Peter Pedroncelli

  • 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 […]

  • Henryk Kasperczak Ends His Time As Mali National Team Coach

    Henryk Kasperczak By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:41 am AFKI Original

    This decision comes following a massive disappointment for the Malians at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), where they were knocked out of the competition in the group stage. Mali were unfortunate to be the victims of drawing of lots to decide the team that would progress from Group D.

  • Wilfried Bony Confident In The Face Of Quiet Manchester City Transition

    2017 AFCON By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:49 am

    Cote D’Ivoire striker Wilfried Bony seems to be maintaining his positive outlook despite a less than ideal start to his Manchester City career, following his move to the Citizens from Swansea City. The Ivorian played an important part in the Elephants taking the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in Equatorial Guinea last month, and during […]

  • Danny Jordaan Says That South Africa Vs Nigeria Is A Grudge Match

    Dr Danny Jordaan By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:35 am AFKI Original

    South African Football Association (SAFA) President Dr Danny Jordaan has been talking up the March 29 friendly international between South Africa and Nigeria, calling it a grudge match that both sets of fans are excited to experience and expecting that both coaches will be keen to set the record straight