CAF election: Why Nigeria will not vote against Issa Hayatou – Dalung

Nigeria’s Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Solomon Dalung, has declared that the country will support the candidature of Issa Hayatou in the April 2017 election for the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, and presidency. The Minister told newsmen in Abuja that Nigeria’s support was based on national interest. Dalung added that Nigeria was also giving full backing to the …

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Man City knocked out of Champions League in thriller

Manchester City are out of the Champions League after Monaco struck late to seal a thrilling away-goals victory, which ended 6-6 on aggregate. The English side were 13 minutes from a place in the quarter-finals after clawing themselves back into a second leg their hosts had dominated, but slack marking from a set-piece allowed Tiemoue Bakayoko to head home the …

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South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan has promised to announce the new BafanaBafana head coach next week. Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos and Morocco head coach HerveRenard have both been heavily linked with the Bafana coaching job. The Bafana coaching job became vacant last December following Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba’s dismissal. Owen Da Gama is the stand-in Bafana coach. …

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Court Dissolves Egypt FA Board

Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court has dissolved the board of the country’s Football Association. The board was dissolved after the court accepted a lawsuit regarding the invalidity of its election. Magda El Helbawi, Omar Hareedi, and Magda Mahmoud had filed a lawsuit, regarding the legitimacy of the election of the board. Subsequently, the court appointed TharwatSweilam as the interim administrator pending the …

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Commonwealth Games: Durban will not host in 2022

  Report states that the 2022 Commonwealth Games will no longer take place in Durban, South Africa. It is believed the city did not met the criteria set by the Commonwealth Games Federation and an announcement is expected later. Liverpool has expressed an interest in staging the 2022 edition. Last month, the South African sports minister Fikile Mbalula indicated the …

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Senegal names squad for Eagles

Coach of the Senegalese National Team, Aliou Cissé ,will announce his squad for the upcoming friendly against Nigeria on March 16, 2017. The former Birmingham City midfielder will reveal his first squad after the 2017 African Cup of Nations on Thursday at a press conference. Cisse and his backroom staff will fly to London immediately after the list is published. …

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Zamalek pound Rangers 4 – 1

The chances of Nigeria’s league champions Enugu Rangers reaching the group stages of the CAF Champions League were dealt a massive blow yesterday as they lost the first leg of the second round tie 4-1 against Zamalek of Egypt in Cairo. Rangers Former Heartland FC of Owerri striker Stanley Ohawuchi scored the first goal of the game in the eighth …

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Mourinho: I expected Rashford to struggle this season

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he fully expected striker Marcus Rashford to endure a difficult season. The 19-year-old enjoyed a sensational breakthrough campaign under Louis van Gaal in 2015-16 but has struggled to build on those impressive displays since Mourinho took charge at Old Trafford. Rashford has scored just seven goals in all competitions, making only 10 starts in …

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Cech defends under-fire Arsenal team-mate Sanchez

Petr Cech leapt to the defence of Alexis Sanchez, who was criticised for laughing during the Champions League drubbing to Bayern Munich, insisting the under-fire Arsenal forward is hurting like everyone else. Sanchez was pictured laughing with goalkeeper Cech on the bench after being substituted in the 5-1 loss to Bayern last week as Arsenal crashed out 10-2 on aggregate. …

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