The Qatar FIFA world cup has been amazing for African football. Although, African teams have reached the Round of 16 in the World Cup only three times, this time Senegal and Morocco made it. It is a remarkable result for two African nations, who were both eliminated at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This is already Africa’s best performance at a World Cup since 2014 when both Nigeria and Algeria reached the final 16. It is even better timing after a dismal 2018 World Cup when none of Africa’s representatives went beyond the group stage.
Category: African Football
NIGERIA VS COLOMBIA: MATCH PREVIEW AS FLAMINGOS TARGET FINAL
The Nigerian u17 women’s national team will advance to the championship match with a win over the South Americans. Nigeria’s Flamingos will battle South American nation Colombia for a place in the final of the 2022 FIFA u17 Women’s World Cup on Wednesday at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa. Nigeria enjoyed a dramatic triumph over favourites United States in the quarterfinals to reach the last four. The coach Bankole Olowookeere-tutored girls held the Americans to a 1-1 draw in normal time before edging the resultant penalty shootout 4-3 to advance at the expense of the Yanks.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: SALAH ENDS GOAL DROUGHT
Mohamed Salah has ended his goal drought after he scored the opener for Liverpool during their Champions League win over Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday night. Liverpool and Ajax met at Anfield in a Group A clash with African football star Salah getting the first goal of the game as he helped his team to an important win. The Egyptian international was able to put an end to his six-game goal drought.
SALAH ON SONG AGAINST CITY
African football star Mohamed Salah was on song as his Liverpool side won the Community Shield this year by beating Manchester City. The two teams met at the King Power Stadium, the home of Leicester City, to determine who will succeed the Foxes as Community Shield winners. Leicester City won last year’s Community Shield by beating Manchester City 1-0 thanks to the late goal from Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho.
NEWCASTLE FACE SHOCK COMPETITION FOR £12M TARGET LIKENED TO MANE
Newcastle United target Bamba Dieng is now reportedly in talks with Bundesliga side SC Freiburg, with the German club keen to sign the Senegal international this summer. According to L’Equipe, Freiburg are in negotiations with the player and club over a potential signing, though as stated in the report, Marseille want €15m (£12m) for their star attacker should he leave this summer, a fee that the Breisgau side don’t appear willing to meet.
MANE CHASE: TWO TEAMS JOIN BAYERN
German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are not the only ones in the chase for Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane who has a year left on his current deal at An field. It has been reported that African football star Mane is keen to leave Liverpool this summer as he has set sights on a new challenge. His last match as a Liverpool player could be the Champions League final which ended in disappointment for him and his colleagues following the defeat at the hands of Real Madrid.
MANE CHASE: TWO TEAMS JOIN BAYERN
German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are not the only ones in the chase for Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane who has a year left on his current deal at Anfield. It has been reported that African football star Mane is keen to leave Liverpool this summer as he has set sights on a new challenge. His last match as a Liverpool player could be the Champions League final which ended in disappointment for him and his colleagues following the defeat at the hands of Real Madrid.
Transfer guru Graeme Bailey has disclosed that two other clubs are interested in African football player Mane in addition to Bayern Munich. It was stated that French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are one of those two teams. The African football star could be the replacement for Argentine international Angel Di Maria who will leave PSG this summer after his contract at the French club expires. Di Maria has already been linked with a free transfer move to Italian Serie A club Juventus this summer. Continue reading “MANE CHASE: TWO TEAMS JOIN BAYERN”
UCL: MANE INSTRUMENTAL TO COMEBACK WIN
African football star Sadio Mane was an influential player for his Liverpool team as they came from behind to beat Villarreal in the second leg as far as their UEFA Champions League (UCL) last four tie is concerned. Senegalese international Mane scored the third goal for Liverpool as they were able to seal a 3-2 comeback victory at the expense of Europa League holders Villarreal despite trailing with a two-goal deficit at the end of the first half.
Mane has had a phenomenal year till date after he led Senegal to conquer African football by winning the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament for the first time in their history. He also helped the country qualify for the World Cup later this year in addition to playing a big role for Liverpool in their quest to win the quadruple. Mane was in the Liverpool team that beat Chelsea on penalties in the Carabao Cup final at the end of February to win the first trophy in their quadruple quest. Continue reading “UCL: MANE INSTRUMENTAL TO COMEBACK WIN”
AN OVERVIEW OF NIGERIA’S AFCON QUALIFYING GROUP
Nigeria’s opponents for the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers were drawn on Tuesday in South Africa. Against all odds, the Super Eagles had conquered the continent for the third time in South Africa in 2013. It was an unprecedented triumph especially considering the sloppy start the Stephen Keshi-led team had to overcome. Sunday Mba’s brave winner was the difference on that night against Burkina Faso. It created memories that’d be difficult to erase especially considering a good number of members of the squad were home based.
MANE, SALAH LEAD LIVERPOOL TO GLORY
African Football stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah played their respective parts as they helped Liverpool to win the Carabao Cup title this season. The Reds saw off Chelsea on penalties on Sunday to win the first major domestic of this season as far as the English top flight is concerned.