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RANKING KOLO TOURE & AFRICA’S GREATEST CENTRE-BACKS

Kolo Toure CelticKolo Toure called time on his playing career last week as he confirmed that he was hanging up his boots and taking on a coaching role with Celtic. At 36, the Ivorian may still have had something to offer on the pitch, but he can look back on a remarkable career in which he’s become one of the most decorated players in the history of the continent. Toure won the Nations Cup in 2015, and ended his career with an Invincible Treble under Brendan Rodgers in Glasgow, but where does he rank among the continent’s greatest centre-backs? Read the rest of this entry

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FIVE AFRICAN PLAYERS YOU HAVE TO HAVE IN YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL TEAM

Tammy Abraham of Swansea CityThe new Premier League season brings with it a new fantasy football campaign which, for many fans — one suspects, is the true highlight of the sporting calendar. As ever, fantasy players across the world will be agonizing about which names will make their squad for the grand unveiling…and to this end, We are here to help. Here, we present our five budget African players you absolutely have to consider for your team this season. Read the rest of this entry

AFRICAN STARS THAT CAN INFLUENCE THE EPL TITLE RACE THIS SEASON

HD Mohamed Salah Sadio ManeAfricans have over the time proved that their influence could be the deciders between their club’s success and failure in the Premier League.

We take a look at some African big names that can influence the title race for the forthcoming 2017/2018 EPL season. Read the rest of this entry

Is Caf neglect killing women’s football in Africa?

Seven months ago, the 12th African Women’s Nations Cup took place in Cameroon. The women’s game appeared to have made a huge leap on the pitch, but with prize money negligible, the players are still competing for little more than pride.

African players are still facing stigma and misogynistic abuse. Players abandon the African leagues for overseas’ clubs owing to cultural factors and neglect, and that “the problem is lack of sponsorship, motivation, poor welfare, Read the rest of this entry

Geoffrey Massa in stable condition after shooting in Uganda

Former Baroka and Bloemfontein Celtic attacker Geoffrey Massa is in a stable condition after he was shot at by police in an incident near his home in Uganda on Wednesday night.

According to Ugandan television station NTV, Massa was shot at by police in a road incident.

Massa is said to have hit a police motorcycle before speeding off which forced police to retaliate. Read the rest of this entry

Can Odion Ighalo hit the heights without Troy Deeney?

ben-watson-troy-deeney-odion-ighalo-of-watford_1otawu8feocho1lyfb2vsbqwldReports of Leicester City ‘s interest in acquiring the services of Troy Deeney are in wide circulation. The 27-year-old had a brilliant season with the Hornets last term, scoring 13 times in his first-ever Premier League season. His goals, combined with those of strike partner Odion Ighalo , kept Watford well clear of relegation trouble all season long; so profound was their impact, in fact, that there was a sense of disappointment to the whimper with which their season ended. Read the rest of this entry

Keshi Legacy: The Ultimate Inspiration

stephen-keshi-legacyBy the time the final of the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations came around, Stephen Keshi had been with the national team 13 years. Injury had robbed him of a spot in the squad in 1980 that won Nigeria ‘s first-ever continental trophy inside the Mainbowl of the National Stadium, and he had been part of twin final losses to arch-rivals Cameroon, in 1984 and 1988.

Yet, when he felt a twinge a few days to the title match against Zambia, there was no hesitation. Asked by Clemens Westerhof why he was opting out, Keshi shrugged, “Look, I’d love to play, but this [is] a final.” Read the rest of this entry

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