2010 World Cup - Page 4

South Africa’s preparation to host the games on African soil for the first time but also individual African countries’ determination to take part in the historic event. Five African countries – Cameroon, Nigeria, Algeria, South Africa and Ghana – are selected to join twenty seven teams from around the world to battle it out on the football pitch for the gold trophy. One by one, the African teams are eliminated, but Africans will not be bogged down as they rally behind their compatriots on the wings of the vuvuzela, a far cry from the near diplomatic row between Algeria and Egypt during the qualifiers. Ghana are the last team to leave but not before African unity becomes reality…

South African Bafana Bafana head coach Santana quits, Parreira tipped to replace him

South African Bafana Bafana head coach Santana quits, Parreira tipped to replace him

South Africa’s preparations for next year’s World Cup took a heavy but expected knock last night after their Brazilian Joel Santana quit under pressure...
Egypt-Rwanda: African football champs could lose 2010 World Cup-CAN qualifiers

Egypt-Rwanda: African football champs could lose 2010 World Cup-CAN qualifiers

The Egyptian national team, with an overall total of 4 points, is still aiming to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa...
South African airport theft under review ahead of 2010 World Cup

South African airport theft under review ahead of 2010 World Cup

South African aviation authorities say twelve out of every 20 000 bags are tampered with at South Africa's airports every day. Pilferage from baggage at...
Swine flu – A/H1N1 influenza: 2010 World Cup threatened?

Swine flu – A/H1N1 influenza: 2010 World Cup threatened?

Has the swine flu become the number one enemy among football fans across the world? The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that it...
World Cup in danger as stadium constructions halt in South Africa

World Cup in danger as stadium constructions halt in South Africa

Construction of South Africa’s 2010 World Cup stadiums grinded to a halt Wednesday morning after building workers embarked on a crippling indefinite strike....
Fifa WC 2010: Zimbabwe hotels lower rates, mock Botswana decision

Fifa WC 2010: Zimbabwe hotels lower rates, mock Botswana decision

After realizing the huge amounts they would have lost hotels in Zimbabwe have made a sharp u-turn and are now reconsidering their pricing after...
A contemptible service industry for SA 2010 World Cup

A contemptible service industry for SA 2010 World Cup

A large neon digital counter in the bustling walkways of Oliver Tambo International Airport at Johannesburg reminds visitors that the FIFA World Cup 2010...
Zimbabwe: Freakish greed deals blow to world cup deal

Zimbabwe: Freakish greed deals blow to world cup deal

A high level of greed by Zimbabwe hoteliers has cost the bankrupt country a rare chance of cashing in on the 2010 World...
World Cup 2010: Zimbabwe woos Nigeiria, England, Brazil

World Cup 2010: Zimbabwe woos Nigeiria, England, Brazil

Zimbabwe, which is trying to get a slice of the expected financial windfall in 2010 World cup in South Africa has added England and...
Ticket-addled SA soccer fans force FIFA to modify rules

Ticket-addled SA soccer fans force FIFA to modify rules

Football governing body Fifa is reported to have admitted that the slow pace of ticket sales for next month’s Confederations Cup had made it...
Neighbours give South Africa electricity for 2010 WC

Neighbours give South Africa electricity for 2010 WC

Southern African countries have signed a deal to put in place an emergency supply of thousands of megawatts of electricity to South Africa during...
Nobel Laureates to boycott South African conference if Dalai Lama is not granted visa

Nobel Laureates to boycott South African conference if Dalai Lama is not granted visa

Opposition parties in South Africa have ganged up to condemn the government's decision not to issue a visa to Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai...
A new stadium for Portugese speakers at 2010 World Cup

A new stadium for Portugese speakers at 2010 World Cup

China is set to build a massive $60 million soccer stadium in Mozambique in a bid to tap into the Soccer World Cup in...
Kenya’s Harambee Stars set for a new coach

Kenya’s Harambee Stars set for a new coach

Football Kenya Limited (FKL), the body running football in the country, will Wednesday name a new coach to take charge of the national team,...
2010 WC/CAN qualifiers : Nigerian coach settles the math

2010 WC/CAN qualifiers : Nigerian coach settles the math

Nigeria's chief coach Shuaibu Amodu has said the Super Eagles will win their first four matches in the final phase of the joint 2010...
2010 CAN / WC qualifiers : Egypt gets best group draw

2010 CAN / WC qualifiers : Egypt gets best group draw

Egypt, the current African soccer champions have been handed what many consider to be the best of the five group draws. They have been...
Egypt promises an end to World Cup qualifier drought

Egypt promises an end to World Cup qualifier drought

The final segment of the African qualifiers for the World Cup finals in 2010 have drawn Egypt, Algeria, Zambia and Rwanda in one group. The...
National football team now under gov’t management

National football team now under gov’t management

The Kenya government has officially taken over the management and running of the senior national soccer team, Harambee Stars, well-placed sources confirmed Sunday. The government...
Olympic Soccer stars called to join senior national team

Olympic Soccer stars called to join senior national team

With the World cup qualifier against Sierra Leone coming up, Nigerian Head Coach Shaibu Amodu has invited five stars from the Olympic soccer team...
South Africa 2010: Beyond a third adventure for Siasia’s eagles

South Africa 2010: Beyond a third adventure for Siasia’s eagles

Siasia and his boys of silver have had a back to back of near gold catch, their hunt however, has not fallen short of...
Football : Key Kenyan players to miss 2010 qualifiers with Namibia

Football : Key Kenyan players to miss 2010 qualifiers with Namibia

France-based striker Dennis Oliech is among the high-pro file players dropped from the Kenyan squad that will face Namibia in the 6 September World...
Benjani under attack for goal drought

Benjani under attack for goal drought

Zimbabwe national team captain Benjani Mwaruwari says he has two more years to play international soccer. The 30-year-old Warriors skipper has been heavily criticised for...
Benjani eyes 2010 World Cup / Africa Nations Cup

Benjani eyes 2010 World Cup / Africa Nations Cup

Former Aj Auxerre striker and Zimbabwe national soccer team captain Benjani Mwaruwari says he is not losing sleep over the appointment of a new...
2010 World Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifiers’ Timetable / Schedule

2010 World Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifiers’ Timetable / Schedule

From May 31, 2008, 48 african national teams divided into 12 groups will battle it out for only 5 places to represent africa at...