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With Group 5 in the World Cup qualifiers set to go to the wire who will miss out on qualifying for the second group stage?





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Kuffour vows to bounce back
Ghana legend Sammy Kuffour has told BBC Sport he wants to make a comeback, despite currently being without a club.
Dynamos through to semis
Zimbabwe's Dynamos will face Cameroon's Coton Sport in the semi-finals of the Champions League, while Al Ahly will take on Enyimba.
Club Africain take top group spot
Tunisia's Club Africain overtook local rivals CS Sfaxien as leaders of Group A with a 2-1 win away to Algeria's Interclube.
Kalou preserves Chelsea record
Salomon Kalou's late equaliser preserves Chelsea's long unbeaten home league record and earns a deserved point against Manchester United.
Arsenal's Eboue scores at Bolton
Goals from Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner and Denilson secure victory for Arsenal. *********************** goal.com
Sparta Still Awaiting Boukhari Funds

Eredivisie side Sparta Rotterdam sold their tricky winger Nourdin Boukhari to Al Ittihad this summer, but still haven't received the agreed transfer fee.
by Greg Ptolomey
Kotoko Fail JSK Test In CAF Cup
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Jeunesse Sportive du Kabylie of Algeria scored a goal in each half to defeat Kumasi Asante Kotoko 2-0 in the CAF Confederation Cup clash...
by Greg Ptolomey
Ban For Femi After Remarkable Red

Groningen midfielder Oluwafemi Ajilori received a somewhat remarkable red card on Saturday and has now received a one-match ban.
by Greg Ptolomey
Fair Play In SA

The South African Premier Soccer League chairman Dr Irvin Khoza has appealed to players, referees, fans and officials throughout the country to help promote the spirit of FIFA World Fair Play Day.
by Greg Ptolomey
Nigerian Coach To Learn From Fergie

Head coach Nigeria, Amodu Shuaibu is expected to jet out to England next week to work as understudy to veteran Manchester United coach, Sir Alex Ferguson.
by Peter Staunton




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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Mbesuma - Europe or Bust

A former Detroit Mayor recently said the following phrase after resigning due to misconduct - " you've done set me up for a comeback"

No doubt Zambian Striker Collins Mbesuma is uttering those same words at the moment.

Dinamo Kiev African Contingent

Dinamo Kiev spirited display against Arsenal in Wednesdays Champions League tie saw 3 African players shine, as the Ukranian team nearly shocked the Gunners at home.

Wonder-ful Arthur Wharton

Music legend Stevie Wonder and footballer George Boateng got behind the campaign to honour Arthur Wharton this week. During Wonder's 12 000 capacity gig in the Birmingham Indoor Arena he paused to welcome on stage the former Middlesbrough captain and Shaun Campbell of the Arthur Wharton foundation to publicize the campaign to see Arthur Wharton - the first black professional footballer in the world - honoured posthumously.

His is a truly remarkable story.

Zaki wins August 08 EPL African Player of the Month
Amr Zaki, Egyptian international and player of Wigan Athletic FC has been voted the winner of the English Premier League’s African Player of the Month of August 2008.
Return of the King

Stephen Appiah return to fitness has been met with sighs of relief all over Ghana. The Black Star’s inspirational capital has endured a torrid year, suffering from a debilitating knee injury that kept him from the pitch as well as problems with his club Fenerbahce. In last to last seasons Turkish league as well as the Champions League, Stephen Appiah formed a key component in a Fenerbahce team that proved a tough opponent in Europe, and won the Turkish Championship. Appiah has not enjoyed much joy since, and his recent re-emergence for the Black Stars could not have come soon enough, with Ghana somewhat stagnating since the departure of the excellent Claude Leroy. Ghana face hardship in their quest for qualification for South Africa 2010 and will need Appiah to secure their place, particularly considering the absence of Michael Essien, who has now himself pick up a serious knee injury.

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