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Sierra Leone captain Umaru Bangura set to continue national team career

Umaru Bangura has been included in Sierra Leone's squad for their upcoming matches as he decides to continue his international career. Bangura, who plays for the former Swiss champions FC Zurich, was considering his international future after angry fans vandalised his house...

Eto’o says African players not respected in Ballon d’Or vote

African players still do not get the recognition they deserve, Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o told AFP in an exclusive interview, as he hopes that this will finally be the year another player from the continent wins the Ballon d'Or.George...

Former Benin national team captain Osseni Bachirou dies at 33

Benin captain Stephane Sessegnon has led the tributes to former Benin international and teammate Osseni Bachirou, who has died at the age of 33. Bachirou passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in Benin, with no further details of the...

Eto’o’s son miss out of Cameroon’s U-17 final 21-man squad

Etienne Eto'o, the son of African football legend Samuel Eto'o, will not play at this year's U-17 World Cup in Brazil after he was left out of Cameroon coach Thomas Libiih's final 21-man squad. Eto'o, along with Roma forward Barel...

Five Eritrean under 20 footballers disappear in Uganda

Five players with Eritrea's under-20 national football squad have absconded in Uganda and have sought asylum, according to multiple reliable sources. The players disappeared from their hotel and did not show up at their training ground, reports say. The team travelled...

S/Leone’s national team captain may quit after attack on home

Sierra Leone national team captain Umaru Bangura says he is considering his international future following the vandalisation of his house in Freetown by angry supporters. The attack happened after the 31-year-old had a crucial stoppage-time penalty saved in a World Cup...

AS Roma sign deal to make Nigeria it’s first African partner

Italian giants, AS Roma have signed an agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to become their first African partner. Roma won the hearts of Nigerian fans after announcing it was backing the Super Eagles at last year's World Cup in Russia...

Ex-CAF Chief Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou set for some CAF duties

Former African head of Confederation of African Football (CAF) Mr. Issa Hayatou will help Cameroon to organize some continent’s top tournaments it will be hosting. The Cameroon sports ministry says it has appointed Hayatou, who was FIFA’s interim president in...

Samuel Eto’s son named in Cameroon Under-17 World cup squad

Samuel Eto'o's son Etienne Eto'o Pineda has been called-up to Cameroon's initial squad for the Under-17 World Cup in Brazil. The 17-year-old is eligible to play for Spain, where he was born, but is now expected to commit to playing...

Madagascar FA rejects invitation to play South Africa

Madagascar, who were drafted in as match opponents for South Africa at the last minute when Zambia pulled out in protest at recent xenophobic violence, have also decided not to go ahead with the fixture. Bafana were originally set to face...
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