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Blog - Football Africa

Mouhcine Iajour making a case to be one of Africa's greatest footballers

Mouhcine Iajour is making a name for himself in African club football, and those outside the continent are beginning to take notice.

Ismael Kone was the name on everybody's lips after the first legs of the CAF Champions League second round. Kone's two goals in two minutes put Stade Malien back in the contest after they went 2-0 down to heavyweight Congolese side TP Mazembe, who remain favourites to advance to the group stage. TP Mazembe's two away goals and the home-ground advantage they enjoy in Lubumbashi should see them through, but Stade Malien will hang on to those two strikes -- they were special after all.

More special...

Examining North Africa's dominance in the CAF Champions League

Al-Ahly manager Juan Carlos Garrido has decided to rest leading scorer Emad Meteb without providing the striker any rationale behind the decision.

In the uncertainty of sport, one thing is certain: North Africa's dominance over the continent's Champions League will continue for another year. Eleven of the 16 teams playing in the second round of the competition are from that region, and although that does not guarantee North Africa will have a 13th champion come the end of the year, it does assure them of almost half of the spots in the eight-team group stage.

The six teams involved in regional derbies mean that at least three places in...

Moussa Maazou's frustration leads to Niger retirement

Moussa Maazou's time with Niger has come to a close.
Moussa Maazou's time with Niger has come to a close.

Even for professional sportsmen, who are lucky if their on-field careers last into the fourth decade of their lives, 26 is considered too young to call it a day. That's the age when either the promise of a child prodigy is fulfilled or when the less-talented but more persistent players are rewarded for outlasting the rest. But for Moussa Maazou, it is the age when he has had enough.

The Nigerien (not to be confused with Nigerian) striker announced his retirement from international football from...

Zimbabwean football struggling to survive in troubled economy

If a business collapses in an already sunken economy, did it really go bust? That's what Zimbabweans have been asking themselves for the past 15 years as their economy has steadily shrunk. They still don't know the answer because even as industries close around them, others crop up and close too.

The latest casualty could be CAPS United, the football club that dominated almost 30 years ago and led the way in development with the first club-affiliated academy in the country. The Harare-based club...

TP Mazembe earning reputation as home of Africa's greatest fortress

TP Mazembe have earned a reputation in Africa as being home to the continent's most difficult ground to play at.

If you're a football team on your way to Lubumbashi, DR Congo, do not expect to return with a win. Just ask Mamelodi Sundowns.

South Africa's richest club became the 29th successive side to lose to TP Mazembe on their home turf in the CAF Champions League, adding another layer to the cult of the Congolese side. Like the crocodile consuming the football on their team badge, TP Mazembe have made a habit of devouring visiting sides' dreams.

The last traveling team to overcome them at the Stade...

Cape Verde's journey from potential to promise completed with Portugal win

Cape Verde's 2-0 win in Portugal on Tuesday will be remembered for years to come.
Cape Verde's 2-0 win in Portugal on Tuesday will be remembered for years to come.

People come of age when they move from adolescence to adulthood, but for sports teams that journey is a little more complicated. Theirs is not so much about growing up as it about getting better, which is why Cape Verde's passage from potential to real promise was completed on Tuesday night.

They beat hosts Portugal 2-0 to move from colonised to conquerors. Although the fine print will reveal that the Islanders overcame a second-string Portuguese side with a debutant goalkeeper, and who were...