Kenya match-fixing probe suspends 15

The individuals named are involved in all levels of Kenyan football Fifteen people have been suspended from football in Kenya while the country’s football federation investigates allegations of match-fixing. The 15 includes two head coaches and 13 players, among them defender Isaac Kipyegon who plays for the country’s domestic champions, Tusker FC. Others are from […]

Club World Cup: Wydad and Al Ahly learn fate as draw made in Morocco

Two African teams, Wydad Casablanca and Al Ahly, will compete in Fifa’s Club World Cup tournament being held in Morocco Al Ahly could face European champions Real Madrid in the semi-finals of Fifa’s Club World Cup – but must first overcome opponents from Oceania and North America. The Egyptian giants, ten-time champions of Africa, have […]

Age testing sees Chad disqualified from U17 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Chad were due to play Congo-Brazzaville in the opening round of their Afcon Under-17 qualifying tournament Chad are the latest nation to fall foul of the age testing saga rocking African football after being disqualified from regional Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers due to start on Thursday, 12 January in Cameroon. It comes after […]

Soledar: Russia claims victory in battle for Ukraine salt mine town

The town is relatively small, with a pre-war population of just 10,000, and its strategic significance is debatable. But if it is confirmed that Russian forces have seized control of it, then there will likely be a big sigh of relief in the Kremlin. Soledar: Russia claims victory in battle for Ukraine salt mine town

US Zimbabwe sanctions: Security minister targeted

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted: “State-sanctioned violence in Zimbabwe must end now” The US has imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe’s state security minister amid human rights concerns. Owen Ncube would be denied entry to the US because of evidence he was involved in “gross violations of human rights”, a state […]

Sudan revolution: Meet the ‘Mother of martyrs’

Ahlam Khidir’s son was killed in a peaceful protest against Sudan’s government in September 2013. She refused to give up her fight for justice. In the movement that started in December 2018 against then-President Omar al-Bashir, Ahlam became a prominent protester, leading rallies with strong ties to the youth on the ground. She was part […]

Ghana FA: Kurt Okraku is elected as new president after three rounds of voting

Kurt Okraku, the newly elected president of the Ghana Football Association Kurt Okraku is the new president of the Ghana Football Association after edging a close election in Accra on Friday that required three rounds of voting. The 48-year-old former sports journalist was endorsed with 93 votes in the third round after his closest challenger, […]

Zimbabweans march against EU and US sanctions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Government supporters chanted slogans in Harare, in one of the country-wide marches Thousands of people are marching across Zimbabwe in government-organised protests against US and EU sanctions. The demonstrators say the sanctions have ruined the Zimbabwean economy. But the US and EU argue they have been imposed on individuals […]

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