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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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


Africa:The Final Draw - How it works

[FIFA] To be held in Moscow on Friday 1 December, the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia(TM) will start at 18:00 local time Gary Lineker will host the event with the support of co-host Maria Komandnaya and eight high-profile draw assistants (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Ahead NPFL Invitational - Ifeanyi Ifeanyi Confident of CHAN Eagles

[This Day] Akwa United and Super Eagles midfielder, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, is looking forward to a fruitful Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Pre-Season Invitational Tournament when the competition gets underway in Kano on December 11. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Individual talent is no longer enough

[FIFA] On Tuesday, Brazil coach Tite set off for Russia for the Final Draw of the 21st FIFA World Cup. Following his side's superb performance in the South American qualifying competition, he will be one of the most prominent figures at Friday's event, to be held at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. Before jetting off to the Russian capital to find out who Brazil will be facing in the group phase, he spoke exclusively to FIFA.com.  Part one of the interview, in which Tite discusses his side&rsq (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Blue Waters Take On Arrows in Coastal Derby

[New Era] Windhoek -The pick of this weekend's action in the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) will be the mega clash between coastal giants Blue Waters and Eleven Arrows, slated for the Kuisebmund Stadium in Walvis Bay tomorrow. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Thierry Henry Said 'Kishwa' and Now Kenyans Are 'Convinced' He is Kikuyu

[Nairobi News] Kenyans online are 'convinced' Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, would have been Kikuyu, if he was born in Kenya, going by his Kiswahili accent. (AllAfrica)


Gambia:We Won't Be Investigated - Says GFF Boss

[Foroyaa] Football boss Lamin Kabba Bajo has told Foroyaa Sport that the federation won't be investigated. Bajo's comment comes in the wake of a statement by the National Sports Council chairman Borri Darboe. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:KPL Agrees to Thika, Ushuru Play-Off Match

[Nation] The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Governing council has agreed on the relegation play-off pitting 16th placed SportPesa Premier League (SPL) finishers Thika United and third-placed National Super League (NSL) outfit Ushuru. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Musonye Gives Tourney Clean Bill of Health

[Nation] Cecafa secretary general Nicholas Musonye has backed Kenya to stage a better edition of the Senior Challenge Cup than in 2013 when the country hosted the same tournament. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Our Interest in Oshoala's Foundation, By Tinubu

[Guardian] The Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Sports, Mr. Deji Tinubu has revealed that the Lagos State government is backing Super Falcons' Asisat Oshoala's Foundation because of her desire to develop grassroots football among female students in the state. (AllAfrica)