Ghana step up in August FIFA Ranking

Ghana moved two places up in the FIFA Ranking released on Thursday by Coca Cola under a new formula. The Black Stars moved from 47th to 45th in the world and to fourth place in the Africa rankings despite failing…

2018 Champions League winners to go straight into group phase of next edition

The winner of this year’s African Champions League will be given direct entry into the group phase of the next edition of the competition in a bid by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to alleviate fixture-congestion. Caf general secretary…

Fifa boss ‘sad Africa is out of the World Cup’

Fifa boss Gianni Infantino has told the BBC that he is sad no African team made it to the knock-out stages of the World Cup. All five African teams – Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia – exited this year’s…

North America beat Morocco to 2026 World Cup hosting rights

The World Cup heads to North America in 2026 to be jointly hosted by The United States, Canada and Mexico after beating bid rival Morocco. The United Bid received 134 votes, Morocco received 65 votes while one country voted for…

European clubs provide 74 percent of World Cup players

European clubs are providing 74 percent of the 736 players who are going to the World Cup. Research by the European Club Association showed that 544 players from the 32 different 23-man squads are registered with clubs in UEFA member…

Yaya Toure accuses Guardiola of discriminating against African players

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has accused manager Pep Guardiola of having “problems with Africans” as he prepares to leave the club this summer. Toure unleashed the accusation in an interview with France Football magazine set to be published Tuesday. Toure played…

“Who brainwashed you?” – Balotelli hits at Kanye West

Mario Balotelli has had his say on the recent Kanye West controversy – “who brainwashed you brother?” The hip-hop artist has courted controversy in recent days with his outspoken support for U.S President Donald Trump, as well as some controversial…

Former Cameroon and Ivory Coast coach Henri Michel dies aged 70

Former France manager Henri Michel, who guided the national team to an Olympic gold medal and third place in the World Cup, has died at the age of 70, the French Football Federation announced on Tuesday. Michel managed the team…

Domenech, Siasia among 77 applicants for Cameroon job

Former France coach Raymond Domenech, World Cup winner Lothar Mattaus and ex-Wales boss John Toshack are among 77 applicants for Cameroon’s vacant managerial post. BBC Sport understands that the Normalisation Committee which runs Cameroon’s Football Federation (Fecafoot) has received a…

Mo Salah named PFA Players’ Player Of The Year

Mohamed Salah has been named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year for the 2017-18 season. The Liverpool forward’s stunning debut season at Anfield was recognised by PFA members (England’s player’s union) from the 92 Premier League and Football League…

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