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Afcon
AFCON 2019: Meet the 24 teams heading to Egypt
16:00 Thursday 28th March 2019

Tickets to Egypt for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations were filled after two grinding years. Fifty-four nations began the race. Thirty fell along the way. Only 24 survived to earn a place in the land of the Pharaohs. Cameroon also fell…

World Cup
African teams at the World Cup: a tale of knockouts
15:30 Sunday 1st July 2018

FIFA hosted its first major tournament in 1930. No African nation was willing to fund a Football Federation let alone the long-distance trip to Uruguay. Many weren’t even interested in football at the time. That notion changed…

World Cup
Is the World Cup dream already over for Nigeria?
15:30 Wednesday 20th June 2018

Saturday night witnessed Nigeria succumb to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Croatia. The result leaves the Super Eagles propping up Group D. With two games to go, can they recover?  The 2018 World Cup has had everything thus far. Drama, standout…

World Cup
African teams must do better at the World Cup to maintain credibility
12:00 Monday 18th June 2018

Much was expected from African teams coming to Russia. Historically, they have achieved limited success in the World Cup. Cameroon, Senegal, and Ghana have set the bar with quarterfinal finishes. Others, like Nigeria and Algeria, have put up…

European Football
Top 7 African stars in Europe this season
17:00 Sunday 20th May 2018

African stars continue to thrill us with stellar performances. Few have simply outshone their peers this season, though. Those players will strive to repeat the feat next campaign.  Here are Africa's best seven players across Europe's…

International
Predicting potential impact of African sides in Russia
15:00 Sunday 26th November 2017

All is taking shape for next year's FIFA World Cup. As usual, Africa will be represented by five nations, namely - Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal. With loads of expectations on the shoulder of these ones, we preempt their…

Editors Thoughts
The seven best African stars from the Premier League this season
13:00 Sunday 28th May 2017

Scores of African players thrilled our screens with top-notch performances in the recently concluded Premier League season. But which of the continent's stars were the most impressive or simply put, surpassed expectations? Here's our top seven.…

Match Reports
AFCON 2017: Four biggest observations from opening fixtures
13:30 Sunday 15th January 2017

The long wait was finally over. Africa's biggest soccer fiesta, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) eventually got underway on Saturday evening in Gabon. While many soccer enthusiasts were too busy keeping tabs on the European leagues, nonetheless,…

Opinion
Why you should watch the African Cup of Nations
12:00 Saturday 14th January 2017

Every European league manager's nightmare. You've got a player in fantastic form banging them in the league, then come January he leaves for Africa to play in the Cup of Nations. A very frustrating time for any manager who has any African talent…