African News

Nigeria attacker Taiwo Awoniyi joins Nottingham Forest

Newly promoted Premier League side Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of Nigerian international forward Taiwo Awoniyi for a club-record fee. Forest says the 24-year-old joins The Reds from Bundesliga club Union Berlin, signing a five-year deal at The City...

Moroccan defender Nayef Aguerd pens West Ham deal

Moroccan defender Nayef Aguerd has joined Premier League side West Ham United on a five-year contract worth around £30m, including add-ons. Aguerd is manager David Moyes' first signing in this transfer window. The former Dijon FCO player, who made his International...

CAF unveils Women’s Africa Cup of Nations schedule

The Confederation of Africa, CAF, have unveiled the schedule for next month's Women’s Africa Cup of Nations. Debutants Burundi and Botswana are in  Group C alongside Nigeria and South Africa. The competition will commence on Saturday, 02 July 2022 at Prince Moulay...

Former Ivorian International Salomon Kalou signs in Djibouti

Former Chelsea winger and Cote d'Ivoire international Salomon Kalou has signed for AS Arta Solar 7 on a short-term contract.  Kalou, 36, is set to play CAF inter-club competition with the Djiboutian champions As Arta Solar 7 next season.  Kalou will now be teammates...

Bissau’s Djurtus arrive in Conakry to confront Sierra Leone 

After their comfortable 5-1 win over Sao Tome, Guinea Bissau has safely arrived in the Guinean capital ahead of Group A matchday two of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone on Monday.  The Group A leaders arrived at around 1:25 am on Saturday,...

Guinea-Bissau top Group A after thrashing São Tomé

Guinea Bissau thrashed Sao Tome and Principe 5-1 to signal a strong message in their opening Group A game of the 2023 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday in Morocco. The home side had to come from behind to score five goals after Sao Tome took...

Cyriel Dessers wants victory against Sierra Leone

Nigeria striker Cyriel Kolawole Dessers, who played for Feyenoord last season on loan from Belgian club Genk, wants victory against Sierra Leone. The Super Eagles will go face to face with the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja...

Ivorians set to officiate Nigeria, Sierra Leone opener  

The Confederation of African Football has appointed Ivorian officials to officiate Thursday’s African Cup of Nations opener against Nigeria and Sierra Leone in Abuja as Ibrahim Kalilou Traore is the centre referee. His compatriots Adou Desire N’goh, Nouhou Ouattara...

Burkina Faso, Egypt & Senegal, open campaign with wins

African Champions Senegal, Burkina-Faso and Egypt are amongst the teams that registered victories in their opening 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches.  Group B: Hassane Bande and Dango Ouattara were the scorers as the second half from Burkina Faso ensured a...

US friendlies: Nigeria suffer back-to-back defeats

The Super Eagles wrapped their United States of America friendlies ahead of their African Cup of Nations opener against Sierra Leone with a back to back defeat. The Three-time African Champions suffered a 1-0 defeat to Ecuador at the 25,000–capacity Red Bull Arena in...