FIFA 18 - top 100 African players of the game

EA Sports Fifa 18 is out officially and to public since the 29th of Septembre. With many improvements and many features, it is considered as the most played football simulation in the world.

Our team decided to dig deep into the game and have a deep analysis and stats on the African players of in the game.

Here is our top 100 highest rated Africans in FIFA 18

# Player Role Overall
100 Atsu RM 75
99 Musa ST 76
98 Dié CDM 76
97 Traore CB 76
96 Koné CB 76
95 Kessié CM 76
94 Konan LB 76
93 Djilobodji CB 76
92 Diop CDM 76
91 Babacar ST 76
90 Saiss CDM 76
89 Ayoub CM 76
88 Dirar RM 76
87 Regattin LM 76
86 Chahechouhe LM 76
85 Duncan CM 76
84 Ayew ST 76
83 Benzia CAM 76
82 Bensebaini CB 76
81 Ghezzal RW 76
80 Gradel CAM 77
79 Kouyaté CDM 77
78 Lemina CM 77
77 Pogba CB 77
76 Elneny CDM 77
75 Abdennour CB 77
74 Bastos CB 77
73 Marega ST 77
72 Sané CB 77
71 Ndiaye CAM 77
70 Diouf ST 77
69 Sankharé CM 77
68 Saivet CM 77
67 Carcela RM 77
66 Feddal CB 77
65 Baba LB 77
64 Partey CDM 77
63 Hanni LM 77
62 Ndidi CDM 77
61 Choupo-Moting LM 77
60 Chedjou CB 77
59 Nyom LB 77
58 Song CDM 77
57 Diawara CDM 77
56 Kaboré CDM 77
55 Mbodj CB 78
54 N'doye CM 78
53 Ndiaye CDM 78
52 Asamoah LB 78
51 Mandi CB 78
50 Aboubakar ST 78
49 Bolasie RM 78
48 Traore RW 78
47 Khazri LM 78
46 Adebayor ST 78
45 Kaddouri CAM 78
44 Onana GK 78
43 Nkoulou CB 78
42 Bony ST 79
41 Doubmia ST 79
40 Sané CB 79
39 Boufal LW 79
38 Amrabat RM 79
37 Gyan ST 79
36 Feghouli RW 79
35 Ghoulam LB 79
34 Moses RWB 79
33 Luis ST 79
32 Mexer CB 79
31 Kalou LM 80
30 El Ahmadi CM 80
29 Boateng ST 80
28 Ayew RM 80
27 Bentaleb CM 80
26 Kameni GK 80
25 Traore RM 80
24 Aurier RB 81
23 Zaha RM 81
22 Belhanda CAM 81
21 Ziyech CM 81
20 Boudebouz CAM 81
19 Enyeama GK 81
18 Eto'o ST 81
17 Bakambu ST 81
16 Seri CM 82
15 Baldé Diao LW 82
14 Slimani ST 82
13 Brahimi LM 82
12 Wanyama CDM 82
11 Touré CM 83
10 Gueye CDM 83
9 Mahrez RM 83
8 Matip CB 83
7 Keita CM 83
6 Salah RW 83
5 Bailly CB 84
4 Mané LW 84
3 Koulibaly CB 84
2 Benatia CB 84
1 Aubameyang ST 88
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DRC gets first woman to head large football club [Football Planet]

Bestine Kazadi is taking over leadership of a team that has been on tabs with the successes of TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi

The game is slowly but surely getting dominated by women… In the Democratic Republic of Congo, one woman has just moved to manage one of the country’s large football clubs – AS Vita in Kinshasa.

Bestine Kazadi is taking over leadership of a team that has been on tabs with the successes of TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi. Her predecessor was president for 13 years and she is the first woman at the top of the club since it was created in 1935.

This and other highlights including the additional time for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations hosts as the tournament is pushed to January 2022 to their relief, plus highlights from around Europe to see how African players are performing in Serie A, Premier League, and La Liga

Ex-marathon runner, Kenya's Kipsang banned for doping

Kipsang won bronze in the marathon at the 2012 London Olympic. He broke the world record the following year in Berlin.

Kenya’s world record holder Wilson Kipsang has been slapped with a four year ban from competitions after missing series of doping tests.

A ruling published by the Athletics Integrity Unit on Friday states that the ex-marathon runner was found to have missed three tests.

He failed to provide timely information on his whereabouts on a fourth occasion, in 2018 and 2019.

Kipsang won bronze in the marathon at the 2012 London Olympic. He broke the world record the following year in Berlin.

The athlete held the record until Dennis Kimetto bettered his time the year after. Kipsang has won the New York and Tokyo Marathons and won the London Marathon twice.


AFCON moved to 2022, delayed CHAN slated for Jan. 2021

AFCON to be played in 2022, CHAN 2020 slated for January 2021.

The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, has announced the postponement of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON to January 2022 citing the coronavirus pandemic.

The tournament had been scheduled to take place between January and February next year. The football governing body, however decided that the local version of the AFCON, the Championship of African Nations, CHAN, will take place in January 2021.

It had originally been slated to be played in April this year. Both competitions will be hosted by Cameroon.

In a March 2020 announcement suspending the 2020 CHAN, CAF Organizing after a meeting in Cameroon cited amongst others, the confinement of population in many countries, restrictions imposed on grouping of teams and officials and the closure of borders as well as disruptions in air links between many countries as factors.

At the time, the decision followed the postponement of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers by CAF. The African football governing body had earlier this year decided to maintain the organization of its competitions.

Decisions of CAF Executive Meeting – 30 June 2020

The committee decided as follows;

Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021

After consultation with stakeholders and taking into consideration the current global situation, the tournament has been rescheduled for January 2022. The date for the final tournament and the remaining matches of the qualifiers will be communicated in due course.

Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Cameroon 2020

The final tournament has been postponed till January 2021 in Cameroon.

“The CAF Executive Committee is satisfied with t the Cameroonian authorities for their commitment towards the hosting of the two competitions. Cameroon is ready to host either competition and are within schedule,” CAF President Ahmad Ahmad said.

Interclubs 2019/20 season

The Total CAF Champions League and Total CAF Confederation Cup, will resume in September with a Final Four (4) format. Semi-Final matches will be played in a single match.

Total CAF Champions League = Venue for Final Four to be decided

Total CAF Confederation Cup = Morocco will host the Final Four

Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations 2020

Due to challenging conditions, the 2020 edition of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations has been cancelled.

Meanwhile, the CAF Women’s Champions League will be launched in 2021. The format and other details will be communicated in due course.

Zonal Qualifiers for U-20 & U-17 Africa Cup of Nations

A meeting with the Organising Competitions for Youth Football and the Zonal Unions has been proposed to finalize the arrangements for the zonal qualifiers. Meanwhile, the U-17 AFCON will take place in July 2021.

Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations 2020

Following the withdrawal of Uganda, a new hosting bid will be launched for the organization of the final tournament either in 2020 or 2021.

Headquarters Agreement

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad commended the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt under the leadership of His Excellency Abdel Fattah El Sisi, who appended his signature to the 10-year agreement on 24 June 2020.

With the new agreement, CAF and its officials will benefit from immunities and privileges granted to diplomatic missions in the territory of the Arab Republic of Egypt in accordance with the 1961 Vienna Convention.

CAF Ordinary General Assembly

The 42nd CAF Ordinary General Assembly has been rescheduled for December 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As per the recommendations of the CAF Governance Committee, the Elective General Assembly will be held on 12 March 2021.

CAF Awards 2020

Cancellation of the 2020 edition. Major partners for the event, Pickalbatros Group, has re-affirmed their contractual commitment towards the next two (2) editions.

Financial Support to Member Associations

CAF has allocated an additional USD 16.2 Million to assist Member Associations to mitigate challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Member Associations will be entitled to USD 300,000.

Appointment of Commercial Director

Confirmation of the appointment of Ali Aissaoui as Commercial Director. Prior to joining CAF, the Moroccan served as Business Development Manager of FC Barcelona.

Update on Transform CAF 2021

There has been giant stride in the execution of Transform CAF 2021 which was launched during the CAF Executive Committee in Doha, Qatar, last February. The CAF Administration will continue with the implementation of the major points towards achieving the targets of the project.

Kickoff! Somalia reopens renovated national stadium in Mogadishu

Somalia for years now honoured international games in Djibouti because of insecurity in the capital.

Somalia’s national stadium in the capital Mogadishu officially reopened today years after it was abandoned due to insecurity. A game was also honoured today after extensive renovations since 2018 when government took control of the facility.

It was adversely affected by the country’s civil war, at a point it was occupied by Al-Shabaab insurgents and later by the African Union’s AMISOM forces deployed to combat the group.

The European Union, Norway and other development partners supported the reconstruction efforts which began after the facility was officially handed over to the government by AMISOM in 2018.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo was accompanied by top government officials for the reopening ceremony as they watched the game, the first in three decades at the venue according to some reports.

Somalia for years now honoured international games in Djibouti because of insecurity in the capital. The stadium was captured from Al Shabaab during an operation to liberate the city in September 2011. AMISOM subsequently used it as a base till the handover.

According to a company contracted to work on grassing the pitch, its constructions works started on the in late January 2020 and were completed on the 10th of April 2020. Domo Sports Grass added that reopening had been hampered by COVID-19 pandemic.

It is the latest national facility to be reopened in Mogadishu. over the weekend, the president also oversaw the reopening of the National Theater, which had also faced a similar fate due to insecurity.

Egyptian giant Zamalek to boycott league [Football Planet]

Uncertainty still lingers in the forthcoming 2021 CAF. The cancellation of FIFA dates in September further complicates the CAF’s 2020 games

Uncertainty still lingers in the forthcoming 2021 CAF. The cancellation of FIFA dates in September further complicates the CAF’s 2020 games.

In Egypt, after issuing several threats, the Zamalek have finally taken action. The frustration of some clubs with the decision to resume the championship takes a dramatic turn. The Cairo-based club has announced that it will not be resuming the season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Nigerian international Victor Osimhen who plays for Lille has this Monday been awarded the Marc-Vivien Foé Prize for the Best African player in French Ligue 1. The 21-year-old Super Eagle striker scored a total of 13 goals in French League 1. He succeeds the Ivorian Nicolas Pépé.