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Fifa propose nine African World Cup spots

By at March 30, 2017 | 11:27 pm | 0 Comment

Fifa propose nine African World Cup spots

Fifa is proposing that Africa gets nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026. That would be an increase from the tally of five places that the continent currently holds. A tenth African country will take part in a six-nation play-off tournament to decide the last two spots. Football's world governing body has revealed its plans for how more...

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Malema calls for Zuma’s impeachment

By at March 30, 2017 | 11:10 pm | 0 Comment

Malema calls for Zuma’s impeachment

South Africa’s opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is to file an application at the Constitutional Court to order the speaker of parliament to institute impeachment proceedings against President Jacob Zuma. Mr Malema said the bid to impeach Mr Zuma revolved around the so-called Nkandla scandal, when the court ruled last year that the more...

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Kenyan Clifton Miheso complains to Fifa over gun-threat allegation

By at March 30, 2017 | 10:37 pm | 0 Comment

Kenyan Clifton Miheso complains to Fifa over gun-threat allegation

Kenya international Clifton Miheso has filed a complaint to Fifa over his claim he was forced at gunpoint to end his contract with Golden Arrows. Miheso alleges the incident took place on 14 January at the South African club's offices in Durban. The 24-year-old is seeking a transfer ban or other sanction to be placed on Golden Arrows and also wants $22,000 he claims more...

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Africa Headline News

By at March 30, 2017 | 10:22 pm | 0 Comment

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 World/Africa: Lack of clean water poses extra threat to millions facing famine: UN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Nearly 27 million people in countries facing famine - Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen - do not have access to safe water, which can be as deadly to severely malnourished children as a lack of food, the U.N. children's more...

Africa

Ivory Coast name Belgian Marc Wilmots as coach

By at March 21, 2017 | 10:48 pm | 0 Comment

Ivory Coast name Belgian Marc Wilmots as coach

Ivory Coast have named former Belgium international Marc Wilmots as their new head coach to replace Michel Dussuyer. The 48-year-old Wilmots was coach of Belgium between 2012 and 2016 and lead them to the World Cup in Brazil. He was sacked in July 2016 after Belgium lost 3-1 to Wales in the quarter-finals of the European Championships. Frenchman Dussuyer quit the more...

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