Looking back into World Cup history, Zaire's appearance at the 1974 finals in West Germany is frequently the subject of ridicule. Their 9-0 thrashing by Yugoslavia in Gelsenkirchen is widely regarded as a day of shame for the African game and the rest of the performance by the central Africans left little positive impression. The Leopards were the first black African country to compete on the game's ultimate stage but that breakthrough had a negative consequence for the perception of football on...
Mohamed Salah and Abdallah El-Said struck goals in either half as Egypt took control of their World Cup qualifying group with a 2-0 win against Ghana at the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria.
Roma forward Salah converted a 43rd-minute penalty after Harrison Afful had fouled Mahmoud Trezeguet and El-Said fired home on the turn into the bottom corner following a swift counter-attack in the 86th minute.
Victory keeps Hector Cuper's side top of Group E after they won 2-1 in Congo in their opening match,...
Ivory Coast top Group C in their third-round World Cup qualifying campaign after coming from behind to win 3-1 at home to Mali on Saturday.
Sambou Yatabare gave the visitors the lead after 18 minutes but the hosts hit back with three goals in eight first-half minutes before the break turned the match on its head.
Goals from Aston Villa's record signing Jonathan Kodjia and Gervinho, either side of a Salif Coulibaly own goal, were enough to secure all three points for the Ivory Coast.
Three of the five African teams at the 2014 World Cup have been drawn in the same group to qualify for the 2018 edition.
Only one of Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria will play at the next tournament in Russia after the Confederation of African Football made the draw for five qualifying groups on Friday.
The three traditional powers were grouped with Zambia.
Just the group winners in all of five four-team pools will advance to the 32-team tournament in Russia.
Ivory Coast, who aim to reach their fourth...
Columbus Crew SC winger Cedrick Mabwati contracted Malaria while on international duty.
The DR Congo international has returned to the club but he is questionable for Saturday's game against the New York Red Bulls, a team spokesperson told MLSsoccer.com.
Mabwati thanked fans for their support on Twitter.
Thank you for all the messages of support and encouragement.Every day I feel increasingly better. I will be back soon more strong����✌��️-...