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  • Nigeria Coach Gernot Rohr Says Door Is Open For Vincent Enyeama To Return

    Vincent Enyeama - French Ligue 1 By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:46 am

    Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr has publicly stated that a return to the Super Eagles is a possibility for internationally retired goalkeeper and former captain, Vincent Enyeama. The German coach opened the door to his return, making it clear that he is welcome to reignite his national team career if he is willing to work hard and be humble. The Nigerian shot-stopper decided to retire from the Super Eagles in October 2015 following the revelation that then coach Sunday Oliseh had chosen for Ahmed Musa to captain the side, rather than the veteran keeper.

  • Mugabe Announces Plans To Retire, Says It’s A Critical Time For Regime Change

    Mugabe announces plans to retire By Dana Sanchez, 10:07 am

    Until now, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has insisted he will die in office. Over the weekend the 92-year-old leader announced for the first time that he plans to retire. He told veterans that the war is over, colonizers have been defeated, and regime change has entered a critical period. The country is so broke that it has run out of cash — it uses U.S. dollars. Later this week, a new currency called bond notes will start showing up in some exporters’ bank accounts. The ruling Zanu PF party insists Mugabe will be elected president again in the 2018 elections.

  • Yaya Toure Announces Retirement From International Soccer

    Yaya Toure By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:53 am

    Cote D’Ivoire stalwart Yaya Toure has announced his retirement from international soccer with immediate effect, meaning that he will no longer feature for the Ivorian national team on the international stage. The combative midfielder surprised many with his announcement, despite the fact that the 33-year-old has enjoyed a long and fruitful career with the Elephants.

  • Spotlight on Ethiopian Runner-Turned-Entrepreneur Haile Gebrselassie

    Gebrselassie By Dana Sanchez, 12:15 am

    Haile Gebrselassie was an asthmatic child who became a two-time Olympic gold-winning athlete and one of Ethiopia’s richest businessmen. Now he has some advice for other athletes. Remaining relevant after retirement depends on the plans and choices you make, he said. “I chose to remain and invest at home in Ethiopia despite the lure of all the beautiful countries I’ve traveled to. I’m very happy about my choice.”

  • Vincent Enyeama Retires From International Football

    Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria) By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:29 am

    Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has decided to retire from the Super Eagles following the revelation that coach Sunday Oliseh had chosen for Ahmed Musa to captain the side, rather than the veteran keeper. Enyeama walked out of the squad on Thursday ahead of their friendly international against DR Congo in Belgium, which they subsequently lost 2-0, handing Oliseh his first defeat in charge of the Nigerian national team.

  • Nigeria’s Enyeama To Retire After 2017 AFCON

    Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria) By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:03 am

    Nigeria national team goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama, has revealed his plans to retire from the Super Eagles after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which will take place in Gabon. The 32-year-old Lille goalkeeper has been a stalwart for the national team, becoming the second player to reach the elusive 100 cap mark for his country in March during a 1-0 loss to Uganda.

  • Niger’s Moussa Maazou Retires From International Football At 26

    Moussa Maazou By Peter Pedroncelli, 9:56 am

    Striker Moussa Maazou has decided to retire from the Niger national team, despite being only 26 years old, due to constant problems that he has experienced in the side. The talented attacking player has come to the decision to hang up his boots due to a lack of proper organisation from the local football association.

  • 12 Great Cities To Retire To In Africa

    By Julia Austin, 9:16 am AFKI Original

    With welcoming locals and a large expat community, Kigali has the best of many worlds — luxury hotels and restaurants and stunning landscapes. If you’re a foodie, Kigali may be your spot. You can dine in upscale restaurants for relatively low prices. Picking a foreign destination for retirement involves trade-offs that are very personal. Here are 12 great cities to retire to in Africa.

  • Yaya Toure Dispels International Retirement Rumours

    Yaya Toure By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:55 am

    Yaya Toure’s brother Kolo and goalkeeper Boubacar Barry decided to retire from the national team following the AFCON title victory, and rumours have surfaced in the Ivorian media concerning the possibility of Kolo’s younger brother to follow suit.

  • Barry And Kolo Toure To Play Final Games For Ivory Coast

    Ivory Coast - Cote D'Ivoire goalkeeper Boubacar Copa Barry By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:08 am

    The pair of Boubacar Barry and Kolo Toure are set to represent the Cote D’Ivoire national team for the final time before their retirement in the friendly international matches that will be played this week to mark the Ivorian triumph at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)

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