Al Ahly - Elections: 21 candidates in the running for different positions


The names of the candidates for the upcoming elections for the presidency of Al Ahly and other positions are known. These challengers have met the deadline for the submission of applications which ended on Friday, October 22. There are 21 who have declared their intention to run for the chair of president and other positions of one of the largest African clubs.

The current president of the club Mahmoud Al-Khatib is a candidate for his own succession. His main rival is Khaled Suleiman. The elections are scheduled for 25 and 26 November.

Women's Champions League: CAF appoints 25 referees


The African Women's Champions League is only a few days away. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed 25 referees including 13 assistants for this first edition.

The officials will be closely "supervised before and during the competition by a team of technical specialists, under the supervision of CAF's Director of Refereeing, Eddy Maillet", says the continental football governing body.

The first edition of the African Champions League will take place from 5 to 19 November in Cairo, Egypt. It brings together the eight best teams on the continent.

Bordeaux: Cameroonian Jean Onana voted best player for September

Jean Onana has been voted Bordeaux's best player of the month for September. The Cameroonian international scored two goals in the month and has been one of the club's most impressive performers this season.

The midfielder of Girondins de Bordeaux was already part of the U21 team of the month of September for the 5 biggest European leagues. This time, he has been distinguished as the best Bordeaux player of September.

He returned to the Bordeaux squad last week after suffering an adductor injury on 22 September. The Indomitable Lion even took part in the match against Nantes, playing the whole game, after 3 weeks of absence.

NBA : Joel Embiid wins opener for the Sixers

It's been a turbulent summer for the Philadelphia Sixers. Not least because of the Ben Simmons story. This episode did not affect the morale of the team. The Sixers were on the court of the New Orleans Pelicans with the resumption of the NBA. They won, with a very good overall display from Embiid.

The Cameroonian indeed put 22 points, took 6 rebounds, and distilled 5 assists. All in 26 minutes played. Embiid was also quick to praise team effort after the game. "We practiced well. It was nice to be able to kind of get the season off to a good start, get the win, and kind of forget about everything that can happen off the court," he scoffed.

"The Process" will once again be one of Africa's standard bearers in the NBA.

AWCON 2022 Q: Algeria crush Sudan 14-0

In a one-sided match, the Algerian national team defeated their Sudanese counterpart (14-0) on Wednesday 20 October at the Bologhine stadium in Algiers.

Superior in all areas of the game, the Greens left no chance to the visitors during this first round of the first round of the Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) 2022.

Led by a powerful Naima Bouheni, who scored four goals, the Algerians almost made sure of their passage to the second round of qualifying.

Having opened the scoring in the fourth minute of play, Radia Fertoul's girls have been scoring throughout the match.

The Algerians will meet the winner of the Mozambique-South Africa clash in the second and final round of qualifying in Omdurman, Sudan, in a week's time.

The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in July in Morocco. There will be 12 African teams competing to succeed Nigeria.

AWCON 2022 Q: Tunisia corrects Egypt in Cairo

The Tunisian women's team started the first round of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in the best possible way. Indeed, the Tunisians have inflicted a beating (6-2) to the Egyptians, this Wednesday, October 20, at Petro Sport Stadium in Cairo.

Samir Landolsi's charges quickly got into the game. Leila Maknoun opened the scoring in the 31st minute. The striker Alaa Kaabachi (32', 47' and 78') scored a hat-trick. Mariem Houij added to the score by converting a penalty in the 74th minute. Sabrine Ellouzi (82') ended the festival of the Tunisians largely superior.

For the Egyptians, Leila Cherif (47') and Dana Nadda (65') saved the honour. The Tunisians are almost certain to play in the second round of qualifying for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.

The return match is scheduled for 26 October at the El Menzah Stadium in Tunis.

AWCON 2022 Q: Senegal dominates Liberia away from home

The Senegalese Lionesses beat Liberia 2-1 in the first leg of the first round of the 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifiers on Wednesday 20 October. The Lionesses take a good option before the second leg.

On a corner, the striker Mama Diop opens the score with a header in the 22nd minute. At the break the Lionesses are ahead 0-1. Senegal makes the break at the 86th minute of play on this error of the Liberian defense, perfectly exploited by Awa Diakhaté (0-2). Liberia reduced the score in the additional time on a free kick.

The girls of coach Mama Moussa Cissé receive Liberia on Sunday, October 24, in the return match to try to reach the next round.

AWCON 2022 Q: South Africa strolls against Mozambique

The score is clear: 0-7. South Africa's first match of the African Women's Cup of Nations qualifiers was a clean sweep over Mozambique on Wednesday. The South Africans inflicted a crushing defeat on their opponents.

Banyana Banyana took the lead in the 22nd minute of the match when Mamelodi Sundowns women's star Melinda Kgadiete scored the opening goal. Linda Motlhalo then doubled the lead in the 41st minute before Gabriela Salgado put the game out of reach for the home team with a well-executed shot in the 45th minute.

In the second half, the South African players maintained their blistering pace. Van Wyk scored her double of the night. Young Noxolo Cesane added the 6th goal of the game before Motlhalo joined teammate Van Wyk to score her brace to make it 0-7.

With this setback, Mozambique will be looking for an unlikely comeback in the second leg in South Africa on Tuesday.

Women AFCON 2022 Q: DRC forfeits as Equatorial Guinea sails through

The women's team of Equatorial Guinea has qualified, without kicking the ball, for the last round of the 2022 AWCON qualifications.

The DR Congo players did not show up at the Nuevo Estadio in Malabo to play their match against Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday 20 October. The match was a qualifier for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco. Faced with the absence of the Congolese, the central referee declared the DRC forfeit the match to Equatorial Guinea. The women's Nzalang thus automatically qualifies for the last round and will face the winner of Egypt-Tunisia for a place at the Women's CAN 2022.

Champions League: Meschack Elia and Chukwueze the only African scorers of the day


Young Boys hosted Villarreal on Wednesday in the third round of the Champions League in Group F. Two Africans stood out in this match, won by the visitors with a score of 1-4. The Congolese Meschack Elia. The 24-year-old striker scored in the 77th minute to bring his team back from 2-0 down.

But this goal was of little consequence. The hosts went on to concede two more goals, one of which was scored by Nigeria's Chimerenka Chukwueze. The Villarreal midfielder came on in the 89th minute and scored his team's fourth goal in injury time (90+2).

Meschack Elia and Chimerenka Chukwueze were the only African scorers in the Champions League.