Peter Pedroncelli

  • Q&A: F1 In South Africa Could Soon Be A Reality

    Proposed Cape Town F1 Race By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:29 am AFKI Original

    Formula One does not currently have a race on their annual calendar in Africa, making it the only continent that is not represented in motor-sport’s flagship competition. This is something that could be set to change in the coming years, if the efforts of the people at Cape Town Grand Prix South Africa come to […]

  • Papiss Cisse Turns Down Senegal Call Up Due To Fitness Level

    Jonny Evans and Papisse Cisse By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:32 am AFKI Original

    The attacker’s fitness level is in question, and he believes that he is not able to give his best to the Teranga Lions due to this. He is currently serving a seven match ban for a spitting incident in the English Premier League involving Jonny Evans of Manchester United in a recent match.

  • Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana And Mali To Be Africa’s Quartette At U20 World Cup

    Nigeria Under-20 By Peter Pedroncelli, 12:30 am AFKI Original

    The 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup will be held in New Zealand later this year, and the four teams that will be making the trip to the country on behalf of the African continent include Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana and Mali. These four junior national teams reached the semi-finals of the ongoing African Youth Championship in Senegal during the past few days following […]

  • Zimbabwe Expelled From 2018 World Cup Qualifying By FIFA

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 2:44 am AFKI Original

    Zimbabwe’s chances of making their first ever FIFA World Cup appearance in Russia during the 2018 showpiece event have been dealt a death blow, as the Warriors have been expelled from taking part in the competition’s qualification campaign.

  • Algeria Remain Top African Team In FIFA Rankings

    2017 Africa Cup of Nations By Peter Pedroncelli, 1:37 am

    The latest FIFA ranking data is in for the month of March, and Algeria remain Africa’s best ranked side, placing at 18th in the overall list. Cote D’Ivoire, the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) champions, have not moved at all since the February list, remaining second on the continent, two places behind the Fennecs in 20th spot.

  • Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa Does Not Want To Leave CSKA Moscow

    Ahmed Musa By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:02 am

    The Super Eagles speedster has been a crucial element of his club’s attacking capabilities at the Arena Khimki, and due to his outstanding performances in Russia, the rumour mill has been churning out news about a number of clubs who have apparently shown interest in the Nigerian.

  • Obafemi Martins Makes MLS Best XI For The Week

    Obafemi Martins By Peter Pedroncelli, 1:52 am AFKI Original

    Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins has been honoured by Major League Soccer by being included in their Best XI for the first week of fixtures. The American league saw Martins’ Seattle Sounders defeat the New England Revolution 3-0 on the opening weekend of MLS action for the year. The second goal in the encounter was scored by […]

  • Hector Cuper Did Not Think Twice About Coaching Egypt

    Hector Cuper named provisional squad By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:35 am AFKI Original

    The Argentine former Valencia and Inter Milan manager was a surprising announcement as the new coach last week, when the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) released a statement that revealed Cuper as the new man at the helm of the seven-time African champions.

  • Gabon Names Squad For Friendlies Against Mali And Belarus

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 2:41 am AFKI Original

    Gabon national team coach Jorge Costa is preparing his side for two important friendly international matches against Mali and Belarus. Costa unveiled a squad of 23 footballers who will make themselves available for the coach’s selections in those two matches, which will be used as experimental encounters to help the side prepare for 2017 Africa […]

  • Samuel Eto’o Recognised For Anti-Racism Work

    Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon) By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:53 am AFKI Original

    Cameroonian star striker Samuel Eto’o has been recognised for his work and stance against racism in football by receiving the Medal of Tolerance from the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR). The handover of the award took place at a gala dinner event at Kensington Palace in London. The Sampdoria striker, who previously played for […]