Six African coaches vie for place at Arsenal school

A panel of judges from Arsenal Football Club and its official online money transfer partner, WorldRemit, have selected six coaches from across Africa as finalists in their new Future Stars coaching progamme. These final six coaches will now compete in a public vote for the chance to attend an exclusive training programme with Arsenal Soccer […]

Africans on target in Nordic football championships

Football leagues in the Nordic region saw a number of African goals over the weekend. In the Swedish premiership, Liberian-born Peter Wilson scored the only goal for Sundsvall in a 2-1 defeat to Orebro in the 21st round on Saturday. Wilson raised the curtains in the 24th minute. Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi put Elfsborg ahead […]

Zambia Rugby reaches out to females

The growth of rugby on the Africa continent has come as no surprise to many rugby followers across the continent due to the many programs being undertaken by various unions. Get Into Rugby Zambia Project Manager Tom Chaloba said that Zambia was not to be left behind in the race to increase the number of […]

Rugby is on the rise in Africa

Rugby is developing at an unprecedented pace in Africa. The popularity of the sport is booming all over the continent, and APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East and main Official Partner of World Rugby’ African association, Rugby Africa, Monday released a new guide to the sport called “The […]

African strikers on target in Sweden, Denmark, Norway

AIK skipper Henok Goitom keeps banging in the goals as his club continues a firm march at the top of the Swedish football premiership. The Eritrean international scored a 35th minute penalty in AIK’s 3-0 bashing of Hacken last weekend in the 20th round of the Allsvenskan to open up a five-point lead over second […]

Sweden: Goitom goals power AIK title challenge

Eritrean striker Henok Goitom was on the score sheet twice as undefeated league leaders AIK powered to a 2-0 win over strugglers Brommapojkarna in the 18th round of Sweden’s premier football championship, Allsvenkan last weekend. Goitom scored his 7th and 8th goal of the season through a header in the 45th minute and a tap-in […]

Sweden: Top African strikers leave for greener pastures

The top three African strikers in the first half of the Swedish football premiership, Allsvenskan, have left to seek greener pastures in other leagues. Despite the poor performance of his club, Dalkurd, Sierra Leonean goal poacher Mohamed Buya Turay distinguished himself by banking in nine goals for the relegation-bound club to earn a 1.6m euros […]

African players on target in Swedish football league

African players were on the scoring cards in the 17th round of the Swedish football premiership, Allsvenskan. Nigerian Moses Ogbu scored in the 65th minute to level for Sirius in a 3-2 victory over IFK Gothenburg while Kenyan Eric Omondi provided the lone goal for relegation-threatened Brommapojkarna in a 1-0 win over Orebro. Hacken collected […]

Kenya’s former world champ athlete dies in car accident

Kenyan athlete Nicholas Bett, the 2015 world 400 metre hurdles champion, was killed Wednesday in a car crash near his home in western Kenya, police said. “The accident occurred when his vehicle hit a bump and rolled and he died on the spot,” Nandi county police commander Patrick Wambani said from the scene of the […]

Top African female footballers in Sweden

Nigerians dominate the small contigent of African female footballers who ply their trade in Sweden’s top women league, Damallsvenskan. Damallsvenskan’s best defender in 2015 Faith Ikidi Michael is in her eighth season at league leaders Pitea while her Nigerian compatriots Rita Chikwelu, who has scored twice in the 12-week-old league, and Ogonna Chukwudi don the […]