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Peter Pedroncelli, 4:05 am
South Africa has reaffirmed their commitment to hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the coastal city of Durban, despite failing to adhere to certain key deadlines this week. Durban was officially chosen as the host for the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Federation’s general assembly in New Zealand this April.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:14 am
Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho looks likely to be named the new coach of 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) hosts Gabon. It is not yet officially confirmed, but seems likely at this stage. This is according to the Spanish manager himself, who revealed the news to AFP.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:49 am AFKI Original
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup draw took place in Kazan this week, with the eight teams taking part in the World Cup warm-up tournament placed into two groups. Seven of the teams are already known, with the champions of the various Confederations joining 2014 World Cup winners Germany and hosts Russia for the draw.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:42 am AFKI Original
Crystal Palace attacking player Wilfried Zaha has made the decision to switch international allegiance from England to Cote D’Ivoire, submitting an application to FIFA in order to represent the Elephants on the international stage. The 24-year-old winger was born in Abidjan but moved to the UK when he was only 4, growing up in the country and eventually representing the English national team.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:44 am AFKI Original
The South African ultra-marathon team was on fire this past weekend, as Bongumusa Mthembu secured a second place finish overall, allowing the South Africans to triumph in the team standings at the IAU 100km World Championships in Los Alcazares, Spain on Sunday.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:35 am AFKI Original
The African Player of the Year shortlist was recently reduced to a selection of the top five nominees for the 2016 award.
These are 12 things you may not know about the five African Player of the Year nominees who remain in contention to win the prestigious continental award.
Peter Pedroncelli, 10:22 am
The 2016 cycling season concluded a couple of weeks ago and once again it has been an incredibly successful one for Africa’s leading professional cycling team. Based out of Johannesburg in South Africa, Dimension Data for Qhubeka managed to win 32 races this year, while climbing the podium more than 70 times.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:59 am AFKI Original
The African Player of the Year shortlist has been reduced to a selection of the top five nominees for the 2016 award. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealed the five players this week, choosing them from the original list of 30 players announced last month.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:25 am
Ivorian star player Gervinho underwent a successful surgical intervention recently, but due to a confirmed six month recovery time he will miss the 2017 Nations Cup for defending champions Cote D’Ivoire. The talented attacking player suffered a knee cruciate ligament rupture in training with his Chinese Super League side, Hebei Fortune at the end of October.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:28 am
Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure returned to the Manchester City first team on Saturday to splendid effect, scoring two goals for his English Premier League club as they beat Crystal Palace 2-1. The four-time African Player of the Year has been out of favour with coach Pep Guardiola during this season following a spat between the Spanish tactician and Toure’s controversial agent, Dimitri Seluk.