Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez has won the Confederation of African Football's player of the year award. The 25-year-old Algerian, who helped Leicester to the Premier League title, is also the PFA Player of the Year and BBC African Football of the Year. Borussia Dortmund's Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was second and Senegal and Liverpool striker Sadio Mane came third. "It's never easy to win a big award like that," Riyad Mahrez said. "I'm very happy to win because obviously it was against two big players. "What happened last season was amazing, we knew it wasn't going to happen again - and it won't happen again I think, for a small team like Leicester," added the first Algerian and North African to win the prestigious individual honour since its inception by Ca...
Ashantigold defender Tijani Joshua has denied reports circulating in the media that he has joined Nigerian Premier league side Eside FC. There was widespread reports that the budding defender has joined the Nigerian giants on a two year deal but the former has come out to denied those rumors. Tijani in a Facebook post on his official account that he is still a player of Ashantigold and has not signed for any club. "Please I have not signed for Eyimba FC, disregard all rumors" he wrote on his Facebook wall. Tijani Joshua has been in a superb form for the Obuasi based club since joining them some seasons ago and has also represented Ghana at the CHAN level.
Nigerian club Enyimba International FC are in advanced talks to sign former Ashanti Gold goalkeeper Fatau Dauda, Nigeriasoccernet. reports. The former Ashantigold safest pair of hands left the country earlier this week to complete his move to the African giants. Dauda had an unsuccessful stint with South African sides Orlando Pirates and Chippa United before returning to his home country with Ashantigold. He represented Ghana in the 2013 African Cup of Nations and in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. And has also gained a lot of experience in the Ghana Premier League where he has played for the likes of Okwahu United and Ashantigold.
Ghana Black Sharks suffered a heavy defeat as they kick start their 2016 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations campaign by losing 5-0 to Ivory Coast on Tuesday. The Black Sharks had high hopes going into the game but could not stand the fire the Ivorians posses. The Ghanaian side must beat Egypt in their next match on Wednesday in order to make it out of their group which also has host nation Nigeria. The two top teams in the group will advance to the semi-final stage of the tournament, which is scheduled to end on Sunday. The winner and runner-up of the tournament will represent the continent at the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas.
FORMER Accra Hearts of Oak coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi has been fired as the coach of Nigerian top-flight side, Ifeanyi Ubah, after just one month in charge of the NPFL club, reports Ghanasoccernet. The Japanese was fired together with his Ghanaian assistant Yaw Preko for the side's bad performances since taking over. He was accused of being too physical in his training approach which led to the play of the side in the matches which never brought the results. Kenichi was shown the exit door by the Anambra Warriors, after a slow start to the NPFL Super 4, having lost 2-1 to Wiki Tourist in their first match, and lost 2-0 against 10-man River United in the second game. According to a close source, the players complained of Yatsuhashi's too physical style of coaching, which they be...
Ghana Black Sharks coach Daniel Kotey Neequaye has gone for experience and youth in his final selection for the second edition of the CAF Beach Soccer Nations Cup. The beach soccer tournament slated for Lagos, Nigeria from the 13th to 19th of December, promises to be toughest yet with a lineup of all the finest teams on the continent vying for just two slots at next year’s FIFA World Cup in the Bahamas. The Sharks have commenced late camping with regular faces Michael Sema and Alfred Torsu ready to create history in Lagos. Reigning African goal King, Alexander Adjei will be aiming to protect his 17 goal record he achieved at the inaugural tournament in Seychelles in 2015. Coach Kotey’s team is mainly made of up of the players who beat Kenya over two legs to qualify for
BLACK Queens head coach, Yusif Bassigi, believes early preparations is the only way out for Ghana to host and win the 2018 African Women’s Championship. Ghana defeated South Africa 1-0 to pick bronze at this year’s competition in Cameroon. After a successful organisation by Cameroon, the baton has now been handed to Ghana and Coach Basigi reckons early preparations from the country will help them end their long-wait for an African title. “It has been a successful tournament and one key thing is picked from here is that they started preparing early. “They had a long-term plan and I must say it really paid off. We have to learn from this if we want to host and win. We must start preparations now. The government and everybody involved must get to work so we can also have a suc
Two Black Queens players Linda Eshun and Elizabeth Addo have been named in the just ended African Women’s Cup of Nations team of the tournament with Portia Boakye and Janet Egyir named as substitutes. Top scorer of the competition Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanoize and Osinachi Ohale of Nigwria are included in the tournament’s best 11 by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) according to a report on their website on Sunday. Cameroonian goalkeeper Annette Ngo Ndom who conceded just a goal in the tournament was named in goal, while compatriot Meffoumetou Tcheno, Ohale, Janine Vam Wyk from South Africa and Ghana’s Linda Eshun complete the defence line. In midfield, Jermaine Seoposenwe, Raisa Feudjio, Elizabeth Addo and Gabrielle Aboudi are included while Oparanoize and Osho
The Nigerian female national team the Super Falcons have been crowned champions of this year's African Women Championship in Cameroon. Nigeria won the 2016 women's Africa Cup of Nations for an eighth time after a 1-0 win over hosts Cameroon in front of a capacity 40,000 crowd in Yaounde. A late goal from Desire Oparanozie was enough for Nigeria to retain the trophy they won in Namibia two years ago. The Super Falcons have dominated this competition, winning all but two of the ten editions played so far. In a repeat of the 2014 final, Cameroon finished as runners-up again despite enjoying massive home support. In front of Cameroon president Paul Biya, the hosts had the best of the first half, with a number of chances for Aboudi Onguene, but the Indomitable Lionesses faile
Former Ghana youth star Nana Bonsu has been named best goalkeeper in the 2015/2016 Nigerian Premier League. The young Ghanaian gloves man was impressive as his side Enugu Rangers won the title. Bonsu had won the player of the month award in February. He joined the Nigerian giants after he was released by AshantiGold SC during the transfer period. source: Ghanasoccernet