Articles tagged 'ivory coast'

Gambia's Jammeh agrees to step down 21 January 2017  BANJUL - Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh said he was stepping down on Saturday under pressure from West African armies which entered the country this week following his refusal to concede an election defeat to President Adama Barrow. Jammeh's announcement in an overnight broadcast on state telev...
Warriors hold Ivory Coast 28 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe began their preparations for the 2017 Africa cup of Nations (Afcon) finals with a spirited goalless draw against Ivory Coast in Abidjan on Boxing Day. Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa was forced to travel with a squad made up of locally-based players as the rest of the contingen...
Kadewere's big chance 23 December 2016 HARARE - Warriors forward Tino Kadewere says he will not have any added weight on his shoulders as the side's only foreign-based player for the international friendly away to Ivory Coast. All eyes will be on the Djurgardens IF striker as Kalisto Pasuwa's side begin serious preparations for the...
Ousted Burkina Faso leader granted Ivorian citizenship 24 February 2016 OUAGADOUGU - Burkina Faso's ousted leader Blaise Compaore has been granted Ivorian citizenship, effectively ending the prospect of his extradition to face murder charges back home. The order was signed by Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara in November 2014, but has only just come to light. ...
Mighty Warriors through to Olympics final qualifying round 22 August 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's women football team have progressed to the final qualifying round of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games after Ivory Coast's withdrawal. The Mighty Warriors were supposed to take on Ivory Coast this weekend at Rufaro Stadium in a re-arranged qualifier but the West Africans have pull...
Mammoth task awaits Mighty Warriors 15 August 2015 HARARE - Mighty Warriors captain Felistus Muzongondi yesterday admitted they were facing a mammoth task as they begin preparations for their rescheduled Olympic qualifier against Ivory Coast next week. The Mighty Warriors, who are scheduled to troop into camp today to start preparations need t...
Mighty Warriors distraught 21 July 2015 HARARE - Mighty Warriors captain Felistas “Figo” Muzongondi says the team is disappointed after they failed to travel to Ivory Coast for Sunday's 2016 Rio Olympic Games qualifier. Rosemary Mugadza's team was supposed to leave for the West African country on Saturday but the trip was aborted af...
Knives sharpen for Zifa 19 July 2015 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has come under fire following the failure by the Mighty Warriors to travel to Ivory Coast for today's 2016 Olympic Games qualifier. Rosemary Mugadza's team was scheduled to travel on Friday but Zifa postponed the trip for yesterday as they did ...
Ex-Ivory Coast First Lady Gbagbo jailed for 20 years 10 March 2015 ABIDJAN — A court in Ivory Coast on Tuesday sentenced former first lady Simone Gbagbo to a 20-year prison term on charges of "undermining state security" during post-election violence in 2010-2011 that left nearly 3,000 dead. The wife of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo was also accused...
Let Thursday incident not mar a good final 7 February 2015 JOHANNESBURG - The outstanding 3-0 semi-final win by Ghana over bitter hosts Equatorial Guinea on Thursday night has definitely been overshadowed by the violence that rocked that outstanding match. Few will talk of some breathtaking soccer played by Ghana on their way to the final where they w...
African teams' World Cup conduct shameful 5 July 2014 JOHANNESBURG - A few writers caught my attention this week following failure by African teams to advance past the second round of the ongoing 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. One African columnist termed the outrageous and avaricious nature displayed by African players at the World Cup as both e...
Lamouchi quits Ivory Coast 25 June 2014 LONDON - Sabri Lamouchi resigned as Ivory Coast coach minutes after his side's hopes of reaching the World Cup second round were dashed by a late penalty giving Greece a 2-1 victory in Fortleza on Tuesday. Greece took a place in the last 16 and Lamouchi said he had to draw the consequences of ...
Elephants to get double for win 24 June 2014 LONDON - Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara has told his country's footballers he will double their World Cup win bonuses if they beat Greece. The Elephants can guarantee their place in the knock-out stages with a victory over the 2004 European champions in Fortaleza tonight. Currently...
Africa's embarrassing 2014 WC reps 21 June 2014 JOHANNESBURG - One week into the 2014 World Cup and one thing which has become so obvious is that soccer on the African continent has alarmingly gone backwards instead of moving forward. Countries like Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria carried so much hope for the continent but after a week of huge ...
Eboue miss out of World Cup 14 May 2014 LONDON - The Ivory Coast coach, Sabri Lamouchi, has named several players with Premier League experience in his 28-man preliminary squad for the World Cup. Manchester City's Yaya Touré is joined by his brother, Kolo, from Liverpool, the Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony, Newcastle United's Ch...
'Africa not ready to win Word Cup' 17 March 2014 HARARE - Liverpool legend John Barnes, who is visiting ?Harare, says African countries should improve on their mental approach if the continent is to win its first football World Cup. The 2014 World Cup will be staged in Brazil in June with Africa being represented by Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Al...
Ivory Coast book World Cup spot 17 November 2013 CASABLANCA - Ivory Coast qualified for a third successive Fifa World Cup on Saturday evening after drawing 1-1 away to Senegal in the second leg of their 2014 qualifying playoff at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca, Morocco. Didier Drogba and co. won the two-legged tie 4-2 on aggregate and hav...
Advantage Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso 13 October 2013 JOHANNESBURG - Didier Drogba scored as Ivory Coast overcame Senegal 3-1 in Abidjan on Saturday to boost hopes of a third consecutive World Cup appearance. The 35-year-old striker converted a penalty after five minutes at Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Lamine Sane conceded an own goal and Salomo...