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 (...)
by - 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 (...)
by - 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. (...)
by - 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, (...)
by - 3 June 2010
It is a big loss for German football. It’s just a few more days to the World Cup in South Africa, but Germany’s captain, Michael Ballack (top photo), has to abandon his participation due to an injury.
The cancellation was preceded by a foul by German-born Ghanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng in England’s FA-Cup-Final. Boateng’s attack on Ballack’s ankle has caused outrage in the German public. Many people think it’s intentional. This is buttressed (...)
5 May 2010
By Our Corrrespondent.
The just concluded activities to mark the 49th Independence day celebrations in Nairobi has motivated the organisers of the annual tripartite federation international sports day that is held in September each year to extend a hearty invitation to Sierra Leone to join the competition this year.
This invitation was disclosed by the Chairman of the Zambian community in Kenya Mr. Dennis Mwanza following the friendly international encounter between his country and (...)
by - 28 April 2010
Salone Stars in Kenya over the weekend emerged the victors in a test match with Kenya’s Impala Football club with a 4-2 goal aggregate at Don Bosco (Utume) in preparation for this weekend’s Independence Day encounter with the Zambians in Kenya.
Salone Stars took the lead during the second half after conceding a goal during the first half of play in the tenth minute as a result of a defensive blunder. Two penalties were awarded to Salone Stars between the 57 and 68th minutes to (...)
by - 19 March 2010
There are only a few months left until the first football (soccer) World Cup in Africa starts. Time to take a look at the opponents of Africas teams. We will start with Ghana’s opponent, Germany.
The three times World Champion (Germany) is probably going to be the toughest job for the young and ambitious team of the Black Stars. Germany’s football in 2010 is not different from it’s characteristics in the past. It is not first class in playing the perfect pass (...)
by - 11 January 2010
The 27th edition of the African Nations Cup in Angola has kicked off with the wrong reasons. The Togolese National football team was ambushed in Angola by the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC). The team’s bus was attacked on Friday January 8 when the team was returning from training in the rebel strong hold of Cabinda leaving the driver dead on the spot and many injured.
Sadly, on Saturday, as reports confirmed the death of the Togolese assistant team manager, (...)
by - 29 December 2009
All eyes will focus on Angola on January 10, 2010, when the African Cup of Nations football contest commences. This Angola competition is even more significant as Africa will be hosting the soccer World Cup for the first time in South Africa in June 2010.
Many African football stars, plying their trade in England and other parts of Europe, have already left their European clubs to join their respective national teams for this prestigious competition in Angola.
The host, the Hawks of (...)