Fiery Cairo car crash claims 19 lives
At least 19 people have been killed when a speeding car driving against traffic crashed into three others causing a huge explosion in Cairo, the Egyptian health ministry said Monday.
CAF to wait for court ruling on abandoned Champions League final
African football chief Ahmad Ahmad said on Thursday he would wait on a decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport before deciding the outcome of the abandoned Champions League final between Esperance and Wydad Casablanca.
The other side of Egypt
It’S the quarterfinals at the African Cup of Nations today and tomorrow and the two biggest surprises are that Madagascar is still in the tournament and superstar Mohamed Salah and host Egypt are out, writes apnews.com. Madagascar is ranked 108th in the world by FIFA — below Haiti, Libya and even the Caribbean island of…
Benin seek first Cup of Nations success to continue shock run
If there was ever a time to start winning at the Africa Cup of Nations, today’s opening quarter-final in Cairo would be it for Benin, writes Reuters. Their clash against top-ranked Senegal is their 14th match in four tournaments and they have yet to post a victory. Yet Benin find themselves in the last eight…
Tension in Yaoundé as Cameroon players refuse to board plane for Egypt
Players of the Cameroonian national team, Indomitable Lions, yesterday refused to board their plane to Egypt for the African Nations Cup because they are owed some allowances. The Indomitable Lions justified their standoff with an open letter to the public yesterday, reports goal.com. According to CAF rules, Cameroon’s players were supposed to have arrived in…
Super Eagles to know opponents on April 12
The Super Eagles, who won the African Cup of Nations in 2013, will know their opponents in this year’s edition of the competition on April 12, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed. April 12 is the date approved by the Confederation of African Football for the draws of the 32nd edition of the competition,…
Leading African clubs long for CAF title
A number of popular African clubs who have not won a continental competition for a long time will be in CAF Confederation Cup play-offs first-leg action this weekend. It is 42 years since Nigerians Enugu Rangers won the now defunct African Cup Winners Cup and Ghanaians Asante Kotoko lifted the African Cup of Champions Clubs…
Blast at Cairo chemical site injures 12
A strong explosion at a chemical tank near Cairo airport in the east of the Egyptian capital has left at least a dozen people injured, the army said on Thursday night.
Gunman kills 9 in attack on Egypt church
A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least nine people in the latest apparent jihadist attack on the country's Christian minority.