The Liberian president and former Chelsea striker George Weah has stunned fans by returning to international football at the age of 51. Tuesday’s friendly between Liberiaand Nigeria was arranged in Weah’s honour, to retire the number 14 jersey which he wore for the national side. However, it was still a huge surprise when the president, who retired from professional club football in 2003,
At least one person has been killed and nearly 40 injured in a stampede at a Madagascar football stadium. The incident occurred just before the start of Madagascar’s match against Senegal in the qualifying round of the Africa Cup of Nations, local media said. Thousands of spectators were still trying to get into the stadium
Salah scored twice — he also had two penalties saved and two assists on a frenetic night — as Egypt beat Niger 6-0 in African Cup of Nations qualifying on Saturday, a resounding victory that might be enough to ease the Pharaohs’ World Cup heartache. Egypt lost all three of its games at the World Cup, a
Nigeria got their 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign back on track after condemning Seychelles to a defeat at Stade Linite on Saturday. Goals from Ahmed Musa, Chidozie Awaziem and Odion Ighalo saw the Super Eagles pick up their first win of the qualifiers, with debutant Samuel Kalu causing havoc to the Pirates defence.
Former champions Nigeria, the Ivory Coast, Morocco, Egypt and Zambia are among teams needing to catch up after losses when 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying resumes today. It will be easier for some than others during Match Day 2 with home advantage almost guaranteeing Egypt and Morocco maximum points against Niger and Malawi respectively.
The forward is among the 20 Super Eagles players currently in Victoria preparing for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against hosts Seychelles. Onyekuru was invited a couple of times by Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr during the qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and was in the team
Ahead of Saturday’s all-important clash against the Pirates, Gernot Rohr will be without three of his key players Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina and William Troost-Ekong will miss Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Seychelles due to injury, the Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed. The Super Eagles face the Pirates on Saturday and an away
Injuries to the Metz and the Hoffenheim defenders have prompted the late invitation of the Red Star Belgrade man. Ghana’s centre-back pair of John Boye and Kasim Adams have been ruled out of Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya, with Serbia-based Rashid Sumaila consequently earning a late invite for the fixture. The Black Stars will