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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, 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, 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.
Peter Pedroncelli, 9:30 am AFKI Original
The Spanish La Liga is an incredibly popular league, with top quality soccer stars from around the world aiming to make their mark in Spain, including some of the best African players. The 2016-17 season in Spain is getting exciting, with players from the continent determined to contribute quality performances for their Spanish clubs in the top-flight. Here are 12 African players to look out for in the Spanish La Liga this season.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:23 am AFKI Original
The third round of African World Cup qualifiers began 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 throughout the continent. Drawn into five groups of four teams each, with the winner of the group after a round-robin format qualifies for Russia 2018.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:45 am
Algeria national team coach Milovan Rajevac has expressed his discontent following his team’s 1-1 draw against Cameroon in the opening group stage World Cup qualifier at home in Blida. Bejamin Moukandjo equalised for the visiting Indomitable Lions after Algeria’s El Arbi Soudani opened the scoring for the Fennec Foxes on Sunday in a Group B encounter at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium.