How Will African Teams Perform At Next Month’s FIFA Soccer World Cup?

[Namibia Economist] Jemma Brie -Five African teams have qualified for the World Cup this year, and with the tournament fast approaching, everyone is asking whether this will be the year that an African team fulfills the continent’s dream of World Cup s…

[Namibia Economist] Jemma Brie -Five African teams have qualified for the World Cup this year, and with the tournament fast approaching, everyone is asking whether this will be the year that an African team fulfills the continent's dream of World Cup success. Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tunisia are the teams leading the charge, and each one will be hoping to become the most successful African team of the tournament. In this article we take a more in-depth look at each nation and discuss which one will go the furthest.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

The Blue Samurai Will Be Mere Participants

[Monitor] Japan recently appointed Akira Nishino to replace Vahid Halilhodzic as coach, and the new man in charge wisely prioritised bringing exiled stars such as Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagwa and Shinji Okazaki back into the fold. The reintroduction of …

[Monitor] Japan recently appointed Akira Nishino to replace Vahid Halilhodzic as coach, and the new man in charge wisely prioritised bringing exiled stars such as Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagwa and Shinji Okazaki back into the fold. The reintroduction of that experience and quality alone boosts Japan's chances in Russia by about 200 per cent, but that doesn't say much for their prospects.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Will Pele’s Prediction of an African Team Winning World Cup Come True This Year?

[Nation] After the sterling performances of Tunisia in 1978, Morocco in 1986 and Cameroon in 1990, O Rei (The King) Pele predicted that an African team was going to win the Fifa World Cup by the year 2000. This year will mark the 18th cycle since the d…

[Nation] After the sterling performances of Tunisia in 1978, Morocco in 1986 and Cameroon in 1990, O Rei (The King) Pele predicted that an African team was going to win the Fifa World Cup by the year 2000. This year will mark the 18th cycle since the deferment of that outcome.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Man, Allegedly Shot Nine Times By Cop, Remembered At Memorial Service

[News24Wire] Family and friends of Darren Maggott, who was allegedly shot nine times by a police officer, gathered together on Tuesday to remember him and mourn his death at a memorial service held for him in Durbanville, Cape Town.

[News24Wire] Family and friends of Darren Maggott, who was allegedly shot nine times by a police officer, gathered together on Tuesday to remember him and mourn his death at a memorial service held for him in Durbanville, Cape Town.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Scopa Wants ‘Absent’ Sassa Head to Explain Millions Spent On KZN Events

[News24Wire] The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) wants former South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Pearl Bhengu to appear before it to explain how almost R16m was irregularly spent on three events in KwaZulu-Natal.

[News24Wire] The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) wants former South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Pearl Bhengu to appear before it to explain how almost R16m was irregularly spent on three events in KwaZulu-Natal.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Balogun Reveals How Eagles Will Stop Messi in Russia

[Guardian] Super Eagles and Mainz central defender, Leon Balogun, has revealed the steps the Super Eagles will take to prevent Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, from scoring when they face off with Argentina at the 2018 World Cup.

[Guardian] Super Eagles and Mainz central defender, Leon Balogun, has revealed the steps the Super Eagles will take to prevent Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, from scoring when they face off with Argentina at the 2018 World Cup.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria