Nigeria, Tunisia, Egypt eye World Cup places

There are five places reserved for Africa at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and Nigeria, Tunisia, and Egypt could fill three of them this weekend.

Nigeria on the brink of World Cup

Nigeria host Zambia in their penultimate 2018 World Cup qualifier on Saturday knowing that victory would secure a sixth finals appearance since first qualifying in 1994.

Cuper recalls 25 players for Egypt's decisive Congo clash

Egypt's coach Hector Cuper recalled 25 players for his side's crucial game against Congo next weekend, as the Pharaohs are eyeing their first FIFA World Cup appearance in 28 years.

Rohr: Nigeria won't underrate Zambia in Uyo

With two matches left in the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Africa Zone qualifying tournament, Super Eagles of Nigeria sit on top of Group B with an impressive 10 points from four matches against their closest challenger in seven-point Chipolopolo of Zambia.

World Cup U-17 : Niger profile

FIFA U-17 World Cup record There is a first for everything. The FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 will see Niger make their debut on the world stage, having never previously appeared at a FIFA competition in any age group.

World Cup U-17 : Ghana profile

FIFA U-17 World Cup record The 1990s were a truly remarkable era for the Black Starlets, winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup twice – in 1991 and 1995 – reaching four out of five finals and finishing third in the 1999 edition. Some of the starlets from the 1990s, including Samuel Kuffour, Stephen Appiah...

World Cup U-17 : Ghana profile

FIFA U-17 World Cup record The 1990s were a truly remarkable era for the Black Starlets, winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup twice – in 1991 and 1995 – reaching four out of five finals and finishing third in the 1999 edition. Some of the starlets from the 1990s, including Samuel Kuffour, Stephen Appiah...

World Cup U-17 : Guinea profile

FIFA U-17 World Cup record Guinea are making their fifth FIFA U-17 World Cup appearance at India 2017. Along with Nigeria and Congo, Le Syli Cadet ('Junior National Elephants') were one of the first three African sides to take part in the competition, recording two wins, two draws and two defeats e...

World Cup U17 : Mali profile

FIFA U-17 World Cup record Mali qualified for three successive FIFA U-17 World Cups between 1997 and 2001, but then experienced something of a downturn, missing out on the tournament for the ten years that followed. In 1997, the Malians were knocked out on penalties by Germany at the quarter-final ...

Etoile Sahel edge Ahly in Tunisia thriller

Etoile Sahel edged Egyptian visitors Al Ahly 2-1 in a CAF Champions League semi-final first leg thriller on Sunday to succeed where fellow Tunisians Esperance failed.