Peter Pedroncelli, 6:27 pm AFKI Original
On Wednesday a number of African sides were involved in friendly international matches, making use of the FIFA match days to prepare for Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and World Cup qualifying late this year, with the likes of South Africa, Nigeria, Mali and Gabon all on national duty.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:53 am AFKI Original
Ghana defender Baba Rahman will be out for a few weeks following a broken toe that he suffered during Saturday’s Bundesliga match for his German club Augsburg. At the weekend Rahman was part of the Augsburg side that lost 2-0 to Freiburg, but the bad news for the 20-year-old was not restricted to the result on the […]
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:08 am
The pair of Boubacar Barry and Kolo Toure are set to represent the Cote D’Ivoire national team for the final time before their retirement in the friendly international matches that will be played this week to mark the Ivorian triumph at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:07 am
South Africa skipper Dean Furman is amongst a handful of players who are unavailable for Bafana Bafana ahead of friendly matches against Swaziland and Nigeria. The national team will face Swaziland on Wednesday and then the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday. Other players who will join Furman on the sidelines, forced to watch the […]
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:40 am AFKI Original
Cape Town Grand Prix South Africa is working hard to make a Formula One race in the Mother City a reality, and in the coming years it is possible that F1 may decide to add a South African leg into the calendar. AFKSports looks at a few reasons why a Cape Town addition would make sense for the Grand Prix calendar.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:17 am AFKI Original
These matches against Ghana and Gabon will be used to prepare the Eagles of Mali for the upcoming qualification campaigns for the 2017 AFCON and 2018 World Cup, with the first qualifying matches for those tournaments beginning in June and October respectively.
Peter Pedroncelli, 10:27 am AFKI Original
On Monday the four Under-20 sides that will represent Africa at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand later this year were enlightened regarding the groups that they will find themselves in during the junior tournament. The four sides involved were Ghana, Mali, Senegal and eventual U20 African champions Nigeria. The four junior […]
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:49 am
The Gabon national team star has been an important cog in the Dortmund machine this season, turning around a season that started dismally and creating the opportunity to reach a spot that would qualify the Bundesliga outfit for European football’s second most prestigious club competition.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:52 am AFKI Original
The 29-year-old was the favourite to take charge of the Amavubi, and beat out shortlist rivals Hans Michael Weiss, Jose Manuel Ferreira de Morais and Engin Firat to be named Rwanda coach. One of his priorities will be to prepare the locally based players for the 2016 CHAN, which they will experience as the host nation.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:06 am AFKI Original
The Warriors of Zimbabwe have been given a ban from participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers due to the fact that the FA has not paid former coach Jose Claudinei Georgini, also known as Valinhos, for his services at the helm of the national team in 2008.