LAGOS (Xinhua) --
Nigeria’s national team head coach Gernot Rohr on
Friday in Lagos announced a 24-man team list for the 2019
Nation’s Cup qualifier against Seychelles.
The Super Eagles
will play the national team of Seychelles on Sept. 7 in
The German coach, at
a news conference in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub, said 24
players and four stand-by players were invited for the match.
The list consists of
three goal keepers, eight defenders, six midfielders and seven
The players are
expected to arrive at Seychelles from Sept. 3 from their base,
while one of the goal keepers, Ezenwa and the technical crew
will leave Nigeria on Sept. 2.
The three points at
stake in the match are important to the Super Eagles, having
lost their opener to South Africa.
never qualified for the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations or
the World Cup but they made their debut in the qualifiers for
the 1986 African Cup of Nations, losing to Mauritius.
coach Vojo Gardasevic, the Seychelles team made their debut in
the World Cup qualifiers in April 2000.
Namibia star striker likely to
miss crucial AFCON qualifier against Zambia
WINDHOEK Namibia (Xinhua) --
Namibia is set to host Zambia in a 2019
African Cup of Nations (AFCON) football qualifier clash on Sept.
8 in Windhoek at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
Ricardo Mannetti said in a statement on Wednesday that his star
striker Peter Shalulile is still nursing an ankle injury and is
likely to miss the clash.
“We will take this
game seriously and we remain focused, but our plans might be
derailed as Shalulile is still a doubt and might not be back on
time for that match,” Mannetti added.
Mannetti said he has
been working with local-based players for the past weeks ahead
of the Zambia clash and indicated that he is content with the
feedback from the team so far.
“The boys are really
pushing themselves hard and they understand that a place in the
AFCON qualifiers team is on the line and they are putting in
their best as expected,” he added.
Namibia’s first test
will be against Zambia followed by the away and home matches
against Mozambique between October 8 to 16 and between November
12 to 20 Namibia will host Guinea.
Mozambique heads up Group K with three points, with Guinea also
on three in second place, followed by Namibia and Zambia on zero
points after losing their opening games.
The Group winner and
runner-up will qualify for the 2019 AFCON. The 2019 AFCON finals
will be hosted by Cameroon in June and July 2019.
names squad for Namibia Africa Cup qualifier match
LUSAKA (Xinhua) --
Head coach of the Zambia national soccer team on
Friday unveiled a 26-member squad, that includes 14
professionals for next month’s Africa Cup qualifier match
who unveiled the squad at a press briefing, has included former
captain of the national soccer team Rainford Kalaba, who has not
played for the team for a long time after a fall out with the
The Belgian said the
door for the national team was open to all players as long as
they prove themselves at their clubs.
“What happened in
the past I cannot judge, there are rumors, people are telling me
things, but I cannot judge so everyone starts from zero.
Everyone opens the door for the national team, if they are
willing and eager to play for the national team,” he said.
He said the Namibia
game was crucial and a must-win in order to brighten the team’s
chances of qualifying to the Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
The team, he said,
will play a friendly game with Gabon on September 11 before the
encounter with Namibia on September.
Zambia is rooted at
the bottom of Group K along with Namibia with no points after
the first round of matches which saw the Chipolopolo lose 1-0 to
Nsabata (Zanaco), Lawrence Mulenga (Power Dynamos), Kennedy
Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa)
Sakala (Zesco United), Gideon Sichone (Green Buffaloes), Gampani
Lungu (Supersport, South Africa), Isaac Shamujompa (Buildcon),
Luka Banda (Napsa Stars), Stoppila Sunzu (FC Metz-France),
Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe, Congo DR), Lawrence Chungu (Buildcon),
Emmanuel Mbola (Hapoel Raanana, Israel)
Sinkala (TP Mazembe, Congo DR), Salulani Phiri (Polokwane, South
Africa), Enock Mwepu (RB Salzburg, Austria), Jackson Chirwa
(Green Buffaloes), Lubambo Musonda (Gangzasar Kapan, Armenia),
Clatous Chama (Simba, Tanzania), Spencer Sautu (Green Eagles),
Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe, Congo DR), Bruce Musakanya (Red
Mulenga , Justin Shonga (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Fashion
Sakala (Oostende, Belgium), Patson Daka (RB Salsburg, Austria),
Lazarous Kambole (Zesco United).
Uganda’s KCCA FC defeat
Rollers 1-0 in Champions League tie
KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Uganda’s KCCA FC have defeated visiting Township
Rollers FC 1-0 in a Group A game of the CAF Champions League
played on Saturday.
In front of a small
crowd at Namboole National Stadium, the home side dominated play
but failed to score several goals.
After several missed
chances by Allan Okello and Saddam Ibrahim Juma, young striker
Patrick Henry Kaddu scored the lone goal after 83 minutes. Juma
took the free kick before the Township Rollers FC defenders
fumbled and Kaddu got space to score.
KCCA FC’s goalkeeper
Tom Ikara also had to makes several saves to keep his team in
The win takes KCCA
FC to third place on the group with 6 points, while Egypt’s Al
Ahly who beat Esperance on Friday top the group with 10 points
and Esperance are second. Township Rollers FC are bottom of the
group with 3 points.
“I am happy with the
result today and the boys have worked hard to win the game. We
did not go to the group stage to be passengers but we have
showed that we can play good football. The sky is the limit with
these young lads,” KCCA FC coach Mike Hillary Mutebi told Xinhua
after the game.
The Township Rollers
FC stand-in coach said that his team had tried to play well
against KCCA FC, but were punished by one mistake. “The home
side took their chance and won,” added Motang.
KCCA FC will play
their last game away to Al Ahly in Egypt on August 28th.
Al Ahly and Esperance have already qualified for the quarter
finals of the lucrative competition.