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Zambia/Nigeria: Super Eagles Qualify for 2018 World Cup

[Zambia Reports] Substitute Alexander Iwobi score a second half goal to book Nigeria a place at the Russia World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Zambia in Uyo. (AllAfrica)

South Africa/Burkina Faso: Bafana Bounce Back in Style to Thrash The Stallions

[SAFA] Bafana Bafana responded in gallant fashion to outclass Burkina Faso in this entertaining FIFA World Cup qualifier at FNB Stadium on drizzling Saturday afternoon. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria/Zambia: Super Eagles Coach Rohr Optimistic of Chipolopolo's Fall

[This Day] Not many Nigerian soccer fans would have wagered that Nigeria will qualify for the 2018 World Cup when it was pitched against Africa's football power house -Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia in a group tagged, 'Group of Death'. However, after four matches the Super Eagles top Group B with 10 points and lead closest rival with three points. A win against boastful Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, today will qualify Nigeria for its sixth mundial, writes Kunle Adewale (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Wizards Players Boycott Game

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Some players for Premier Bet Wizards Football Club are boycotting playing games following the failure by the club to honour the players' salaries and game allowances. (AllAfrica)

South Africa/Burkina Faso: Baxter Makes Eight Changes for Burkina Faso Qualifier

[SAFA] 7 October 2017 - Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter has made eight changes to the team that lost 2-1 to Cape Verde in Durban last month. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Bok Defence Under Spotlight Against All Blacks

[News24Wire] Springbok coach Allister Coetzee's defensive record against the All Blacks does not inspire much confidence ahead of Saturday's Rugby Championship clash between the sides at Newlands. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Basketball Star in China for Professional Career

[Nyasa Times] Mphatso Gift Zilemba is the first professional basketball player that Malawi has produced since the sport came into the country. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Qualifiers So Far for 2018 World Cup

[Vanguard] Eleven nations have already booked their place for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with final qualifying matches still to be played: (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ola Aina - Eye On Super Eagles Porous Left Back

[This Day] Super Eagles's weakest link is the left full back manned by Elderson Echiejile. However, Ola Aina, who recently switched allegiance to Nigeria after he had played for England at the age-grade level, may be the solution. Kunle Adewale writes (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Spluttering Greensharks Seek Nakuru Scalp

[Nation] Third-placed Greensharks will be looking for their first win of the second leg of the Kenya Hockey Union (Kenya Hockey Union) men's Premier League when they face hosts Nakuru at the Greensteds School Grounds on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria/Zambia: The World Cup Beckons, Along With It the 'Patriots'

[This Day] In a few hours our dear country would almost certainly qualify for the 2018 World Cup after a showdown with Zambia in Uyo. The Super Eagles would secure the ticket to Russia, with a game to spare, if they manage a win over the plucky Chipolopolo who grabbed continental attention last month after a stunning double over star-studded Algeria. Despite the form of the Zambians however, many still expect the job done by the Super Eagles who themselves have had a near perfect campaign. Should we book our place at (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Bowling Teams Acquit Themselves Well

[New Era] Francistown -Three Namibian bowls teams returned home earlier this week from Francistown, Botswana, where they participated in the annual Botswana Invitational Trips Tournament, hosted by Francistown Bowling Club. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: We'll Bring Our a-Game - Ketjijere

[Namibian] Namibia's senior national team captain Ronald Ketjijere says they will approach Saturday's friendly international football match against bogey team Botswana with a competitive mindset. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Guinness Bring Thierry Henry to Nigeria for Its Made of Black Campaign

[This is Africa] International football icon, Thierry Henry who played for English giants Arsenal will be coming to Nigeria to work with Guinness in Nigeria and across Africa to shine a light on those who demonstrate their Made of Black spirit. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Chantal Biya International Cycling Race - Government Prescribes Diligence in Preparations

[Cameroon Tribune] The Minister of Sports and Physical Education has cautioned the Cameroon cycling federation against plans to postpone the event. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Safari Sevens Called Off Over Political Climate

[Capital FM] Nairobi -For the first time since 1996, Kenya's inaugural international sevens tournament will not be held after the Kenya Rugby Union announced it has called off this year's event due to the current political climate. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Hunt for New Highlanders Coach Begins

[The Herald] The process of finding a replacement for outgoing Dutch coach Erol Akbay at Highlanders is already in motion and the new technical set-up will be in place before the 2018 preseason starts, the club has confirmed. The Dutchman revealed he won't be renewing his contract with the Bulawayo giants when it expires in December. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Coetzee - It Was Important to Back Dreyer

[News24Wire] Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says it was important to back struggling prop Ruan Dreyer for Saturday's Rugby Championship clash against the All Blacks in Cape Town. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Safari 7s Called Off

[Nation] This year's Safari 7s has been called off, a statement from the Kenya Rugby Union said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Lood Must Show Boks What They've Missed

[News24Wire] It's been a frustrating couple of years for Lood de Jager , who has had to deal with injury as well as serious competition in the Springbok second row. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Local Cyclists Eye 2017 Tour Du Rwanda Glory

[New Times] Local riders are determined to dominate Rwanda's most exciting annual sporting event (Tour du Rwanda) scheduled to kick off from November 12-19. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: APR Refute Claims of Hiring Masudi

[New Times] APR FC have denied reports that they have appointed Djuma Masudi as the new head coach to replace Jimmy Mulisa. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Spain-Based Gambian Attacker Hoping for Scoring Run

[Foroyaa] Spain-based Gambian forward Nuha Marong is hoping for a continuation of a fine run that has seen him score thrice in seven starts. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Fistball - SKW Champs As Bank Windhoek Fistball League Concludes

[Namibian] SKW were crowned champions in both the National A and B Leagues as the Bank Windhoek Fistball league concluded in Swakopmund over the weekend. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Rugby - Welwitschias Host Cavaliers in Historic Match

[Namibian] THE Welwitschias conclude their Currie Cup First Division campaign with a historic match against the Boland Cavaliers in Swakopmund on Saturday afternoon. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Soccer - 'Tired' Coleman Stars for Gintra

[Namibian] NAMIBIAN international Zenatha Coleman overcame jet-lag to earn Gintra-Universitetas a 1-1 draw when she scored against FC Zurich in a first-leg round of 32 Uefa Women's Champions League match on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Soccer - Kamuzu Barracks Title Defence Collapse

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's flasghip TNM Super League defending champions, Kamuzu Barracks have relinquished their hopes of defending the league following their poor performance. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Boxer Chisora - Great Warrior

[Zimbabwe Independent] Before Dereck Chisora's comeback win at the weekend against Robert Filipovic, his friend and long time trainer Don Charles aptly summed up the Zimbabwean-born British boxer's in-born fighting spirit. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Soccer - Bullets Still Confident Without Miracle - Malawi TNM Super League

[Nyasa Times] TNM Super League ttitle hopefuls Nyasa Big Bullets has expressed confidence that they will collect maximum points over Blantyre United on Saturday at Chilomoni Stadium despite the absence of their three key players who have travelled with Malawi to Tanzania where Flames is expected to face the Taifa Stars on the same date in an international friendly. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Olympics - Olympic Body Elections Tomorrow

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Before the end of tomorrow, members of the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) will have ushered in a new board that would lead the organization until 2020. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Organisers Promise Exciting Time As Nigeria Cup Starts Today

[This Day] The organising committee for the 2017 Nigeria Cup slated for the Ikoyi Club golf section has promised that golfers competing in this year's tournament and fans alike would be treated to an thrilling action throughout the tourney. (AllAfrica)