Sredojevic promises to revive Zambia’s Chipolopolo

  By Gomolemo Motswane, sowetanlive.co.za New Zambia National team coach Milutin Sredojevic has explained that he took the Chipolopolo job because of the challenge of getting the team back to the top of African football. Sredojevic was officially unveiled as the new national team coach on Monday in Lusaka though his appointment was pending final approval from the government, which is responsible for paying salaries. The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) champions have missed out on qualification for…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic once claimed Chelsea legend Didier Drogba wasn’t as good as him

  By Daniel Arambur, republicworld.com Former PSG and Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement has revealed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic once said Chelsea legend Didier Drogba was not as good as him. In a recent interview with Goal.com, Paul Clement said: “Zlatan Ibrahimovic does it very openly, speaks very confidently — and at times arrogant — but that is what he is.  “He used to be like that on a daily basis and would ask me questions such as: ‘What is…

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Gaba to miss out clash against his former team Bidvest Wits in Nedbank Cup tie

  By SuperSport.com Gabadinho Mhango will miss out the clash against his former team Bidvest Wits this coming Sunday in the Nedbank Cup Last 32 tie as red-hot  Orlando Pirates striker picked up his fourth yellow card of the campaign. Gaba picked his fourth yellow card during the Absa Premiership 2-1 win over against Chippa United on Saturday in which the Malawian international scored both goals to take his tally to 14 goals. The man of the moment for…

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Bodies of Kobe and 8 others killed in helicopter crash have been released to their families

  By Sarah Moon and Hollie Silverman, CNN The bodies of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people killed in a helicopter crash last month in Calabasas, California, have been released to their families, according to the website for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner. Last week, the coroner’s office announced that it had officially identified all nine killed in the January 26 crash. In addition to Bryant, 41, and his daughter, 13, the crash claimed the…

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Arrest warrant issued for Jacob Zuma over non-attendance at court

  By news24 KwaZulu-Natal High Court has acceded to a request from the state to issue an arrest warrant for former South African president Jacob Zuma over his non-attendance at his corruption trial. The matter has been stayed until May 6 where Zuma will be expected to appear. In court on Tuesday, the State asked Judge Dhaya Pillay to issue an arrest warrant for Zuma after his legal team applied for him to be absent from proceedings in Pietermaritzburg, citing…

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Somalia declares national emergencies after worst locust invasion

  By allAfrica.com The Federal Republic of Somalia has declared its desert locust invasion a matter of national emergency and described it a severe threat to national food security. It was anticipated that the upsurge of the pest invasion could affect the new planting season in the country. “The Federal Government of Somalia is concerned about the risks desert locusts pose to the ‘cropping season which starts in April,” says the government in a statement. “It is vital to…

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Botswana denies cases of confirmed Coronavirus

  By allAfrica.com Botswana Ministry of Health says it had noted with concern the misleading information circulating on social media, particularly Facebook and WhatsApp, about Coronavirus situation in the country. The Ministry says the country has not reported any confirmed cases of coronavirus but rather acknowledged of five suspected. The Ministry urges social media users to always check the source of their material to avoid circulating misleading and distressing information. The Ministry says it is continuing to monitor the…

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Former Kenya President Daniel arap Moi dies aged 95

  By Al Jazeera Former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi, the country’s longest serving leader, who was seen as a unifying figure when he took power in 1978 and led Kenya for 24 years before stepping down in 2002, has died aged 95. His death was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a statement carried by the state broadcaster on Tuesday. “It is with profound sadness and sorrow that I announce the passing of a Great African Statesman, H.E….

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Gaba takes league tally to 14 as Pirates beat Chippa to move second behind Chiefs

  By Sazi Hadebe, timeslive.co.za There’s no stopping Gabadinho Mhango’s remarkable debut season at Orlando Pirates as he takes his  league tally to 14 goals when he helped Bucs beat Chippa United 2-1 in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. They jumped two places to second place and nine points behind Absa Premiership leaders and their big Soweto rivals, Kaizer Chiefs. Mhango is now four goals clear to those following him in the race to win Lesley Manyathela’s Golden Boot award…

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Higher Institute of Health Specialties conducts blood donation drive in Muscat

  By Dr Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui Literally, it was a ‘bloody’ Sunday in Muscat, Oman! A large number of people donated blood at a donation drive supervised by Dr. Manal Abdul Majeed Al Zadjali, Dean, Higher Institute of Health Specialties (HIHS).  The donors trooped in from early morning for the noble cause. The blood donors had to register themselves before being taken to a room where their blood samples were collected to check for haemoglobin levels.  Their weight, blood…

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