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Nigeria football legend Stephen Keshi dies aged 54

"Big Boss" Stephen Keshi remains the only African coach to have qualified for the World Cup with two African nations.


Life after near-death for Togo's shot footballer

Bullets shattered Obilale's on-field dreams but his determination means he continues giving back to the sport he loves.


No answers a year after Ebosse's death

Authorities cited hit on the head as reason for Cameroon footballer's death but post-mortem reports raised eyebrows.


Out of the ghetto and into the English Premier League

From playing barefoot in a poverty-stricken Lagos ghetto, Ighalo will now be spotted in England's top football league.


Footballers changing lanes

Children born to immigrants in Europe are fast becoming bedrock of many African sides, notably former French colonies.

Arts & Culture

African football - What's in a nickname?

Get a lowdown into what the various nicknames for African football teams mean and what the history behind them is.


Nigeria’s revolting World Cup squad

National team's refusal to train looks like a revolt but officials’ actions from the past tells a very different story.


'Algeria can punch above their weight'

African nation can put their past World Cup disappointment behind and progress, according to defender Carl Medjani.


Nigeria confident for Brazil 2014

Ikechukwu Uche failed to make the Nigeria squad but coach Stephen Keshi believes his team can perform in Brazil.