• Ghana have won a friendly triangular tournament in Liberia using a squad comprised only of players based in the domestic league. Having drawn 1-1 with Guinea in their opening game the Black Stars went on to beat the hosts 1-0 in the final thanks to a strike from Kessben’s 20 year-old attacking midfielder Bismark Idan.
  • Zambia have appointed a new manager following the departure of Herve Renard in March, the former Italy international Dario Bonetti is the man charged with building on the progress the Chipolopolo have made in recent years.
  • Nigeria’s U-20 women’s team have exceeded all expectations in the U-20 World Cup in Germany, seeing off several high-profile opponents to reach the semi-finals. The team will face Colombia in the last four tomorrow as they look to claim the country’s first international title outside of Africa.
  • Glasgow Rangers are thought to be interested in signing the South African pairing of Bongani Khumalo and Katlego Mphela, their valuation thought to be around £1.5m each.
  • Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart are thought to be leading the race to secure Andre Ayew’s signature ahead of the new season. Having had an initial bid turned down the German club are rumoured to have made an improved second offer for the young Ghanaian midfielder’s services.
  • Nigerian full-back Taye Taiwo’s transfer from Marseille to Atletico Madrid has allegedly been put on hold following a disagreement between the two clubs as to the way in which the fee should be paid, the French side apparently unwilling to accept the instalments offered by Atleti.