Peter Pedroncelli

  • Orange Signs New Sponsorship Deal With The Confederation Of African Football

    Confederation of African Football. Tigo - Sponsor African Soccer By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:37 am

    Telecommunications giant Orange has concluded a new long-term partnership deal as official sponsors for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) flagship competition. The new eight-year deal will see the France-based company confirmed as an official sponsor of five major CAF competitions from 2017 to 2024, beginning with the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon this January.

  • CAF Reveals Nominees For Various Soccer Award Categories

    Alex Iwobi - Soccer Award Categories By Peter Pedroncelli, 2:30 am AFKI Original

    While much of the focus inevitably falls on the African Player of the Year accolade, the various nominees for other soccer award categories have been revealed by CAF ahead of the gala event in January. The additional categories included Women’s Player of the Year, club and national teams of the year, coach of the year and accolades for promising young players.

  • 12 African Soccer Players Who Are Transfer Targets This January

    African Soccer Players - Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City in UEFA Champions League By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:30 am AFKI Original

    The January transfer window is always a busy time for European clubs, and this particular window will be no different, with numerous African soccer players identified as potential targets at the beginning of next year. We take a closer look at 12 of the African players who are transfer targets in the upcoming market window.

  • Dortmund Coach Thomas Tuchel Desperate To Keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    German Bundesliga Thomas Tuchel desperate to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang By Peter Pedroncelli, 1:23 am

    Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel does not want to lose star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and has pleaded with the club to do what it needs to do to stop a transfer for the player affectionately known as ‘Auba’. The African Player of the Year is a transfer target for a number of high profile clubs across Europe, with Real Madrid indicating their interest in the prolific striker.

  • Jose Mourinho Pleased With Eric Bailly’s Injury Return For Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho is pleased with Bailly's return from injury By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:10 am

    Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho is relieved that star Ivorian defender Eric Bailly has returned from injury and is available for selection during a particularly busy Christmas period. The defender suffered a knee injury in English Premier League action in October, with around two months of recovery needed for him to return to the pitch, and he is now ready to contribute for the reds.

  • 12 Things You Didn’t Know About South African Entrepreneur And Investor Gil Oved

    Gil Oved of Shark Tank South Africa By Peter Pedroncelli, 10:53 am AFKI Original

    Few entrepreneurs can come back from defeat to create and grow the biggest advertising agency on the African continent, star in two reality television shows and claim to be among the best dressed men in business, but that seems to come naturally to South African entrepreneur Gil Oved.

  • England Coach Gareth Southgate Wants To Change Wilfried Zaha’s Mind

    Gareth Southgate By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:45 am

    England national team coach Gareth Southgate is wanting to speak to winger Wilfried Zaha in an attempt to change his mind before the Ivorian-born player completes an allegiance switch from England to Cote D’Ivoire. The Crystal Palace player made the decision to switch international allegiance last week, submitting an application to FIFA in order to represent the Elephants on the international stage.

  • Wayde Van Niekerk Humble And Grateful After Bolt Wins Athletics Award

    Wayde van Niekerk celebrates win in Rio By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:26 am

    South African Wayde van Niekerk said that he was delighted with his 2016 season, after being shortlisted among the finalists for the International Association of Athletics Federations Male World Athlete of the Year award. The accolade was given to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt at a gala function in Monaco by the athletics world body.

  • South Africa’s Springbok Sevens Win Dubai Rugby Competition

    Olympic sports - Seabelo Senatla - South Africa Rugby Sevens By Peter Pedroncelli, 1:34 am AFKI Original

    South Africa’s Springbok Sevens side were crowned the Emirates Airline Dubai Seven winners with a deserved 26-14 victory over Olympic and World Series champions Fiji in the final over the weekend. The Springboks have endured a disappointing season on the world stage, but the sevens side remains a point of pride, with the Olympic bronze medallists consistently performing to a high standard.

  • South Africa Reaffirms Commitment To Host 2022 Commonwealth Games

    Durban awarded 2022 Commonwealth Games By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:05 am

    South Africa has reaffirmed their commitment to hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the coastal city of Durban, despite failing to adhere to certain key deadlines this week. Durban was officially chosen as the host for the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Federation’s general assembly in New Zealand this April.