Peter Pedroncelli, 6:52 am
Nigeria national team coach Stephen Keshi has snubbed talk of there being a rift between him and Super Eagles veteran John Obi Mikel. The rumour surfaced following Keshi’s squad announcement, which saw Chelsea’s Mikel not selected as part of the team that will take on Chad in next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:35 am
World famous exhibition basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters will be performing for South African audiences in July this year, showcasing their incredible skills and wowing fans in the country. The Harlem Globetrotters combine athletics, theatre and comedy in entertaining their audiences, and will be visiting several cities in South Africa to perform their shows.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:32 am
Liverpool’s Ivorian defender Kolo Toure has revealed that he is in talks with his Merseyside club to extend his contract and remain attached to the English Premier League side. His current deal at the club expires in a few weeks, and he is looking to extend so that he can be sure of his future at the Reds.
Peter Pedroncelli, 9:40 am AFKI Original
South African tennis player Kevin Anderson progressed to the second round of the French Open on Tuesday afternoon after defeating American Tim Smyczek in the men’s singles. Anderson is the 15th seed at Roland Garros, and will be expected to move further into the competition based on his ranking and the way he has been playing to achieve that level.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:22 am
Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is considering his future following his revelation concerning the fact that Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Sunderland was his last game for English Premier League champions Chelsea. Drogba ends his second stint at Chelsea with total figures of 164 goals in 381 appearances
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:34 am
Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk has changed his tune concerning the likelihood of his client leaving Manchester City during the transfer window. The most recent statement from his agent contradicts a possible deal, and it now seems that Toure is set to remain as his English club next season.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:57 am
Former Ghana coach and current Congo tactician Claude Le Roy has stated that the Ghanaian Football Association cheated by including players in their Under-23 squad who do not fall into that age group. The Frenchman made the controversial comments after his Congo U-23 side lost 1-0 to the their opponents from Ghana.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:00 am AFKI Original
The Ebola epidemic has seen the deaths of more than 11,000 people since its outbreak two years ago in Guinea, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), most of those victims coming from the three hardest hit nations: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:38 am
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba played his last ever match for the Blues as they defeated Sunderland 3-1 in the last English Premier League match of the season. The London side celebrated winning the Premier League title after the match at Stamford Bridge, as striker Drogba captained the team as a sign of the club’s respect and love for the player.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:19 am AFKI Original
Italian Serie A champions Juventus are making their interest in Ghana’s Baba Rahman known, sending their sporting director to the defender’s German club in order to discuss possibilities. The Bianconeri have asked sporting director Fabio Paratici to travel to Germany in order to address Rahman’s club Augsburg, and find out about his availability.