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Francophone African Soccer Players Gain Supremacy

2014-11-25 22:13:13

By Koyie Mansaray, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Out of 28 African Cup of Nations tournaments organized between 1957 and 2013, Anglophone countries have won 18.* The remaining 10 have been won by our Francophone counterparts. This fact notwithstanding, Francophone African countries are gaining an increasingly more dominant role on the world soccer stage than their Anglophone brothers. There are more Francophone soccer players in Italy in Europe and North America than (...)

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Swiss club welcomes young Ivorian soccer stars

by Thomas Meinders, PV Sports correspondent, Germany - 28 November 2010

The Belgian team, KSK Beveren, has, for a couple of years now, been the stepping stone for Ivorian football players trying to make their way in Europe. Now it isn’t Beveren any more that attract players from Ivory Coast; it is a club even more prestigious.
Young Boys Bern, one of Switzerland’s top clubs, delights everyone with it’s mix of European and African football. It all began in 2006, when the German coach Gernot Rohr attracted Ivorian international Gilles Yapi Yapo (...)

ACSCA: Patrick Obaze re-elected president

13 November 2010

In a keenly contested and exciting race, Patrick Obaze (photo), the incumbent president of the African-Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association (ACSCA) was re-elected for another two-year term Sunday November 7 at the Lagos Corner restaurant in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
His opponent was Dominic Usseni, a sports promoter, businessman and soccer enthusiast. Patrick got 11 votes and Dominic got 8 votes. The voters were the ACSCA board of directors. One of the board members, Patrick (...)

ACSCA to organize African soccer league in BC

by Gibril Koroma - 31 October 2010

Patrick Obaze, African Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association president, said last Sunday that he has plans to introduce an African soccer league in British Columbia.
Patrick (photo) was speaking at the annual general meeting of the association at Lagos Corner restaurant in Burnaby. His term ended at the Sunday meeting but he has declared an intention to run for a second term at elections slated for Sunday November 7 at the same venue.
In his report on the past year, the ACSCA chief (...)

Edmonton Leone Stars gets grant from Alberta Sport Foundation

by Abayomi Charles Roberts, PV General Editor, Edmonton, Canada - 23 October 2010

The Alberta Sport, Parks and Wildlife Foundation earlier this year gave Edmonton Leone Stars a grant worth over Cdn$1,000, to help the soccer team towards purchase of equipment. The foundation, based in Edmonton, Canada, receives an annual allocation from the Alberta Lottery Fund, as well as support from the private and public sectors.
Edmonton Leone Stars is a squad of mostly players and officials of Sierra Leonean heritage, registered with the Edmonton and District Soccer Association, in (...)

"Leone Stars’ performance not surprising," Algasimu Jah

by Emmanuel Turay, PV East Africa Bureau Chief, Nairobi, Kenya - 8 September 2010

The Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sports has expressed his utmost satisfaction over the performance of the Leone Stars national football team last Sunday against Africa’s number one football nation Egypt in their 2012 AFCON qualifiers. It was a hectic draw.
Speaking to PV on transit at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Dr. Algasimu Jah said he was optimistic that with such fantastic display of talents he described (...)

Sierra Leone Football: The Way Forward

by Chernor Ojuku Sesay, Brussels, Belgium - 18 August 2010

I have been a religious follower of Sierra Leone football for the past two decades. I first served as Secretary General of Mighty Blackpool Fan Club and later Assistant Secretary of the parent club with Alpha Timbo as the Secretary General. At the national level, I have served as President of the Sport Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL), Chairman of the Media Committee/Public Relations Officer of the Sierra Leone Football Association, Executive Member of the FA and as (...)

Vancouver: African Soccer tournament August 14

7 August 2010

The African-Canadian annual soccer tournament organized by the British Columbia-based African-Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association (ACSCA) is always eagerly awaited by soccer fans from all the communities in BC.
Last year’s tournament was held in the city of Surrey, in BC. Burnaby will be the host city this year, as ACSCA executive and board members put the finishing touches to this year’s soccer jamboree. The tournament will be held Saturday August 14 at the Burnaby Lake (...)

Soccer: The story of the two Boatengs

by Thomas Meinders, PV Sports correspondent, Germany - 30 July 2010

The relationship between brothers is often complicated. And it gets even more complex if their interests are contrasting.
Jérome Boateng is calm, sometimes even shy. He treats the other person in a conversation with respect and does not want to attract attention – at least off the field.
Jérome played for German football club Hamburger SV and took part at the World Cup in South Africa. He was part of the German team and made five appearances – without attracting (...)

Clinton watches as Ghana beats USA

by Abayomi Charles Roberts, PV General Editor, Edmonton, Canada - 27 June 2010

On Saturday June 26, 2010 the national team of Ghana beat the United States of America in a memorable thriller at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa. Ghana having qualified from the eight-group stage is the only survivor among six African nations.
Folks in South Africa, other parts of the continent and the Diaspora rallied around the ‘Red-Gold-and-Green as vuvuzela kept blared non-stop. It was a tense encounter that will be remembered by many all over the world. (...)

FIFA stakes 18-carat gold cup in South Africa soccer sun splash

by Abayomi Charles Roberts, PV General Editor, Edmonton, Canada - 9 June 2010

Bad News: it is priceless, even invaluable, despite being all 18-carat solid gold. Yet it cannot really be sold physically. The good news is that it can buy a nation much more in diverse ways; only her soccer gladiators would have to prove to the whole world that she deserves it. Talking about the FIFA World Cup at stake as 32 countries go for glory in South Africa. The battles begin on Friday 11th June 2010, in The Republic of South Africa.
A truly global affair is just about to unfold, (...)

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Government Should Investigate Ebola Surge

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

It is sad and very unfortunate that while the Ebola scourge seems to be receding in the neighbouring countries of Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is facing a dramatic increase with hundreds of (...)


The Truth About Reporting Corruption

By Abdulai Saccoh, Anti-Corruption Commission, Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a specialized anti-graft agency, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been (...)