News : Soccer

Sudan: Football Body Escapes FIFA Freeze

[SudaNow] Sudan has managed to avoid a FIFA freeze of its football activity as of Friday June 30 after the two feuding groups reached a compromise solution resulting in the return of the sitting executives of the Sudan Football Association (SFA) to their offices. (AllAfrica)

Zambia/Botswana: Chipolopolo, Zebras Clash in COSAFA Quarterfinals

[Zambia Reports] The Zambia national team will open its 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup with a match against Botswana in the quarterfinals of the regional championship. (AllAfrica)

Zambia/Egypt: Will Zesco United Reach CAF Confederation Cup Finals

[Times of Zambia] Alexandria -Zesco United coach Zlatko Krmpotic believes his side can reach the final of the CAF 2017 Confederation Cup after playing to draw against Smouha in the Group C match at the Borg el Arab Stadium in Alexandria. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Chipolopolo Begins Cosafa Chase

[Times of Zambia] Zambia today kick-start the chase for the record fifth COSAFA Castle Cup title with an intriguing quarterfinal tie against neighbours Botswana with coach Wedson Nyirenda eager to avoid the jinx that has seen the Chipolopolo tumble at this stage in the past two editions. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria/Cameroon: The FIFA Confederations Cup - Cameroon and Germany

[Daily Trust] I have been following the FIFA confederation cup matches in Russia with interest since it started. My main focus has been Cameroon and Germany. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Rwandan Footballer Usengimana to Join Singida United

[New Times] Rwanda international and Police FC striker Danny Usengimana will complete his move to Tanzania's Premier League side Singida United after the 2017 Peace Cup final when the 2016/17 will officially come to an end. (AllAfrica)

Angola/Sudan: Libolo Seeks to Reach Leadership in Sudan

[ANGOP] Luanda -Recreativo do Libolo are trying this Saturday at 8 p.m at the home of Al Hilal of Sudan, to take the first place in the standings of the fifth game of the cup of the African Football Confederation. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Mulisa Cautions APR Stars Ahead of Peace Cup Final

[New Times] APR FC head coach Jimmy Mulisa has cautiously praised his players after reaching the 2017 Peace Cup final slot for July 4 with a comfortable win over Amagaju FC on Thursday at Stade de Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe/Madagascar: COSAFA - Referee Expelled

[The Herald] Blundering Botswana referee Joshua Bondo has paid a huge price for his diabolical officiating in the COSAFA Castle Cup clash between Zimbabwe and Madagascar, with the match official being expelled from the regional tournament for poor performance. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Football Bosses Now Face Money Laundering Case

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) president Jamal and four other top officials of the association were on Thursday charged with forgery and money laundering of Sh1.3 billion. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Winger Mwanyongo Signs for Boston United

[Nyasa Times] United Kingdom based 24-year-old Malawi-born attacker Pearson Mwanyongo has signed for Boston United in the U.K. National League side. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Chapa Dimba Winners to Spend One Week With Wanyama in London

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Winners of the Safaricom Chapa Dimba football tournament will have the prestigious opportunity of training and spending one week with Harambee Stars captain and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama in London, United Kingdom next year. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Warriors Technical Team Lodges Protest

[The Herald] Rustenburg -The Zimbabwe technical team have filed an official complaint over poor match officiating in their Group B match against Madagascar played on Wednesday in the COSAFA Castle Cup currently underway in South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rayon's Nshuti Set to Join as Kigali as a Free Agent

[New Times] Rwanda International and Rayon Sports attacking midfielder Dominique Savio Nshuti has confirmed that he will depart league champions Rayon Sports at the end of the season to join their rivals AS Kigali following his contract expiration. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Will Cosafa Drill Help Stars Overcome Chan Challengers

[Daily News] Defying the poor record of the past two events, Tanzania's Taifa Stars had an impressive start in this year's Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup tournament in South Africa With a mission to use the tournament as a build up for CHAN qualifying match against Rwanda's Amavubi, Taifa Stars are not underdogs as they were previously, they are serious contenders for the title. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Wounded Black Rhinos Target ZPC Kariba

[The Herald] Premiership returnees Black Rhinos believe they can bounce back from their loss at the hands of Harare City and do well in their tricky away tie to ZPC Kariba at Nyamhunga tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: It's Time for High Performance Leadership

[Daily News] Election fever is mounting as the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) heads to the polls in Dodoma on August 12. Its fever to the aspirants of the various posts in TFF, but it is anxiety and high hopes to the Tanzanians wishing for changes that will develop football to the higher level. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Cosafa Needs Paradigm Shift

[The Herald] When the Supreme Council of Sports in Africa Zone 6 established the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations in 1992, the main goal was to develop football in the region. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Support Brave Warriors, Not Me - Mannetti

[Namibian] Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti has called on the nation to rally behind his troubled side, who launch their assault on the Cosafa Cup with a quarter-final clash against Lesotho on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Masudi Rues Missed Chances After Rayon's Peace Cup Exit

[New Times] Rayon Sports head coach Djuma Masudi has said that his side had only themselves to blame after they missed a number of chances in 1-0 win over Espoir in the return leg of this year's Peace Cup on Tuesday that saw them exit on a 1-2 aggregate score. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: APR Thrash Amagaju to Reach Peace Cup Final

[New Times] APR FC humiliated Amagaju 5-0 in the second leg of their semi-final fixture at Stade de Kigali, yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: She Cranes Stroll to Maiden Africa Netball Crown

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda defeated Zambia 67-50 to be crowned Africa Netball Champions for the first time in the country's history. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Express Coach Tips Saddam to Raise to Occasion

[Monitor] Kampala -Express head coach has backed his former captain Saddam Juma to shine on his debut when his new paymasters KCCA take on Fus Rabat in the Caf Confederation Cup tie at Lugogo on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Pressure Game for Jamal As Derby Day Beckons

[Monitor] Kampala -Ugandan goalkeeper Salim Jamal was quick to declare Al-Merreikh's 1-all draw at Al-Hilal "a good start" to the former's Caf Champions League campaign. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria/Cameroon: Chan Eagles to Kick-Start Nigeria's Preparation for Cameroon Showdown

[Guardian] Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr will begin his preparation for Nigeria's Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon with home-based players, officials of the team have disclosed. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Football Is Life, God Has Used It to Showcase Me, Says Amokachi

[Guardian] No doubt, there has been serious dip in the country's football. The 'Golden Generation' (1994-1998), led by the late Stephen Keshi, has given way to 'Struggling Generation' (1998 to date), with the Super Eagles metamorphosing into 'Super Chickens' and 'Egrets'. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: I'm Zlatan, Says Chinyama

[The Herald] Takesure Chinyama has declared that age is nothing, but a number and believes he will be a major force at his new club FC Platinum. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: CAPS United's Dauda Joins Yadah

[The Herald] CAPS United have released defender Dennis Dauda to join Yadah Stars just two days after the gangly centre-back was transfer-listed for questionable professionalism. (AllAfrica)

Zambia/Botswana: Chipolopolo Off to South Africa for Cosafa Duty

[Zambia Reports] Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda and his final 22 member team are off to South Africa to begin their 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup journey. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe/Madagascar: Controversial Refereeing Calls Overshadow Warriors, Barea Clash

[Cosafa] Controversial refereeing calls overshadowed the top of the table clash in Group B at the Cosafa Castle Cup as Zimbabwe and Madagascar played out a goalless draw on Wednesday at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace. (AllAfrica)

Kanu: Nigeria wants to win World Cup for Africa

The former Arsenal striker believes that, on the back of the team's Africa Cup of Nations success, going far in Brazil next summer is a possibility.Nwankwo Kanu has expressed that Nigeria has its sights set on winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup on behalf of Africa. (