African Football

Zambia on top!

Zambia edged past visitors Rwanda with a 1-0 win in Group C of the 2010 World Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifier. Rainford Kalaba scored the only goal of the game in the 79th minute. The victory takes Zambia to four points, after they drew 1-1 with Egypt in the opening game of the final round of qualifiers. || ...

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Full Preview: Algeria – Egypt

Both sides are looking to bounce back from slow starts in this Arab derby which could prove to be a fiery affair. Kick-Off: Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 21:30 CET. Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Algeria. Must Win For Algeria The Algerian national team began their World Cup qualifying campaign with a disappointing goalless draw in Kigali against Rwanda. Despite Rabah Saadane’s ...

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Nigeria 1 – 0 France

Nigeria claimed a morale-boosting win over France in a friendly match in St Etienne on Tuesday. The Belgium-based striker Joseph Akpala put the Super Eagles in front after 32 minutes. He followed-up an Ikechukwu Uche shot which came back off the post. The result is likely to relieve some of the pressure on coach Shaibu Amodu, who was the focus ...

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Shahata: We are capable of beating Algeria

Egypt coach Hassan Shehata believes that his side are capable of beating Algeria in the upcoming World Cup qualifier. The Pharaohs faced Oman in a warm-up match and took part in a training camp in the sultanate over the last week, in preparation for their clash against the Desert Foxes. Although the match, which takes place on June 7th in ...

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Salama strikes, Hodoud Wins

Harras Hodoud striker Ahmed Salama scored in the minute to help his team beat Libya’s Ahli Tripoli 2-1 on aggregate and reach the Confederation Cup group stage. After drawing the first leg 0-0, Ahli stunned the Alexandria crowd by taking the lead in the 38th minute through Ahmed Saad. Salama brought Hodoud back in the game by scoring in the ...

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Al Ahly dumped out of the ACC

Manuel Jose ended his career as Al Ahly coach disastrously when the Egyptian giants were dumped out of the African Confederation Cup by Santos in Angola on Sunday. Ahly, winners of the African Champions League a record six times, took a 3-0 lead into the return match and even the absence of star midfielder Mohamed Aboutraika was not expected to ...

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Flavio joins El Shabab

Ahli striker Flavio Amado has joined Saudi side Shabab, the player’s agent said on Saturday. “Flavio has signed a contract with Shabab to complete the move,” Nader Shawki told FilGoal.com. Shawki neither disclosed the contract’s length nor its financial aspects as Ahli are yet to announce the deal. Angolan striker Flavio follows in the footsteps of coach Manuel Jose, who ...

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Algeria’s Samir Zaoui says: too much pressure!

Algeria defender Samir Zaoui admitted that the pressure from home supporters is immense, ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifier with Egypt. Zaoui indicated that manager Rabeh Saadane’s decision to hold out a pre-match camp in France was on spot, amid the fans’ over-enthusiasm. “The idea of having a camp in France helped us avoid the pressure and relax before ...

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Jose leads Ahly for the last time

After the round, second leg fixture Jose will be taking over as Angola’s national team coach as they prepare to host the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. Ahly won the first leg of the tie 3-0 in Cairo two weeks ago and since then have clinched a fifth successive league title thanks to a 1-0 play-off win against Ismaili on ...

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We should be very careful, says Al-Badri

The Red Devils, who played in Africa’s secondary competition after being eliminated from the Champions League, are on the verge of booking a last-eight berth. They crushed Santos 3-0 at home to leave the Angolan side with a mountain to climb in Sunday’s tie in Luanda. “The match is not easy as some people might think,” Al-Badri told Ahli’s official ...

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