Africa: Free tv broadcast of Nations’ Cup

Flutterwave, a leading payment technology company in Africa, will sponsor the broadcast of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2021) on Nigerian-based Afrosport TV for viewers across the continent. AFCON 2021, which kicks off on Sunday, January 9, is the biggest football tournament in Africa. The sponsorship will facilitate the world class delivery of the […]

FIFA 2021 awards coming up

FIFA has announced the finalists for the FIFA Puskás Award. The prize is given to the player judged to have scored the most aesthetically pleasing goal, regardless of the competition in which it took place and the player’s gender or nationality. Who will succeed 2020 recipient Son Heung-min in claiming the coveted crown? The voting process for […]

William Nah: unknown fate of a brilliant Liberian keeper

By Benedict Nyankun Wisseh As if we are programmed, when conversations about football take place, our focus is placed on players who score goals for our teams. In this case, we celebrate forwards and midfielders, whose responsibility it is to score goals and ignore defenders and goalkeepers except for their mistakes that lead to the […]

Sam Johnson: Liberian striker returns to Sweden

Liberian striker Sam Johnson has returned to Sweden’s top football championship, Allsvenskan to play for struggling side Mjällby in a deal that will run till next season. Mjällby’s sports director Hasse Larsson noted that the 28-year-old is a prolific goal scorer who is dangerous in the offensive penalty area. Few years ago, Johnson featured prominently […]

Liberia’s independence day to be celebrated in Europe

Liberians living in Europe have lined up a number of activities to celebrate the 174th independence anniversary of their country. The West African nation declared independence on July 26, 1847. The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA), the umbrella entity of Liberian organizations on the continent, will hold programs on Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31 in Antwerp, Belgium.  The […]

The story of Liberia’s first football victory over Ghana

By Benedict Nyankun Wisseh The passage of time has a unique way of undermining one’s ability to recall the facts of national history. As a result, the revisionist accounts, although constructed in distortions and supported by persistent repetitions, are eventually accepted to be true. Such is the claim by some Liberian football enthusiasts that Ghana’s […]

Amadaiya Rennie: Liberian forward joins Swedish club

Liberian forward Amadaiya Rennie has joined Swedish second division side IFK Eskilstuna in a short term deal. Rennie, who signed a contract that runs until July 15, joins from the Egyptian club Haras El Hoodod, according to the website of the club. In 2009, the player moved to Sweden as a 19-year-old to feature for […]

Basketball Africa League begins on May 16 in Rwanda

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) on Monday announced that the league’s historic inaugural season will tip off Sunday, May 16 at the Kigali Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, with 12 teams from across Africa competing in the new professional league.  The BAL, a partnership between the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), […]

New CAF president on road ahead of African football

The newly- elected president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has told delegates at the 43rd CAF General Assembly that they should set their eyes on making African football not only competitive but a dominant player in global sport. Dr Patrice Motsepe spoke passionately at the event held recently in Rabat, Morocco’s capital about the […]

FIFA President praises African ‘team spirit’

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has stressed the importance of “team spirit” to project African football to the top of the world in his address to the 43rd Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ordinary and Elective General Assembly that took place Friday in Rabat, Morocco. “We know the values of football, but the most important value […]