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Cameroon football coach Lavagne fired


September 14th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde, Sep 14 (IANS) Cameroon national football coach Denis Lavagne has been fired after serving for only three months, the local media reported.The decision Thursday came five days after the ... Read more...

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Ghana to observe FIFA Fair Play Day against Malawi


September 7th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Sep 7 (IANS) Ghana will observe the annual FIFA Fair Play Day when its national senior male team, the Black Stars, play Malawi in the final first-leg of the ... Read more...

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QPR eyes Zambia’s Emmanuel Mayuka


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), Aug 22 (IANS) English Premier League side Queens Park Rangers (QPR) are ready to sign Zambian international striker Emmanuel Mayuka following his splendid performance for both the national ... Read more...

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Former France coach Lemerre joins Algerian club


July 15th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers, July 15 (IANS) Roger Lemerre, former Euro and Africa Cup of Nations winning coach, has been named coach of Algerian first division side CS Constantine.The 71-year-old Frenchman, who led ... Read more...

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Ghana star Gyan announces return to national football team


July 12th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), July 12 (IANS) Ghanaian international Asamoah Gyan has announced his decision to return to the national team, the Black Stars, after a five-month absence, the Ghana Football Association ... Read more...

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Senegal coach optimistic ahead of World Cup qualifier


June 9th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala (Uganda), June 9 (IANS) Senegal's head coach Joseph Koto is confident his team will pick three points against Uganda Saturday when the two teams clash in a 2014 World ... Read more...

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Portuguese Duarte appointed as Gabon coach


April 29th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Libreville (Gabon), April 29 (IANS) The Gabonese Football Federation confirmed that Portuguese Paulo Duarte will replace Gernot Rohr as head coach of Gabon.The 43-year-old, who signed a two-year contract Saturday, ... Read more...

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Zambia yet to receive money for winning 2012 Africa Cup


March 15th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), March 15 (IANS) The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has not yet given Zambia money for winning the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) which was co-hosted by ... Read more...

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South African sports ministry keeping close watch on SAFA


March 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 8 (IANS) The South African sports ministry is keeping a close watch on the activities of the country's football association, ministry spokesperson Paena Galane has said. Galane ... Read more...

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Zambian striker Kangwa’s move to South Africa collapses


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka, Feb 23 (IANS) Zambian striker Evans Kangwa's move to South Africa Premier Football League champions Orlando Piragtes has collapsed.Kangwa's local club Nkana has confirmed that the South African team, ... Read more...

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Ghana to decide football’s coach fate


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Feb 23 (IANS) The head coach of the Ghana's national football team, Goran Stevanovic, has made it clear he would not resign after failing to guide the team to ... Read more...

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Zambia u-turn on football friendly with Gabon


February 22nd, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka, Feb 22 (IANS) The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has u-turned on its decision to play a friendly game with Gabon, saying players needed to be given time to ... Read more...

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Liberia fire football coach


February 21st, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Monrovia (Liberia), Feb 21 (IANS) The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has fired 56-year-old Italian coach Roberto Landi from the national team.The LFA made the announcement Monday, two days after the ... Read more...

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Asamoah Gyan quits Ghana’s national team


February 19th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Feb 19 (IANS) Ghana's football star Asamoah Gyan has retired from the national team, the Black Stars, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) confirmed in a statement issued here.The Al ... Read more...

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Ghana football association dismisses player gambling rumour


February 18th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), Feb 18 (IANS) The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has dismissed rumours that some players of the senior national team, the Black Stars, gambled during the recently concluded Africa ... Read more...

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Crunch time for Asian Champions League hopefuls


February 17th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) Three-time Asian champions Pohang Steelers and first round winners Esteghal are in the hunt for the three remaining places in the group stage of the AFC ... Read more...

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Zambia moves to fourth position in African football


February 16th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), Feb 16 (IANS) Zambia, the 2012 African champions, have shot up from 16th to fourth position in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) rankings as they also break ... Read more...

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Euphoria engulfs Zambia after AFCON triumph


February 13th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka, Feb 13 (IANS) Euphoria and celebration engulfed Zambia after the country's national football team won its maiden Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title following a pulsating final match against ... Read more...

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Zambian soccer players warned against indiscipline


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), Feb 3 (IANS) The Zambian government has warned its footballers currently participating in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that it will not tolerate any more indiscipline at ... Read more...

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Barcelona squad at limit for Malaga trip


January 20th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 20 (IANS) Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has been caught in two minds whether to rest key players or not for their visit to Malaga Sunday, keeping in mind ... Read more...

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Ghana jumps in FIFA rankings


January 19th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Jan 19 (IANS) Ghana has moved up three places in the latest FIFA world rankings to occupy the 26th position from last month's 29th, the Ghana Football Association announced ... Read more...

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Zambia not afraid of Senegal striker Demba Ba


January 6th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), Jan 6 (IANS) Zambia's head football coach says his team is not afraid of Senegal's deadly striker Demba Ba, who has been in top form while playing for ... Read more...

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Morocco squad for Africa Cup of Nations


December 30th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rabat, Dec 30 (IANS) Nineteen of the 23-member Moroccan squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, to be staged in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea Jan 21-Feb 12, are playing ... Read more...

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Cameroon captain Eto’o banned for 15 matches


December 17th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Dec 17 (IANS) Reigning African Footballer of the Year, Samuel Eto'o has been banned for 15 matches by a Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) disciplinary committee after a players' strike ... Read more...

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South Africa’s Dikgacoi could make long-awaited injury return


October 12th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Oct 12 (IANS) Midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi is expected to be fit and play some role for Crystal Palace in their English Championship clash with Watford Saturday.The Bafana Bafana international ... Read more...

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Adebayor up for Premier League challenge


August 22nd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 22(ANI): Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has admitted that he faces a fight to be in the club's starting line up for Monday's Premier League game against Liverpool.Adebayor was ... Read more...

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Ghana ready to make footballing history


July 2nd, 2010 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 2 (DPA) Asamoah Gyan says Ghana are ready to become the first African side to make it to the semi-finals of a World Cup by beating Uruguay Friday at Soccer ... Read more...

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African women catch football fever


June 24th, 2010 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Eva Krafczyk Nairobi, June 24 (DPA) Mia Rajput frowned and minced nervously in her high heels. France, her favourite side, had crashed out of the World Cup and it was no ... Read more...

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Adidas says it warned teams about ‘Jabulani’ ball


June 15th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 15 (ANI): Sports goods manufacturer Adidas has defended the design of its new Jabulani ball, and said the balls were supplied to all countries in February, giving time to ... Read more...

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Drogba could have represented France to avoid military ruler’s wrath


June 13th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 13(ANI): Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has revealed that he would have accepted any offer to play for France to avoid being locked up by his country's military ruler ... Read more...

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Ivory Coast ready to show up in South Africa (Group G team profile)


June 1st, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Abidjan, June 1 (DPA) Ivory Coast are neither Africa's top ranked football team nor do they have its strongest pedigree. However, no representative from the World Cup host continent is considered ... Read more...

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Cameroon’s ‘Indomitable Lions’ ready to roar in South Africa (Group E team profile)


May 30th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde, May 30 (DPA) Although expectations were diminished when Cameroon went out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the quarter-finals earlier this year, it is worth remembering that many ... Read more...

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Algeria ready for a return to the spotlight (Group C team profile)


May 28th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers, May 28 (DPA) After 24 years away from the World Cup finals, Algeria are long shots to make an impact in South Africa this summer. But some top-drawer victories in their ... Read more...

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Ghana midfielder Michael Essien ruled out of World Cup through injury


May 28th, 2010 - 1:54 am ICT by BNO News
ACCRA (BNO NEWS) -- Ghana's Black Stars midfielder, Michael Essien, has been ruled out of the 2010 FIFA World Cup due to an injury, the Ghana Football Association announced on Thursday.An evaluation ... Read more...

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Eagles soar into the unknown (Group B team profile)


May 27th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, May 27 (DPA) With a new coach and grab bag of talented players, Nigeria are perhaps the biggest question mark from Africa ahead of the 2010 World Cup finals this ... Read more...

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