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Bafana winning streak continues
South Africa claim their fourth successive win as Samuel Eto'o fails to turn out for Cameroon.
Details of other friendlies
Details of other friendlies from Wednesday.
Zakuani seals Posh move
Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has revealed the club are 'very close' to completing the signing of Gabriel Zakuani from Fulham.
Chidzambwa returns to Warriors
Former coach and captain Sunday Chidzambwa is lined up to take over the Zimbabwe national side and will be unveiled on Thursday.
Esperance name new coach
Portugal's Jose Do Morais replaces Carlos Cabral as the coach of Tunisian giants Esperance. *********************** goal.com
Ecuador To Join Oman, Egypt And Iran In December Tournament

The Ecuadorian national team will take part in a friendly tournament with Oman, Egypt and Iran in December, as they prepare for the restart of the South American World Cup qualifiers next year...
by Gregory Sica
Zamalek Appeal Agogo Ban

Egyptian club Zamalek have appealed against a three-match ban and heavy fine imposed on their Ghanaian striker Junior Agogo for misconduct in a recent league game.
by Samm Audu Audu
Egypt International On Trial At Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers are set to take one of African football's brightest young stars on trial in the shape of Egypt's Ahmed Al-Muhammadi...
by Peter Staunton
Ghana Want Welbeck
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The Ghana Football Association has made it known that it will seek the services of Manchester United starlet Danny Welbeck...
by Peter Staunton
Cameroon's Pfister Fires More Salvos At SA

Cameroon coach Otto Pfister has again blamed the South Africa Football Association (SAFA) for the no-show of several of his players, including Barcelona superstar Samuel Eto'o, for Wednesday's friendly in Rustenburg.
by Samm Audu Audu

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Drogba launches book, launches another chapter starting with controversy E-mail
Written by Tunde Adelakun   
Didier Drogba launched his long-awaited autobiography recently. It was an event full of pomp and atmosphere as far as media attention goes. The Ivory Coast international bared his mind on a whole lot of topical issues and, true to his character, courted controversy once again. 
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Olofinjana wins the English Premier League’s African Player of the Month for October 2008 E-mail
Written by Tunde Adelakun   

Stoke City's Nigerian international, 'Seyi George Olofinjana has been voted the English Premier League's African Player of the Month of October.

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ROAD TO 2010 - DRAW FOR FINAL QUALIFIERS MADE E-mail
Written by Jake Brown   

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The draw for the final phase of qualifying for the 2010 Nations Cup in Angola and the World Cup in South Africa was made on the 22nd October in Zurich.

It's looking very tasty but we'll have to wait till March for the fun to begin. 

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A different star - the Justin Fashanu story E-mail
Written by IWEDI OJINMAH   
To say that Justin Fashanu was as enigmatic off the field as he was talented on it, is arguably one of the understatements of the century. In his short turbulent life he was a mirror of complexity riding the crest of success as the UK's first black player to earn a million pounds; to the low ignominy of being investigated as a possible paedophile in the US. Sandwiched in between these two extremes  he always made us sit on the edge of our seats while sadly confusing us finally in death.

But we are getting ahead of ourselves here. Let us start at the very beginning.
 
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Angola set to name new technical team next week E-mail
Written by Sylvester Awenlimobor   
Reports indicate that the new coaching crew of the Angolan Senior National team, the Palancas Negras would be announced to the public next week. This was revealed by the Secretary-General of the Angolan Football Federation (FAF) August Silva “Alvarito” in an interview with the Angolan Press Agency (ANGOP). Alvarito disclosed that the Soccer Federation was seriously taking its time in carefully selecting a new coach for the Palancas Negras. He however refused to divulge any information on the candidates the Federation is speaking with at present. The position of head coach in the team became vacant after the resignation of Oliveira Goncalves. Goncalves was responsible for making the team a force to reckon with on the continent after he took them to the 2006 World Cup in Germany at the expense of the much fancied Super Eagles of Nigeria. He however quit the team after failing to repeat the same feat this time around, crashing out in the second round of qualifiers. Former Assistant team coach of the team, Mabi de Almeida is presently the caretaker coach of the team, and feelers from the soccer house in Luanda are that he could be reinstated as head coach of the team. Angola are the host of the 2010 African Cup of Nations, and would also be in the qualifying race for the newly introduced African Nations Championship tournament.
 
Al Alhy win record 6th African Champions League title E-mail
Written by Jake Brown   

Al Ahly beat Cameroon's Cotton Sport 2-2 in Garoua to win the final 4-2 on aggregate and take the title back to Cairo once again. 

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Barclays to interview 50,000 fans in over 100 countries for its Global Fans Survey 2008 E-mail
Written by Jake Brown   

Barclays today announces the launch of its official Global Fans Survey 2008 - with supporters given the opportunity to win an all expenses paid trip to see the Barclays Asia Trophy in July 2009 (*or an all expenses paid trip to England to see the Barclays Premier League team of their choice) for taking part.
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Ghana, Cameroon in tough group for 2010 World Cup E-mail
Written by Sylvester Awenlimobor   
The draws for the final stage of qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup/African Cup of Nations is out and the Black Stars of Ghana are in arguably the toughest group of the draws, and would have to stay strong to return to the World Cup finals after making their debut in Germany two years ago. The Ghanaian team was pooled in group D of the pools along side fellow West African teams, the Squirrel of Benin and the Eagles of Mali. The Ghanaians would also have to make the tricky trip to Khartoum to face the Nile crocodiles of Sudan. Number one ranked African team according to World Soccer governing body, FIFA, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are drawn in group A along with 2006 finalists the Hawks of Togo. The other teams in the group are the Atlas Lions of Morocco and Gabon. Group B would see the Super Eagles of Nigeria, who finished the last round with a 100% record, hope to continue the impressive run when the final round kicks off. They would however have to contend against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, the Harambee stars of Kenya and Mozambique. Reigning African Champions, the Pharaohs of Egypt are drawn in group C alongside the Chipolopolo of Zambia, the Wasps of Rwanda and the Desert Warrior of Algeria. The group looks relatively easy on paper for the Pharaohs, but on the field of play, it is entirely a different ball game entirely. The Egyptians would be hoping to make their first appearance at the Mundial soccer fiesta, and this seems their easiest opportunity to achieve that. The final group of the World Cup will see the Elephant of Cote d’Ivoire square up against the Syli Stars of Guinea, the Stallions of Burkina Faso and the Flames of Malawi in group E. The final qualifying round for the world cup in Africa would begin in March 2009 Group Standings Group A: Togo Cameroon Morocco Gabon Group B: Mozambique Nigeria Kenya Tunisia Group C: Rwanda Algeria Egypt Zambia Group D: Ghana Benin Sudan Mali Group E: Guinea Malawi Burkina Faso Côte d'Ivoire
 
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW- KANU ON NIGERIA'S OLYMPIC SILVER E-mail

Nigeria went into the Beijing Olympics football tournament confident that they will do well. They were confident that they will return with gold to emulate the exploits of their seniors in the 1996 edition in Atlanta. They were labelled the Dream Team IV.

The rest is now history. Nigeria flew the flag of Africa along with Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire.

Africa put in an impressive showing – presenting three of the final eight, and Nigeria outlasted the others, getting to the finals and losing narrowly to Argentina.

Captain of the Nigerian team that actually won gold in 1996 Nwankwo Kanu shares his views with us especially on the future of the game in his country, with this impressive showing.

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