Peter Pedroncelli

  • Gernot Rohr Named As New Burkina Faso Coach

    Gernot Rohr By Peter Pedroncelli, 1:59 am AFKI Original

    Burkina Faso have announced that German coach Gernot Rohr will be taking over the national team with immediate effect. The Stallions have been without a coach since Paul Put was fired following the side’s failure to progress from the group stages of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea. This disappointment was magnified by the […]

  • Juventus Keen On Talented Ghana Youngster Bernard Mensah

    Bernard Mensah By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:09 am

    Serie A giants Juventus are interested in a co-ownership deal for midfielder Bernard Mensah from Portuguese club Victoria Guimaraes. The midfielder was a favourite for many to be included in the Ghana national team for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), in which the Black Stars lost in the final to Cote D’Ivoire, but Mensah did […]

  • Egypt FA Give Up On Herve Renard Due To Economic Demands

    Herve Renard - African National Team By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:26 am AFKI Original

    The Egyptian Football Association have officially ended their pursuit of Cote D’Ivoire coach Herve Renard for the Egypt national team. The Egyptian authorities could not come to an agreement with the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winning coach due to failed financial negotiations. The Frenchman became the first coach to win the Nations Cup […]

  • Sports Minister Confident That Ghana’s 2017 AFCON Bid Is Best

    Most loved sports - World Cup Qualifying Draw By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:22 am AFKI Original

    The hosting responsibility for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is up for grabs, and Ghana Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga believes that his country is the best placed to win the honour of welcoming Africa’s best national teams for the continent’s flagship competition. Originally Libya was designated to be the host nation, but the difficult […]

  • Sulley Muntari To Fight For Milan First Team Spot

    Sulley Muntari (AC Milan) By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:26 am AFKI Original

    Ghanaian Sulley Muntari has vowed to work hard and regain the confidence of AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi in order to cement his place in the starting eleven of the Serie A side. The midfielder lost his place following a series of below par displays for the Italian giants, including a disappointing 3-1 loss to […]

  • Nigeria, Mali, South Africa And Guinea To Represent Africa At Under-17 World Cup

    Under 17 FIFA World Cup By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:17 am AFKI Original

    The 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup will be held in Chile later this year, and the four teams that will be making the trip to South America on behalf of the African continent include Nigeria, Mali, South Africa and Guinea. These four junior national teams reached the semi-finals of the ongoing CAF U17 Championship in Niger this […]

  • Tunisia Appeal To Court Of Arbitration For Sport Over AFCON Ban

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 9:00 am AFKI Original

    The Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) have lodged an official appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) concerning the potential AFCON ban that was threatened from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) which would keep the Tunisia national team from taking part at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The punishment was threatened by […]

  • Ghana FA Secures Division One Sponsorship

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:48 am

    The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced that they have managed to secured a three-year sponsorship of 2.1 million cedis (603,000 U.S. dollars) from GN Bank on behalf of the second-tier league. The local Ghanaian financial institution was unveiled as the sponsor of the Division One league at an event in Accra this week, according to Xinhua. This […]

  • Numerous Coaches Apply For Senegal Position

    Senegal By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:24 am AFKI Original

    Following the resignation of former Senegal coach Alain Giresse on January 29, once the Teranga Lions were eliminated from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) in the first round, the Senegalese football authorities are looking to appoint a new tactician, and interest in the position is rife. The Senegalese found themselves in the group of death at the Nations […]

  • Equatorial Guinea Coach Esteban Becker Lauds His Side’s FIFA Ranking Push

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:57 am

    Esteban Becker, coach of the Equatorial Guinea national team, has commented on his team’s astonishing upward movement in the FIFA Rankings following their positive display at the recently concluded 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The Nzalang Nacional managed to reach the semi-finals of the tournament, their best ever finish at a Nations Cup, while […]