Peter Pedroncelli

  • 12 African Players To Watch In The Spanish La Liga This Season

    Spanish La Liga - Thomas Partey at Atletico Madrid By Peter Pedroncelli, 9:30 am AFKI Original

    The Spanish La Liga is an incredibly popular league, with top quality soccer stars from around the world aiming to make their mark in Spain, including some of the best African players. The 2016-17 season in Spain is getting exciting, with players from the continent determined to contribute quality performances for their Spanish clubs in the top-flight. Here are 12 African players to look out for in the Spanish La Liga this season.

  • Nigeria, Egypt And Cote D’Ivoire Win Opening World Cup Qualifiers

    World Cup Qualifiers By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:23 am AFKI Original

    The third round of African World Cup qualifiers began this past weekend, with the 20 teams from the continent left with a chance of securing one of the five spots allocated to Africa in action throughout the continent. Drawn into five groups of four teams each, with the winner of the group after a round-robin format qualifies for Russia 2018.

  • Algeria Coach Milovan Rajevac Bemoans Cameroon Stalemate

    Algeria coach Milovan Rajevac By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:45 am

    Algeria national team coach Milovan Rajevac has expressed his discontent following his team’s 1-1 draw against Cameroon in the opening group stage World Cup qualifier at home in Blida. Bejamin Moukandjo equalised for the visiting Indomitable Lions after Algeria’s El Arbi Soudani opened the scoring for the Fennec Foxes on Sunday in a Group B encounter at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium.

  • Nigeria Coach Gernot Rohr Wants Away Victory In Zambia

    Gernot Rohr By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:11 am

    Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr expects victory from his charges this weekend against Zambia in Ndola, as the Super Eagles begin their group stage run in the third round of African World Cup qualifying. Nigeria face the Chipolopolo of Zambia on Sunday in a Group B World Cup qualifier, as the final 20 African teams with a chance to qualify for Russia 2018 beginning the group stage this weekend.

  • 13 Things You Don’t Know About Africa’s Largest Hydro Power Scheme

    Hydro Power Scheme - Ingula pumped storage scheme dam By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:51 am AFKI Original

    The Ingula pumped storage scheme in South Africa is the largest hydro power scheme in Africa while it is the 14th largest in the world. It recently turned on the first of its units to begin generating electricity. Here are the 12 things you probably didn’t know about Africa’s largest hydro power scheme.

  • Napoli Turned Down Massive Chelsea Offer For Kalidou Koulibaly

    Serie A: Kalidou Koulibaly By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:43 am

    Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly was a major transfer target for English Premier League club Chelsea during the past transfer window, but his Italian club Napoli have revealed that they turned down a huge offer for the player’s services. Koulibaly was constantly at the centre of transfer speculation some months ago, with the Blues of London in particularly ferocious pursuit of the Teranga Lions international.

  • 10 African World Cup Qualifying Matches Coming This Weekend

    African World Cup qualifying By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:23 am AFKI Original

    The third round of African World Cup qualifying is upon us, with 20 teams from the continent left with a chance of securing one of the five spots allocated to the African continent. This weekend will see the opening matches of the third round group stage. Here are 10 African World Cup qualifying matches to look out for this coming weekend.

  • Ghana’s Andre Ayew May Make October Return From Injury

    Ghana's Andre Ayew - African Player of the Year By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:04 am

    Recent updates on the injury to Ghana’s Andrew Ayew suggest that the West Ham United winger may return to action by the end of this month, which is a great deal sooner than originally expected. The new West Ham signing suffered an injury in his first Premier League outing for the club in August, and he was forced to leave the pitch half an hour into West Ham’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea.

  • Serge Aurier Returns To Cote D’Ivoire National Team For Mali Encounter

    Serge Aurier Praised For Saving Moussa Doumbia By Peter Pedroncelli, 11:05 am

    The Cote D’Ivoire national team will be boosted by the return of star defender Serge Aurier from injury ahead of the side’s first World Cup qualifier against Mali this coming weekend. The opening match of Russia 2018 qualifying for the African champions will take place this Saturday at the Stade Bouaké, and the Elephants will be able to count on the defensive efforts of the Paris Saint-Germain player.

  • Asamoah Gyan Named In Ghana National Team For World Cup Qualifier

    Ghana National Team - Asamoah Gyan - Ghana© Christian Thompson/Backpagepix By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:51 am AFKI Original

    Ghana national team coach Avram Grant selected a 23-man squad that will do duty for the Black Stars in matches against South Africa and Uganda. The Ghanaians will face Bafana in a friendly encounter on October 11, but will first need to negotiate a World Cup qualifier against the Cranes of Uganda on October 7.