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West Africa:Nigeria, Senegal Carry Africa's World Cup Hopes - Top Coach

[Vanguard] Blacks Stars of Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah said Nigeria and Senegal will carry the hope of the Africa continent at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria Draws Argentina 5th Time in World Cup

[Leadership] Abuja -Nigeria's Super Eagles have been drawn against perennial rival, Argentina, for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Egypt to Open World Cup Campaign Against Uruguay On June 16

[Egypt Online] Egypt will open its 2018 World Cup games against Uruguay on June 16. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Football Boss Chiyangwa Faces Graft Probe

[Zimbabwe Standard] Former Zifa accountant Fabian Venganayi has written to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zaac), urging the anti-graft body to investigate the local football governing body's president Philip Chiyangwa over alleged corrupt activities. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Super Eagles at the World Cup - the History

[Daily Trust] The Super Eagles of Nigeria will battle Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Africa:CAF Offers $500, 000 to African World Cup Teams

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) will grant a financial subsidy of US$2,5 million to assist African teams at the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup prepare for the tournament. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Super Eagles to 'Make a Statement At Russia 2018 World Cup'

[Vanguard] Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports, says Nigeria is prepared to make a statement at Russia 2018, adding that Friday's draw was a decent one. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Russia 2018 - Five Players Who Can 'Gatecrash' the Super Eagles Squad

[Premium Times] In football, they say it is not over until the fat lady sings. For some prospective players who are still eyeing a place in the Russia-bound Super Eagles squad, the national team manager, Gernot Rohr has said he will continue to look for new players. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:World Cup Draw 2018 - Every Participant Is a Threat, Chukwu, Owolabi Warn Eagles

[Vanguard] World Cup draw 2018 - Christian Chukwu, a former Super Eagles Head Coach, on Friday urged the Super Eagles to see every opponent as a threat at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Africa's 2018 World Cup Fixtures

[CAF] The complete fixture list for the African teams qualified to 2018 World Cup in Russia following Friday's draw in Moscow (AllAfrica)

Zambia:Zesco United Crowned Champions

[Zambia Reports] Zesco United bagged their fifth league crown in spectacular fashion after having swept aside Mufulira Wanderers whom they sunk into Division One. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Football - 2018 World Cup Groups

[Vanguard] The group line-ups for the 2018 World Cup in Russia following Friday's draw in Moscow: (AllAfrica)

Africa:World Cup Draw - the Details

[RFI] France on Friday were handed an apparently straightforward passage into the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup after being drawn with Peru, Denmark and Australia in Group C. The 2016 European championship runners-up will start their campaign on 16 June in Kazan against Australia. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Lock Wins Fifth Successive Doubles Title

[Zimbabwe Standard] Zimbabwe tennis sensation Benjamin Lock and his American playing partner Robert Galloway continued their remarkable run of good form on the ITF Pro Circuit after cruising to their fifth consecutive doubles title in Stellenbosch, South Africa yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Argentina V Nigeria, Another El-Clasico--Mascherano

[Vanguard] Argentina defender, Javier Mascherano has dubbed meetings between Argentina and Nigeria another El-Clasico. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Amajita to Conclude Cosafa U20 Preparations

[SAFA] The Burger King-sponsored South African Men's U20 National Team, reported for their final camp ahead of the 2017 COSAFA U20 Youth Championships to be hosted in Kitwe, Zambia from 6-16 December 2017. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Russia 2018 WC - Eagles'll Be Surprise Team of Group D, Says Rohr

[Vanguard] Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has acknowledged that his team face a difficult task in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, following the Draw on Friday, but he has assured that the Eagles will surprise their opponents. (AllAfrica)

Zambia:Standards of Play Elates Edgar Lungu

[Times of Zambia] The dramatic end to the 2017 MTN-FAZ Super season has had a far-reaching impression with President Edgar Lungu declaring that Zambian football was headed the right direction. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:New Rugby Union Boss to Hit Ground Running

[Zimbabwe Standard] Newly-appointed Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) president Aaron Jani has vowed to hit the ground running in a bid to make up for lost time after being installed as the substantive boss of the local rugby governing body. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Ndhlovu for Fukuoka Marathon

[Zimbabwe Standard] Zimbabwean long-distance runner Pardon Ndhlovu, who is based in the United States, will rub shoulders with some of the world's leading runners when he makes his debut appearance at the 70th edition of the prestigious Fukuoka Marathon in Japan today. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Rohr - Match Against Croatia the Toughest for Eagles

[This Day] Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has identified the match against Croatia as the toughest his wards will play at the Russia 2018 World Cup. Apart from Croatia, Nigeria have also been drawn against two-time champions and last edition's finalists, Argentina, as well as European debutants, Iceland. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Onigbinde Sees Eagles Progressing to Final

[Vanguard] Former Super Eagles coach, Adegboye Onigbinde has backed the national team to reach the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:'Iron Fist' Zarika Defends Belt Against Zambian

[Nation] History-making Fatuma "Iron Fist" Zarika from Kenya defends her World Boxing Council (WBC) super-bantamweight title against Zambia's Catherine Phiri in a Bigger Than Life Entertainment Mac Series fight at the Carnivore, Nairobi Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:We Can Defeat Argentina, Qualify From World Cup Group - Rohr

[Premium Times] Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has opened up on Nigeria's World Cup group opponents. (AllAfrica)

Zambia:uper Division in Photo Finish

[Zambia Reports] The MTN/FAZ Super League today comes to a close with title defining fixtures lined up. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Frittelli Eagle Puts Him Within Striking Range

[News24Wire] Dylan Frittelli eagled his final hole on Friday to move into a share of second place after the second round of the Mauritius Open being played at Heritage Golf Club. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Etzebeth - We Don't Need Special Motivation

[News24Wire] The Springboks play their last match of the season on Saturday against Wales in Cardiff, but captain Eben Etzebeth said his side will not need any extra motivation for the clash in the Principality Stadium. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Bok Coach - Andries Coetzee 'Underrated'

[News24Wire] Springbok fullback Andries Coetzee is a very underrated player, according to his coach Allister Coetzee. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Craig Barry to Wing It for Cheetahs

[News24Wire] Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan has named his team to take on Welsh side Scarlets in a PRO14 encounter in Bloemfontein on Saturday (19:35 kick-off). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Will Luck Smile On Eagles As Draw Holds in Russia?

[This Day] Starting from 4pm Nigerian time this evening, three-time African champions, the Super Eagles and Nigerians, will begin to have a whiff of the fortune that awaits their darling team at the FIFA World Cup 2018 Draw in Russia. The State Kremlin Palace is the venue where the race to the ultimate trophy will begin in earnest. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Springboks Grind Out Much-Needed Rugby Win in Paris

[News24Wire] It was far from clinical, but the Springboks carved out a much-needed 18-17 win against France in Paris on Saturday. (AllAfrica)