Argentina and Barcelona superstar forward Lionel Messi, 29, calls it enough and retires from international football after missing a decisive penalty for the Argentine. Messi quits international football after he was reportedly in tears after missing in a penalty shootout as Chile won the Copa America final. http://gty.im/450680948 After Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero made a save from the first shootout by Arturo Vidal, Messi stepped up to take his country’s first shot. He kicked the ball, and sailed it clearly over the crossbar. https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/747309889446240258 "For me the national team is over. I've done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion," Messi said.
Mamelodi Sundowns' Group B rivals ES Setif have been disqualified from CAF Champions League, Cafonline media announced on 23rd from Cairo Egypt. "Following the regrettable incidents that took place during match no.98 of the 2016 edition of CAF Champions League between ES Setif (Algeria) vs Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa), whereby the referee was obliged to abandon the said match before its end." Noted by officials include pitch invasion, numerous incidents of thrown missiles, stones, bottles, lighting of firecrackers, provocative incidences of a certain number of injured spectators and members of the security forces. Disqualification of ES Setif means that Sundowns are back to Zero points and the group remain with 3 teams. “If a team withdraws after the start of the group matches without having
What Next for Mufulira Blackpool as they meet the Bankers? Between Zanaco and Blackpool there are few interesting numbers in common yet the two stand on opposite ends of the table in the Zambia super league. #10" Blackpool has lost ten matches so far since their comeback into the Zambia Super League while ironically Zanaco has won the same number of fixtures. #21" Interestingly Blackpool sustains a goal difference of twenty-one in the negative while Zanaco rests on the same number in the positive. Week 17 Preview Previewing the Zanaco vs Blackpool week 17 match one would so easily be be tempted to deploy a statistical method to understand the Zambia Super League as a whole especially that the league is penultimate going for a break. What will
Participating in the CAF club leagues 5 times, champions of the MTN FAZ super league Zesco United face Al Ahly SC of Egypt in the group stage of the CAF Champions league. Al Ahly is already in the country for the showdown scheduled for 15:30pm tomorrow at Levy Mwanawasa stadium. Al Ahly Sporting Club is the richest club in the football history of Egypt, having won a record of 37 national titles, 35 national cups and 9 national super cups. The team was founded in 1907 and play their home games at the whooping 75,000 seater the Cairo International Stadium. Last time Al Ahly was in Zambia played at Chilata with Nkana on Saturday 09/08/2014 and Nkana won that game with the
Postponed week 6 sees the bankers Zanaco stay clear ahead of the table in the MTN FAZ super league with 3 points from the trailing Nkana fc. Fashion Sakala made headways from a Isaac Mwansa assist to leave behind Green Buffaloes in the first half with the only goal to keep Zanaco on top of the Zambian super league with a game in hand against second placed Nkana scheduled to be played on July 2, 2016. Zanaco`s Sakalas - Fashion and Saith Sakala have been in superb form scoring goals frequently. The duo increasingly week in, week out have outpour leaving questions why they were left out of the national team for senior COSAFA games. Fashion Sakala has distribution of ZAMBIA SUPER LEAGUE 2016
The iconic Nigeria's Coach Keshi is regarded as one of the country's great sons. The only African coach to have guided two different African nations to the FIFA World Cup. The Nigeria's great Keshi dies amid his national team dwindling times with the international football performance. He has been an AFCON champion both as a captain and a coach. His performance rates with 64 cups for the Super Eagles and also featured 99 times in a spellbinding matches for Anderlecht in the Belgium league scoring 19 goals before he went on to coach Togo, Mali and Nigeria. Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi died in the early hours of Wednesday 8th June 2016 of cardiac arrest, aged 54 according to the local media reports. This