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Mohamed Salah awarded ‘Chechen citizenship’ by leader Ramzan Kadyrov

Mohamed Salah awarded ‘Chechen citizenship’ by leader Ramzan Kadyrov

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has received honorary Chechen citizenship from leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Salah is based in the Chechen Republic with his national team for the World Cup in Russia. During a ceremonial banquet on Friday, Salah was officially bestowed citizenship by Kadyrov who, after a short speech, pinned a broach of the Chehen flag […]

Serbia to demand FIFA punishment for Shaqiri & Xhaka over eagle celebrations

Serbia to demand FIFA punishment for Shaqiri & Xhaka over eagle celebrations

The Serbian football association says it will demand that FIFA take action against Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri for their eagle salute goal celebrations in Switzerland’s 2-1 World Cup win in Kaliningrad on Friday. Shaqiri and Xhaka, both of whom were born in Kosovo and are of Albanian descent, celebrated their goals in Switzerland’s comeback […]

Musa Carries Nigeria as Super Eagles Punish Iceland 2-0 at World Cup

Musa Carries Nigeria as Super Eagles Punish Iceland 2-0 at World Cup

Ahmed Musa scored a brilliant second-half double to fire Nigeria to a 2-0 victory over Iceland and throw the second qualification spot in Group D wide open with one game remaining. What a good way to redeem themselves. Nigeria came into the game in their stylish snazzy kit, which everyone has been raving about. The […]

Brazil leave it late to break Costa Rica hearts

Brazil leave it late to break Costa Rica hearts

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar broke down dogged Costa Rica in injury time on Friday, sealing a 2-0 win for Brazil that propels the five-time champions towards the World Cup last 16. The Central Americans looked likely to hold on for a hard-earned draw, particularly after Neymar had a penalty award chalked off by referee Bjorn […]

Meet the Senegalese Coach Aliou Cissé – 10 Things You Need to Know About Him

Meet the Senegalese Coach Aliou Cissé – 10 Things You Need to Know About Him

Senegal claimed the first African win at the 2018 FIFA World Cup guided by their manager, Aliou Cissé, who is the only black coach at this year’s World Cup. Here are 10 interesting things you need to know about The Lions of Teranga (Les Lions de la Teranga) coach. Senegal recorded the first African win […]

Senegal takes down Poland

Senegal takes down Poland

Senegal raised the African flag high after beating Poland 2-1 in their FIFA World Cup opening Group H match in Russia. Four other African representatives faltered and Senegal collected their first set of points in today’s match and raised the continent’s hopes of having a team in the knock-out stage of the football extravaganza. Idrissa […]

Why Senegal Is Africa’s Best Bet At Russia 2018

Why Senegal Is Africa’s Best Bet At Russia 2018

Five countries are representing Africa at the 2018 Fifa World Cup that got underway in Russia Thursday. Collectively, the continent has just three quarterfinal appearances (Cameroon at Italia ’90; Senegal at South Korea & Japan 2002; Ghana at South Africa 2010) to show as gold standards at the flagship football tournament. Needless to say, making […]

Is Nigerian Goalkeeper Francis Odinaka Uzoho the ‘Oldest’ 19-Year-Old at #WorldCup2018?

Is Nigerian Goalkeeper Francis Odinaka Uzoho the ‘Oldest’ 19-Year-Old at #WorldCup2018?

Nigeria’s goalkeeper at the ongoing Fifa World Cup in Russia, Francis Odinaka Uzoho, has become the butt on jokes on social media for his ‘young’ age. Football fans trolled Uzoho, whose official age is 19 years, although in the eyes of the online community he looks ‘much older’. Uzoho, who plays for Spanish La Liga […]

Hopes of Africa Must Soar With Carthage Eagles of Tunisia

Hopes of Africa Must Soar With Carthage Eagles of Tunisia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has been nothing short of exciting. We have enjoyed bitter losses, heroic efforts, controversial decisions by the match officials among other dramatic moments that can be expected in such a prestigious tournament. The latter is still yet to catch up with the African teams as 3 of 5 teams […]

Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0 Sunday. Hirving Lozano scored the lone goal in the 35th minute, picking up Javier Hernandez’s pass inside the penalty area and beating Mesut Ozil before shooting past Manuel Neuer from 10 […]

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