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Africans: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 1:45 pm AFKI Original
Major League Soccer in the United States continues to be a popular league for many professional soccer stars from around the world, including some of the best African players. The current season is no different, and African players remain a sought after commodity within the MLS due to their ability to contribute quality performances for their American clubs in the top-flight.
We take a look at 12 African players to look out for in American Major League Soccer.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:00 am AFKI Original
Last week Davos 2017 took place in Switzerland, with the annual week-long World Economic Forum meeting bringing together the world’s economic elite to discuss global issues and solutions to challenges that face the world at large. Africa plays a key part in these discussions, with politicians, business people and others with an interest in Africa’s economic future making their way to the gathering in order to contribute to various discussions. Here are 12 insightful quotes from African representatives who were present at Davos 2017.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:41 am AFKI Original
The shortlist for the Ballon d’Or award which recognises the best soccer player in the world was released this week, with two African players included among the 30 nominees. The two African players nominated for the award are Algerian Riyad Mahrez and Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Both were also recently nominated for the CAF African Player of the Year accolade, with the duo among the favourites to scoop the continental prize.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:39 am AFKI Original
The UEFA Champions League has returned, and Europe’s premier club competition continues to excite fans the world over. African fans can count on seeing a number of top performers from the continent taking part in the Champions League for many of the best clubs in Europe. Here are 12 Africans to keep an eye out for during the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League season.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:20 am AFKI Original
The 2016 Olympic Games have been ongoing in Rio, with numerous African Olympians doing well throughout the multi-sport competition. In some cases these African-born sports stars have compete for their adopted countries after switching allegiance from the African country to their new home nation. Here are 12 Olympians who are not representing their African countries of birth at the Olympic Games in Rio.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:40 am AFKI Original
The 2016 Rio Olympics see the return of a number of African Olympians who are looking to improve on or add to their previous performances at the summer games. There is an elite group of African athletes and sportsmen and women who have managed to win medals in past Olympics, and who are now attempting to add to their personal medal tallies in Brazil this August.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:01 am
Three professional African cyclists have made the final cut to be part of team Dimension Data for Qhubeka ahead of the Tour de France. The cycling world’s most high profile race will therefore see a trio of African participants amongst the team of nine riders, which were selected from an initial list of 13 announced recently.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:10 am AFKI Original
There have been numerous record breaking African players throughout Europe, with the English Premier League enjoying performances from some of the best that Africa has had to offer. The popularity of the English Premier League on the African continent is at an all-time high, with the English top flight broadcast in many African countries due to its immense following. With this in mind, we present 8 record breaking African players who have gained fame in the English Premier League.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:00 am AFKI Original
The English Premier League is the most popular European soccer league, with a huge fanbase within Africa. This popularity has made the EPL a great attraction to top players throughout Africa, and as a result, there are many African players who ply their trade in the English top flight. With this in mind, we decided to take a look at eight well-represented African countries with regards to players in the English Premier League.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:05 am AFKI Original
Coaching African national football teams is a demanding and pressurised job, with many football federations and associations lacking the patience to give a coach the time to become comfortable in their role and produce successful results. The pressure is always high, and with national teams in Africa the changes seem to ring all too often.
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