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International clubs look to Africa for female football talent

    By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency Africa is growing into a critical supplier of professional female football talent to international clubs outside the continent, according to a new FIFA report. The ‘Global Transfer Report 2023’ released on January 30 by the international football governing body, FIFA, shows that Nigeria and Ghana produced among the highest number (in the top ten globally) of women players in the international transfer […]

todayFebruary 1, 2024 1


FIFA Women’s World Cup Gianni Infantino, opening the post-FIFA Women's World Cup™ Coaches Forum (, said that the “great football” played at last year's tournament in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand had opened the eyes of the world to women's football, and stressed the importance of building on that success. The two-day forum, held at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, was organised so that the current head coaches of the 32 […]

todayJanuary 24, 2024 2


Messi, Bonmati scoop awards for FIFA’s best in 2023

  Lionel Messi was crowned as FIFA's best men's player for 2023 on Monday, while Aitana Bonmati added to her collection of individual accolades at the awards ceremony in London. Messi claimed the award for the third time, but the eight-time Ballon d'Or winner was a surprise victor ahead of Erling Haaland on an otherwise glorious night for Manchester City. The award only covered the period after Messi had led […]

todayJanuary 16, 2024


South Africa withdraw FIFA Women’s World Cup bid

South Africa have pulled out of the contest to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup, citing fears they would have not be able to create a comprehensive bid document timeously and would have to deliver a “rushed presentation” to FIFA during December. The deadline for submitting comprehensive plans is 8 December 2023 – according to Reuters, South African officials believe it would be wiser to try and host the […]

todayNovember 27, 2023


The Rugby World Cup…so far

email The pool rounds of the Rugby World Cup 2023 are over, and it is, perhaps, prudent to do a quick analysis of what we learnt of the first part of the Rugby World Cup based on the matches we’ve seen thus far and then to make a couple of observations thereafter. Probably the biggest revelation is that the gulf between the “big guns” and the “minnows” is enormous, and […]

todayOctober 12, 2023