All Roads Lead to Ghana: 2008 Nations Cup

The African Nations Cup is without doubt the greatest sporting spectacle on the continent. The two-year marathon that is the qualifying campaign for the (...)

| March 2007 | 1697 views

Drogba is African player of the year

By Abu B. Shaw, Vanguard London Bureau Chief The naming of Didier Drogba(photo) as African Player of the Year on Saturday March 1 is the icing on the (...)

| March 2007 | 938 views

UEFA floods Africa with soccer balls

By Abayomi Charles Roberts, Edmonton. Football is no doubt the biggest team sport in Africa where the continental body, Confederation Africain de (...)

| February 2007 | 1147 views

Didier Drogba Becomes Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations Development Programme has appointed soccer star from Côte d’Ivoire Didier Drogba(photo) as a Goodwill Ambassador for the fight against poverty at

| January 2007 | 1808 views

Ghana Coach to Woo Salou

By Ibrahim Sannie Ghana coach Claude Le Roy says he will try to persuade Ibrahim Salou(photo) not to turn his back on the Black Stars. Earlier this (...)

| November 2006 | 1747 views

Benin Beats Sierra Leone

BBC Sports Benin(photo) revived their hopes of reaching the 2008 Nations Cup with a 2-0 victory over Sierra Leone on Sunday. Goalkeeper Rachad (...)

| October 2006 | 1892 views

Kallon to miss Benin game

By Mohamed Fajah Barrie BBC Sport, Freetown Sierra Leone captain Mohammed Kallon has ruled himself out of his country’s 2008 Nations Cup qualifier (...)

| October 2006 | 1253 views

Keshi in frame for Ivorian job

By James Copnall BBC Sport, Abidjan The Ivorian football Federation (FIF) has released a list of 25 people that have applied to manage the national (...)

| August 2006 | 1106 views

Cape Town approves 2010 stadium

Cape Town’s mayor has reluctantly agreed to the construction of a controversial new stadium in the city for the 2010 World Cup. Mayor Helen Zille, from (...)

| July 2006 | 928 views

Italy’s triumph & Zidane’s madness

By Abu B. Shaw, London Vanguard Bureau Chief Italy’s national football team, Gli Azzurri, are World Champions for the fourth time in history after (...)

| July 2006 | 928 views

European clubs chase African stars

Our sports guru, Abu Shaw(photo) analyses the Brazil-Ghana match and the scramble for Ghanaian players. Enjoy: By Abu B. Shaw, Vanguard London (...)

| June 2006 | 1110 views