Americans following Africa’s lead
WASHINGTON DC (AFM) - African players populate Europe’s football leagues in ever greater numbers, and the trend is also picking up in the United States. A country that has been slow in adopting football in general and African footballers in particular, the USA’s Major League Soccer is beginning to turn to African talent. AFM talks to some key figures for the US.
Confusion as Rwanda struggles to find coach
KIGALI (AFM) - Rwanda seem to be no closer to naming a new coach as one rumoured candidate says he isn’t interested and another isn’t even on the short list. AFM takes a look.
Give Vogts a chance says Fashanu
ACCRA (AFM) - After Nigeria's disappointing 2-1 loss to ten-man Ghana in the quarter-finals of the 2008 African Cup of Nations, the mood was tense as occasionally angry journalists repeatedly questioned Berti Vogts about his future. There was, though, at least one dissenting voice pointing toward something resembling calm instead of the quick sack for the German coach: former 'Crazy Gang' member, John Fashanu.
Former Super Eagles captain close to Mali job
BAMAKO (AFM) - Former Nigerian national team captain Stephen Keshi, who led Togo to the World Cup in 2006, is reportedly close to be named as coach of Mali.
Falcons soar to Beijing
ABUJA (AFM) - A brace from Cynthia Uwak was all Nigeria needed to ease past neighbours and rivals Ghana 2-0 and qualify for the 2008 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Beijing this summer.
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