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FIFA President Urges Sierra Leone to Resolve Football Row

FIFA President Urges Sierra Leone to Resolve Football Row

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) president Gianni Infantino has pleaded with Sierra Leone authorities to work together to resolve a protracted row in the administration of football in the country. The row between rival factions in the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), which stemmed from the election of Aisha Johansen as the country’s first […]

Girls Tackle Child Marriage On The Football Pitch In India

Girls Tackle Child Marriage On The Football Pitch In India

When India began lifting its coronavirus lockdown, Meera, a child bride from northwestern India, was focused on just one thing: when she could start playing football again. In Rajasthan, one of the Indian regions where early marriage persists despite being outlawed more than a decade ago, a girls’ soccer initiative is tackling gender inequality, and […]

U.S. Soccer scores Victory In Equal Pay Suit With Women’s Team Players

U.S. Soccer scores Victory In Equal Pay Suit With Women’s Team Players

The U.S. women’s soccer team’s claims for equal pay were dismissed by a court on Friday, handing a victory to the United States Soccer Federation. Judge R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California threw out players’ claims that they were underpaid in comparison with the men’s national […]

Raissa Fedjio Opens First Football Academy For Girls In Cameroon

Raissa Fedjio Opens First Football Academy For Girls In Cameroon

Cameroon’s top female football (soccer) star has opened an academy to teach the sport to girls. The academy is the first of its kind in Cameroon, where football is still largely considered a boys’ sport. Women’s Footballer Raissa Fedjio urged a group of 80 girls aged five to 16 to have the confidence to become […]

Soccer Legend Didier Drogba Retires

Soccer Legend Didier Drogba Retires

 African football legend Didier Drogba has retired from the game. Sport 24 reports that the 40-year-old scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for Chelsea, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League. He is also Ivory Coast’s all-time record goalscorer with 65. Drogba most recently played for Phoenix Rising in the […]

Chiwenga, Majome Win Prestigious African Awards

Chiwenga, Majome Win Prestigious African Awards

UNITED Kingdom based Zimbabwean and female football agent Ellen Chiwenga has been named the Best African Woman making a difference in Sports Category at the Africa Virtuous Women Awards (AVWA) 2018. Chiwenga is a full-time football agent holding FIFA and FA licences, a football Brand Ambassador for the Pakistan based FC Karachi, a member of […]

Senegal Reach Nations Cup Quarters, Algeria On The Brink

Senegal Reach Nations Cup Quarters, Algeria On The Brink

Senegal reached the African Nations Cup quarter-finals for the first time in more than a decade after a 2-0 win over Zimbabwe on Thursday ensured the continent’s highest-ranked team would finish top of Group B. Algeria, who were also among the pre-tournament favourites, are on the verge of an early exit, after they were beaten […]

Super Falcons And Black Queens Share Points

Super Falcons And Black Queens Share Points

Nigeria and Ghana rivalry in the Beautiful Game ended one-all wednesday in one of the group matches of the ongoing 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon. The Super Falcons who are on the same four points as the Black Queens remain top of Group B on goals difference. Even as defending champion, […]

Maiden League Marks New Dawn for Women Football

Maiden League Marks New Dawn for Women Football

Tanzanian women have a reason to smile as their inaugural football league is launched at the Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma, today. Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) information officer Alfred Lucas said 12 teams were poised for the league, which marks a new dawn for the country’s women football. The TFF official disclosed that a maximum of […]

‘We Ran Out Of Beer’: The Night Nigeria Won Olympic Football Gold Against Argentina

‘We Ran Out Of Beer’: The Night Nigeria Won Olympic Football Gold Against Argentina

  Rotimi Fawole was a football-mad teenager when the Atlanta Olympics began in the summer of 1996. Crouched around the family TV, he remembers a summer of sitting up late to watch his team compete. Like most fans, Fawole wasn’t expecting the Dream Team, as the U-23 squad had been hopefully christened, to go far. […]

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