Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed Algeria star Riyad Mahrez as he scrambled to find any positives after a stunning 5-2 home loss to Leicester City at the weekend. The 2016 African Footballer of the Year struck a wonder goal to give City an early lead in the Premier League clash and his boss later […]
“We encourage former players [to get involved at SAFA], but also to either get an education or get technical qualifications. It is sometimes a problem, especially for those that have played at the highest level,” says the Safa president.
Nigeria has invited six uncapped players, including Chidera Ejuke from CSKA Moscow and Genk striker Cyriel Dessers for next month’s friendlies against the Ivory Coast and Tunisia, football officials told AFP Monday.
Originally, they were set to start on August 7, then pushed back to November 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
African club giants Esperance drew 0-0 at JS Kairouan this weekend to complete the Tunisian league season unbeaten after sealing a fourth straight title last month. 
Caf on Thursday issued a statement confirming the start of the first edition of the tournament in 2021.

African Soccer Top African club competitions postponed again after virus spike

All the remaining matches in Africa’s two continental club competitions have been pushed back again after already being postponed once over coronavirus concerns, the governing body of African football announced Thursday.

African Soccer THE COSAFA SHOW: Evergreen Mweene could play in Nedbank Cup final

Pitso Mosimane faces a tough choice over whether to stick with Zambian Mweene or put Ugandan Denis Onyango back in goal against Bloemfontein Celtic.

African Soccer CAF to discuss club fixtures amid virus spike in Morocco

African football chiefs will decide Thursday whether to go ahead with CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup matches in Morocco during September amid a coronavirus spike there.

African Soccer Nigeria okays league restart in virus easing

Nigeria has approved the restart of league matches but without spectators at the stadiums in a move to ease the restrictions over the coronavirus, the government said.

African Soccer Nigeria to play friendlies against Ivory Coast, Tunisia

Three-time African champions Nigeria have arranged friendly matches against the Ivory Coast and Tunisia in Austria next month, officials said Thursday.

African Soccer African leagues: Esperance retain Tunisian title

Four-time African champions Esperance won a fourth straight Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 title at the weekend despite only drawing 1-1 at home to mid-table Chebba.  

African Soccer THE COSAFA SHOW – Ntseki admits to challenges in selecting next Bafana squad

The Bafana Bafana coach explains to The Cosafa Show exactly why it could be difficult to know which overseas-based players to call up for the November Afcon 2021 qualifiers.

African Soccer The most stylish African players in LaLiga – past and present

It’s no secret that football is one of the more glamorous sports out there, made all the more so by some dazzling footwork and flair.

African Soccer Barca youngster Fati gets maiden Spain call-up

Barcelona’s Guinea-Bissau-born teenager Ansu Fati has been named in Spain’s senior squad for the first time, coach Luis Enrique said on Thursday.

African Soccer Mokotjo makes surprise move to FC Cincinnati

Mokotjo has a long history with Cincinnati General Manager Gerard Nijkamp, who was TD at PEC Zwolle when the midfielder was at the Dutch side.

African Soccer SuperSport United ‘hungry’ for Caf Confederation Cup

The hangover of competing and reaching the Caf Confederation Cup in 2017 was a dreaded one for SuperSport United who flirted with relegation for most of the subsequent season.

African Soccer Lens splash out on Ivorian midfielder Seko Fofana

Ivorian international midfielder Seko Fofana has signed for newly-promoted Ligue 1 club Lens from Italian side Udinese, both clubs announced on Tuesday.

African Soccer The COSAFA SHOW: Who is time running out for at Mamelodi Sundowns?

Pitso Mosimane speaks on the Sundowns players he might have to phase out over the next few years, while we also speak to Red Bull Salzburg and Zambia star Enock Mwepu.

African Soccer Southampton sign Ghana defender Salisu from Valladolid

Southampton signed Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu from Real Valladolid in a £10.9 million ($14 million) deal on Wednesday.


 

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