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Fired Warriors coach Loga to get US$90 000

Fired Warriors coach Loga to get US$90 000

AFRICA, FIFA, Football, Sports, West Africa, World Cup, ZIMBABWE
Sacked Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarušić will receive US$90 000 as part of a severance package including a piece of the African Cup of Nations’ cake, Kukurigo news service has reported. The Croatian was fired on Sunday by the country’s football mother body after managing one win in 14 matches. Under the agreement, Logarušić will receive US$35 000 being money from sign-on fees, outstanding bonuses and liquidated damages. He will also receive US$55 000 – which is 10% of the US$550 000 that Zimbabwe is given for qualifying for a third successive Africa Cup of Nations finals. Source:Fired Warriors coach Loga to get US$90 000 | Harare Live
AFRICA SOCCER SEE WHAT AFRICAN TOP 10 LOOK LIKE IN LATEST FIFA RANKING

AFRICA SOCCER SEE WHAT AFRICAN TOP 10 LOOK LIKE IN LATEST FIFA RANKING

AFRICA, Football, Senegal, Sports, WORLD, World Cup
FIFA has just revealed it World Ranking of September after matchday 1 and 2 of the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers. Teranga Lions of Senegal are still leading the Top 10 in Africa as they won all of their two games during this month’s qualifiers. Sadio Mané and teammates defeated Togo 2-0 in Thiès on matchday 1 before beating 3-1 Congo in Brazzaville. Nigeria on the other hand remain at thye fifth position despite winning their two matrches earlier this month. Read more : Sebastien Haller makes history as Ajax trash Sporting in UCL Moreover, Ghana and Cameroon keep their positions also despite losing their second qualifying game to South Africa and Ivory Coast respectively. South Africa are in the 13th position, Zambia rank 17th while Uganda Cranes are 18th. In a...
GHANA LUCIEN FAVRE : EX-BORUSSIA DORTMUND COACH APPLIES FOR VACANT GHANA JOB

GHANA LUCIEN FAVRE : EX-BORUSSIA DORTMUND COACH APPLIES FOR VACANT GHANA JOB

AFRICA, Football, Ghana, INTERNATIONAL, World Cup
Former Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre has reportedly applied for Ghana Black Stars coaching job as Ghana Football Association (GFA) fired CK Akonnor on Monday. The 63-year old Swiss tactician is among the foreign coaches to have sent their application to Ghana FA as reported by reliable Ghanasoccernet. Favre is jobless since his sacking by German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund following a heavy 1-5 loss to newly promoted side Stuttgart in December 2020. Read more : Sacked Black Stars coach CK Akonnor breaks his silence Lucien Favre here working as Mönchengladbach coach. So far, he has been approached by English Premier League outfit Crystal Palace to continue leading the team after the departure of legendary Roy Hodgson. However, Lucien Fav...
CAF CAF CONFEDERATION CUP: ENYIMBA TO FACE SENEGALESE SIDE IN ROUND 2

CAF CAF CONFEDERATION CUP: ENYIMBA TO FACE SENEGALESE SIDE IN ROUND 2

CAF, Football, Rwanda, Senegal, Sports, World Cup
Enyimba FC have been drawn against Senegalese side Diambers FC in the second round of the preliminary round of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup. Enyimba was handed a widecard in the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary and Diambers’ victory against Guinean side Wakriya AC both teams will now co against each other. Diamber defeated Wakriya 3-0 in a one legged preliminary round due to the political unrest in the West African country. Enyimba will travel to Senegal October for the first leg which comes up October 15-17 before the People’s Elephant will host the Senegalese club in Aba a week later. Recall that political unrest had announced that matches involving Guinea’s three representatives in the first preliminary round of the Interclub Competitions woul...
AFRICA SOCCER BAFANA BAFANA COACH HUGO BROOS FORCED TO LEAVE SOUTH AFRICA ONCE AGAIN

AFRICA SOCCER BAFANA BAFANA COACH HUGO BROOS FORCED TO LEAVE SOUTH AFRICA ONCE AGAIN

AFRICA, Football, South Africa, Sports, World Cup
Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has had to leave the country a few days after his side’s shock victory over Ghana in the World Cup qualifiers. According to the SAFA CEO Tebogo Motlanthe, work permit issues have forced the 69-year-old to return to his native country of Belgium to complete all the necessary documents needed for him to honour his five-year contract. Broos had only been given a temporary autorisation. And now that it has expired, the coach has to redo the process in his country of birth. “It’s not even ideal for us because we would have wanted him to be in the country preparing for the next qualifiers. But unfortunately the laws of the country say otherwise.” Motlanthe said of Broos. He whose Bafana side collected four points from the two back-to-back qualifiers again...
NIGERIA NFF HAS FINALLY BROUGHT AHMED MUSA’S APPEARANCE FOR THE SUPER EAGLES TO 98

NIGERIA NFF HAS FINALLY BROUGHT AHMED MUSA’S APPEARANCE FOR THE SUPER EAGLES TO 98

FIFA, Football, INTERNATIONAL, Nigeria, Sports, West Africa, WORLD, World Cup
Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa started and was in action for 73 minutes as the Super Eagles came from behind to defeat Cape Verde 2-0 in a 2022 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, September 7. This game should have been the 100th appearance of Musa for the Super Eagles. However, the Nigeria Football Federation says it has deferred to FIFA’s own record of 98 caps for Super Eagles captain following the nullification of two of the matches he played in which should have made his tally 100. It’s reportedly revealed that Musa’s appearances in the 3-0 defeat of Togo in a friendly match in Paris in June 2017 and the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifier against Algeria in Constantine in November 2017 did not count. The match against Togo was struck off as both Nigeria and Togo made more than the ...
BLACK STARS ABROAD CK AKONNOR BLAMES GHANA’S LOSS TO SOUTH AFRICA ON CONTROVERSIAL COVID-19 RED LIST

BLACK STARS ABROAD CK AKONNOR BLAMES GHANA’S LOSS TO SOUTH AFRICA ON CONTROVERSIAL COVID-19 RED LIST

AFRICA, Football, Ghana, INTERNATIONAL, Sports, West Africa, World Cup
Featured Photo:Ghana-coach-Akonnor-Europes-controversial-red-list-affected-Black-Stars- Black Stars coach CK Akonnor said the European countries’ controversial red list of countries with a high degree of risk of Covid-19, which includes SA and denied Ghana a full-strength team, was a factor in their 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat. Ghana arrived for the Group A qualifier at FNB Stadium minus seven European-based players who their clubs refused to release. These included five based in England – Jeffrey Schlupp and Jordan Ayew of Crystal Palace, Andrew Yiadom and Baba Abdul Rahman of Reading and Daniel Amartey of Leicester City. Rennes forward Kamaldeen Sulemana and Daniel Kyereh of German side St Pauli also did not arrive. “Of course Covid has affected everybody. We were awa...
UNCATEGORISED GOOD NEWS FOR VICTOR OSIMHEN WHOSE TWO-MATCH BAN IN SERIE A REDUCED

UNCATEGORISED GOOD NEWS FOR VICTOR OSIMHEN WHOSE TWO-MATCH BAN IN SERIE A REDUCED

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Nigeria, Sports, World Cup
The Super Eagles of Nigeria beat Cape Verde 2-1 in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers matchday 2. And Victor Osimhen scored the opener in Nigeria’s win over Cape Verde in the Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena in Mindelo. But his week just got even better. The 22-year-old attacker has more reason to smile. His two-match ban in the Italian Serie A was reduced to one game following an appeal. Osimhen was sent off 23 minutes into Napoli’s Serie A opener against Venezia for shoving Daan Heymans as Napoli played in a corner. Napoli striker Victor Osimhen subsequently received a two-match ban as the referee stated in his report that Osimhen was sent off for violent conduct. However, Napoli decided to appeal the verdict, using Ciro Immobile as an example in their case. And on Tuesday, T...
UNCATEGORISED GOOD NEWS FOR VICTOR OSIMHEN WHOSE TWO-MATCH BAN IN SERIE A REDUCED

UNCATEGORISED GOOD NEWS FOR VICTOR OSIMHEN WHOSE TWO-MATCH BAN IN SERIE A REDUCED

AFRICA, Football, Nigeria, Sports, World Cup
The Super Eagles of Nigeria beat Cape Verde 2-1 in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers matchday 2. And Victor Osimhen scored the opener in Nigeria’s win over Cape Verde in the Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena in Mindelo. But his week just got even better. The 22-year-old attacker has more reason to smile. His two-match ban in the Italian Serie A was reduced to one game following an appeal. Osimhen was sent off 23 minutes into Napoli’s Serie A opener against Venezia for shoving Daan Heymans as Napoli played in a corner. Napoli striker Victor Osimhen subsequently received a two-match ban as the referee stated in his report that Osimhen was sent off for violent conduct. However, Napoli decided to appeal the verdict, using Ciro Immobile as an example in their case. And on Tuesday, T...
France and global rugby family celebrate two years to go until Rugby World Cup 2023.

France and global rugby family celebrate two years to go until Rugby World Cup 2023.

France, INTERNATIONAL, Kenya Rugby Union, National Council Of Sports, Rugby, South Africa, Sports, Uganda Rugby Union, World Cup, World Rugby
Action will kick-off on 8 September, 2023 when hosts France take on three-time champions New Zealand at Stade de France CAPE TOWN, South Africa, September 8, 2021/ -- With two years to go until Rugby World Cup 2023 (www.WorldRugby.org) kicks off in France, preparations are on track to delivera spectacular and transformational event that has players, fans and France at heart. Action will kick-off on 8 September, 2023 when hosts France take on three-time champions New Zealand at Stade de France, igniting a nationwide celebration of rugby, its values, and France. Two years out from the opening match, preparations for the tournament, the second to be hosted in France after RWC 2007, are ahead of schedule. To mark this symbolic milestone, fans around the world are joining stars i...
AFRICA SOCCER WORLD CUP AFRICAN QUALIFIERS : CONFIRMED LINE-UPS OF BURKINA FASO VS ALGERIA CLASH

AFRICA SOCCER WORLD CUP AFRICAN QUALIFIERS : CONFIRMED LINE-UPS OF BURKINA FASO VS ALGERIA CLASH

ALGERIA, Burkina Faso, FIFA, Football, Sports, World Cup
After trashing Djibouti (8-0) on matchday 1 of the World Cup African qualifiers, Riyad Mahrez and Algeria teammates will face a tougher opponent tonight who is Burkina Faso. Confirmed line-ups : Burkina Faso XI : Hervé Koffi (GK), Steeve Yago, Issa Kabore, Issoufou Dayo (C), Oula Abass Traore, Adama Guira, Bryan Dabo, Gustavo Sangare, Zakaria Sanogo, Fessal Tapsoba, Frank Lassina Traore. Algeria XI : Rais M’Bolhi (GK), Mehdi Zeffane, Aissa Mandi, Djamel Benlamri, Ramy Bensebaini, Ramiz Zerrouki, Ismael Bennacer, Sofiane Feghouli, Riyad Karim Mahrez (C), Youcef Belaili, Islam Slimani. Kick off : 19h00 Read more : World Cup African qualifiers – Sadio Mané, Sarr inspire Senegal to win over Congo
FIFA QATAR 2022: MANE STARTS AS CONGO, SENEGAL CONFIRMS STARTING XI

FIFA QATAR 2022: MANE STARTS AS CONGO, SENEGAL CONFIRMS STARTING XI

AFRICA, CONGO, FIFA, Football, Senegal, Sports, World Cup
Cisse will stick to his 4-3-3 formation which had worked for the team with Mane playing in the wing. While reigning UEFA Champions League goalkeeper of the season, Edoaurd Mendy will start in the goal. Sadio Mane will again lead the charge for Senegal ahead of their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier against Congo. The Teranga Lions will be hoping to maintain their top position after defeating Togo in the opening game. Senegal started their qualifying campaign on a positive note after a 2-0 win at the Stade Lat Dior Sparrowhawks in Togo last week Wednesday. Aliou Cisse’s men were effectively repelled in the first 45 minutes, before goals from Sadio Mane and Abdou Diallo in the second half established the match. Source:Qatar 2022: Mane Starts As Congo, Senegal Confirms Starti...
2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghanaians React To ‘Terrible’ Black Stars Performance

2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghanaians React To ‘Terrible’ Black Stars Performance

AFRICA, Football, Ghana, Sports, World Cup
Some Ghanaian football fans have expressed their dissatisfaction with the current Black Stars team with a section calling for the immediate sack of coach Charles Akonnor after just one and half years in charge of the senior national team. A shambolic performance by the Ghana team led to a 1-0 defeat against Bafana Bafana in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match played at the FNB Stadium on Monday evening. Ahead of the match, Ghanaians were expecting an improvement in the team’s performance after a narrow win against Ethiopia on Friday. The Black Stars were outplayed by the South Africans in the game making them fortunate to have conceded just a goal courtesy of a late strike from Bafana Bafana forward Bongokuhle. The defeat becomes a setback in Ghana’s bid to return to the ...
FIFA QATAR 2022: LIBERIA DEFEAT CAR TO REVIVE WORLD CUP QUALIFYING HOPE

FIFA QATAR 2022: LIBERIA DEFEAT CAR TO REVIVE WORLD CUP QUALIFYING HOPE

AFRICA, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Football, LIBERIA, Sports, World Cup
Liberia picked their first win in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers following a 1-0/win against Central Africa Republic on Monday. The Lone Stars were defeated 2-0 in the Group C opening game against Super Eagles of Nigeria last Friday. Kpah Sherman scored the lone goal for the Liberians with just four minutes left on the clock. With the win, Liberia have now gotten three points and sits in second place in Group C. However, they could be dethroned after the game between Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde who will lock horns on Tuesday in the second Group C gamr. in Mnidelo.
AFRICA SOCCER 2022 WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS : SOUTH AFRICA BEAT GHANA TO TOP GROUP G

AFRICA SOCCER 2022 WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS : SOUTH AFRICA BEAT GHANA TO TOP GROUP G

FIFA, Football, INTERNATIONAL, South Africa, Sports, World Cup
The Bafana Bafana of South Africa claimed their first three points in these 2022 World Cup qualifiers thanks to their short but important win over Ghana Black Stars on Monday afternoon. Hugo Broos’ side controlled the game from the first half and could even have made the breakthrough should Percy Tau’s header was not disallowed for an offside position. However, Ronwen Williams and teammates continue pushing and found the back of the net seven minutes prior to the end of the game. Read more : South Africa vs Ghana line-ups The goal came from Bongokuhle Hlongwane who beat Black Stars shot stopper Richard Ofori to gave the lead and all three points to South Africa. Thanks to this victory, Bafana Bafana not only top Group G, but also take their revenge over Ghana who defea...
QATAR 2022 NIGER COME FROM BEHIND TO BEAT HOSTS DJIBOUTI

QATAR 2022 NIGER COME FROM BEHIND TO BEAT HOSTS DJIBOUTI

Djibouti, Football, NIGER, Sports, WORLD, World Cup
Djibouti suffered a 2-4 home loss to Niger to remain bottom of Group A of the World Cup qualifiers on Monday afternoon. The hosts were looking to put behind their disappointment of last week when they lost 8-0 in Algeria. And the start was promising. Djibouti drew first blood when they scored through Anas Ali in the 32nd minute of the second-round match at Stade Moulay Abdellah. In the second half, Victorien Adebayor equalized for Niger five minutes after restart before adding his second goal of the afternoon in the 56th minute. Niger were cruising upfront as Amadou Wonkoye scored Niger’s third goal in the 64th minute before Amadou Sabou sealed the comfortable win four minutes later. The visitors finished with 10 men on the field of play when Hassane Adamou r...
Egyptian Football Association announced the dismissal of Hossam El-Badry as Egypt national team head coach.

Egyptian Football Association announced the dismissal of Hossam El-Badry as Egypt national team head coach.

Egypt, FIFA, Football, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Sports, WORLD, World Cup
El-Badry was named as Egypt’s head coach by the EFA after Javier Aguirre was sacked following the 2019 African Cup of Nations. During his period as a head coach, El-Badry led the Pharaohs in nine games, five of which he won and four he tied. However, Egypt’s performance in the current 2022 World Cup qualifications was questioned by many, especially after the draw with Gabon yesterday. Following that, EFA decided that it was time to look for a change as they decided to dismiss Hossam El-Badry and his staff from their position. The decision came through EFA official social Media platforms, the statement came as follows: “The Egyptian Football Association would like to thank Hossam El-Badry and his technical staff for the work they have done for the national team. We...
AFRICA SOCCER 2022 WORLD ghanaCUP QUALIFIERS : SOUTH AFRICA VS GHANA CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

AFRICA SOCCER 2022 WORLD ghanaCUP QUALIFIERS : SOUTH AFRICA VS GHANA CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

AFRICA, Ghana, Parliament Of Ghana, South Africa, World Cup
The showdown is coming closer. South Africa are hosting Black Stars of Ghana a highly-waited clash on this matchday 2 of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. And all the key players are included in the starting sheet apart from Uk-based players who could not feature in a country which is on the United Kingdiom’s red list. So, you will not be able to see Jordan Ayew, Jeffrey Schlupp, Daniel Amartey and Baba Rahman playing against Bafana Bafana as Charles Akonnor had to do with other players. Read more : Ghana makes perfect start to World Cup qualifiers with home win over Ethiopia On the other hand, Hugo Broos will have all of his key pillars available such as Ronwen Williams and Percy Tau. Below are the official line-ups : South Africa XI : Williams (C), Morena, De Re...
NAMIBIA STUN TOGO WITH BEAUTIFUL BICYCLE-KICK GOAL

NAMIBIA STUN TOGO WITH BEAUTIFUL BICYCLE-KICK GOAL

FIFA, Football, NAMIBIA, Sports, World Cup
A spectacular overhead kick goal from Elmo Kambindu steered Namibia to a 1-0 win over Togo in a CAF second round 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match, at Stade de Kégué in Lome on Sunday. Namibian team Victory moved the Brave Warriors top of Group H on four points, one ahead of Senegal who are away to Congo in Brazzaville on Tuesday. Both teams were desperate for a positive result in Lome. Togo lost away to Senegal earlier this week while Namibia squandered a lead to draw at home to Congo at Orlando Stadium. The Sparrowhawks looked threatening on attack, but Namibia’s defence matched everything the hosts threw at them and having successfully weathered the storm, the Brave Warriors pounced with a spectacular goal in the 53rd minute of the match. Charles Hambira directed...
FIFA QATAR 2022:SALAH STARTS FOR EGYPT AGAINST GABON

FIFA QATAR 2022:SALAH STARTS FOR EGYPT AGAINST GABON

AFRICA, Egypt, Football, Sports, World Cup
Mohamed Salah has been handed a place in Egypt starting XI ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Gabon. Salah missed the Pharaohs’s 1-0 victory against Angola but joined the team ahead of today’s game. The Liverpool forward is bvak with the team and will be hoping to Captain them do a second win as Egypt hope to build on their opening World Cup qualifier win against Angola On the other hand, Gabon lost its opening match 2-1 to Libya and will be hoping to get their first win. Egypt Starting XI Mohamed El-ShennawyAhmed TawfikAhmed HegaziMahmoud El-WenshAyman AshrafHamdi FathiAmr El-SulyaOmar GaberMohamed SalahMohamed Magdy AfshaMohamed Sherif Source:Qatar 2022:Salah Starts For Egypt Against Gabon (africatopsports.com)