Peter Pedroncelli, 2:18 am
Cote D’Ivoire coach Herve Renard has been at the centre of a great deal of speculation concerning the possibility of taking over at various club sides and national teams, but the most recent rumour concerned the potential for the former Zambia coach to fill a position at French Ligue 1 club, Saint-Etienne.
Peter Pedroncelli, 9:44 am AFKI Original
The Frenchman, who previously played for the French national team as one of the famous members of the Carré Magique or Magic Square along with fellow Les Bleu stars Michel Platini, Alain Giresse and Jean Tigana, has been given a 20-month contract. He will be assisted in his new position by Guineans Amara Simba and Kaba Diawara.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:07 am
The deal comes after previous sponsor adidas decided against renewing their agreement with the Nigeria national team after the 2014 World Cup, following complaints from the German clothing giant concerning a number of incidents where players were wearing rival brands while officially in camp ahead of and at the World Cup.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:10 am AFKI Original
It seemed that Bayern were on track to continue their quest for the treble when Robert Lewandowski put them in front, but Aubameyang levelled in the 75th minute by pouncing on a Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s assist to send matters to extra time and eventually penalties.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:48 pm
Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah has revealed that he is thoroughly enjoying his time at Serie A club Fiorentina. Salah is currently on loan at the Viola from English Premier League club Chelsea, and since his arrival in January, he has been one of the stand-out performers for the side from Florence.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:05 am
The local coach, who was previously part of the national team as a player, will take over with immediate effect, replacing Portuguese tactician Baretto, who did not continue with the side following his failure to qualify the East Africans for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) competition at the beginning of the year.
Peter Pedroncelli, 12:16 pm AFKI Original
The outpouring of love by South Africans has been an important counterbalance to xenophobic violence but it hasn’t been documented nearly as much as the attacks themselves. Social media has no gatekeepers. Anyone can publish anything, and it’s virtually impossible to correct later. Mandela would have been proud of the general reaction of South Africans who condemn the violence. They have ensured that their actions speak louder than words, or social media posts.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:40 am AFKI Original
The Chief Executive Officer of the Durban Commonwealth Bid Committee, Mr Tubby Reddy, is confident that the 2022 games will be a success for the South African coastal city.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:02 pm AFKI Original
Football is a sport in which the top professionals are amongst the richest athletes on the planet, and African players are some of the top earning individuals. AFKSports looks at the 10 Richest African Footballers according to a comprehensive list put together by Forbes.
Peter Pedroncelli, 11:21 pm
New Egypt national team coach Hector Cuper is looking forward to qualifying campaigns for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the coming months, and these friendly games will provide him with opportunities to experiment and get to know his squad.