Peter Pedroncelli

  • Pierre Lechantre Sacked As Congo National Team Coach

    Pierre Lechantre Sacked As Congo National Team Coach. Photo: FIFA.com By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:32 am AFKI Original

    Frenchman Pierre Lechantre has been fired from his position as the head coach of the Congo national team following their poor start to the group stages of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. Uganda secured a 1-0 victory over the visiting Congolese in a Group E encounter that saw the East Africans outmanoeuvre their opponents.

  • 12 Best-Performing Businesses On The JSE In The Past Five Years

    best-performing businesses - Fortress Income Fund CEO Mark Stevens. Photo: Financial Mail By Peter Pedroncelli, 2:35 am AFKI Original

    The best-performing businesses in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange have provided up to fifteen-fold returns for smart investors over the last five years. A hypothetical initial $1,000 investment placed in the best performing company on the South African benchmark five years ago would have grown to $15,000 by now. Here are the 12 best-performing businesses on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the past five years.

  • Wayde Van Niekerk Recognised With National Olympic Committees Award

    Wayde Van Niekerk Recognised With National Olympic Committees Award By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:16 am

    South African star athlete Wayde van Niekerk has received a special recognition from the Association of National Olympic Committees (Anoc) for his spectacular performance at the Rio Olympic Games in August. The 24-year-old’s incredible athletic performance, which saw him clocking a time of 43.03 seconds to win gold and set a 400m world record at the quadrennial spectacle.

  • Raven Klaasen And Rajeev Ram Defeat World Number One Doubles Pair

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:53 am

    South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and American Rajeev Ram caused an upset on Monday night at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals when they defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut both of France, who are vying to become the year-end No. 1 pair in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings.

  • Mane, Mahrez, Aubameyang Nominated For BBC African Footballer Of The Year

    The 2017 AFCON By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:35 am AFKI Original

    The five nominees for the BBC African Footballer of the Year award for 2016 have been announced, with four English Premier League stars and the current African Player of the Year from the Bundesliga named in the shortlist. Sadio Mane, Andre Ayew, Yaya Toure, Riyad Mahrez and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been selected as the five candidates.

  • Nigeria Topple Algeria, SA Stun Senegal In World Cup Qualifying

    Victor Moses - World Cup qualifying By Peter Pedroncelli, 12:21 am AFKI Original

    The third round of African World Cup qualifying continued this past weekend, with the 20 teams from the continent left with a chance of securing one of the five spots allocated to Africa in action across the continent. This is how the 10 African World Cup qualifying matches turned out for the participating nations looking to earn their ticket to Russia in two years’ time.

  • Alex Iwobi Will Reject Barcelona In Favour Of Arsenal According To Father

    Nigerian provisional Olympic squad By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:30 pm

    Nigerian starlet Alex Iwobi would deny a multi-million dollar move to Spanish giants Barcelona in favour of remaining at English Premier League club Arsenal, the Super Eagle’s father believes. The Nigerian striker is growing into his role with the Gunners, having impressed last season when injuries saw him thrust into the limelight.

  • Wayde Van Niekerk In Final Three For International Athletics Award

    Wayde Van Niekerk - Things You Should Know About South Africa's Olympic Team By Peter Pedroncelli, 10:32 am

    South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk is in line for the most prestigious international athletics accolade after being confirmed as one three finalists for the men’s award of the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations Athlete of the Year. The Olympic 400m champion and world record holder was named on Wednesday alongside Jamaican Usain Bolt and Mo Farah of Great Britain.

  • 12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Africa International Film Festival

    Africa International Film Festival By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:10 am AFKI Original

    The Africa International Film Festival will be held from November 13-20 at Eko Hotels and Suites, on Victoria Island in Lagos, as the annual event attracts increased interest. Africa’s cinematic celebration is stocked with a list of movie premieres, film screenings, industry sessions, master classes and other festival programmes. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about The Africa International Film Festival.

  • 10 African World Cup Qualifying Matches Coming This Weekend

    World Cup Qualifying - El Arabi Hillel Soudani for Algeria. Photo: foot mercato By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:50 am AFKI Original

    The third round of African World Cup qualifying continues this coming weekend, as the second set of matches see 20 teams from the continent left with a chance of securing one of the five spots allocated to the African continent. This weekend 10 fixtures will be played around the continent in the group stages. Here are 10 African World Cup qualifying matches to look out for this coming weekend.