Sunday, February 5, 2023

Football

The beautiful game played in Africa. News, events, results, analysis, statistics, profiles, colour stories and more, from across the continent.

Africa’s ‘over-the-top’ sports consumption

African football fans are keeping up with the World Cup 2022 games from their mobile devices on the back of rapid smartphone penetration, high-speed internet and increased VPN usage on the continent. Seth Onyango, bird story agency Sports content is being...

Are Moroccans Arab or African? Geopolitics, football, and the future of Africa

With a shared history in addition to geographic, religious and economic ties with the rest of Africa, why is Moroccan identity controversial? An Opinion piece by Richard Ali When Morocco held firm with a 1-0 win over Portugal despite Portugal's dominance...

World Cup 2022: From Morocco to Cameroon, African teams claimed new records in Qatar

Morocco became the first African team to make the World Cup semi-finals following their win over Portugal. But other African teams, despite being eliminated, have also made and broken records in the tournament. By Joel Omotto, bird story agency For the...

Portia Modise examines Africa’s Chance to Improve with one Year to Go Until FIFA...

Former Banyana Banyana captain and FIFA Legend Portia Modise has said that although Women’s football is growing in Africa, she does not think any African team is capable of claiming the women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand,...

Bureau of FIFA Council Approves Increase of FIFA World Cup™ Squads to 26 Players

Size of final squad lists for FIFA  World Cup 2022™ increased to at least 23 and maximum of 26 players; 73rd FIFA  Congress to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 16 March 2023; Equipment Regulations for FIFA competitions updated The Bureau of the...

FIFA unveils stellar line-up of FIFA World Cup 2026™ Host Cities

16 cities to host matches of groundbreaking FIFA World Cup™ (FIFA.com); announcement made on live TV show from New York; FIFA World Cup 2026™ will be first edition to feature 48 teams and three host countries. A significant milestone on the...

Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu from...

The 20-year-old, who already has 10 caps for Republic of Ireland, moves to St Mary’s on a five-year deal, becoming the club’s first new recruit of the summer. Signed by the Premier League champions as a 16-year-old following an outstanding start...

Wenger, Europe and  African Football talent development

The Wenger African Football talent development debate The South American football Confederation, Conmebol has challenged Arsene Wenger in  letter to FIFA  for suggesting Africa’s infrastructure is inadequate for talent development and this has opened up a debate about what Wenger...

FIFA Disciplinary Committee Suspends Ivorian Player Sylvain Gbohouo on Grounds of Doping

The player was found to be in violation of article 6 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations as read in conjunction with article 17 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed an 18-month period of ineligibility on...

Shattering cultural bonds: the 16-year-old woman striker.

Cameroonians take pride in football as a source of national unity but women have not always been included in the equation. 16-year-old footballer Lamine Mana is shifting that narrative. By Leocadia Bongben, bird story agency "When I gave her my first...