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Nations Cup 2015: Equatorial Guinea preparations underway

By Manuel Toledo Builders in Mongomo are working around the clock to finish one of the four stadiums which are due to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in just over a month. Mongomo, the hometown of Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang (pictured), along with Ebebeyin, Bata and Malabo are set to host the […]

Thousands attend funeral for South African football captain Meyiwa

Thousands of South Africans have attended the funeral of the slain captain of the country’s football team. Senzo Meyiwa was gunned down in a robbery last weekend. An estimated 20,000 – 30,000 people turned up to pay their last respects to former South African national team captain and first-choice goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa in Durban on […]

Morocco cites Ebola, seeks soccer cup delay

Ebola fears have prompted Morocco to refuse to host the African Cup of Nations soccer finals in January. Reacting to an deadline, Rabat has reiterated its call for a tournament postponement by up to one year. Morocco sidestepped a late Saturday ultimatum from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to either confirm or reject its […]

Kenya’s Kipsang, Keitany win NYC Marathon titles

BY RACHEL COHEN, NEW YORK Wilson Kipsang, a former world-record holder, needed to force himself to slow down. The Kenyan star had entered his first New York City Marathon to challenge himself on a hilly course with no pacemaker. A windy morning made for quite the test Sunday, and Kipsang proved he can win a […]

How One Lawyer’s Crusade Could Change Football Forever

By MICHAEL SOKOLOVE There are 1.27 million lawyers in the United States, one for about every 300 Americans — about 400,000 more of them than there are doctors. Their work is rarely glamorous, and especially for those just starting out in the profession, it can be grinding and repetitive. Jason Luckasevic, hired out of law […]

2014 AWC: Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon tipped to star

By Oluwashina Okeleji BBC Sport Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon are favourites as the African Women Championship kicks-off in Namibia on Saturday. The championship is scheduled for 11-25 October 2014 in two stadiums [The Independence stadium and the Sam Nujoma Stadium] in Windhoek. It will also serve as qualification for the Fifa Women’s World Cup to […]

AFCON Qualifier Results: Sudan stun African champions Nigeria as South Africa wins 2-0 against Congo

Sudan stunned Africa Cup of Nations title-holders Nigeria 1-0 Saturday in a 2015 qualifier while Algeria, Ivory Coast and South Africa achieved impressive away victories. Algeria overcame Malawi 2-0, South Africa triumphed by the same score in Congo Brazzaville and Ivory Coast won 2-1 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sierra Leone exceeded expectations to […]

AFCON Qualifying: Togo 2 Ghana 3

Christian Atsu scored a late winner as Ghana claimed a dramatic first victory of Africa Cup of ations qualification, beating Togo 3-2. The winger, on loan at Everton from Premier League rivals Chelsea, hit home the winner five minutes from time to give Kwesi Appiah’s men victory in the Group E clash in Lome. Having […]

AFCON Qualifying: South Africa 0 Nigeria 0

Nigeria’s poor run continued with a 0-0 draw against South Africa in Africa Cup of ations Qualifying on Wednesday, September 10. Pressure is sure to mount on Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi as they followed a shock 3-2 home loss to Congo on Saturday with another uninspiring performance. The defending African champions have now won just […]

Milo who? A confused nation with no sense of direction

By Nathan Gadugah We are back again! Back to base. An ignominious return to the foreign-local coach banter all over again. Only this time we have decorated the monkey and given it a new name-technical advisor- instead of the head coach we all know. Who are we deceiving? Who is the FA deceiving? Nobody but […]