.

Kenya:Gor Edge Leopards to Set Up Hull City Showdown 2 May 2018 at 1:05am
[Nation] Gor Mahia beat eternal rivals AFC Leopards 5-4 on post-match penalties to win the Hull City Challenge on Tuesday at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru County.

Uganda:Express FC's Star Man Birungi Ready for Former Team KCCA FC 2 May 2018 at 12:37am
[Observer] Michael Birungi has fond memories of his time at KCCA FC. Between 2012 and 2015, he won two league titles, back-to-back in 2013 and in 2014.

Kenya:Odinga Pulls Chopper Stunt During 'Mashemeji Derby' at Afraha 2 May 2018 at 12:18am
[Nairobi News] Opposition leader Raila Odinga arrived in style at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru County to watch the Mashemeji derby pitting his favourite local team Gor Mahia against AFC Leopards.

Kenya:Gor Beat AFC 5-4 in Penalties to Set Up Clash With Hull City 2 May 2018 at 12:12am
[Nairobi News] Gor Mahia have earned the right to play English Championship side Hull City in an international friendly in Nairobi on May 13 (confirm the date) next month, after defeating rivals AFC Leopards 5-4 in post-match penalties.

Kenya:Under-Fire Muyoti Quits at Thika United 2 May 2018 at 12:08am
[Nation] Thika United head coach Nicholas Muyoti has resigned from his position, Nation Sport has learnt.

Tanzania:Serengeti Boys Crowned Cecafa Youth Cup Champs 2 May 2018 at 12:03am
[Citizen] Bujumbura -The Under-17 national soccer team, Serengeti Boys, were crowned Cecafa Youth Challenge Cup champions after beating Somalia 2-0 in the final clash in Bujumbura, Burundi yesterday.

Kenya/South Africa:Why Dennis Oliech is in South Africa 1 May 2018 at 11:45pm
[Nation] South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael has said he is open to signing former Kenyan international Dennis Oliech should the striker impress in training.

Kenya:Harambee Stars Midfielder Gives Back to Society 1 May 2018 at 11:44pm
[Nation] Harambee Stars midfielder Johanna Omolo has launched a football academy in the sprawling Dandora slums, Nairobi.

Nigeria:Eagles Ranked Outsiders, Spain Tipped to Win 1 May 2018 at 11:24pm
[This Day] Respected European sports research group, CIES Football Observatory, has ruled out the Super Eagles from amongst teams capable of winning the FIFA World Cup 2018 starting in Russia on June 14.

Kenya:Gor Edge Out AFC on Penalties, to Play Hull City 1 May 2018 at 10:51pm
[Capital FM] Nakuru -Vincent Oburu rocketed his penalty high in the sky as AFC Leopards lost to Gor Mahia 5-4 on post match penalties, K'Ogalo booking a date with English Championship side Hull City in a friendly match on May 13 in Nairobi.

Nigeria:16 Football Clubs Lock Horns in 2018 Enugu State Federation Cup 1 May 2018 at 10:24pm
[Vanguard] No fewer than 16 football clubs within Enugu State will be locking horns in the 2018 edition of Enugu State Federation Cup.

Nigeria:Kanu, Other Arsenal Legends for Wenger's Final Home Game 1 May 2018 at 10:11pm
[Premium Times] A former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu, is among the Arsenal legends that have received an invitation to attend Arsene Wenger's last English Premier League home match.

Nigeria:Oliseh Announces Exit From Dutch Club 1 May 2018 at 10:07pm
[Premium Times] Former Super Eagles head coach and captain, Sunday Oliseh, has officially announced his exit from Dutch club, Fortuna Sittard.

Liberia:Court Reserves Ruling On Stay Order On LFA Presidential Elections 1 May 2018 at 4:07am
[Observer] If what lawyers of the Election Commission (EC) of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) were arguing yesterday at the Civil Law Court 'A' of the Temple of Justice is anything to go by, the possibility of electing the next president of the football house to replace Musa Bility is far from being over.

South Africa:Absa Premiership Battles Head for Photo Finish 1 May 2018 at 3:53am
[CAJ News] MAMELODI Sundowns might have wrapped a record eighth league title but the battle to finish inside the top four, the fight to avoid relegation and the race to win the top goal scorer award will all go to the wire.

Gambia:Hamza Unhurt in Fans Attack On Own Players - As Croatian Police Name '... 1 May 2018 at 3:45am
[Foroyaa] Gambian footballer Hamza Barry last week got mired in the news for an issue far from relating to his performances in the pitch.

Gambia:Barrow Nets Second Serie A Goal, Courting Inter's Attention 1 May 2018 at 3:45am
[Foroyaa] Musa Barrow turned on the wow factor yet again for Serie A club Atlanta after he scored his second goal yesterday.


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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