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Other Sport 14 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mali bankingon 1.92m tall Kanoute to deliver

Frederic Kanoute will be hard to miss on the pitches of Ghana standing as he does at 1.92m high but the Sevilla striker will be hoping it's his striking form rather than stature that catches the eye.

Other Sport 13 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Made in England

Nigeria coach Berti Vogts named a record nine English-based players in his 23-man squad on Friday for this month's African Nations Cup Finals in Ghana.

Other Sport 13 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Grant: Rethink on hiring Africans players

Top clubs will have to rethink their policy of signing African players if the Nations Cup continues to be staged in January, according to Chelsea manager Avram Grant.

Letters 11 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Africans must clear their own image

From HASSAN TALIB, Gombak, Selangor

Other Sport 10 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Grant hails never-say-die spirit of his men

Avram Grant believes Chelsea's never-say-die spirit will help his side reach a third League Cup final in four seasons.

Other Sport 09 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

FIFA boss slams England for hiring Italian coach

The first thing Fabio Capello did when he sat down at his desk as manager of England on Monday was upset FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Other Sport 09 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Ivory Coast temporarily replace coach after tragedy

Ivory Coast have temporarily replaced coach Uli Stielike less than two weeks before the start of the African Nations Cup after the German's son fell into a coma, the Ivorian Football Federation said on Monday.

Business 08 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bet on higher crude

The fastest-growing bet in the oil market these days is that the price of crude will double to US$200 a barrel by the end of the year.

World 08 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Taylor trial resumes with tales of brutality

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A blood diamond expert and an account from a Sierra Leonean miner who said laughing rebels hacked off his hands and burned his family opened the war crimes trial against Liberia's Charles Taylor on Monday.

Other Sport 07 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Vogts considering quitting Nigeria

Nigeria's German coach Berti Vogts admitted on Saturday that his future with the African side is in doubt just two weeks before the start of the African Nations Cup.