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African Youngsters Given Opportunity to Play as Premier League Stars

African Youngsters Given Opportunity to Play as Premier League Stars

Manchester, England, 24 August 2017 – Leading mobile phone brand, TECNO Mobile, has today launched a new experiential initiative which will see 13 youngsters from across Africa spend a week enjoying the very best in coaching with Manchester City Football Club. The Blue Squad scheme, announced today at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, will see the youngsters train at City Football Academy fo... »

Watch Cameroon Defeat Egypt to Win 5th AFCON Title

Watch Cameroon Defeat Egypt to Win 5th AFCON Title

Cameroon came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 in an exciting 2017 African Cup of Nations final.  Mohamed Elneny had opened the scoring for Egypt on 22 minutes with a brilliant finish that meant the Pharaohs went in at the break one goal to the good. However, substitute Nicolas Nkoulou equalised for Cameroon with a powerful header on the hour mark and super-sub, Vincent Aboubakar swept in the winner ... »

Winner of BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014 Announced

Winner of BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014 Announced

Yacine Brahimi has emerged as the surprise winner of the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014. The 24-year-old midfielder who was voted by African football fans becomes the first Algerian to win the prestigious award. Brahimi, who plays for Portuguese club Porto, told BBC Sport: “It’s a big honour for me to receive this wonderful trophy. I owe it to my country, Algeria, and to all t... »

Africa 2014 Fifa World Cup Qualifying Results

Africa 2014 Fifa World Cup Qualifying Results

The final round of the 2014 World Cup qualification matches in Africa sees 10 group winners from the previous stage meet in five two-legged play-off meetings, with the victors qualifying for Brazil 2014. The first legs were played this weekend, during the current international break, beginning with Algeria’s trip to Burkina Faso. Ivory Coast versus Senegal, Ethiopia vs. Nigeria, Tunisia v Ca... »

Nigeria Wins African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2013 Final, Plus Stats & Awards

Nigeria Wins African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2013 Final, Plus Stats & Awards

Sunday Mba scored the winner as Nigeria defeated Burkina Faso to win the Africa Cup of Nations for the third time. The goal was scored just before half-time when Mba clipped the ball over Mohamed Koffi of Burkina Faso and then volleyed into the far corner. Although Burkina Faso almost equalised,  goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama made an exceptional fingertip save from Wilfried Sanou’s shot . It wa... »

Iron Mike Tyson Forced To Deny Sex Change

Iron Mike Tyson Forced To Deny Sex Change

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been forced to deny reports that he underwent a 16 hour sex change surgery and changed his name to Michelle. The spoof report which was originally published the NewsBiscuit website at the end of November had been widely spread by a number of  African online newspapers. Zimbabwe’s Standard also published the story as fact followed by Zam... »

2013 African Nations Cup Qualifying Fixtures

2013 African Nations Cup Qualifying Fixtures

The draws for the final round of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations has been made in Johannesburg, South Africa. The ties which will be played over two legs between 7-9 September and 12-14 October, will see African football giants, Ivory Coast face Senegal amongst others. The full list of fixtures are presented. Mali v Botswana Zimbabwe v Angola Ghana v Malawi Liberia v Nigeria Zambia v Uganda Cape Ve... »

Results: Brazil 2014 Africa World Cup Qualifiers

Results: Brazil 2014 Africa World Cup Qualifiers

Among the interesting facts of this weekend’s Africa World Cup (Brazil 2014) Qualifiers, was the Central African Republic who beat Botswana 2-0 in Bangui to win the first World Cup qualifying match in their history. A goal in each half by Kethevoama Foxi was enough to see off a side that played at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. Complete results of all of this weekend’s footba... »

Why Drogba May Consider China

Why Drogba May Consider China

Following Drogba’s announcement that he is leaving Chelsea Football Club, much has been said about his next destination: Real Madrid, Spain or Shanghai Shenhua, China? Arguably one of the best strikers in European and World football, Didier Drogba’s availability on a free transfer would catch any manager’s attention even at 35. So then, why would Drogba consider China as a likely... »