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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:00 am AFKI Original
South Africa has become a popular location for movies and television shows to be filmed in, but there are also many international music videos that have been shot in the rainbow nation, with Canadian rapper Drake recently shooting his yet unreleased music video in the country. From The Script to Jonas Blue, below are 12 international music videos which were shot in South Africa.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:14 am
Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho looks likely to be named the new coach of 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) hosts Gabon. It is not yet officially confirmed, but seems likely at this stage. This is according to the Spanish manager himself, who revealed the news to AFP.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:49 am AFKI Original
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup draw took place in Kazan this week, with the eight teams taking part in the World Cup warm-up tournament placed into two groups. Seven of the teams are already known, with the champions of the various Confederations joining 2014 World Cup winners Germany and hosts Russia for the draw.