Peter Pedroncelli, 6:44 am
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has praised the FIFA anti-discrimination monitoring system, which will see FIFA sending European anti-discrimination organisation FARE trained observers to attend any qualification games that are considered high risk in terms of potential racist behaviour from fans in attendance.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:56 am
According to an official statement, German Bundesliga club Schalke 04 have made the decision to release German of Nigerian descent Sidney Sam and Ghanaian Kevin-Prince Boateng following a 2-0 defeat to FC Cologne in top flight action at the weekend.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:25 am AFKI Original
Barcelona have progressed to the final of this season’s UEFA Champions League despite losing 3-2 in their second leg semi-final against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night. The Blaugrana were able to book their ticket to the final thanks to a 5-3 aggregate victory over their German hosts.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:04 am
The vote of confidence for the coach comes at a time when it seemed his efforts with the Indomitable Lions were coming to an end, as he has been the subject of much criticism from the local media and supporters of the national team.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:09 am
Springbok captain Jean De Villiers is currently recovering from an operation to his knee, to ensure that he can lead the team at the flagship national team rugby event in September and October this year, and he has been reflecting on the importance of a win for the people of South Africa.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:43 am AFKI Original
Tuesday and Wednesday’s second leg UEFA Champions League semi-finals will see the four remaining European clubs clashing to decide the final pair who will face off in Berlin to determine the continent’s club champion. The semi-finals involve matches between Barcelona and Bayern Munich on Tuesday, before Real Madrid and Juventus face off on Wednesday.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:26 am
Algeria and Cote D’Ivoire will face each other in an international friendly football match in October during the FIFA window. The occasion sets up an enticing encounter between the two best national teams in Africa, according to the latest FIFA ranking that was released this past week.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:42 am AFKI Original
Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins was at it again this weekend in Major League Soccer (MLS) action, scoring a goal for the Seattle Sounders in their 3-2 defeat to the Columbus Crew. His strike partnership with US international Clint Dempsey was on show once again, with both attackers getting on the score sheet.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:55 am AFKI Original
Emmanuel Adebayor is a Togolese striker who has found success at a number of top football clubs in Europe. AFKSports takes a closer look at the former Real Madrid and Arsenal player, and discovers a few interesting and little known facts about the 31-year-old.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:37 am
Toure has been at the club since 2010, and has played a crucial part in their two EPL titles in 2012 and 2014. His time at Man City has seen him perform at a very high level, dominating in midfield and often contributing in attack with a well-timed strike to win games for the club.