50 Greatest African Football Players of All Time

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations came to a close on Friday, as Algeria prevailed over Senegal with a 1-0 victory, so now seems like a perfect opportunity to reflect on some of the greats of African football. ​ From George Weah to Mohamed Salah, this is a list celebrating the very best the continent hasContinue reading “50 Greatest African Football Players of All Time”

Africa Cup of Nations Statistics after the Group Stage

A total of 68 goals have been scored from the 36 matches of the group stage, an average of 1.9 goals per match Four teams are yet to concede – Algeria, Morocco, Egypt and Cameroon A historic moment in African football. Madagascar are the first debutants at the finals at the Africa Cup of NationsContinue reading “Africa Cup of Nations Statistics after the Group Stage”

Africa Cup of Nations: What to look out for on day seven in Egypt

Nigeria became the first team to qualify for the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday while hosts Egypt joined them with a 2-0 win over DR Congo later in the day Kenneth Omeruo scored the only goal as three-time winners Nigeria beat Guinea before Mohamed Salah made one and scored one as theContinue reading “Africa Cup of Nations: What to look out for on day seven in Egypt”

Pharaohs tame Warriors in opener

Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’s beauty of a goal in the 41st minute proved to be the difference as Egypt kicked off their Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 campaign on a winning note with a 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe at a fully packed Cairo International Stadium on Friday night. Roared on by their enthusiastic homeContinue reading “Pharaohs tame Warriors in opener”

HOW SOUTH AFRICA IS USING CATAPULT TECHNOLOGY TO PREPARE FOR 2019 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

In 2018, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Catapult agreed a deal to make athlete monitoring technology available to all 54 of the national federations under CAF’s jurisdiction. As the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations approaches, participating nations are using Catapult wearable devices to help inform practice and decision making around team and player performance. One of theContinue reading “HOW SOUTH AFRICA IS USING CATAPULT TECHNOLOGY TO PREPARE FOR 2019 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS”

What To Expect At The 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on June 21st in Egypt. Last time Egypt were the hosts, back in 2006, they won the tournament. It was their first of three back-to-back AFCON titles, but the four African Cup of Nations tournaments since then have seen four different winners, including 2012’s surprise winners Zambia,Continue reading “What To Expect At The 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations”

Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa: African teams vying for the Women’s World Cup

Three African national football teams have qualified for the Women’s World Cup in France. The Nigerians are veterans of the competition, while South Africa are contesting it for the first time. Nigeria (Group A) As eleven-time African champions, Nigeria have nothing left to prove in women’s football on the African continent – and they’ve been consistent on the world stage,Continue reading “Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa: African teams vying for the Women’s World Cup”

NBA looks to Africa as next growth area – Silver

NBA commissioner Adam Silver delivered a state of the league address on Thursday that sounded more like a foreign policy briefing that underscored the league’s international ambition. With the NBA Finals being played outside of the United States for the first time, the Toronto Raptors hosting the Golden State Warriors provided the perfect setting forContinue reading “NBA looks to Africa as next growth area – Silver”

Three African stars have made history in the world’s most watched soccer league

As far as individual awards in soccer go, winning the Golden Boot for scoring the most goals in a competition is one of the most elite. And in the English Premier League, for the first time ever, that Golden Boot will be jointly shared by three Africans: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal/Gabon), Sadio Mané (Liverpool/Senegal) and MohammedContinue reading “Three African stars have made history in the world’s most watched soccer league”