Top football stars unite against Ebola

The world’s top football players, including Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Neymar Jr., Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm, are joining forces with global health experts to help raise global awareness in the fight against Ebola. In a new campaign “11 Against Ebola”, players from some of Europe’s biggest clubs come together to […]

Yaya Toure becomes Nissan global ambassador

Car producer Nissan is proud to announce Yaya Touré, three-time African Footballer of the Year and UEFA Champions League winner, as its newest global ambassador. The Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder has agreed to a deal which will see him work alongside Nissan’s global UEFA Champions League and Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015 partnerships. […]

Suarez can stop biting

Brazil – Luis Suarez can learn to stop biting opponents but it will not be a quick or easy process, senior psychologists have said after the Uruguay striker bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder at the World Cup. Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, is under investigation by FIFA for the incident late […]

Ivory Coast wins first World Cup match

Ivory Coast scored two goals in as many minutes to come from behind and get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start with victory over Japan. The Elephants trailed to a stunning Keisuke Honda strike in the first half. But the introduction of Didier Drogba as a substitute inspired the comeback, with Wilfried […]

Tensions as World Cup sets to open

Simmering civil tension and the stench of corruption threatens to sully Brazil’s global football party when the World Cup kicks off on Thursday against a backdrop of protests, unrest and alleged political graft. What was to be a football celebration is in danger of being hijacked by off-field issues as a growing furore surrounding FIFA […]

Liberia captain quits after Nations’ Cup defeat

Blaming Liberia’s failure in the African Nations Cup qualifiers squarely on government and the Liberia Football Association (LFA), captain Anthony Laffor on Sunday quit international football following a 2-0 loss to Lesotho. He said his decision was based on the failure of the Liberian government and the LFA to adequately support national football development. The South African-based player said not […]

Liberians in US stage football tourney

A football tourney intended to promote sports among Liberians residing in the United States is expected to be held this weekend in Columbia, Maryland. According to one of the organizers, former Liberian national football star Anthony “teacher” Gray, the tournament which will feature former footballers, known as oldtimers, is a means through which “we want to […]

Football official says no players’ bonus dispute

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has denied reports that two foreign-based players, Sekou Jabateh and Alseny Keita clash with Liberia FA President Musa Bility over bonuses before the 1-0 victory over Lesotho on Sunday. LFA General Secretary Alphonso Amah informed Nordic Africa News Correspondent on Monday that the reports were false and misleading, adding that no such incident […]

Liberia calls up three pros for Lesotho match

Ahead of Liberia’s crucial match with Lesotho for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this Sunday, the Liberian Football Association has release the names of three oversea-based players for the match. They are Sekou Jabateh Oliseh of Greek club PAOK, Anthony Snoti Laffor of South African side Super Sports United and Satellite Karat who […]

Tough pairings in African Cup of Nations draw

Ivory Coast and Cameroon have been handed a tough draw in the qualifiers for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015. The duo was drawn together in the battle for the 15 places to join hosts Morocco for the final tournament next January. Four-time winners, Cameroon, will have to contend with rivals, the Elephants of […]