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Moonda: Clouds still hang over Ghana

ANC Sep 7, 2014
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22 hours ago

Ballon d'Or nominee Yaya Toure leads the way for Africa once more

Yaya Toure has had a stellar season for Man City and now must fire for Ivory Coast.
Yaya Toure has been a force for African football, but is not at his peak currently.

He is over 30 and seems to have lost some of the sparkle that saw him net 20 times in last year's English Premier League, but Yaya Toure remains Africa's best and has a Ballon d'Or nomination to prove it. The Ivorian was the only African included on FIFA's 23-man short list for football's most coveted prize, and although it is unlikely he will win in the face of competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Thomas Muller, it ensures he remains the flag-bearer for the continent.

Toure's...

2 days ago

Reflecting on the life of Senzo Meyiwa

Stars of South Africa's cricket team offer their condolences to the family of Senzo Meyiwa, who died after being shot during a burglary.

South Africa's captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead Sunday night in the Vosloorus township, southeast of Johannesburg, in an act that cut short a career that seemed headed for great success. A nation, a community and a sport mourned the tragic loss of life even as police promised to find Meyiwa's killers and punish them.

Meyiwa was in the midst of a golden run for the national team, after he was made both their keeper and captain for the 2015 African Nations' Cup (ANC) qualifying campaign...

5 days ago

Road warriors ES Setif ready for AS Vita challenge in CAF Champions League

Florent Ibenge's AS Vita are yet to be beaten at home this season in the CAF Champions League.
Florent Ibenge's AS Vita are yet to be beaten at home this season in the CAF Champions League.

Tremendous travelers ES Setif will be at fortress Kinshasa to play AS Vita in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final on Sunday. The clash pits the team with the best record on the road in this year's competition against the club who have not been beaten at home. If both play as their form suggests, the contest promises to be hard fought.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a difficult place to play for visiting teams, who are usually intimidated by partisan crowds and a hostile...

6 days ago

Algeria, Togo successes offset Burkina Faso troubles in FIFA rankings

There has been no letup from Carl Medjani and Algeria following their solid campaign at the World Cup.
There has been no letup from Carl Medjani and Algeria following their solid campaign at the World Cup.

Algeria remains Africa's leading light as they continue on their upward curve after the 2014 World Cup. The North African side rose five places in the FIFA rankings to 15th overall, the highest they have ever been ranked on the table.

Their climb comes with them being the only country to have won all four of their 2015 African Nations' Cup qualifiers. They are already guaranteed a place at next year's continental championship, and as things stand, they seem to be a strong candidate to challenge...

Oct 20, 2014

Much at stake in African Women's Championship semifinals

Fresh off a sparkling performance at the Under-20 Women's World Cup, Asisat Oshoala hopes to lead the Nigerian senior team into next year's Women's World Cup in Canada.
Fresh off a sparkling performance at the Under-20 Women's World Cup, Asisat Oshoala hopes to lead the Nigerian senior team into next year's Women's World Cup in Canada.

While their men's teams have had contrasting fortunes during their African Nations' Cup (ANC) qualifying campaigns, the women's teams of Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Ivory Coast are all in the same boat at the ongoing African Women's Championship (AWC) in Namibia. The quartet will contest the semifinals on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Nigeria will be looking to restore national pride after their men's team, who are defending their continental title, found themselves all but out of...

Oct 12, 2014

Nigeria looking for answers after African Nations Cup loss to Sudan

Nigeria's John Obi Mikel, left, defends Sudan's Muhannad El Tahir on Saturday. Sudan defeated Nigeria 1-0.

The juxtaposition of the words in the expression, "The King is dead, long live the King," can come across macabre on first hearing. The first half of the phrase is about the end of a life, the second about the extension of another. It is only when you realise two different lives are being discussed that the lines unblur and succession becomes the real subject under scrutiny. After this weekend, that is what Nigerian football will be thinking about.

Their 1-0 defeat to Sudan on Saturday has left...