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The show where we look at African football both what's happening around the continent and what African players are doing overseas.
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On this week’s show we look at Caf’s ruling that 22 countries on the continent have no stadia that meet their minimum requirements, including 10 taking part in upcoming World Cup qualifiers, which have been moved from June to September to give countries time to fix their stadiums. Also we speak to Nigeria and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, who’s been a regular starter as Leicester are looking good for a top-four finish and are playing Chelsea in the FA Cup final later this month. Ndidi tells us about the difference that manager Brendan Rogers has made. And Stuart on the Manchester United fan protest and Jose Mourinho becoming Roma manager.
On this week’s show we look at CAF president, Patrice Motsepe’s plans for a new infrastructure project, with a budget of one billion dollars, aiming to change the face of African football. How will it work, and where will the money come from? Also, we assess the draw for the football competitions at the Tokyo Olympics, with the African teams all in tricky-looking groups. And we hear from Nigeria and Fulham defender Ola Aina, who is still hopeful of avoiding relegation
On this week’s show we focus on the story of the failed European Super League – a plan to create greater revenue for 12 top European clubs, where a huge outcry saw the end of the project in the space of three days. What was behind the plans, what about the idea that football is for all? And while Fifa has always condemned the plans for the ESL, Fifa president Gianni Infantino has plans to start an African Super League, with 20-24 top clubs paying $20m a year to take part. Plus Stuart looks at Jose Mourinho's departure from Spurs.
On this week’s show we talk about Caf’s latest project - the launch of a pilot interschool competition project for Africa. It’s intended to lead to the establishment of an schools tournament in the six African zones resulting in a Pan-African schools championship final. Canl it work, and will it bring benefits to African football? Plus a look at the Caf Champions League, as TP Mazembe and Zamalek both fail to reach the quarter-finals. And we speak to Nigeria and West Brom defender Semi Ajayi – can the Baggies escape from the relegation zone?
On this week’s show we look at the dream that so many footballers around Africa have – the dream of going to Europe and playing for a big club. But it’s a very challenging goal, and we speak to young Gambian Ebrima Jatta, who’s playing in the sixth tier of football in Sweden. Also Stuart on whether West Ham can get a place in the Champions League next season, and where Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Arsenal leaves Gunners manager Mikel Arteta.
On this week’s show we take a look back at the decisive 2021 AFCON qualifiers, which saw Comoros and The Gambia qualifying for the first time, Malawi making it for the third time, Mauritania twice in a row, and three in a row for Guinea-Bissau. On the other hand, DR Congo and South Africa failed to qualify. Nigeria sailed through to the finals, and we speak to Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong, who could be heading into the EPL with his club Watford second in the English Championship.
On this week’s show we hear from new CAF president Patrice Motsepe on how he wants African football to grow by being valued more in Africa. How can this be done, when many find European football more exciting? We also look at how English football grew with rebranding to the EPL
On this week’s show we look ahead to the final two rounds of 2021 AFCON qualifying. Hopes are high in the Comoros and the Gambia, with both countries targeting a first-ever Nations Cup qualification. And lots on the EPL, as Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho is banging in the goals for Leicester.
On this week’s show we look at South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe becoming Caf president unopposed, plus the late cancellation of the Under-17 Afcon. Stuart asks what’s wrong with Liverpool, and why some players and clubs have stopped taking the knee before games.
On this week’s show we assess the Under-20 Afcon in Mauritania, with the final on Saturday. Cameroon has had three players who are sons of former national team players, including Samuel Eto’o. Also, with elections for a new CAF president nearing, we hear from one of the main contenders, South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe. And Stuart looks the Chinese Super League’s financial controversy.
On this week’s show we hear from Fifa president Gianni Infantino, who says that with elections for a new Caf president taking place next month, this is a crucial period for African football. Infantino says that with good leadership at Caf, the continent might do better at the next Fifa men’s and women’s World Cups and compete well against the big teams. Also we go to Cameroon and hear what the reaction is there to Indomitable Lions and Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana being given a one-year ban by Uefa after he failed an out-of-competition doping test. Plus Stuart’s assessment of how new Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is doing so far.
On this week’s show we go to the Under-20 Afcon in Mauritania, the biggest sporting event ever held in the country, and there are two brand-new stadiums for the tournament. Also we investigate a hot issue – allegations of the weaponization of Covid-19 in African football. Some visiting teams have accused their opponents of arranging fake positive Covid-19 results to rule players out of action. And, was it fair for Uefa to give Cameroon and Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana a one-year ban after he failed an out-of-competition doping test, when he says it was a mistake. Plus Stuart with the EPL latest.
On this week’s show we assess the performance of African champions Al Ahly of Egypt, as they finished third at the Fifa Club World Cup in Qatar. Also we review the African Nations Championship in Cameroon, as Morocco won a second title, and lots on the EPL as Manchester City crushed Liverpool.
On this week’s show we go to Cameroon and catch up on the latest from the African Nations Championship as Morocco play Mali in Sunday’s final, and Cameroon fans are in shock after losing 4-0 to Morocco. And we look at the surprise return of Ahmad as Confederation of African Football president, and Manchester United’s stunning win over Southampton.
On this week’s show we go to Cameroon and catch up on the latest from the African Nations Championship, with the hosts playing two-time champions DR Congo in the quarter-finals. We also look ahead to the upcoming Fifa Club World Cup, with Al Ahly representing Africa at the tournament in Qatar. And as Chelsea part ways with Frank Lampard, we ask if young managers should be given more time and patience than those with more experience.
On this week’s show we catch up with the action at the 2020 African Nations Championship in Cameroon as the group stage continues. Also, we speak to Nigeria striker Henry Onyekuru, who is determined to get his career back on track after a disappointing time in France. Onyekuru signed for Everton but never played for them due to work permit issues, but he was focused on the EPL. Stuart explains the new work permit regulations for foreign players in the UK, and talks about the retirement of Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney.
On this week’s show we look ahead to the 2020 African Nations Championship, the CHAN, which runs from this Saturday until 7 February in Cameroon. We hear from Cameroon, where all is ready with the facilities, but there is a lack of optimism that the national team can deliver. We also speak to Zambia coach Micho, who’s hoping that the tournament can bring better times for the Chipolopolo. And in the EPL it’s Liverpool against Manchester United on Sunday, with United extending their lead if they win.
On this week’s show we speak to Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah, who plays in the US Major League Soccer with the Columbus Crew. Mensah received some criticism for leaving Europe to join what some see as a less-competitive league, but he says that the standard is high, with big names like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham having played in the MLS. Also Stuart with the latest in the EPL, and he tells us about Arsene Wenger’s reflections on his time at Arsenal.
On this week’s show we take a look at whether 2021 will go as planned with the challenges of Covid-19. We also conclude our interview with UK journalist Ed Aarons, who recalls his visit to Liverpool star Mohamed Salah's home area in Egypt. And Stuart reflects on a busy EPL period. Happy New Year from all at Planet Sport Football Africa!
On this week’s show we take a look back at 2020 – a year where Covid-19 affected football all across the continent. Earlier this year Liberia’s President George Weah predicted that there would be great damage to leagues around Africa – we ask how bad the situation is right now. We revisit an interview earlier this year with Ghana's Yaw Yeboah. And Stuart analyses Manchester United’s resurgence in the EPL.
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