African strikers on target in Swedish Cup

Three African players were on the score-sheet over the weekend in the Swedish Cup, a competition that features clubs from various tiers of Swedish football. Nigerian striker Samuel Nnamani grabbed the opener as Ekilstuna thrashed Assyriska Turabdin 4-0.   Gambian youngster Zakaria Sawo provided a consolation as his side, Rosengård went down to Brommapojkarna 3-1.   In […]

Morocco to host African rugby summit

The African association of World Rugby, Rugby Africa, is organising the first Rugby Africa Summit to be held on the 27th February to 2nd March at the Adam Park Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco. On the agenda are an executive committee meeting of the association for the continent, training workshops, and 13th General Assembly. Over 30 presidents from […]

Turay threatens lawsuit against Swedish club

Sierra Leonean forward Mohammed Buya Turay has threatened to take his former Swedish football club AFC Ekilstuna to court for failing to make payments of about 2 million Swedish Crowns ($220,000) to his mother club in Sierra Leone. An upset Turay told fotbolldirekt.se that “It is criminal of the AFC. I will take this to […]

Ghanaian striker joins Swedish club BK Hacken

Ghanaian striker Kwame Kizito has signed a three-year deal with Swedish premiership side, BK Hacken. The 22- year-old joined the Gothenburg-based club from Libyan outfit Al Ittihad. He told Hacken’s website that he was very happy to finally be at the club. “I have watched some on Youtube, and I come to a team that […]

FIFA, UNESCO, WFP team up on Football for Schools program

On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, UN World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley (both pictured at top) and UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay signed a letter of intent to strengthen the collaboration between the three organisations in support of their common goal to enhance children’s access to […]

Nigerian striker Obasi back at Swedish football champs AIK

Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi has returned to Swedish football champions AIK after a stint last season at Elfsborg. The 32-year-old this week signed a deal for a season. Obasi became a fan favorite at AIK in 2016 for his goals and left the club for a short time at Chinese club Shenzhen FC in January […]

Sweden: Eritrean striker Goitom remains AIK captain

Eritrean international Henok Goitom will stay on as captain of newly-crowned Swedish football champions, AIK. After taking over as skipper last season, the Eritrean striker led AIK to its first Allsvenskan win since 2009, scoring 12 times in the campaign to be the club’s top markman. The 34-year-old was rewarded with a new contract which […]

African nations to compete in major cycling competitions

The African Cycling Confederation (CAC) will stage three major competitions for African national teams in the first quarter of the year. First will be the CAC Track African Championships slated for January 17-19 or the 20th at the Sax Young Velodrome in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. This competition will feature sprint, time trials, among […]

NBA Africa opens new facility in Senegal

The National Basketball Association (NBA) last month announced the opening of a new elite basketball training center in Saly, Senegal. The new facility, which features two indoor basketball courts, a multidimensional activity center, a weight room, conference rooms as well as dormitories and educational facilities, will be the primary training location for NBA Academy Africa […]

Kipoche, Ibarguen are IAAF Athletes of the Year

Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian long jumper Caterine Ibarguen were named International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male and Female Athlete of the Year at the federation’s end of year award ceremony here on Tuesday. Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:39 in September, improving the previous world record by 1 minute and […]