Sports - Africa

Morocco crush Congo 6-0 to maintain perfect record in World Cup qualifiers

Morocco continued their dominant run in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers with a 6-0 victory over Congo in Kinshasa on Wednesday.

Algeria back to winning ways, Nigeria struggle continues in World Cup qualifiers

Algeria bounced back from their shocking home defeat against Guinea by claiming a 2-1 away win over Uganda in the World Cup qualifiers on Monday.

African 2026 World Cup qualifiers results & scorers (3rd matchday)

Follow Ahram Online's coverage of African 2026 World Cup qualifiers (5/8 June)

Cameroon hammer Cape Verde, clinch group top spot in World Cup qualifiers

Cameroon produced a dominant performance to thrash Cape Verde 4-1 in their 2026 African World Cup qualifier at the Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo on Saturday.

Lesotho sink Zimbabwe, Mozambique prevail in World Cup qualifiers

Lesotho claimed a 2-0 victory over Zimbabwe away at the Johannesburg Stadium in South Africa on Friday, climbing to the top of Group C in the African qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.

Sudan soar to Group B summit, Libya maintain lead in World Cup Qualifiers

Sudan and Libya secured victories in their respective groups of the African qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup on Thursday.

Burkina Faso's Traore acknowledges Egypt's favouritism but eyes positive result

Burkina Faso coach Brahima Traore acknowledged Egypt's favouritism ahead of Thursday's World Cup qualifier but stressed his team's belief in their chances of securing a positive result.

Reports on AFCON 2025 are untrue: CAF

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have denied recent reports suggesting a possible postponement of the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.

Mali's Yves Bissouma teargassed in hold-up outside Cannes hotel

Tottenham Hotspur and Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma was teargassed in a violent hold-up outside his hotel in the French city of Cannes, a police source told AFP on Monday.

AFCON top scorer Emilio Nsue was ineligible for entire career with Equatorial Guinea: FIFA

The top scorer at the African Cup of Nations five months ago, Emilio Nsue, never was eligible to play for Equatorial Guinea throughout his entire 11-year international career, FIFA judges ruled.

European club finals heroes adjust sights to World Cup in Africa

European club finals match-winners Ademola Lookman and Ayoub el Kaabi turn their attention to 2026 World Cup qualifying in Africa from Wednesday with 52 fixtures scheduled over seven days.

Mali’s Camara gets four-match ban for hiding anti-homophobia logo

Monaco footballer Mohamed Camara has been banned for four matches for taping over an anti-homophobia logo on his shirt in a Ligue 1 game, the French League (LFP) announced on Thursday.

Samuel Eto'o apologises to Cameroon coach Brys

Former Cameroonian star forward and now football federation president Samuel Eto'o apologised Thursday to national team coach Marc Brys, with whom he had been involved in a heated exchange this week.

Egyptian League players Toure & Simpore lead Burkina Faso squad against Egypt in World Cup qualifiers

Burkina Faso coach Brama Traore has called up Pyramids FC midfielder Blate Toure and NBE Club defender Saidou Simpore for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers this month.

Esperance coach Cardoso vows to maintain strength following Champions League setback

Esperance head coach Miguel Cardoso expressed his disappointment after losing the CAF Champions League title to Ahly in the final match at Cairo International Stadium on Saturday.

Factbox: List of CAF Champions League winners

A list of the African Champions League winners since the competition's inauguration in 1965

Atalanta striker Lookman headlines Nigeria World Cup squad

Ademola Lookman fresh from a historic hat-trick in the Europa League final will hope to make a similar impact for Nigeria in June's 2026 World Cup qualifiers after being named in new head coach Finidi George's squad.

FIFA sanctions Equatorial Guinea and Emilio Nsue for ineligibility

For the second time, Equatorial Guinea must forfeit two World Cup qualifying games for fielding star player Emilio Nsue when he was ineligible, FIFA said Friday.

Esperance coach Cardoso vows to fight for Champions League glory

Esperance head coach Miguel Cardoso exuded confidence in his squad's ability to overcome the challenge of Egyptian giants Ahly in the second leg of the CAF Champions League final on Saturday.

Esperance de Tunis players confident ahead of Champions League final

Esperance de Tunis players are expressing confidence as they prepare for the second leg of the Champions League final in Cairo.

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