A weekend of African goals in Nordic football

Eritrean international Henok Goitom scored twice for AIK in a weekend victory over Orebro as the battle for Sweden’s top football prize continues. The goals helped AIK to 4th place on the table, three points behind league leaders Malmo.   Also on target in the Allsvenskan was Liberian-born Peter Wilson, who scored late in the first […]

African goal scorers in Nordic football leagues

Two African players were on the score sheet last weekend as Sweden’s topmost football league, Allsvenskan, nears its climax. Eritrean striker Henok Goitom scored a late equalizer as AIK held Elfsborg to a 1-all duel to see its chances of winning the championship slip while 19-year-old Nigerian attacker Jordan Kadiri hit his first goal for […]

Buya Turay eyes top scorer award in Sweden

  With five more games to the end of the Swedish football premiership, Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay is aiming for the highest goalscorer award.  The striker is currently third in the rankings with 11 goals having grabbed the lone goal for league leaders Djurgarden in a 1-0 win over lowly-placed Falkenberg on Tuesday.   […]

Sports can boost equality and peace

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth has outlined how sport can be harnessed to boost international development by “changing perceptions and altering attitudes”. Speaking at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda, Patricia Scotland said the “wide appeal and reach” of sport can be used to “accelerate progress” in areas such as gender equality […]

Sweden-born Hellberg shines on debut for Liberia

Seth Kanteh Hellberg, who plays for Sweden’s second division flyers IK Brage, had a memorable debut as he became the first Swedish-born player to play Liberia, the ancestral homeland of his mother. He was part of the Liberian national football team which recorded a 3-1 win at home against Sierra Leone in a World Cup […]

New coach for Liberia national football team

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has officially confirmed the appointment of Peter James Butler as the new head coach of the Liberia national team after agreeing a one-year deal, reports Joseph M. Vincent. The Englishman replaces Thomas Kojo, who was sacked after he failed to qualify the Lone Star for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations […]

Liberia: Jah Kamara named best coach in Gardnersville

Jah Kamara, the enterprising coach of third division club Kallon FC,  has been named coach of the season of the Gardnersville sub-committee league, a part of the Liberia Football Association, reports Joseph M. Vincent. The 39 year-old coach, who guided the Chocolate City-based club to the big three- stage of the just ended sub-committee’s league […]

Basketball Africa League names vice president

The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, on Friday named National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa Head of Business Operations and Ghana-native John Manyo-Plange as BAL Vice President & Head of Strategy and Operations. Manyo-Plange, who goes by Manyo, […]

Basketball Africa League names seven host cities

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced Cairo (Egypt), Dakar (Senegal), Lagos (Nigeria), Luanda (Angola), Rabat (Morocco) and either Monastir or Tunis (Tunisia) as the host cities where the inaugural BAL regular season will take place and Kigali (Rwanda) as the host city for the first-ever BAL Final Four and BAL Final. Additionally, the BAL […]

Ghanaian club wins Gothia Puma Trophy in Sweden

Two fan favourites took to the field to clash in the final of the Boys’ Gothia Puma Trophy where Ghana’s Right to Dream and Nigeria’s TikiTaka Academy played each other for the first time since the final two years ago where Right to Dream became victorious. “Words can’t describe how I feel right now”, says […]