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Legendary coach 'Restless Rudi' dies aged 93

Rudi Gutendorf
Rudi Gutendorf's globe-trotting career, spanning half a century, saw him coach a record 55 teams.

Rudi Gutendorf, the tireless manager who guided a world record 55 teams, including 18 national sides, has died at 93, according to several German media outlets.

Born in Koblenz on the banks of the Rhine, the man dubbed "Restless Rudi" started his football career as a player for hometown club TuS Neuendorf before taking his first management role with Swiss side Blue Stars Zurich in the 1950s.

Coaching proved infectious, and after building an impressive CV with top flight teams in West Germany, Gutendorf...

FIFA bans two African officials for corrupt practices

African football official Musa Hassan Bility has been banned from the game for 10 years by FIFA's ethics committee following an investigation into the finances of the Liberia Football Association (LFA).

FIFA said that Bility was "guilty of having misappropriated FIFA funds as well as having received benefits and found himself in situations of conflict of interest, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics."

Bility is a former president of the LFA and a current member of the executive of the Confederation...

Oageng Maphorisa shines as Botswana down Seychelles

Oageng Maphorisa added his second goal of the COSAFA U-17 Cup as Botswana took a major step to the semi finals by defeating the Seychelles 2-1 on Saturday.

Maphorisa scored the only goal of the game for the Zebras - a late penalty - as they downed Mauritius in their opening fixture, and was again influential as they maintained their 100 percent record at the St. Francois Xavier Stadium, Port Louis.

With only the group winners guaranteed a spot in the final four, Botswana's progression isn't yet...

George Chigova saves Zimbabwe in COSAFA Cup

Zimbabwe goalkeeper George Chigova saved three penalties in the post-match shootout against Botswana as the Warriors booked a semifinal place in the 2018 COSAFA Cup with a 4-1 victory that followed a 1-1 draw in the 90 minutes.

Earlier, hosts South Africa were on the wrong end of a shootout result as they were ousted from the competition by loqly Madagascar, who triumphed 4-3 on penalties after their match finished 0-0.

It means the semifinal line-up is complete, with defending champions Zimbabwe...

Giant-killing Township Rollers hope to become African giant

Township Rollers made an emphatic statement of their potential at the weekend when they coasted to a stunning 3-0 victory over Sudanese giants Al-Merrikh in Gaborone in the CAF Champions League on Saturday.

Their Serbian coach, Nikola Kavazovic, believes the club have the ability to become a 'giant' on the continent, and that this may be the first step in proving that.

Botswana clubs have recently opted out of African club competition, their lack of competitiveness and the huge costs associated...