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Where does Africa stand in terms of leagues restarting post-coronavirus?

In late April, the Confederation of African Football set May 5 as the date by which they wanted clarification from each member federation on their intended plans for local competitions.

Africa's domestic sporting competitions were halted in March and April, as the coronavirus pandemic first began to establish itself on the continent.

However, this week the respective national federations and league management committees have needed to outline their plans for the future, and it's proven easier said...

Olympics postponed: How will 2021 date affect Africa's football qualifiers?

On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed the painful but inevitable decision to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event will now take place in the first half of 2021, although it remains to be seen how the men's and women's football tournaments will integrate with the rest of the game's calendar once regular competition resumes.

The revised scheduling will affect the various competing athletes to varying degrees, but it certainly changes...

Oldest footballer in the world scores goal in debut match

A 74-year-old grandfather became the oldest footballer in the world to score a goal in an official match when he netted on his debut for an Egyptian third-tier side on Saturday.

Ezzeldin Bahader is seeking recognition as the world's oldest professional footballer, and he can meet the Guinness World Records criteria of playing two official full-length matches when his club take to the field on March 21 in their next Group Five fixture.

The record is currently held by Israeli goalkeeper Isaak Hayik,...

Egypt boss: Mohamed Salah at Olympics will be Liverpool's decision

The FC crew don't expect Mohamed Salah to miss Liverpool's preseason to play at the 2020 Olympics.
Steve Nicol makes a case for the Liverpool player he would pick to be Premier League player of the season.
Craig Burley says Liverpool wouldn't be the same team without their captain.
Craig Burley doesn't think Liverpool will sell Firmino to Bayern but would like to see Timo Werner join the Reds.

Mohamed Salah's potential involvement for his country in the Tokyo Olympic Games will be a decision for the player and his club Liverpool, Egypt's Olympic coach told Reuters on Wednesday.

Media reports on Salah's inclusion in a provisional 50-man squad led to speculation that Liverpool could be without Salah for the start of the next Premier League season.

But Egyptian Olympic team coach Shawky Gharib said they could not force the player to be involved.

"Salah's participation with the Pharaohs...

Man, 75, aims to be world's oldest professional footballer

Ezzeldin Bahader recently registered successfully with the Egyptian FA.

An Egyptian man is seeking to become the oldest professional footballer in the world at the age of 75.

Ezzeldin Bahader, who grew up in Cairo and played football at an amateur level from an early age, recently registered successfully with the Egyptian Football Association.

The father of four and grandfather of six worked as a civil engineering consultant before becoming a land cultivation expert, but is now training with third-tier Egyptian club October 6, who accepted the 75-year-old in January...