Cote d’Ivoire: Olympique Marseille appoints Boli its sports coordinator

Cote d’Ivoire: Olympique Marseille appoints Boli its sports coordinator

- The former French international of Ivorian descent, Basile Boli was named Tuesday Sports Coordinator of Olympique de Marseille, APA learns on the French club's website. “Due to ...

Congo to host 2017AfroBasket

Congo to host 2017AfroBasket

The Republic of Congo has been named as the host of the 2017 continental AfroBasket tournament from 17 to 31 August.Making the announcement in a statement on Thursday, Sports ...

Swaziland gets second position in Region V golf tourney

Swaziland gets second position in Region V golf tourney

Swaziland is ranking second after South Africa in the Region V Golf Championships that was held at the Royal Swazi Golf Club in Ezulwini, local media report here Thursday. Swaziland ...

Gambian athletes participate in African judo championships

Gambian athletes participate in African judo championships

The Gambia's only medalist at the last All Africa Games, Faye Njie and Dakar-based Gambian athlete Omar Jobe are presently in Tunis to take part in the 2016 African Judo ...

Ghana: Soccer fans hail Gyan for being among 10 richest footballers

Ghana: Soccer fans hail Gyan for being among 10 richest footballers

Ghanaian soccer fans on Wednesday hailed the Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan for being named among the top 10 richest players in the world. A survey conducted by Forbes official ...

AfCON 2017 mascot, Samba unveiled in Gabon

AfCON 2017 mascot, Samba unveiled in Gabon

Samba, the official mascot for the 31st African Cup of Nations (AfCON) tournament slated for Gabon early next year was officially unveiled on Friday in the town of Franceville, ...

Cameroon’s two teams eliminated from CAF cup competitions

Cameroon’s two teams eliminated from CAF cup competitions

- The USM Loum and Doula's New Stars, the only two Cameroonian clubs playing the preliminaries of the African Confederation Cup (CAF) were both eliminated during the return leg ...

CAF fines Gambia for unsporting behaviour

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has imposed a $5000 fine on The Gambia for “unsporting and offensive behavior” during a home game against Mauritania on March 29th.This decision was reached at CAF Disciplinary Administration meeting held in Johannesburg South Africa where a four-man committee chaired by Raymond Hack examined all match reports submitted by officials of the Gambia VS Mauritania ...

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CAF slaps stiff sanctions on Tunisian clubs

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has imposed heavy sanctions on Tunisian club outfits, Etoile Sportive du Sahel (ESS) and Club Africain for disrupting the inter-club competition schedule.ESS forward Akaichi Ahmed was sent off during a Champions League game against Enyimba FC on 10 April for insulting the referee. Ahmed's coach, Faouzi Benzarti was also expelled after 53 minutes for ...

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Ghana football: Asante Kotoko stun Hearts 1-0

Ghana's Kumasi Kotoko on Monday stunned their archival Accra Hearts of Oak 1-0 in their premier league game at the Accra Sports Stadium. An own goal from Hearts goalie Sulama Abdulai was enough to secure victory for the away team. Hearts efforts to equalise were unfoiled by the resolute defending by Kotoko who started the season very poorly but are hitting a run of good form. The epic encounter was watched ...

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Ethiopia: Cornerstone laid for new 56, 000-seater stadium

A cornerstone was laid on Monday for the construction of a new stadium to be constructed in Ethiopia's Harari State.Minister of sports and youth, Redwan Hussien and chief administrator of Harari regional state, Murad Abdulahi, laid the foundation stone for the over 56,000-seat Awe Abadir international standard stadium to be built on a 19-hectare land. It will cost over $71 million. The construction of the ...

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Cameroon football league: UMS maintain grip on top spot

“Union des Mouvements Sportifs” (UMS) of Loum (Littoral) have consolidated their position at the top of Cameroon's premier football league after the 14th round of matches over the weekend. Despite playing to a barren nil-nil draw away to Bamboutos Mbouda, the last winners of the Cup of Cameroon maintained their grip on first place over their nearest rivals, Athletic Union of Douala. The standings after 14 ...

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Ethiopian football federation sacks national team coach, others

The coach of Ethiopia's national football team (The Walyas), Yohannes Sahle and some of his colleagues, have been sacked, APA learns here on Thursday. A statement issued Thursday by the Ethiopian football federation says the assistant coach, Fasil Tekalegn and goalkeepers' trainer, Ali Redi were also fired. The dismissals came on Wednesday after the coaching staff were subjected to a yearly evaluation by the ...

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Senegal cycling tour: Algeria maintains dominance

Adderrahmane Mehdi Hamza won the third stage of the “Tour du Senegal” on Monday as Algerian cyclists continued their dominance of the competition.Hamza covered the 189.5 kilometers between Saint-Louis and Thies in 4h14mn38secs, ahead of his compatriot Abdellah Benyoucef, winner of the previous stage and German Gabriel Ossyra (04h14mn49sec). The Algerian winners of three stages so far also retain all jerseys. ...

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Tunisian club ordered to pay CFA 216m to Cameroonian midfielder

FIFA's dispute resolution board has ordered Tunisian club Sportif Sfaxien to pay CFA216 million to Cameroonian player, Marius Noubissi for “unwarranted breach of contract”. The decision was confirmed by a statement from the National Union of Cameroonian Footballers (SYNAFOC). Under the terms of a five-year contract which was to end in 2015, the athlete finally invoked the “just clauseâ€� in August of the ...

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U-20 CAN: Second round qualifiers scheduled for May and June

The second round of qualifiers for the U-20 African Cup of Nations (AfCON) involving twenty-eight countries has been slated for May and June.The sixteen countries exempted from the preliminary round including the last winners of the competition, Nigeria joined twelve other teams who booked their tickets for the next stage last weekend. Countries exempted from the first round include South Africa, Benin, ...

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Gambia ousts S/Leone in U-20 preliminary qualifier

The Gambia have reached the second round of the CAF U-20 preliminary qualifier after beating Sierra Leone 2-nil in the return leg in Banjul on Saturday.The Young Scorpions ran out four-nil aggregate winners thanks to their 2-nil triumph in the first leg played in Freetown two weeks ago. The first goal of the second leg came in the 31st minute when Banjul United's Pa Omar Babou finished from an excellent ...

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