Sports - Africa

Morocco, Algeria kick off Arab Cup campaign with a bang

Morocco and Algeria recorded 4-0 wins over Palestine and Sudan respectively in their opening games of the FIFA Arab Cup on Wednesday.

Hosts Qatar win, Tunisia thrash Mauritania 5-1 in opening day of FIFA Arab Cup

Hosts Qatar kicked off their campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over Bahrain while Tunisia thrashed Mauritania 5-1 in the opening day of the FIFA Arab Cup on Tuesday.

Kenya's football supremo charged with corruption

Kenya's suspended football chief was charged with corruption on Tuesday and accused of embezzling millions of shillings, less than a week after the state dropped a graft case against him.

African players in Europe: Three-goal Bebou steals show

Togo international Ihlas Bebou scored a hat-trick for fifth-placed Hoffenheim at the weekend in a 6-3 Bundesliga triumph at bottom club Greuther Fuerth. It was the first German league treble for the 27-year-old winger, who had spells with Fortuna Dusseldorf and Hannover before joining his current club in 2019 on a three-year contract.

CAF votes in favour of biennial World Cup, backs Super League proposal

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Saturday backed a FIFA proposal for a biennial World Cup and voted in favour of an African Super League.

Playoffs draw of 2022 World Cup in January with two-leg format: CAF

The playoffs draw of the 2022 African World Cup qualifiers will be held on 22 or 26 January with a two-leg format, the Confederation of African Football announce on Friday.

Kenya drops corruption charges against football supremo

A Kenyan court on Thursday dropped corruption charges against the suspended head of the national football body and declared the case closed after the state failed to provide any evidence against him.

Ivorian Haller scores twice as Ajax beat Besiktas 2-1 in CL

Sebastien Haller brought his Champions League goal tally to nine this season as he came off the bench to score both goals as Ajax beat Besiktas 2-1 on Wednesday to secure the top spot in Group C with five straight wins.

Bayern's Cameroonian striker Choupo-Moting tests positive for coronavirus

Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting tested positive for the coronavirus, the club said Wednesday, depriving the team of a valuable backup for Robert Lewandowski.

Nigeria's Osimhen to miss Africa Cup of Nations after face surgery

Napoli's Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen seems certain to miss the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations as he needs three months to recover from surgery to a smashed cheekbone, the Serie A leaders said on Tuesday.

Nigeria's Osimhen to have face operation on Tuesday

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen faces an operation on Tuesday after suffering multiple face fractures following a clash of heads during the weekend defeat at Inter Milan, the Seria A leaders announced on Monday.

Ghana's Prince Boateng back at hometown club Hertha: 'I'm the boss'

Fourteen years after leaving Hertha Berlin on an odyssey through teams in England, Spain, Italy and Turkey, Prince Boateng is back at his hometown club for possibly the final chapter in a colorful career.

Factbox: The 10 African teams that reached the 2022 World Cup qualifying playoff

Egypt, Algeria, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia won their respective groups to reach the final qualifying playoff phase for the 2022 World Cup.

Cameroon leapfrog Ivory Coast into World Cup qualifying playoff, Tunisia also advance

Cameroon pipped Ivory Coast into the World Cup qualifying playoff with a 1-0 win on the final day of the group stage while Tunisia also went through with a comfortable 3-1 home victory over Zambia on Tuesday.

African World Cup qualifiers results & scorers (group stage, 6th round)

Follow Ahram Online's coverage of the African World Cup qualifiers (14-16 November)

Algeria, Nigeria held at home but secure World Cup qualifying playoff spots

​Algeria and Nigeria secured their qualification for the 2022 World Cup qualifying playoff on the last day of the group stage on Tuesday despite being held at home by challengers Cape Verde and Burkina Faso respectively.

South Africa presses FIFA over controversial World Cup elimination goal

South Africa's soccer federation has formally complained to FIFA about a referee's decision to award a penalty kick in a 1-0 loss that ended the team's bid to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

South Africa want Ghana World Cup qualifier replayed after controversial penalty

South Africa demanded on Monday that a 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ghana be replayed after a controversial penalty cost them an African play-offs slot.

Ghana pip South Africa to World Cup qualifying playoff with 1-0 win

Ghana pipped South Africa to the final two-legged playoff of the World Cup qualifiers on goals scored after beating the Bafana Bafana 1-0 at home on Sunday.

DR Congo beat Benin to reach World Cup qualifying playoff

DR Congo secured a vital 2-0 home win over Benin on Sunday to reach the African World Cup qualifying playoffs in the final matchday.

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