AfricanFootball reviews the week

AfricanFootball reviews the week
Stuart Baxter

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Apr 07, 2017. 13:31

We look back at the major stories which have captured the imagination of football followers across the continent this past week.

The main news thrust this week has been on the appointment of two new national team coaches in Ghana and South Africa. On Tuesday, the Ghana FA confirmed the appointment of Kwesi Appiah for his second spell in charge of the Black Stars, while Stuart Baxter will also take the helm of Bafana Bafana for the second time.

Read: Baxter gets the Bafana Bafana coaching job

Read: Ghana name Kwesi Appiah as new coach

The playoff round of the CAF Confederation Cup gets underway this weekend and we’ve looked ahead to the major ties, including the meeting of Nigeria’s Enugu Rangers and Zambian contenders Zesco United.

Read: Zesco travel to Enugu with a crippled squad

South Africa’s Nedbank Cup has entered the quarterfinal stage and on Tuesday we saw Bidvest Wits knocked out by First Division side Jomo Cosmos, while on Wednesday African champions Mamelodi Sundowns were unable to make up major ground in a catch-up game in the Absa Premiership.

Read: Jomo Cosmos upset Bidvest Wits in Nedbank Cup

Read: Sundowns held at home by Celtic

We’ve also kept an eye on the Africans involved in European action, particularly in the Premier League, where Victor Moses’ absence didn’t stop Chelsea overcoming Manchester City, while Joel Matip didn’t start Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouth.

Read: Liverpool star Matip had a back problem says Klopp

Read: Antonio Conte: Chelsea managed to cope without Moses this time - Conte

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