CAF organizes course for Elite ‘B’ male referees and female referees

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will from 2-8 November, 2013; organize a training course for referees and assistants referees in Cairo, Egypt.The six-day workshop dubbed “Elite ‘B’ Men’s Referees and Assistant Referees/Women Referees and Assistant Referees course&

Former Morocco goalie Ben Kassou passes on

Former Morocco goalkeeper Allal Ben Kassou has passed away. He died on Tuesday, October 29 in Rabat, aged 72.Ben Kassou, a legend in Moroccan football laced his boots for the Atlas Lions between 1964 and 1974 appearing at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan; 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico as well

Burkina Faso reach UEMOA final

Burkina Faso has reached the final the 2013 edition of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) tournament underway in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.Les Etalons sealed their place in the final after holding hosts Cote d’Ivoire to a 2-2 draw in their final Group A fixture on Wednesda

Awoniyi starring on borrowed time

Taiwo Awoniyi is making the most of his time. The Nigerian forward, just 16 years old, arrived in UAE expecting to learn lessons, supporting his older, more experienced mates from the bench. The No18 he wears on his back is a clear indication of his place in the pecking order behind No10 Kalechi Ihe

Youssef: Most important 180 minutes of my life

Egyptian giants, Al-Ahly are just two games away from an unprecedented eighth title in the premier continental club championship, but have Orlando Pirates of South Africa standing between them and that dream.The first leg will take place on Saturday, November 2 at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, with

Touré appointed UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

Touré, African Footballer of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and an inspirational figure for Manchester City and his national side Côte d'Ivoire, travelled to the headquarters of UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya-a country that is facing a massive spike in poaching-to accept his nomination."Cô

Yaya Touré devient Ambassadeur de bonne volonté du PNUE

L’international ivoirien Yaya Touré s'est engagé à lutter contre le commerce illégal de l'ivoire, qui entraîne le massacre de milliers d'éléphants en Afrique chaque année, au moment de sa nomination en tant qu'ambassadeur de bonne volont&e

Ivorians edge all-Africa affair

Cote d' Ivoire booked a place in the quarter-finals of the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup after shading an entertaining Round of 16 contest with Morocco in Fujairah. The speedy and talented west Africans took an early lead only for Moroccan sensation Younes Bnou Marzouk to draw level in the second half. J

Moroccans grateful for UAE education

Fielding questions after his side’s 2-1 loss to Côte d’Ivoire in the Round of 16 of the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in UAE on Tuesday, Morocco captain Nabil Jaadi ended each of his answers with the same observation: “That’s football, isn’t it?”. Speaking wit

Argentina set up battle of continental kings

Argentina booked themselves a place in the FIFA U-17 World Cup quarter-finals after beating Tunisia3-1 in Dubai thanks to fine goals from Joaquin Ibanez and Sebastian Driussi.The South American champions teed-up a last-eight meeting with African counterparts Cote d'Ivoire after German Ferreyra and C