C/d’Ivoire drop 9 places in FIFA world rankings

C/d’Ivoire drop 9 places in FIFA world rankings

The Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire have dropped nine places from 19th to 28th in the latest of FIFA's monthly rankings published on Thursday.The Ivorian national football team, however, ...

Ethiopia knocked out of CHAN 2016 tournament

Ethiopia knocked out of CHAN 2016 tournament

The Ethiopian national team -the Walias have become the second team in Group B to get eliminated from the 2016 African Nations Championships (CHAN) taking place in Rwanda, with the ...

19-year-old’ AC Milan youth player faces fraud charges over his age

19-year-old’ AC Milan youth player faces fraud charges over his age

A former AC Milan youth player who purported to be 19 years of age is facing fraud charges after his Facebook profile revealed that he is actually 28. According to the website of ...

Former ’19-year-old’ AC Milan youth player faces fraud charges over his age

Former ’19-year-old’ AC Milan youth player faces fraud charges over his age

A former AC Milan youth player who purported to be 19 years of age is facing fraud charges after his Facebook profile revealed that he is actually 28. According to the website of ...

Ethiopian champion Haile Gebreselassie expected to grace Dakar marathon

Ethiopian champion Haile Gebreselassie expected to grace Dakar marathon

- The living legend of athletics, Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie, is expected at the first edition of the Eiffage Marathon of Dakar scheduled for 13 and 14 February, the organizers ...

Somali FA dismisses reports of inviting al Shabaab to joins its league

Somali FA dismisses reports of inviting al Shabaab to joins its league

The Somali Football Federation (SFF) has dismissed reports circulating on the international media for the past several days that the SFF president has called on Al-Shabaab to join ...

Ghana maintains 33rd position on latest FIFA ranking

Ghana maintains 33rd position on latest FIFA ranking

The Ghanaian national football team, the Black Stars has maintained its 33rd position in the latest FIFA ranking, APA learns here Friday. The team also maintained its position on ...

Football: Cameroon confirm May 30 France friendly

The Indomitable Lions will play France in a friendly on May 30 at La Beaujoire Stadium in Nantes, the Chairman of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT), Tombi Roko Sidiki disclosed on Monday.The two teams last met in the early 2000s, with the Indomitable Lions and Les Bleu drawing 1-1 on October 4, 2000 at the Stade de France. Cameroon lost 0-1 to France on extra time in a Confederations Cup final on ...

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Brazil invites Swazi King Mswati III to Olympic Games

The incoming Brazilian Ambassador to Swaziland, Rodrigo de Lima Baena Soares has formally invited King Mswati III to be part of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics Games in Ro De Janero later this summer, local media reports on Friday.When delivering his letters of credence on Thursday Soares said, “the Brazilian government will be honoured to have the presence of His Majesty during the games�. He ...

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C/d’Ivoire drop 9 places in FIFA world rankings

The Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire have dropped nine places from 19th to 28th in the latest of FIFA's monthly rankings published on Thursday.The Ivorian national football team, however, retain their leading position in Africa. Belgium still tops the world ...

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Rwanda 2016: West Africans clash in CHAN semifinal

– The second semi-final of the 4th African Cup of Nations Championships (CHAN) currently taking place in Rwanda, which is restricted to footballers playing at home, will pit later on Thursday Mali against Cote d'Ivoire. The winner of the game likely to be fiercely disputed will cross swords with DR Congo that defeated Guinea in a penalty shoot out (5-4) on Wednesday. After a difficult start, the "Elephants" ...

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S/Africa: CAF meeting to decide Tokyo’s fate as FIFA candidate – SAFA

South African tycoon and former Robben Island prisoner Tokyo Sexwale's fate as FIFA presidential candidate is in the hands of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), local football officials have said.According to the South African Football Association (SAFA) officials on Wednesday, Sexwale will know of his fate on Friday if the continental football governing body will support his FIFA presidential bid ...

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Marrakech Marathon: Dutch runner dies of heart attack

A Dutch amateur long distance runner collapsed and died of a heart attack while participating in the 27th edition of the Marrakech half marathon on Sunday.44-year-old Patrick Ahandris collapsed following a heart failure, a medical source confirmed. The victim received first aid on the spot before being rushed as an emergency case to Ibn Tofail hospital where he passed away despite attempts to revive him. An ...

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Egypt wins Nations Cup handball, qualifies for Olympics

Egypt has won the African Handball Cup of Nations after defeating Tunisia 21-19 in a high tempo final played in Cairo on Saturday night.The victory secured the Pharaohs' qualification for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next August as well as the Handball World Cup, scheduled for France from January 11 to 29, 2017. The game at the Cairo Stadium was attended by Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif ...

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Guinea beat Nigeria 1-0 in CHAN tournament

The Syli Nationale of Guinea on Tuesday eliminated the Super Eagles from the ongoing CHAN 2016 in Rwanda with a 1-0 defeat in the last match of the group stage for the two teams. The lone goal for the Guineans came in the first half of the match through Ibrahim Sankhon. Nigeria finished third in the group with 4 points while Guinea with 5 points finished behind Tunisia which topped the group with 5 points ...

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Ethiopia knocked out of CHAN 2016 tournament

The Ethiopian national team -the Walias have become the second team in Group B to get eliminated from the 2016 African Nations Championships (CHAN) taking place in Rwanda, with the other being Angola. Ethiopia lost 2-1 to Angola in a match at Huye stadium in Kigali on Monday evening. The results saw Ethiopia eliminated from CHAN without a single win from its group. The Walias were beaten 3-0 by DR Congo and ...

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President Buhari showers Golden Eaglets, others with cash gifts

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday in Abuja announced cash gifts to members of the victorious Golden Eaglets team who won a fifth FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile last year and other athletes that did the country proud at various international competitions during the period. Buhari also rewarded members of the Golden Eaglets that won the inaugural FIFA U-16 World Cup in China in 1985 with various cash ...

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