Egypt footballer suspended over Morsi sign

Egypt footballer suspended over Morsi sign

One of Egypt’s top football clubs has excluded its striker from a competition for publicly showing support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Al Ahly said Ahmed Abdul Zaher would not go to next month’s Fifa Club World Cup in Morocco after he gave a four-fingered salute on Sunday. The striker was celebrating his goal in […]

THE FIFA AWARDS

THE FIFA AWARDS Orangeburg, South Carolina 8th January, 2013 On Monday, 7TH January, 2013, in Zurich, the elite of soccer gathered to honor the achievements of the past year. There were selections for the best coaches, the best goal and other  awards. As expected, Lionel Messi won, once again the “Ballon d’OR”. It was the […]

Katongo named 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year

Katongo named 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year

Christopher Katongo has won the 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year award. The 30-year-old Zambia captain beat off competition from Demba Ba, Didier Drogba, Younes Belhanda and Yaya Toure to become the first winner from southern Africa in the history of the award. Katongo told BBC Sport: “This is a fantastic moment for me. […]

Africa papers carry Mike Tyson ‘sex change’ spoof

Africa papers carry Mike Tyson ‘sex change’ spoof

Several online newspapers in Africa have published a spoof story about former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson having a sex change. The article first appeared on the UK satirical website, NewsBiscuit, at the end of November. It was then published by Zimbabwe’s Standard on Sunday and picked up by the SpyGhana news website on Tuesday. […]

Zimbabwe appoint German Klaus Dieter Pagels as new coach

Zimbabwe appoint German Klaus Dieter Pagels as new coach

By Steve Vickers BBC Sport, Harare The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has named German Klaus Deiter Pagels as interim national team coach. The move is part of Zifa’s rebuilding process begins after the Warriors’ failure to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals. Pagels has been Zifa’s national technical adviser since 2010 on […]

Essien impresses on Real Madrid debut

Essien impresses on Real Madrid debut

Michael Essien made his debut for Real Madrid in Tuesday’s Champions League thrilling 3-2 victory at home against Manchester City. Essien was handed a surprise start by manager Jose Mourinho in an attacking midfield role in his first match of the season. He made a transfer deadline day switch from the European champions to the […]