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Morocco’s Chadi Riad joins Premiership side Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have made their first summer signing with the arrival of Morocco centre-back Chadi Riad, in a deal worth £12m plus £2m in add-ons.

Crystal Palace have made their first summer signing with the arrival of Morocco centre-back Chadi Riad. The 20-year-old, who moved to Real Betis on loan from Barcelona last summer before making the move permanent, has joined the Eagles, external on a contract until June 2029. Riad made 30 appearances for Betis in all competitions during the past campaign […]

Mali Fédération part ways with coach Eric Sékou Chelle

The Fédération Malienne de Football (FEMAFOOT) has immediately terminated senior national team coach Eric Sékou Chelle's contract.

The Fédération Malienne de Football (FEMAFOOT) has immediately terminated senior national team coach Eric Sékou Chelle’s contract. In a statement reported on national television, no reason was given for the decision. The sacking occurred days after Mali were held to a goalless draw by 10-man Madagascar in a Group I World Cup qualifier in Johannesburg. […]

Gabon come from behind to defeat Gambia in five-goal thriller

Gabon come from behind to defeat the Gambia in five-goal thriller

Gabon completed an impressive comeback, defeating Gambia 3-2 in their World Cup qualifying fixture at Stade de Franceville. The victory propelled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s team to second place in Group F, just one point behind leaders Ivory Coast. Despite falling behind in the first half, Gabon rallied in the second half with goals from Jim Allevinah, […]

Six-goal Morocco ease past Congo to maintain Group E lead

Six-goal Morocco ease past Congo to maintain Group E lead

Morocco secured a resounding 6-0 victory over Congo at Stade Adrar during their third match of the CAF 2026 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday evening. The North Africans dominated Congo in their third World Cup qualifier, winning 6-0. Azzedine Ounahi and Chadi Riad scored early goals, while Ayoub El Kaabi completed a hat trick. This […]

Nigeria stumbles to Benin Republic in Group C qualifier

Nigeria stumbles to Benin Republic in Group C qualifier

The Benin Republic made history on Monday by defeating the Super Eagles for the first time with a 2-1 win. As a result, The Super Eagles’ World Cup qualification is now in jeopardy. With only three points from four World Cup qualification matches, Nigeria risks missing out on the next football tournament. The Super Eagles […]

Recap: Ghana Survive CAR Scare as Mozambique Defeat Guinea

Recap: Ghana Survive CAR Scare as Mozambique Defeat Guinea

The Black Stars have been performing well in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. They had a thrilling comeback win against Mali in Bamako, followed by a 4-3 victory against the Central African Republic in Kumasi on Monday, 10 June. Jordan Ayew and Louis Mafouta both scored hat-tricks as Ghana secured the win. This victory came […]

Sheikh Sesay’s last-minute goal helps Liberia defeat Sao Tome

Sheikh Sesay's last-minute goal helps Liberia win against Sao Tome

Late Sheikh Sesay’s last-minute goal secured a 1-0 victory for Liberia against Sao Tome and Principe in their 2026 World Cup qualifier. In the first Matchday 4 game, Liberia’s win moved them to third place in Group H with seven points, while Sao Tome and Principe remain at the bottom without any points after four […]

Algeria’s Lahlou Benbraham to officiate Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone

Algeria's Lahlou Benbraham to officiate Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone

Algerian referee Lahlou Benbraham is the centre man to officiate the match between Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone on Monday’s Match Day four of the Fifa World Cup qualifier in Bamako, Mali. Kickoff at the 26th of March Stadium is slated for 19.00 hours. Experienced Benbraham, 38, who is also part official for the upcoming […]

Gambia thrash Seychelles in coach Mckinstry’s first game

The Gambia secured their first victory in the 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign by defeating Seychelles 5-1.

The Gambia secured their first victory in the 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign by defeating Seychelles 5-1 under new head coach Johnathan Mckinstry. The resounding win lifted The Gambia in Group F, while Seychelles remain without any points after three matches. The home team wasted no time asserting their authority, with Muhammed Badamosi opening the […]

Cameroon brush Cape Verde aside in qualifier

Cameroon brush Cape Verde aside in qualifier

Cameroon’s Captain Vincent Aboubakar scored two goals as the team defeated Cape Verde Islands 4-1 in their World Cup qualifier, putting them level with Libya at the top of Group D with seven points. Center-back Michael Ngadeu made a strong comeback, scoring in the 13th minute to give Cameroon the lead. Ngamaleu provided the assist […]

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