Goals not guns: in troubled DRC, football academy draws in youth
Africa

Goals not guns: in troubled DRC, football academy draws in youth

Rumangabo (DR Congo) (AFP) – In war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, national park authorities are hoping a football academy will persuade youngsters to take up the Beautiful Game rather than a rifle. Around 50 children aged between 10 and 16 have signed up to the Virunga youth football training scheme at a stadium in […]

Africa

/ 101 days ago

Goals not guns: in troubled DRC, football academy draws in youth

Rumangabo (DR Congo) (AFP) – In war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, national park authorities are hoping a football academy will persuade youngsters to take up the Beautiful Game rather than a rifle. Around 50 children aged between 10 and 16 have signed up to the Virunga youth football training scheme at a stadium in […]
ByAFP

Africa

/ 108 days ago

African players in Europe: Vieira hails 'fantastic' two-goal Zaha

Paris (AFP) – Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha raised his Premier League goal tally to three this season with a brace in a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa at the weekend. The Ivory Coast international was hailed by manager Patrick Vieira, a 1998 World Cup winner with France, after adding to his goal at Liverpool […]
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Africa

/ 122 days ago

Cash-strapped African clubs eagerly await Super League riches

Johannesburg (AFP) – African football supremo Patrice Motsepe will launch in Tanzania on Wednesday a CAF Super League, with promises of a $100 million (98 million euros) prize fund for cash-strapped clubs. Team owners have complained for decades about the costs of competing in the current marquee competition, the CAF Champions League, which offers a […]
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Africa

/ 122 days ago

African players in Europe: Salah, Mane score as season starts

Paris (AFP) – African superstars and former Liverpool teammates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane scored at the weekend as new league seasons dawned in Europe. Egyptian Salah scored on the opening day of the Premier League for a sixth straight season to salvage a 2-2 draw for Liverpool at Fulham.   Senegalese Mane, who left […]
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Africa

/ 137 days ago

Convincing wins for Ghana, Senegal as CHAN qualifying kicks off

Johannesburg (AFP) – Ghana captain Gladwin Awako completed the scoring in a 3-0 rout of Benin when 2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying kicked off this weekend.   Before Awako struck nine minutes from time in Cape Coast on Sunday, Daniel Barnieh and Mohammed Alhassan, two of his teammates at Accra club Hearts of Oak, […]
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Africa

/ 140 days ago

Mane wins second African Player of the Year award

Rabat (AFP) – Sadio Mane was crowned African Player of the Year in Rabat on Thursday for the second time. The Senegal forward first won the honour in 2019 while he was at Liverpool. The 30-year-old left the Premier League club last month after signing a three-year deal with Bayern Munich. Mane was in the […]
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Africa

/ 220 days ago

African players in Europe: Liverpool's Keita steps out of shadows

Paris (AFP) – Naby Keita enjoyed a rare day in the spotlight for second-placed Liverpool by scoring the goal that earned a 1-0 Premier League win at Newcastle United and kept the pressure on leaders Manchester City. Guinea midfielder Keita usually operates in the shadows for the Reds while Senegal talisman Sadio Mane and Egypt […]
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Africa

/ 227 days ago

African players in Europe: Salah helps crack Everton resistance

Paris (AFP) – Mohamed Salah provided a key assist as Liverpool beat stubborn local rivals Everton 2-0 at the weekend to remain one point behind leaders Manchester City in a thrilling Premier League title race. A pin-point cross by the Egypt captain enabled Andrew Robertson to end the deadlock on 62 minutes and keep the […]
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Africa

/ 234 days ago

African players in Europe: Red-letter day for two-goal Mane

Paris (AFP) – Senegal talisman Sadio Mane scored two goals — one soft and one superb — at the weekend to take Liverpool into the FA Cup final with a 3-2 victory over Manchester City at Wembley. The Reds will face Chelsea in the May 14 showpiece final — a repeat of the League Cup […]
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Africa

/ 248 days ago

African players in Europe: Joy for Wissa after World Cup let-down

Paris (AFP) – A week of mixed fortunes for Democratic Republic of Congo forward Yoane Wissa ended on a high as he scored the final goal for Brentford in a stunning 4-1 Premier League triumph at Chelsea.  The 25-year-old came off the bench to complete the rout of third-placed Chelsea four days after being part […]
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Africa

/ 251 days ago

Nigeria coach Eguavoen resigns after failure to reach World Cup

Abuja (AFP) – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said national coach Augustine Eguavoen and his assistants have stepped down after the team failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The NFF said in a statement late Thursday the coaching staff had resigned "with immediate effect". On Tuesday, Ghana pipped Nigeria on the […]
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