Concacaf was weakest confederation in World Cup Group Stage
AFC

Concacaf was weakest confederation in World Cup Group Stage

The group stage said many things about each confederation under the FIFA umbrella. Some saw embarrassment as only one team from the area advanced. Others set records for the quantity of teams to reach the round of 16. The 2022 World Cup group stage was wild. Within minutes a pair of teams was safe to […]

AFC

/ 58 days ago

Concacaf was weakest confederation in World Cup Group Stage

The group stage said many things about each confederation under the FIFA umbrella. Some saw embarrassment as only one team from the area advanced. Others set records for the quantity of teams to reach the round of 16. The 2022 World Cup group stage was wild. Within minutes a pair of teams was safe to […]

Africa Super League

/ 172 days ago

Africa Super League: What we know and don't know

Johannesburg (AFP) – The Africa Super League was launched in Tanzania this week amid much fanfare, with huge prize money for the 24 clubs who qualify for the first edition next year.  Teams winning the current marquee competition, the CAF Champions League, pocket $2.5 million (2.4 million euros). Winners of the Super League will be […]
ByAFP

CAF

/ 173 days ago

CAF launches new Super League to boost clubs

Nairobi (AFP) – The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) on Wednesday launched a new lucrative $100 million Super League aimed at injecting financial muscle to the cash-strapped clubs on the continent. CAF president Patrice Motsepe announced the revolutionary competition which is supported by FIFA despite shooting down a similar initiative in Europe in 2021. The […]
ByAFP

CAF

/ 174 days ago

Berkane set to face Nigerian club in quest for third CAF Cup title

Johannesburg (AFP) – Moroccan club Renaissance Berkane will launch their bid for a record-equalling third CAF Confederation Cup title against Kwara United of Nigeria or AS Douanes of Niger. The draw for the preliminary and last-32 rounds in Cairo on Tuesday pitted Kwara against Douanes during September with the winners advancing to confront Berkane in […]
ByAFP

CAF

/ 316 days ago

Orlando Pirates reach CAF Cup quarter-finals despite red card

Johannesburg (AFP) – Full-back Ntsikelelo Nyauza scored with a powerful header as South African club Orlando Pirates reached the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals on Sunday with a 2-0 win over JS Saoura in Algeria. Nyauza struck on 48 minutes and Kabelo Dlamini doubled the lead just three minutes later with a clinical side-footed finish at […]
ByAFP

CAF

/ 344 days ago

Libyan clubs too good for Orlando Pirates and Sfaxien in CAF Cup

Johannesburg (AFP) – Libyan clubs Al Ittihad and Al Ahly Tripoli scored notable CAF Confederation Cup group victories on Sunday over African title winners Orlando Pirates of South Africa and CS Sfaxien of Tunisia. Ittihad edged Pirates 3-2 in a thrilling first match of a Benghazi double-header before Ahly survived a late scare to defeat […]
ByAFP
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CAF

/ 354 days ago

North Africa's dominance entering the CAF Champions League

North Africa's dominance in the CAF Champions League is especially prominent over recent years. Egyptian side Al Ahly's back-to-back titles is just the beginning. From Cameroonian club dominance to Al Ahly’s impressive successes, the CAF Champions League produces remarkable moments. Africa’s premier club soccer tournament developed numerous soccer stars like Vincent Enyeama and Hossam Hassan. […]

AFCON

/ 364 days ago

Football: Five Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals facts

Yaoundé (AFP) – There have been 55 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals from 1957 when Egypt defeated hosts Sudan 2-1 in the first and AFP Sport highlights five facts: — Nigeria winger Tijani Babangida scored the quickest goal just one minute into a 2-0 triumph over South Africa in Lagos 22 years ago. Babangida, then […]
ByAFP

AFCON

/ 364 days ago

Salah-led Egypt tackle Cameroon in 'third final before final'

Yaoundé (AFP) – Mohamed Salah-captained Egypt face a "third final before the final" this week when they confront hosts Cameroon in an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final in Yaounde. "We overcame the Ivory Coast and Morocco in what amounted to finals before the final and now we face another one against Cameroon," said Mozambique-born Egypt […]
ByAFP

AFCON

/ 365 days ago

Egypt and Senegal into AFCON semis as crush stadium confirmed as venue for final

Yaoundé (AFP) – Mohamed Salah starred as Egypt reached the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals on Sunday and were joined in the last four by Senegal, while the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde where eight people died in a crush a week ago was given the green light to host the final. The Confederation of African […]
ByAFP

Africa

/ 440 days ago

Ghana's World Cup bid on hold amid goal controversy

Ghana's World Cup bid seemed more likely after advancing out of their group. A dramatic 1-0 victory over South Africa on the final matchday jumped Ghana to the top of the group. As it stands, Ghana advances to the playoff stages of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) World Cup qualification. However, South Africa has […]