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#FIFA2018: Eritrea Ready to Shake Off the Zebras

Asmara Stadium
CRUCIAL. Red Sea Camels vows to shock the Zebras with a style.

By TesfaNews,

Eritrea will look to grab a crucial victory over Botswana in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) first leg match at the Cicero National Stadium in Asmara on Saturday.

Kick off is 16hrs00 local time and would be live on ERI-TV.

The Red Sea Camels have been boosted by the World’s football governing body FIFA’s decision to approve Henk Goitom’s request to play for his native country.

The 31-year-old experienced centre forward was born in Sweden, and he only represented the European country at under-21 level between 2005, and 2006.

Botswana ranked 111 and the Red Sea Camels at 202 spot. But FIFA rankings never determine the outcome of any game. After all, the Red Sea Camels are still a closed book to the Zebras technical team. Therefore, it would be suicidal for the Zebras to undermine their encounter. Continue reading #FIFA2018: Eritrea Ready to Shake Off the Zebras

Botswana to Increase Security for Zebras’ Return Game Against Eritrea

Win or lose, they invade. Botswana Football Association (BFA) and police promised to increase security to deter Zebra fans from invading the pitch, during and after the matches, again. Confederation of African Football (CAF) held BFA responsible for a mass pitch invasion last month in Francistown by fans after wining Burkina Faso 1-0.

By Koketso Kgoboge,

In a bid to avoid a repeat of incidents of last month’s clash between Burkina Faso and the Zebras, organisers are leaving no stones unturned for Eritrea’s visit next Tuesday.

Fans raided the pitch while some vehicles were broken into, in addition to traffic congestion to and from the Francistown Sports Complex.

Deputy divisional traffic officer north, Senior Superintendent Pelontle Kesupile said security will be beefed up at the stadium and strict measures put in place to regulate traffic. Continue reading Botswana to Increase Security for Zebras’ Return Game Against Eritrea

Ghana Stunned by Libya in the 2014 CHAN Championship

Ghana stunned by Libya in the 2014 CHAN finals while the curse of the host nation continues

Historic Win. In 1982, Libya lost to Ghana on penalties. 32 years later, Ghana lost to Libya on penalties.

By Alula Abraha,

Libya had triumphed over Ghana in the final that saw the two fatigued nations slogging it out their guts to a goal-less draw  late last night to decide the 3rd CHAN African championship.

It’s the second time the two sides played with each other in the same tournament after they had tied 1-1 in their group stage, where Ghana qualified as a group winner and Libya as a runner-up. But Libya was the one that had asserted its upper hand in the most important match of the tournament. Both teams had won their subsequent semi-finals in penalty-shoot-out after both drew 0-0 after 120 minutes of extra-time play. Continue reading Ghana Stunned by Libya in the 2014 CHAN Championship

Eritrea Withdraws Return Leg Match Against Kenya the Last Minute

Eritrea - Kenya Match, Asmara

sportsnewsarena.com,

When Eritrea beat Kenya 4-1 in a first leg All-Africa games qualifier, the whole country was in an uproar.

The poor result cost former coach Bob Oyugi his job as Football Kenya cracked the whip.

However with two days before the return leg match, Eritrea have pulled out handing Kenya a place in the second round of the competition.

The Eritrea Football Association wrote to Football Kenya on Thursday indicating their inability to honor the return match. Continue reading Eritrea Withdraws Return Leg Match Against Kenya the Last Minute