Caf CL: Kotoko oust Pillars, face Etoile next for group stage ticket

Asante Kotoko defeated Kano Pillars 2-0 and advanced to the final round of qualifying to the 2019/20 Caf Champions League group stage Sunday. The Porcupine Warriors scored in either half at the Baba Yara Stadium through Kelvin Andoh and Emmanuel…

Fifa sets up Normalization Committee for Egyptian football

With Egyptian football in chaos following the sudden departure of the national federation’s leadership, Fifa on Tuesday appointed a temporary committee to take over. Hani Abou Rida, the president of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), resigned last month immediately after…

Nigeria’s Samson Siasia handed life ban by Fifa

Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has been banned for life and fined $50,000 by Fifa for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’ Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010 and 2011 and for a spell in 2016 but the time…

Sierra Leone gov’t rejects Sellas Tetteh as national team coach

The Sierra Leone government on Wednesday rejected the nomination of Ghana-born Sellas Tetteh to head the national football team, which has recently emerged from suspension by Fifa for political interference. On Tuesday the West African nation’s football federation chose 62-yeard-old…

Coach Sellas Tetteh lands Sierra Leone job

Sierra Leone have announced the appointment of Ghanaian Sellas Tetteh as national team head coach. The 62-year-old spent between 2015 and 2017 in charge of the Leone Stars as caretaker coach. He left after a failed attempt to qualify for…

Kenya parts company with head coach Migne

Kenya’s football federation said on Monday coach Sebastien Migné was leaving by “mutual consent” eight days after his team got eliminated from qualifying for the 2020 Championship of African Nations (CHAN). Kenya were knocked out of the tournament, for teams…

Caf CL: Kano Pillars defeat Kotoko in five-goal thriller

Nigeria’s Kano Pillars dug deep into their arsenal to edge out Asante Kotoko of Ghana in a lively first leg encounter that ended 3-2 in favour of the hosts at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano. Saturday’s home victory was Kano…

Caf CL: Kotoko name squad for Pillars trip [FULL LIST]

Asante Kotoko coach Kjetil Zachariassen has picked his final squad of 18 players for Saturday’s Caf Champions League opener away to Nigeria’s Kano Pillars. The Norwegian had to cut off five players from the 23 that had been training at…

Esperance declared African champions after legal battle

Tunisian club Esperance have been declared 2018/19 CAF Champions League winners after the Confederation of African Football’s disciplinary committee on Wednesday found opponents Wydad Casablanca guilty of abandoning the second leg of the final in May. This reverses an earlier…

Baxter resigns as South Africa coach

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter resigned on Friday, saying he felt the time was right to move on with a new cycle of Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers looming. His decision comes just weeks after South Africa…

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