FEGUIFOOT in particular mentioned Articles 38 and 47 of the regulations of the tournament to back their claim.
In a correspondence dated 18 January 2018, the Guinea Football Federation (FEGUIFOOT) lodged a protest against the Sudan Football Association (SFA) citing an administrative error over the registration of player Elsamani Elsawi Elsheikh for the finals of the Total African Nations Championship Morocco 2018.
FEGUIFOOT in particular mentioned Articles 38 and 47 of the regulations of the tournament to back their claim.
Los Angeles FC select Joao Moutinho of Akron with expansion team’s first No. 1 pick in MLS SuperDraft 2018 presented by adidas
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LAFC trades to select Tristan Blackmon third overall, after LA Galaxy pick Tomas Hilliard-Arce second
PHILADELPHIA (Friday, January 19, 2018) – Expansion club Los Angeles Football Club made history Friday, selecting defender Joao Moutinho with the first overall selection in MLS SuperDraft 2018 presented by adidas at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Midfielder Thierry Manzi's glancing header on 66 minutes was enough for Rwanda to secure victory over Equatorial Guinea in Group C in Tangiers.
The victory places Amavubi at the top of Group C with Nigeria who earlier edged Libya 1-0 on four points each.
Faleye secure Nigeria first win
Sunday Faleye turned in a Moses Osas' inswing corner eleven minutes from time to secure Nigeria their first win in a narrow 1-0 win over Libya on Friday in Tangiers in Group C.
The Super Eagles who fired blank in their opening fixture against Rwanda made their intentions known when full back James Daniel's long throw was headed to the path of diminutive Anthony Okpotu who could not connect after just two minutes on the clock.
Black Stars striker, Abdul Majeed Waris has completed his switch to Portuguese giant, FC Porto.
The swift attacker Lorient man had rejected a loan deal to French Ligue 1 side Caen.
Waris will play for the 2004 UEFA Champions League winners until the end of the season with an option to make the deal permanent for €6m.
10 March 2014 – After finishing 3rd in Group C, Banyana Banyana are preparing for the 9th/10th place play-off match against Finland in the Cyprus Women’s Cup.South Africa and Finland will do battle in Nicosia on Wednesday, 11 March). Kick-off is at 12h00.The Cyprus Women’s Cup consists of 12 nations, with groups A and B hosting higher ranked teams – and are the only ones in contention for the championship - while Group C consists of lower ranked nations.
From the three matches played so far, South Africa has managed one win (1-0 against Belgium) and suffered two losses (0-2 and 0-1 against Mexico and the Czech Republic respectively).
“The game against Czech Republic was the toughest of them all, not because we could not match them, but because our legs were tired going into the match as we did not have enough recovery time. Besides that, the team played well.
Former Sierra Leone national team coach, Johnny McKinstry has been shortlisted to become the new Rwanda coach.
The Northern Irish tactician was on Tuesday named in a four-man shortlist for the vacant post alongside ex-Chelsea assistant coach Jose Morais, Turkish coach Engin Fırat and German Hans Michael Weiss.
The former Leone Stars boss is seen as the favourite for the job following his success with Sierra Leone team in which he led them into top 50 in the FIFA world rankings and losing only one of his first six matches.
However, McKinstry was shown the axe by Sierra Leone following defeats by Ivory Coast and DR Congo in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Match-fixing allegation: Sports Ministry lifts suspension on players & officials
The Sierra Leone Sports Ministry and National Sports Council (NSC) on Tuesday March 10 lifted the suspension levied on four players and 11 officials on match-fixing allegation.
Former Sierra Leone national team Captain Ibrahim ‘Obreh’ Kargbo was amongst the 15 people suspended in a joint press statement from both the ministry and the Sierra Leone Football Association on 16 July 2014 on the said "allegations of match-fixing".
It was said that the named officials and player were alleged to have received monies to fix matches they played for the 2010 World Cup preliminary fixtures between South Africa and Sierra Leone.
Troussier quits as Sfaxien coach
Experienced French coach Philippe Troussier quit as CS Sfaxien coach following the Tunisian club's defeat in the CAF Champions League.
Troussier, 59, a former coach of the Japan and Côte d'Ivoire national teams, will be succeeded by Ghazi Ghrairi who has coached the club in the past.
Sfaxien were defeated 2-1 by Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Saturday for a 4-2 loss on aggregate.
CAF finalists Vita create history
Democratic Republic of Congo club Vita created history when reaching the CAF Champions League final.
They are the first team in the 50-year history of the premier African club football competition to win a semi-final tie after taking a 2-1 first-leg lead. Vita also won the return game 2-1 against Tunisians CS Sfaxien in the Mediterranean city of Sfax to secure a 4-2 aggregate triumph.
28 September 2014 - South Africa’s national Under-17 coach Molefi Ntseki said he was now gunning for a place in the World Cup Youth tournament scheduled for Chile next year having achieved his initial goal of making it to Niger 2015.
Amajimbos drew 2-2 with Egypt on Saturday evening in Cairo’s Contractors Stadium, winning 4-3 on aggregate to book a berth in the finals in Niger next year.
“Yes, this is a good achievement and great for my CV but I am now looking beyond Niger; I want to take these boys to Chile for the World Cup. The reality of qualifying for Niger has now sunk in and I am gunning for more success,” said Ntseki at the exclusive five-star team hotel, the Tiba Rose Plaza.
Toronto FC midfielder Jackson and Chivas USA midfielder Reo-Coker Suspended Following September 21 Incident
NEW YORK (September 26, 2014) – Toronto FC midfielder Jackson was issued a red card for violent conduct towards Chivas USA midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker in the 66th minute of their team’s game on September 21 and has been suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount by the MLS Disciplinary Committee (VIDEO). Reo-Coker was issued a red card in the same incident, however, the Committee has ruled that the player’s actions did not constitute violent conduct and he will serve a one-game suspension and has been fined an undisclosed amount. Reo-Coker was also found to be in violation of the League’s policy regarding hands to the face/head of an opponent and has been fined.
26 September 2014 – South Africa’s ambassador to Egypt, Ms Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya has promised Amajimbos huge support when the U17 take on their Egyptian counterparts at Contractors Stadium, Cairo on Saturday evening in the CAF Youth championships second leg qualifier.
The match kicks off at 19h00.
Ambassador Mayende-Sibiya, who addressed the players at the team hotel, said all staff members at the embassy would be at the stadium to give the boys support.
“I have also encouraged the staff at the embassy to mobilise all South Africans staying in Egypt to come to the game. So expect a good number of South Africans at the match. That is how we seriously we take this encounter,” said Ambassador Mayende-Sibiya.
She told the team which was accompanied by SAFA Head of Delegation Gladwin White, coach Molefi Ntseki and his technical support staff that playing for one’s country was an honor and a privilege reserved for the chosen few.
Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and England-based forward Victor Moses have been recalled by Nigeria for next month's 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Sudan.
Enyeama was excused from this month's qualifiers against Congo and South Africa to attend to pressing family problems, while Moses was left out as coach Stephen Keshi said he was off form. However, Ikechukwu Uche has again been overlooked by Keshi, who said the Villarreal striker insists on being begged to play for his country. The player has denied this.
Keshi has called up several new faces though, in China-based Aaron Samuel, Sunday Emmanuel, who plays in Austria, Hope Akpan of English side Reading and Anyora Ugonna, who plies his trade in Norway.
Blantyre, September 26: Malawi’s Youth and Sports Minister Grace Chiumia has disclosed that the country’s oldest soccer cathedral, Kamuzu Stadium which is in the commercial capital Blantyre will be razed down and a totally new structure will be erected.
Chiumia was quoted by Malawi’s online media mid this week confirming talks that will facilitate the demolition and the construction of the new facility have already commenced.
Initially, Malawi authorities were planned to refurbish the facility by renovating the dilapidated stands but this idea was abandoned.
This followed recommendation from Confederation of African Football (CAF) security officer, Nicholas Musonye who stated that the renovation of some of the facility’s damaged stands would not provide a permanent solution.
Home sides confident of comebacks
TP Mazembe and CS Sfaxien must win the return legs of their CAF Champions League semi-final ties if they want to stay in the hunt for Africa's biggest prize in club football. Both will fancy their chances at home having scored important away goals in 2-1 first leg losses. History is also on their side as never before in the competition, which was first played in 1964, has a club won a semi-final 2-1 at home in the first leg and qualified for the final. The winner of the two-legged final, which will be played late in October, will represent the continent in December's FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.
Michael Essien seems to have been in the footballing consciousness for an eternity. The Ghana legend will, however, only turn 32 later this year. The concluding chapter of his glittering career will seemingly come in Italy, with Essien swapping Chelsea for AC Milan in January.
He made the move to the San Siro ahead of the FIFA World Cup™, with a view to gaining full level of fitness to take into Brazil 2014. It was not to be, though, with Essien playing just 19 minutes as he struggled to recover from injury. The tournament proved a different kind of heartbreak for 'The Bison' compared to four years ago, when he missed the entirety of Ghana's run to the South Africa 2010 quarter-finals. In South America, the Black Stars crashed out after three games, finishing bottom of an admittedly tough Group G.
Amajimbos qualify for Niger 2015
27 September 2014 - South Africa Under-17 side Amajimbos completed a fairy tale of national teams qualifying for major tournaments after overcoming Egypt 4-3 on aggregate at Contractors Stadium in Cairo on Saturday evening.
The second leg ended in a 2-2 draw but having won 2-1 a fortnight ago, Molefi Ntseki’s side booked their place.
Coming into the game having won the first leg 2-1, Khanyisa Mayo’s first half brace silenced the vocal Egyptians as Amajimbos completed qualification to Niger for the CAF African Youth Championships.
TUCSON, ARIZONA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK (Friday, September 26, 2014) — FC Tucson and Major League Soccer have announced the six teams slated to take part in the 2015 FC Tucson MLS preseason tournament, better known as the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup. The Colorado Rapids, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders FC and Sporting Kansas City round out the group which will take the field from Wednesday, February 18 through Saturday, February 28. All matches will be hosted at the brand new North Kino Sports Complex and promoted through partnerships with Pima County and VisitTucson.
Now in its fourth year, the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup has become a highly anticipated event for soccer fans throughout the region and a popular travel destination for MLS supporters nationwide. Soccer fans will have the opportunity to see stars from the U.S. Men’s National Team coming off a memorable run at this year’s World Cup in Brazil, including Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), and Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).
25 September 2014 – Amajimbos touched down at Cairo International Airport just around 05h30 on Thursday morning after a 7-hour flight from OR Tambo Airport looking very relaxed but focused on Saturday’s crucial encounter.
“Everyone looks in good condition and the focus now is Saturday’s game. That is what will shape our future. Personally, I can’t wait to have this match done and dusted,” said coach Molefi Ntseki.
Senegalese International, Issa Sarr is enjoying his spell in the South African Premier Soccer league were he turns out for Soweto giants Orlando Pirates. Pirates are one of the most supported clubs in football history with a rich history that dates back decades ago.
The anchorman has adapted well to the South African league having started his career turning out for 2013 cup kings Platinum Stars. He was called into the Pirates system to replace the departed Andile Jali, who found greener pastures in Belgium.
NEW YORK (September 25, 2014) – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Chicago Fire midfielder Bakary Soumare one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent in the 9th minute of the game against D.C. United on September 20 (VIDEO).
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has also fined Chivas USA midfielder Leandro Barrera an undisclosed amount for simulation in the 80th minute of the game against Toronto FC on September 21 (VIDEO).
25 September 2014 – Bafana Bafana head coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has announced a squad of 26 players for the upcoming ORANGE Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2015 qualifiers against Congo (Brazzaville), retaining the bulk of the team that successfully did duty against Sudan and Nigeria recently.
South Africa travel to Pointe Noire where they will play against Congo on Saturday, 11 October 2014, and again meet the same team on Wednesday, 15 October at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane (20h05 kick off).
While the South African national soccer team seems revived with the addition of young blood into the team, veteran striker Siyabonga Nomvete has alluded that he is still far from retiring from professional football.
The speedy striker was once a revelation for Bafana Bafana attaining 81 caps and finding the back of the net just 16 times. His assists were far more better as he formed lethal partnerships with fellow former strikers such as Benni McCarthy and Steve Lekolea.
25 September 2014 – In a prelude of what to expect when they take on their Egyptian counterparts on Saturday evening (19h00 kick off time), Amajimbos coach Molefi Ntseki took his charges through their paces in blazing heat late on Thursday afternoon.
The U17 squad is here to play Egypt in the second leg of the CAF Youth championships having won the first leg 2-1. And from Thursday’s tough drilling, Ntseki is taking no chances.
Temperatures in this mostly desert country are hovering around 37C degrees and instead of remaining under cool indoors temperatures; Ntseki drilled his boys for more than an hour practicing mainly set-pieces.