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October 29, 2016

Algeria appoints new first team coach

Writer/Ed.: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele


Algerian Soccer Federation (FAF) has on Friday appointed Belgian, Georges Leekens, 67, as head coach of the national first team side until the end of 2019 African Nations Cup.

This will be the second time Leekens will be leading the team after a six months spell in 2003.

FAF posted a statement on its official website on Thursday confirming the appointment of Leekens.

Leekens only has two weeks in preparation for a crucial game against Nigeria in the second game of 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

The Belgian is also tasked with leading the Desert Foxes to the 2017 AFCON semifinals. As many expect him to win the cup, considering his talented squad, with Leicester City duo Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani.

Algeria only won the African Cup at home in 1990.


WRITER'S OPINION

Great appointment!

African nations these days are indeed going for international coaches. It's never a problem so far they are performing brilliantly.




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October 29, 2016
Writer/Ed.: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele


Algerian Soccer Federation (FAF) has on Friday appointed Belgian, Georges Leekens, 67, as head coach of the national first team side until the end of 2019 African Nations Cup.

This will be the second time Leekens will be leading the team after a six months spell in 2003.

FAF posted a statement on its official website on Thursday confirming the appointment of Leekens.

Leekens only has two weeks in preparation for a crucial game against Nigeria in the second game of 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

The Belgian is also tasked with leading the Desert Foxes to the 2017 AFCON semifinals. As many expect him to win the cup, considering his talented squad, with Leicester City duo Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani.

Algeria only won the African Cup at home in 1990.


WRITER'S OPINION

Great appointment!

African nations these days are indeed going for international coaches. It's never a problem so far they are performing brilliantly.




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Thursday, October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016

Nigeria forward to return by January

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele


Nigeria Super Eagles forward Aaron Samuel will return in January from a long-term knee injury.

His agent, Atta Aneke disclosed this during the week. He

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

October 22, 2016

Former Belgium coach to take over Algeria

Written by: Tawfeeq Hassan


African giant, Algeria are in line to sign a contract with former Belgium coach Marc Wilmots.

Marc Wilmots will be a replacement for former coach Milovan Rajevac, who

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016

First round draw for African Nations Cup 2017

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele


The African Cup of Nations, GABON2017 group stage draw was done yesterday by CAF.

The tournament will be played between January 14 and February 5 in Libreville,

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October 18, 2016

Adi breaks another MLS record

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele


Fanendo Adi has now become the third player in history to score 16 goals or more in consecutive Major League Soccer (MLS) seasons before

Monday, October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016

9-time Ligue 1 champions sold for £40m

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele


Frank McCourt, an American businessman has bought French Ligue 1 side Marseille for £40.6m.

He was the former owner of Los Angeles Dodgers. He told French
October 17, 2016

Nigerian footballer shot dead

Written by: Olumide Oke


Izu Joseph, a Nigerian footballer has died after being shot.

Izu who plays as a defender for Nigerian Premier League side Shooting Stars (3SC), was hit by a stray bullet as gunmen attacked a market in

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016

Nigeria women team to set up camp

Written by: Seye Tomori


The Nigeria Football Federation said on Monday that Nigeria women team will this week open its training camp as part of preparation for the 10th African
October 14, 2016

FIFA to investigate PSG star

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele


PSG defender Serge Aurier is under FIFA investigation for making a throat-slitting gesture

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October 11, 2016

Algeria sacks national team coach

Written by: Tawfeeq Hassan


Algeria coach Milovan Rajevac was sacked on Tuesday, barely three months after he took charge.

The news came from Algerian public television, with a statement saying: “The Algerian Football Federation have decided to
October 11, 2016

Mahrez: Arsenal were interested in signing me

Written by: Tawfeeq Hassan


Algeria forward, Riyad Mahrez has confirmed Arsenal were interested in signing him before the beginning of this season.

He however did not want to force the transfer to avert having problem with Leicester City. He however admitted he wanted to

Monday, October 10, 2016

October 10, 2016

Belgium's Benteke scores fastest goal

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele


Belgium's Palace striker, Christian Benteke has scored the fastest World Cup qualifying goal. Just seven seconds after kickoff against Gibraltar.

The Crystal Palace goal is the quickest in world cup qualifying game history, as well

Sunday, October 9, 2016

October 09, 2016

Egypt made a comeback to beat Congo

Written by: Tyral Siyanda

Congo-Brazzaville were beaten 2-1 at home by an impressive Egypt side in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier played on Sunday.


The game was played at Stade Municipal de Kintele in Brazzaville, Congo’s capital city, with Congo starting the match
October 09, 2016

Premier League duo give Nigeria victory at Zambia

Written by: Oladayo Seye Tomori

Super Eagles of Nigeria survived a second half scare to win 2-1 at Zambia,starting their World Cup 2018 qualifiers on a good note.

Arsenal's 20 year old Alex Iwobi gave Nigeria the lead with a smart finish from inside the Zambians box,
October 09, 2016

South Africa vs Burkina Faso: Player Ratings

Written by: Tyral Siyanda

Here is the player ratings of Bafana Bafana of South Africa players in their 1-1 draw with Burkina Faso in the qualifying match for the 2018 world cup.

The ratings is based on the views of a South Africa football news outlet, Soccer

Saturday, October 8, 2016

October 08, 2016

Algeria snaps rising star from France

Written by: Tawfeeq Hassan

Bordeaux’s attacking midfielder Adam Ounas has chosen to play for Algeria as his national team instead of France, as reported by L’Équipe.

Ounas, 19, who has represented France at U20 youth level, will be in Algiers tomorrow, to complete hospital switch with the
October 08, 2016

Zambia president and other dignitaries to watch Zambia vs Nigeria match

Written by: Tyral Siyanda

Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is expected to watch the match between Zambia and Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday, reports Africanfootball.com.

The match will be the very first FIFA World Cup qualifying match at senior level between the two countries, with the game
October 08, 2016

Former Arsenal star shaves the head of blogger who trolled him

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele


Former Arsenal attacker, Andrey Arshavin has shaved a blogger head, after the latter claimed Arshavin won't score more than seven goals.

It was a different story for Blogger Peter Volikova who said he would shave his head should Arshavin score more

Friday, October 7, 2016

October 07, 2016

Arsenal defender: Leave Paul Pogba alone

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele


Arsenal's French defender, Laurent Koscienly has warned that Paul Pogba should be left in peace so as to improve at Manchester United.

Many have criticised Pogba for not living up to the task of his £89 million price tag, as they believe he should have

Thursday, October 6, 2016

October 06, 2016

Arsenal: Iwobi ranked third as Sanchez wins player of the month

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele


Nigeria Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi lost Arsenal's Player of the Month to Chilean, Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal published the outcome of voting through their official website. Sanchez coming first, Walcott second and the Nigerian coming third.

Iwobi made five appearances for Arsenal in all competitions in the month of September, including a game against Chelsea where he was the Man of the Match award.

Alexis Sanchez polled 39.4 percent of the votes, Theo Walcott, 23.2 percent, and Alex Iwobi 18.4 percent.

The attacking midfielder is currently on international duty with Nigeria team.


WRITER'S OPINION

Alex Iwobi is coming up the ranks, at a very young age, he is already playing like a superstar.

Hope he will play for Nigeria like he does at Arsenal.



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October 06, 2016

Former coach: Ghana players have too much sex

Written by: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele

Former Ghana player and coach, Malik Jabir said that Ghana’s club players are not doing well because beautiful Ghanaian girls have made them weaker.

Malik who coached Ghana national team in 2003 said players have too much sex instead of training and

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October 04, 2016

Canada release friendly squad list

Written by: Tawfeeq Hassan


Canada national team have released their squad that will play Mauritania and Morocco.

They will play Mauritania Oct. 7 in Marrakech, and will Morocco, in the same venue four days
October 04, 2016

Lyon's Algerian star set for a new contract

Written by: Tawfeeq Hassan


Lyon's Algerian attacker Rachid Ghezzal is set to sign a new contract with French Ligue 1 club, as reported by L’Equipe.

The 24-year-old was strongly linked with a move to Everton last summer, but he

Monday, October 3, 2016

October 03, 2016

Inter Milan manager: Salah caused us problems

Written by: Tawfeeq Hassan


Manager Frank De Boer claimed that Mohamed Salah’s pace and technicality caused his Inter Milan team problems, helping Roma claim victory.

Mohamed Salah's AS Roma beat Inter Milan 2-1 in the Serie A over the

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October 01, 2016

Zambia: We will beat Nigeria

Written by: Tyral Siyanda


Zambia players have said they will beat the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Ndola, as part of the 2018 world cup qualifier.

The Zambian will on October 9 play three-time African

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