The FIFA Referees Committee has selected 36 referees and 63 assistant referees, representing 46 different countries, for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Sixteen out of the total number are from Africa; the contingent comprises six referees and ten assistants. Preparations for the road to Russia kicked off in September 2014 not only for the 32
Guinea Bissau technician Emiliano Te’ has named his 20-man squad including 15 foreign-based for the Niger 2019 first leg doubleheader U20 AFCON preliminary qualifier, which will take place on April 1. The Bissau’s U20 side are set to host Sierra Leone’s Shooting Stars on Sunday, at the 24 de Setembro Stadium, with the second leg
Chelsea’s Victor Moses converted a second-half penalty to ensure Super Eagles defeated Poland 1-0 in their World Cup warm-up friendly on Friday played at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw. The friendly meeting was the first ever between both teams. Poles creating more of the chances but Nigeria ending as winners. Poland dominated the first half
CAF Champions League record winners Al Ahly of Egypt will battle it out with Esperance of Tunis, debutants Uganda’s Kampala City (KCCA) and Botswana’s Township Rollers in Group A. Top Congolese side TP Mazembe have been paired in Group B with two Algerian sides including former winners Algeria’s Entente Setif, Mouloudia Alger of Algeria and
Super Eagles captain and former Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi is uncertain to play in Friday’s international friendly match between Nigeria and Poland in Wroclaw. Obi, 30, uncertainty is due to not being able to renew his work permit to date and it is unlikely to get the issue resolved before Friday. “We all had
Egyptian International and Liverpool in-form striker Mohamed Salah has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for February. His second @EASPORTSFIFA Player of the Month award of the season. Salah, 25, scored four goals in Liverpool’s three Premier League matches last month, following his excellent brace in the 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.
Record-breaking winners Al Ahly recorded a 4-0 thumping over Mounana of Gabon on Tuesday in their 2018 CAF Champions League last-32 tie. Botswana’s Township Rollers made headlines for the second round in a row with victory in Tanzania over Young Africans. Nigeria’s Plateau United and Senegal’s Generation Foot still have hope despite first leg defeats.
Former Sierra Leone boss Sellas Tetteh has agreed to become the new manager of second-tier side Tamale City FC, Football Sierra Leone understands. Former Bank of Ghana Governor Dr Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku and businessman Ibrahim Mahama are the club’s new owners. His task is to help guide the ambitious club to the Ghana Premier League next
Sierra Leone International Sheka Fofanah scored on his CAF Champions League debut for Sudanese top-tier side and 2015 African Champions League semi-finalists Al Merreikh of Sudan, but his goal was not enough as the Botswana side qualified 4-2 on aggregate. The jam-packed Khartoum stadium was treated to a very entertaining encounter. Township Rollers are through
Belgian technician Paul Put has resigned as the head coach of the Harambee Stars citing “personal reasons”, the Kenya Football Federation have confirmed. Put, 61, was appointed to a two-year deal in November replacing local technician Stanley Okumbi. – Kenya appoint Paul Put as new coach Kenya’s Federation said in a statement that Paul Put’s resignation