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2025 AFCON Qualifiers: CAF sets date for draw event

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has scheduled July 4 for the draw of the 2025 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifiers in Johannesburg, South Africa. The draw will see 48 nations, including the four winners from the preliminary round (Chad, Eswatini, Liberia and South Sudan) drawn into 12 groups of four teams each to battle it out for places at the finals. Headlining the confirmed nations...

Super Eagles soar to 28th in latest FIFA ranking after AFCON 2023 success

2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Afrosport to show live games in Nigeria

Africa's foremost Free-to-Air sports channel, Afrosport has been awarded Free-to-Air rights to broadcast live the 2026 World Cup qualifiers for African countries in Nigeria. MMS/PC Plus Group, FIFA’s exclusive agency for the FIFA World Cup 2026 African Qualifiers in 41 Sub-Saharan African countries for a free-to-air broadcast, awarded AfroSport the exclusive media rights of the competition to the millions of fans across Nigeria, as the Super...

‘African Player of the Year’ – Nigerians celebrate Lookman after Europa League final heroics

‘African Player of the Year’ – Nigerians celebrate Lookman after Europa League final heroics

Football enthusiasts are tipping Nigeria’s Ademola Lookman to be the 2024 African Footballer of the Year after scoring a hat-trick in the UEFA Europa League final on Thursday. Lookman single-handedly powered Atalanta to a 3-0 victory against Bayer Leverkusen at the Aviva Stadium. His heroics in the second-tier European competition puts him in the running to succeed compatriot Victor Osimhen who is the reigning African football...

Lookman makes African history with hat-trick in Europa League final

Lookman makes African history with hat-trick in Europa League final

Nigeria forward Ademola Lookman became the first African player to score three goals in the final of a major UEFA tournament. Lookman scored two quick-fire goals in the first-half with a third in the second half to give Atalanta a 30 lead in the first half of the UEFA Europa League final against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday. The hat-trick also made Lookman the third Nigeria international...

CAF adopts Nigerian name ‘Ola’ for new match ball

CAF adopts Nigerian name ‘Ola’ for new match ball

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given the new match ball for the 2024-25 CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup a Nigerian name, Ola. OLA is a name in the Southwestern part of Nigeria popular to the Yoruba ethnic group which means either wealth, respect or honour. The word also has an Arabic meaning of 'rise' and 'success'. CAF disclosed that the new match...