Sport in Africa http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23882/all en Football: African history-maker Appou eyes world record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/football-african-history-maker-appou-eyes-world-record <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mauritian Kersley Appou could become the oldest international goalscorer Sunday just seven days after creating African football history.</p> <p>The striker overtook Cameroon legend Roger Milla last weekend as the oldest African international by playing in a 1-0 loss against Mauritania aged 43 years and 354 days.</p> <p>And if Appou finds the net in the second leg of a 2015 Cup of Nations qualifier, he will replace Singapore striker Aleksandar Duric as the oldest international scorer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/football-african-history-maker-appou-eyes-world-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Mauritius Sport in Africa Volcanism AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:01:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125346 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: African history-maker Appou eyes world record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/football-african-history-maker-appou-eyes-world-record-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mauritian Kersley Appou could become the oldest international goalscorer Sunday just seven days after creating African football history.</p> <p>The striker overtook Cameroon legend Roger Milla last weekend as the oldest African international by playing in a 1-0 loss against Mauritania aged 43 years and 354 days.</p> <p>And if Appou finds the net in the second leg of a 2015 Cup of Nations qualifier, he will replace Singapore striker Aleksandar Duric as the oldest international scorer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/football-african-history-maker-appou-eyes-world-record-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Mauritius Sport in Africa Volcanism AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:01:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125347 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Al-Ahly begin another CAF trophy hunt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140416/football-al-ahly-begin-another-caf-trophy-hunt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Deposed African club football champions Al-Ahly from Egypt begin another CAF trophy-seeking campaign this weekend by hosting Moroccans Difaa El-Jadidi in the Confederation Cup.</p> <p>Ahly are among seven African title winners involved in the two-leg play-offs which pit Champions League second round losers against Confederation Cup second round winners.</p> <p>Congolese AC Leopards and Tunisians Etoile Sahel have lifted the second-tier Confederation Cup, which replaced the African Cup Winners and CAF Cup competitions 10 years ago.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140416/football-al-ahly-begin-another-caf-trophy-hunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Egypt Sport in Africa AFP Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:51:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6122760 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Path to 2015 CAN in Morocco http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140411/football-path-2015-can-morocco <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The qualifying competition for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) in Morocco begins Saturday when Mauritania host Mauritius:</p> <p>Preliminary phase </p> <p>First round</p> <p>Mauritania v Mauritius</p> <p>First leg: April 12, second: April 20</p> <p>Note: Eritrea withdrew, giving South Sudan a walkover into second round</p> <p>Second round</p> <p>Seeded: Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Botswana, Malawi, Uganda, Mozambique, Benin, Sierra Leone, Congo Brazzaville, Central African Republic, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Liberia, Gambia</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140411/football-path-2015-can-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African U-20 Championship qualification African Youth Championship Sport in Africa AFP Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:49:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6118949 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Mauritian veteran set to break Milla age record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140411/football-mauritian-veteran-set-break-milla-age-record <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mauritian Kersley Appou could overtake Cameroon legend Roger Milla this weekend and become the oldest African international footballer.</p> <p>The 43-year striker with 10 goals from 24 national-team appearances is in an 18-man squad for the opening 2015 Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifier against Mauritania in Nouakchott.</p> <p>And if Appou starts or comes on as a substitute at the 40,000-seat Stade Olympique in the north-west Africa city, he will overtake 1990 World Cup show-stopper Milla.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140411/football-mauritian-veteran-set-break-milla-age-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Human Interest Sport in Africa AFP Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:48:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6118946 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: ASEC turn back the clock with six-goal romp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140331/football-asec-turn-back-the-clock-six-goal-romp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ivorians ASEC Mimosas turned the clock back at the weekend as they crushed Algerians CS Constantine 6-0 to reach the CAF Confederation Cup play-offs.</p> <p>African champions in 1998 and regular title contenders subsequently, the Abidjan club have fallen on hard times lately with early exits from CAF competitions.</p> <p>But the club that developed many Ivorian stars, including reigning African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure, were back to their best against the North Africans.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140331/football-asec-turn-back-the-clock-six-goal-romp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASEC Mimosas Association football Sport in Africa AFP Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:08:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6109722 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: CAF Champions League qualifiers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140331/football-caf-champions-league-qualifiers-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Qualifiers for CAF Champions League group draw in Cairo on April 29 (alphabetical order):</p> <p>Al-Ahly Benghazi (LBA)</p> <p>Al-Hilal (SUD)</p> <p>CS Sfaxien (TUN)</p> <p>Entente Setif (ALG)</p> <p>Esperance (TUN)</p> <p>TP Mazembe (COD)</p> <p>Vita Club (COD)</p> <p>Zamalek (EGY)</p> <p>Note: Matches to be played during weekends of May 16-18 and 23-25, June 6-8, July 25-27 and August 8-10 and 22-24 </p> <p>afp </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> CAF Champions League Sport in Africa AFP Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:19:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6109484 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: CAF Champions League qualifiers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140331/football-caf-champions-league-qualifiers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Qualifiers for CAF Champions League group draw in Cairo on April 29 (alphabetical order):</p> <p>Al-Ahly Benghazi (LBA)</p> <p>Al-Hilal (SUD)</p> <p>CS Sfaxien (TUN)</p> <p>Entente Setif (ALG)</p> <p>Esperance (TUN)</p> <p>TP Mazembe (COD)</p> <p>Vita Club (COD)</p> <p>Zamalek (EGY)</p> <p>Note: Matches to be played during weekends of May 16-18 and 23-25, June 6-8, July 25-27 and August 8-10 and 22-24 </p> <p>afp </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> CAF Champions League Sport in Africa AFP Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:19:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6109483 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Zamalek give Nkana five-goal hiding http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140331/football-zamalek-give-nkana-five-goal-hiding <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Egyptians Zamalek gave Zambians Nkana a 5-0 hiding at the weekend to storm into the CAF Champions League group stage.</p> <p>Mesmerising penalty-area passing created four of the goals for the 'White Knights' at a spectator-less Air Defence Stadium in Cairo.</p> <p>The other goal came direct from a free-kick as five-time African champions Zamalek maintained a three-decade dominance over Nkana.</p> <p>It was the fifth time the clubs have clashed in the premier CAF club competition and the fifth time the Egyptian have emerged aggregate winners.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140331/football-zamalek-give-nkana-five-goal-hiding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CAF Champions League Football in Egypt Sport in Africa AFP Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:17:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6109452 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Sundowns close gap behind leaders Chiefs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140325/football-sundowns-close-gap-behind-leaders-chiefs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mamelodi Sundowns closed the gap behind South African Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs to three points with a 3-1 win at Platinum Stars Tuesday.</p> <p>Sunday Moriri put the visitors ahead midway through the opening half and Liberian Anthony Laffor added a second goal soon after half-time.</p> <p>Cheeseboy Mokoena put the outcome beyond doubt with a third goal for the Pretoria club 12 minutes from time before Malawian Robert Ng'ambi pulled one back.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140325/football-sundowns-close-gap-behind-leaders-chiefs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sport in Africa Sport in South Africa AFP Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:22:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6104673 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Another CAF Cup win for debutants Medeama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/football-another-caf-cup-win-debutants-medeama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ghanaians Medeama stayed on course for a CAF Confederation Cup play-offs place with a 2-0 home win over Zambians Zesco United at the weekend.</p> <p>The African debutants took an early lead in the last-16 first leg through Nathaniel Asamoah and Michael Helegbe converted a penalty 12 minutes from time.</p> <p>Asamoah scored with a lob over the onrushing Zambian goalkeeper and Helegbe doubled the lead after Theophilus Anaabah had been felled in the box.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/football-another-caf-cup-win-debutants-medeama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Ismaily SC Sport in Africa AFP Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:37:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6103418 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Mubele hat-trick for Vita floors Chiefs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/football-mubele-hat-trick-vita-floors-chiefs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Firmin Mubele scored a hat-trick as Democratic Republic of Congo club Vita floored South Africans Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in the CAF Champions League at the weekend.</p> <p>He struck twice in the first half and again just after half-time at the Kinshasa stadium where Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the 1974 'Rumble in the Jungle'.</p> <p>It was the biggest first leg win of the last-16 qualifiers and leaves the 1973 African champions favourably placed to reach the lucrative group phase for the first time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/football-mubele-hat-trick-vita-floors-chiefs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Egypt Sport in Africa AFP Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:35:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6103394 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: CAF Champions League results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140323/football-caf-champions-league-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAF Champions League second round, first leg results this weekend:</p> <p>Al-Ahly Benghazi (LBA) 1 (Sadomba 67) Al-Ahly (EGY, holders) 0 </p> <p>Real Bamako (MLI) 1 (Doumbia 78) Esperance (TUN) 1 (Jouini 27)</p> <p>Nkana (ZAM) 0 Zamalek (EGY) 0</p> <p>Second leg: March 28-30</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> CAF Champions League Libyan Premier League Sport in Africa AFP Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:32:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6102686 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Sadomba goal defeats African champions Ahly http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140323/football-sadomba-goal-defeats-african-champions-ahly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwean Edward Sadomba scored as Libyans Al-Ahly Benghazi upset Egyptians Al-Ahly 1-0 this weekend in a CAF Champions League qualifier.</p> <p>Sadomba struck midway through the second half of a last-16, first leg match moved to Tunisia because of security concerns in Libya.</p> <p>Veteran Egyptian defender Wael Gomaa failed to cut off a knock-down from a long free-kick and Sadomba fired past goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy from point-blank range.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140323/football-sadomba-goal-defeats-african-champions-ahly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Egypt Human Interest Sport in Africa Sports AFP Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:29:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6102649 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Leading CAF Champions League scorers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/football-leading-caf-champions-league-scorers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leading CAF Champions League goalscorers ahead of second round fixtures this weekend:</p> <p>6: Ngasa (Young Africans/TAN) </p> <p>5: Iajour (Raja/MAR)</p> <p>4: Jouini (Esperance/TUN), Musona (Chiefs/RSA)</p> <p>3: S. Bwalya, Kampamba (both Nkana/ZAM), L. Diawara, Sissoko (both Stade Malien/MLI), Gandze (Leopards/CGO), Gwar (Enyimba/NGR), Nkhatha (Chiefs), Odur (KCCA/UGA), Sadomba (Benghazi/LBA)</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Sport in Africa AFP Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6100176 at http://www.globalpost.com