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Bundesliga in talks with South Africa's PSL, searching for next Aubameyang

CAPE TOWN -- Germany's Bundesliga has a growing reputation as one of the most 'watchable' top leagues in the world, and is hoping to use that perception to grow its footprint in Africa in the coming years.

The English Premier League and Spanish LaLiga have, for some time, had a strong presence in Africa, boosted by big brands such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Liverpool.

But the Bundesliga has its own appeal, for players and fans alike, and already boasts some of Africa's biggest...

Bafana's Luther Singh eyes Barcelona move in wake of Tokyo qualification

South Africa striker Luther Singh played a key role in booking Bafana Bafana's spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, finishing third at the recent Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations, but the versatile attacker is looking well beyond next year.

The Moreirense starlet, on loan from Portuguese top flight side Braga, is focused on cementing a place in the senior national team, but his ultimate target is to eventually line up for Barcelona, much to his father's dismay.

"If you don't [reach] your short-term goals,...

Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations: What to expect from the three Olympic qualifiers

Africa's representatives for the men's football competition at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan were decided this weekend, with the conclusion of the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations, which provides the three qualifiers for the tournament.

Egypt clinched the title -- their first success in the tournament -- by defeating Ivory Coast in extra-time in the final at Cairo International Stadium, with South Africa to join the pair in Japan after defeating Ghana on penalties in the third-place playoff.

Ghana's...

AFCON qualifiers: Nigeria wins, South Africa rebound over Sudan

Nigeria easily handled Lesotho in Africa Cup of Nations group qualifying.

Nigeria's in-form forward Victor Osimhen struck twice as they came from a goal down to beat minnows Lesotho 4-2 in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group L qualifier in Maseru on Sunday.

The west Africans fell behind to an early strike from Masoabi Nkoto, but led by the break as Alex Iwobi equalised and Samuel Chukwueze put them in front.

Osimhen had looked the most dangerous player on the pitch and was rewarded with a second-half brace as Nigeria claimed a full haul of six points from their opening...

By ESPN Staff

Afcon qualifiers: Ghana beat South Africa; Algeria start defence right

Ghana defeated South Africa in African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Algeria thrashed Zambia 5-0 on Thursday in a successful start to the defence of their continental crown, winning their opening qualifier for the 2021 African Cup of Nations 117 days after lifting the trophy.

Baghdad Bounedjah scored twice, one from the penalty spot, with Ramy Bensebaini, Youssef Belaili and substitute El Arabi Hilal Soudani completing a pleasing performance for the home fans in Blida.

Thomas Partey's long-range shot gave Ghana the lead and 19-year-old debutant Mohammed Kudus added...