Basketball Africa League gets underway

The Basketball Africa League’s (BAL) Sahara Conference group phase begins today at the Dakar Arena in Senegal.  The six title hopefuls are defending BAL champion US Monastir (Tunisia), AS Douanes (Senegal), Abidjan Basketball Club (Côte d’Ivoire), Kwara Falcons (Nigeria), Rwanda Energy Group (Rwanda) and Stade Malien (Mali). Collectively the six teams feature 78 players from […]

Basketball Africa League’s 2023 season opens in March

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced the top 12 club teams from 12 African countries that will compete in the 2023 BAL season, which will tip off on Saturday, March 11 at the Dakar Arena in Dakar, Senegal, and will once again feature a total of 38 games in Dakar; Cairo, Egypt and Kigali, […]

Senegal wins African title

Algeria’s hopes of winning the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) on home soil were crushed in heartbreaking fashion as they lost 5-4 on penalties to Senegal in the final on Saturday. The Local Teranga Lions edged hosts in a very tense final at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers in front of 39,120 football fans […]

New regulations for FIFA football agents

Following their approval by the FIFA Council in December, the new FIFA Football Agent Regulations (FFAR) will come into force on Monday, January 9, thus marking a landmark step towards the establishment of a fairer and more transparent football transfer system.  The new regulations introduce basic service standards for football agents and their clients, including a mandatory […]

CAF President: Pele was a unique inspiration to Africa

Brazilian football superstar Pele, who has died at the age of 82, was “a unique inspiration to the African continent” who will “forever live in the hearts and minds of football lovers”, the continent’s football chief said on Friday. “His death is a huge loss for supporters and football fans,” said Patrice Motsepe, the president […]

Africans help Hacken lift Swedish title for first time

Four African players are part of the BK Hacken side that won the Sweden’s top football championship for the first time in its 82-year history. Ghanaian striker Ibrahim Sadiq scored seven times this season for the team which also includes Nigerian defender Franklin Tebo Uchenna, Ivorian midfielder Akoua Romeo Amane and his compatriot Benie Adama […]

Swedish club fined for fault in Amoo transfer deal

Sweden’s National Sports Board on Friday upheld a fine imposed on premiership club Hammarby for breaking the rules when it signed Nigerian youngster Akinkunmi Amoo from Nigerian club Sidos FC. In March the Swedish Football Federation (SFF) slapped Hammarby with a 350,000 kronor (about $35,000) fine for paying commission to agent Patrick Mork during the transfer.  The SFF noted […]

Diadora FC rallies support ahead of next football season

The US-based president of Diadora FC, a Liberian football club, says the goal of the team is to play in the top league in the West African country. “We are going for the top, we want to see the team go for the top league,” Anthony Tokpa said recently in celebration of his team’s conquest […]

Good news for African basketball fans

NBA Africa and KFC Africa On Tuesday announced a marketing partnership to collaborate on a number of promotions for basketball fans across eight countries on the continent: Botswana, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania. Through the partnership, KFC Africa and NBA Africa will launch co-branded product campaigns, limited-edition merchandise giveaways, and limited-edition KFC […]

12 teams for Basketball Africa League this season

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) on Tuesday announced the top 12 club teams from 12 African countries that will compete in the 2022 BAL season, which will tip off Saturday, March 5 at the Dakar Arena in Dakar, Senegal, and will include stops in Cairo, Egypt and Kigali, Rwanda.  In the season opener, Senegal’s Dakar Université Club […]