The story of Alexandre Villaplane is one story that needs to be remembered from time to time because of the lessons it holds for young footballers who appear to be greedy and have no regards for anyone other than themselves. It is a story that perfectly explains the concept of "falling from grace to grass" or "going from hero to zero" in just a matter of years.
5) Victor Osimhen (Napoli/Nigeria) Nigerian Striker Victor Osimhen has proven to be one of the most consistent attackers in the African continent in 2021. The Napoli striker has also began the new season in fine form and is one of the players with the highest number of goal contributions so far this season.
The FIFA World Rankings has been set and Nigeria seems to be in an unbefitting position. As the giant of Africa, the Super Eagles are expected to be soaring higher above all other African countries. Unfortunately, they sit in the 35th position in the world, while down here in Africa, Nigeria sits in the 5th position.
1. Group A: Algeria were in action against Niger I'm Group A fixtures yesterday. Algeria who drew their last game, returned to winning ways yesterday as they defeated Niger at home by four goals to nothing. Algeria 4-0 victory over Niger yesterday, made them to overtake Burkina Faso in their group stage table.
The international football break is always a good time to debate on the players who are called up to the national team. Some people agree with the list, while others believe some players on the list should be dropped and some others called up. The national team manager calls up the best performing eligible players around the world, and occasionally, they face rejections.
Glasgow Rangers defender, Leon Balogun has been one of the main headlines of the Super Eagles’ last two World Cup Qualifying matches against Central African Republic. Balogun was culpable for a late goal which inflicted the team’s first defeat at home in the qualifying stages in 40 years.
WC African qualifiers: Checkout Group A, D & F tables & teams most likely to qualify from each group
Photo credit: Sky Sports The final 6 matches of game week 3 in the FIFA World Cup African qualifiers were played on Friday. As a result, the table is starting to take shape as we are starting to see some teams pull away from the chasing pack.
The FIFA World Cup Qualifiers is set to resume yet again and the top countries in the competition are set to feature in the midweek games. The Matchday 3 of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers is set to kickoff across various stadiums in Africa. The African giants which include Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Senegal have all known their respective opponents for this midweek.
It came as a minor surprise to be reminded that Nigeria have gone through the World Cup Qualifiers undefeated. Not so long ago, the statistic would have been seized upon as yet more proof of Gernot Rohr's acumen. There was a reminder that his merits are not to be overlooked just because critics don't fancy his style.
On Sunday, Gernot Rohr managed his 52nd game for the Super Eagles in their 2-0 victory over Central African Republic in Cameroon. Gernot Rohr is currently the longest serving Super Eagles coach having stayed five years on the job. In these 52 games, the German has won 27 games, drawn 11 and lost 14.
The 30 Nominees for the Balon D’or Award has officially been released. Given the performances of the premier league clubs last season, 13 EPL players have been nominated for the Award. They include 5 players from Chelsea and another 5 from Manchester United. Among the 5 nominees from Man City is African Star Player Riyad Mahrez.
Algeria, the African champions, will be looking to extend their advantage in Group A of the World Cup qualifiers when they host Niger in Round 3 of the second stage. Algeria is in first place with four points, while Niger is in third place with three.
According to the latest FIFA rankings, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Nigeria are the top 5 best teams in African football today and to be honest, they aren't wrong. Africa has been a hotbed of incredible talent in the coming years, but how are the best players of these teams faring?.
With just two games left in the ten groups of the Africa qualifying process for the Qatar 2022 world cup, it is becoming clear the teams that may likely qualify to play in the final playoffs scheduled for March next year. And despite two matches left to be played in all the groups in November this year, Senegal and Morocco have already booked their place in the final playoffs after amassing unassailable maximum 12 points to top their groups.
France vs Germany: World Cup semifinal 1982 The semi-final of the 1982 World Cup between familiar foes France and West Germany will go down as one of the most iconic clashes in the history of international football. An unconvincing German side somehow managed its way through to the semi-final of the tournament after beating the host Spain in the previous round.
Many African football stars who played across Europe have now switched their attention to the match day 3 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers this week. Twenty matches will be played across Africa between 6 and 9 October, 2021. It is the second round of the African qualifying competition for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Second round of the CAF World Cup qualification is getting thicker, with October International football week providing another action packed matches from our various National Teams. Ahead of resumption on Wednesday 6th October, starting with Group I matches, lets Look at each Group's standing.
The African Cup of Nations is fast approaching and as usual, some African players will be headed to the competition, to represent their countries. Algeria are the current African champions of the African tournament that was last held in 2019. They won the AFCON trophy by defeating Senegal in the final 2 years ago.
The Akwa Ibom State giant and current champions of the 2020/2021 Nigerian Professional Football League have crashed out of the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League after losing 2-0 to Algeria’s Ligue 1 champions CR Belouizdad on Sunday. They failed to build on their preliminary round first-leg advantage as they conceded two late goals in Algeria.
Buhari reacts to death of Bouteflika Photo Credit: Daily Post President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to President Abdelmadjid Tebboune of Algeria, on the death of the country’s former President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Buhari’s condolence was contained in a statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.