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Kenya:Long Trips Leave World Cup Players Weary - and Coaches Short-Tempered

[Nation] Moscow, Russia -Fifa's policy at the 2018 World Cup here is simple: You win your knock-out matches and you stay. You lose your match, and you leave the team's training base immediately. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Gambia Scouting for New Coach

[Foroyaa] Football House are on the lookout for a new coach after Sang Ndong's two-year tenure on the Scorpions managerial helm ended. The Gambia Football Federation opted against handing Sang improved terms instead shifting him to the role of a technical director. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Marreh Training With Premier League Club Watford

[Foroyaa] Midfielder Sulayman Marreh is back training with English Premier League outfit Watford. The Gambian was on a loan deal at second tier Spanish outfit Almeria UD after joining from Real Valladolid. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rayon Book Quarter-Finals Spot As APR Exit Cecafa Kagame Cup

[New Times] Rayon Sports have booked a spot to quarter-finals of the ongoing CECAFA Kagame Cup after beating Burundian side Lydia Ludic 3-1 in their last Group B match on Thursday at Chamazi Complex Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Cat Who Predicted Nigeria's Loss Against Argentina Dies

[Guardian] A cat who predicted Nigeria's loss against Argentina is dead. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Pakamisa, Mutuma Reunite At Nichrut

[The Herald] Former Warriors coach Callisto Pasuwa's 2014 championship-winning strikeforce at Dynamos has been brought together again at Nichrut following the acquisition of Washington Pakamisa by the Shurugwi side. Coach John Nyikadzino last month brought Rodreck Mutuma to bolster his attack. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Dynamos Keen to Beef Up Squad

[The Herald] Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa says the Glamour Boys are still hunting for reinforcements to boost their squad and keep up with the competition in the second round of the Castle Lager Premiership race. The Glamour Boys have indicated they want Cameroonian Christian Epoupa, Brett Amidu and Farai Mupasiri back in the fold, but negotiations with the players are yet to bear fruits. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Chideu Ready to Deliver for FC Platinum

[The Herald] New FC Platinum striker Thomas Chideu says he will not heap unnecessary pressure on himself as he looks to begin his journey with the champions. The early pacesetters primarily recruited Chideu to add steel to their attack after he was offloaded by South African side Golden Arrows. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:Kenichi Not Under Consideration - Hearts Pro

[Ghanaian Times] Mr Kwame Opare Addo, Public Relations Officer of Accra Hearts of Oak has dismissed reports claiming that the club was chasing former Inter Allies head coach Kenichi Yastuhashi for his service. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:CAF Investigating Referee Filmed Taking Money

[Foroyaa] Gambian referee Ebrima Jallow is being investigated by Confederation of African Football (CAF) after being captured in a footage receiving money before a WAFU game in Ghana last year. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:GFF - We Will Be Exonerated By Police Investigations

[Foroyaa] In the wake of its investigation by police linked to tax fraud charges, Football House insists it will be exonerated in the end. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kickoff! Sports Writer Gachuhi Launches Book on Kenyan Football

[Nation] On Jamhuri Day in 1965, Kenya's national football team was hammered 13-2 by Ghana's "Black Stars," the team's worst ever defeat in an international match. (AllAfrica)

Kenya/Tanzania:Kahata Left Out as Gor Storm Cecafa Quarters

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Gor Mahia squeezed into the Quarter Finals of the CECAFA Kagame Cup on Thursday with a 2-0 win over Djibouti's Ports courtesy of first half goals from Philemon Otieno and defender Charles Momanyi. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Football Boss Amaju Pinnick Appointed CAF First Vice-President

[This Day] President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has been appointed as 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). (AllAfrica)

Africa:Football and Religion - Two Competing Domains With a Lot to Offer

[The Conversation Africa] In this age of globalisation few events draw more attention than sport as the World Cup in Russia illustrates with billions of people across the globe glued to their screens. At this time in football crazy Africa, specialists and ordinary fans are watching, discussing and analysing the World Cup. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Lions to Represent Namibia in Brazil

[Namibian] AFTER travelling a total of 4 200 kilometres around the country, the Neymar Jr's Five soccer tournament organisers hosted the National Finals at UN Plaza in Windhoek over the weekend. Teams from the central, northern and coastal areas of the country battled it out on a fast paced concrete court. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Messi - 'By Far The Smartest Footballer I Have Witnessed Play'

[FirstTouch] I don't think my fanatical appreciation of Lionel Messi appears as a surprise to anyone in my immediate life at this point. When it comes to athletes, I have a high level of respect for plenty, but only a couple would really make me feel some type of way if I met them in real life. The list goes Lionel Messi, Serena Williams, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (who I actually got to see him during the Mexico 🇲🇽 vs Germany 🇩🇪 game, and lost it for a good 30 seconds). (AllAfrica)

Ghana:GHALCA Calls for Constitutional Review ... to Curtail Powers of FA President

[Ghanaian Times] CHAIRMAN of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), Kudjoe Fianoo, says 'football 'people' have to learn from their past mistakes and build a more transparent, accountable and strong body to steer Ghana football more effectively'. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Waleed, Sudan's International Football Referee in the World Cup

[SudaNow] Sudanese international football referee Waleed Mohamed Ahmad is refereeing in the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup Finals which will continue up to 15 July. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Division One Punchbags Clash

[The Herald] Ruyamuro Service Stations Northern Region Division One Soccer League bottom sides Al Buraak and Blue Jets will clash in the last of the first round matches at Ellis Robins this afternoon. The two sides, who were promoted at the beginning of the season, are struggling to adjust to life in Division One. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Football House Facing Police Probe - A Trip Into How It All Started

[Foroyaa] Process of probing the Gambia Football Federation over the FIFA Goal Project has begun with investigators ready to grill more football officials. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Dynamos Losing Patience With Truant Skipper Mushure

[New Zimbabwe] Premiership giants, Dynamos are getting impatient with captain Ocean Mushure after the unsettled football star failed to turn up for training again from Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya/Tanzania:Kagere Scores Again as Simba, Singida Share Spoils

[Nation] Meddie Kagere scored his second consecutive goal for his new side Simba in a 1-1 stalemate with Tanzanian league compatriots Singida United in a thrilling Cecafa Kagame Cup group "C" clash at Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium here on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Long Layoff for Tino As Warriors Star Suffers Injury in Sweden

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe international striker Tino Kadewere (pictured) faces a lengthy absence from the football pitch after suffering a serious injury during a friendly encounter ahead of the resumption of the Swedish Allsvenskan this weekend. (AllAfrica)

Kenya/Rwanda:Vipers, Azam Win to Reach Kagame Cup Quarters

[Nation] Ugandan champions Vipers and Cecafa Kagame Cup holders Azam SC on Wednesday stormed into the regional tournament's quarter-finals following their respective wins over Kator of South Sudan and Zanzibar's Jeshi la Kujenga Uchumi (JKU) in Group "A" matches here. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Intare FC Are 2017/18 Second Division League Champions

[New Times] Intare Fc are the 2017/18 champions of the national second division league after defeating AS Muhanga 2-1 in final match played on Wednesday at Amahoro stadium. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda/Tanzania:Cecafa Women Cup 2018 - She Amavubi to Face Tanzania in the Opener

[New Times] Rwanda will face reigning champions Tanzania in their opening game of the 2018 Cecafa Women Challenge Cup that will be kicked off on July 19 and end on July 27 in Kigali City at Kigali Stadium. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Thika, Chemelil Wazito Go Big On Transfers

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Relegation fighting Thika United and Wazito FC have been the most active in the recently closed June Mid-Season transfer window, Thika leading the recruitment with 19 new players while Wazito and Chemelil have raked in 16 new players each. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Harrison Relaxed Ahead of Caps Clash

[The Herald] Harare City coach Mark Harrison says his charges are content with the underdog tag going into tomorrow's Castle Lager Premiership tie against CAPS United at Rufaro. The club punched above their weight in the first half of the season by accumulating 28 points in 17 matches. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Super Eagles Supporter Seeks Asylum in Russia

[Vanguard] A Nigerian fan who arrived in Moscow for the 2018 World Cup has asked for political asylum in Russia because his life was threatened in his homeland. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Musa Carries Nigeria as Super Eagles Punish Iceland 2-0 at World Cup

[allAfrica] Ahmed Musa scored a brilliant second-half double to fire Nigeria to a 2-0 victory over Iceland and throw the second qualification spot in Group D wide open with one game remaining. What a good way to redeem themselves. (AllAfrica)