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African big names back firing amid some surprises

8 After eight matches without a victory,  Côte d’Ivoire finally manage to win against an African side in an official match. Their last three point came in 3-0 triumph over Gabon in the qualifiers for Russia 2018. But since then, the Elephants have failed to beat Gabon, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Zambia, Uganda, Togo and Guinea. … FIFA.com – Latest News

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First African Observatory to Tackle the Continent’s Road Safety Crisis

The World Bank, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and the International Transport Forum (ITF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to establish the first regional Road Safety Observatory in Africa.  The Observatory will support African countries’ efforts to reduce road transport fatalities by uniting their activities to systematically collect, analyze, and share reliable road crash data. It will ...

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Rewind to a South African thriller

Fans across the world voted for their favourite FIFA World Cup matches, and the latest of those choices – Uruguay-Ghana – will be streamed ‘live’ on 11 May. Fans voted for their favourite FIFA World Cup™ game from the past nine editions, and the eighth of those winning matches – Urugu… FIFA.com – Latest News

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Inspiration drawn from African Technical Directors workshop 

FIFA Workshop for Technical Directors held recently in Johannesburg Eight African member associations were represented “Technical directors are the ones to lead change” It is now over two decades since Pele famously predicted that an African team would win the FIFA World Cup™ before the turn of the last century. That prediction went unfulfilled, of course, and since then five ...

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Hundreds of South African soccer fans riot violently at game

Hundreds of South African soccer fans disgruntled at the performance of their team rioted violently at a game on Saturday night, viciously assaulting at least one security guard on the field, attacking others with chairs, setting parts of the stadium on fire and causing extensive damage. They were shocking scenes in a country that hosted the Wor… FOX Sports Digital

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African duo to be decided

The African qualifying competition for France 2018 is now in its final stages Nigeria to play South Africa while Ghana take on Cameroon First legs t… FIFA.com

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African trailblazer in US baseball

So deeply has his life been immersed in the popular North American game, at first glance it seems as if Gift Ngoepe was destined to be a baseball player. Even a geographic sucker-punch, after he was born at the bottom tip of the wrong continent, has done nothing to stop the burly defensive fielder from establishing his place within the ...

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African trailblazer in US baseball

So deeply has his life been immersed in the popular North American game, at first glance it seems as if Gift Ngoepe was destined to be a baseball player. Even a geographic sucker-punch, after he was born at the bottom tip of the wrong continent, has done nothing to stop the burly defensive fielder from establishing his place within the ...

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African trailblazer in US baseball

So deeply has his life been immersed in the popular North American game, at first glance it seems as if Gift Ngoepe was destined to be a baseball player. Even a geographic sucker-punch, after he was born at the bottom tip of the wrong continent, has done nothing to stop the burly defensive fielder from establishing his place within the ...

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