Posts Tagged Africa

Rwanda disqualification from African Cup upheld

CAIRO (AP) — African soccer’s governing body has upheld a decision to oust Rwanda from African Cup qualifying for using a player with different names and passports for club and international games.

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Algeria soccer death seen part of a wider ills

In this photo dated May 1, 2011, supporters of JS Kabylie and USM El-Harrah clash in the stands during of a soccer match in Algiers, Algeria. Angry fans in Algeria pelted their own soccer team with rocks after they lost a game, killing the star player, Albert Ebosse, in the latest incident of fan violence in this North African country. Ebosse died after being hit in the head by an object thrown from the crowd at a top-flight league game in Algeria on August 23, 2014.  Like much of the rest of the continent, Algeria's restless youth are passionate about soccer but with little other outlet for their daily frustration, violence haunts the games. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums across the country. This time, the violence ended in tragedy: Hit in the head, Albert Ebosse, the league’s top goal scorer last season, crumbled to the ground and died in a hospital.

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Cameroon latest team to want venue change

Russian doctor Valentine Safronov stands inside a mobile medical lab donated by the Russian government to assist with the Ebola out-brake in Conakry, Guinea, Tuesday, Aug.  26, 2014.  The Ebola virus may have the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa but experts can stop the virus' spread, a top American health official said at the start of his visit to the hardest-hit countries. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Despite a deadly Ebola outbreak in a fifth country, the Confederation of African Football said Thursday that qualifiers for the continent’s top tournament will go ahead as planned next month, sweeping aside protests from a number of fearful teams.

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Cameroon’s Eto’o retires from internationals

A Saturday, April 19, 2014 photo from files showing Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o reacting to a decision by the referee Mike Dean, during an English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge ground in London. Everton strengthened its attacking options by signing Samuel Eto'o on a two-year deal on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, after the striker was released by Premier League rival Chelsea. The 33-year-old Cameroon international, who scored 12 goals in 35 matches in his only season at Chelsea, is available to make his debut against the west London club on Saturday.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

Samuel Eto’o says he is retiring from international football, days after being left out of Cameroon’s latest squad and stripped of the captaincy.

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Mali seeks venue outside Algeria for African Cup

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali is seeking to move its African Cup of Nations qualifier out of Algeria over fears of violence.

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