Peter Pedroncelli, 2:31 am AFKI Original
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations draw was held in Gabon’s capital city Libreville on Wednesday evening, as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) determined the four groups of 16 teams that will be aiming for glory come the AFCON in January 2017. The four host cities that will stage matches include Libreville, Franceville, Oyem and Port Gentil, as Gabon hosts the continental showpiece on their own, six years after co-hosting the competition alongside Equatorial Guinea.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:38 am AFKI Original
A selection of South African and Kenyan athletes have been included in the list of nominees for the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athlete of the Year awards. A list of 10 men and 10 women was revealed by the world athletics body this week, including the likes of sprint king Usain Bolt and Britain’s Mo Farah.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:22 am AFKI Original
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have decided to allow a total of 50,000 fans to attend the 2018 World Cup qualifier between the Pharaohs of Egypt and the Black Stars of Ghana at the Borg El Arab Stadium on Sunday November 13. There have been strict restrictions on fans at soccer matches in Egypt since 2012, when 72 Al Ahly fans were killed in violence that broke out at a match in Port Said.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:15 am AFKI Original
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealed two shortlists for major awards over the weekend, including a shortlist of 25 players who are nominated for the 2016 African Player of the Year – Based in Africa award. A total of five players have been selected from South African club side Mamelodi Sundowns, meaning that a fifth of the nominees represent the Pretoria-based team.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:05 pm AFKI Original
The hotel industry in Africa is growing with opportunities and excitement, as investors make plans to enter the market while other more established players look to expand their footprint on the continent. Here are 12 things that perhaps you did not know about the hotel industry in Africa.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:52 am AFKI Original
The shortlist of 30 players that will be considered for the 2016 African Player of the Year award has been unveiled by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) ahead of the winner’s announcement in the new year. The majority of those announced ply their trade in Europe, while some based on the African continent have also been included in the list.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:00 am AFKI Original
South African president Jacob Zuma is not a popular man at the moment, and many in his country are calling for him to quit. The politician is unpopular for many reasons. Zuma has faced calls to resign since the constitutional court ruled in March that he violated the constitution by refusing to repay taxpayer money spent on upgrading his private home in Nkandla. Here are 12 South African personalities who are calling for president Jacob Zuma to step down.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:08 am
Italian Serie A side Napoli are reportedly considering the possibility of signing a short-term deal with Ivorian striker Didier Drogba. The former Cote D’Ivoire captain is one of the best players ever to have emerged from the African continent, and continues to be a striker of high regard.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:24 am
Cote D’Ivoire defender Serge Aurier has received praise from a number of people after he has been credited with saving the life of opponent Moussa Doumbia in a recent international fixture. The Paris Saint-Germain player was representing his national team in a World Cup qualifier against Mali last weekend when Rostov player Doumbia was knocked unconscious in a challenge with Ivorian Lamine Kone.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:53 am AFKI Original
The Algerian national team have parted ways with Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac after only a few months in the job. The tactician has been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the Fennec Foxes after a disappointing result in the opening match of the group stage World Cup qualifiers, in which Algeria drew 1-1 at home to Cameroon.