Peter Pedroncelli

  • Opinion: With Xenophobia, Social Media Making Matters Worse

    social media By Peter Pedroncelli, 12:16 pm AFKI Original

    The outpouring of love by South Africans has been an important counterbalance to xenophobic violence but it hasn’t been documented nearly as much as the attacks themselves. Social media has no gatekeepers. Anyone can publish anything, and it’s virtually impossible to correct later. Mandela would have been proud of the general reaction of South Africans who condemn the violence. They have ensured that their actions speak louder than words, or social media posts.

  • Durban Could Be The First African City To Host The Commonwealth Games

    CEO of the Durban Commonwealth Bid Committee, Mr Tubby Reddy By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:40 am AFKI Original

    The Chief Executive Officer of the Durban Commonwealth Bid Committee, Mr Tubby Reddy, is confident that the 2022 games will be a success for the South African coastal city.

  • The 10 Richest African Footballers By Net Worth

    Manchester City By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:02 pm AFKI Original

    Football is a sport in which the top professionals are amongst the richest athletes on the planet, and African players are some of the top earning individuals. AFKSports looks at the 10 Richest African Footballers according to a comprehensive list put together by Forbes.

  • Egypt Set Up Malawi And Djibouti Friendly Matches

    Hector Cuper named provisional squad By Peter Pedroncelli, 11:21 pm

    New Egypt national team coach Hector Cuper is looking forward to qualifying campaigns for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the coming months, and these friendly games will provide him with opportunities to experiment and get to know his squad.

  • NBA Announce Game In South Africa To Benefit Charities

    Luol Deng By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:02 am

    The NBA revealed on Wednesday that the first ever NBA basketball game to be hosted on African soil will take place on August 1 in South Africa. The encounter will see Team Africa taking on Team World, with Luol Deng of the Miami Heat and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers confirmed as participants.

  • Monaco’s Abdennour: We Were Better Than Juventus

    Group B By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:08 am

    Monaco’s Tunisian centre-back Aymen Abdennour believes that his club out-performed Italian champions Juventus in their quarter-final second leg match on Wednesday night. Juventus progressed to the semi-finals of the competition following a 0-0 draw in their crunch encounter with Monaco, due to a 1-0 first leg victory in Turin last week.

  • UEFA Champions League Review: Real Madrid Through To Semi-Final

    Champions League semi-final Real Madrid - Cristiano Ronaldo By Peter Pedroncelli, 2:09 am AFKI Original

    Wednesday’s second leg matches in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals saw the final two semi-finalists progress to the last four stage of the competition, with Real Madrid and Juventus joining Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The four sides await a draw on Fridayn which will determine the semi-final clashes.

  • Stephen Keshi Signs Two-Year Nigeria Contract

    Stephen Keshi By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:24 am AFKI Original

    The saga that has dragged on in Nigerian football for almost a year is finally put to rest as Stephen Keshi has signed to two-year deal to continue as coach of the Super Eagles. The former Mali and Togo coach was given a two-year contract by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), which he signed in Abuja on Tuesday.

  • South Africa’s Teko Modise Condemns Xenophobia

    Teko Modise By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:19 am

    Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana player Teko Modise has spoken out against the xenophobic attacks that have been taking place in parts of South Africa. The country has seen a number of xenophobic attacks grip Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng in recent days, with violence against African immigrants in South Africa

  • UEFA Champions League Review: Barca And Bayern Book Semi Spots

    Robert Lewandowski By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:48 am AFKI Original

    Tuesday’s second leg matches in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals saw the first two semi-finalists progress to the last four stage of the competition, with the remaining two games on Wednesday night to come before a draw on Friday determines which teams will clash in that penultimate round.