MTN Group says Zambia, Cote d’Ivoire CEOs stepping down

MTN Group Ltd said on Tuesday the chief executive officers of its Zambian and Cote d’Ivoire units would step down at the end of the month. Africa’s largest mobile phone operator said Zambia’s Philip van Dalsen, who joined MTN in 2012 as CEO of MTN Cyprus, would be replaced by MTN Rwanda CEO Bart Hofker, in October. Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi has been appointed as the new CEO of MTN Rwanda. The firm said Freddy Tchala, its Cote d’Ivoire CEO, who had a 17-year stint at the firm, would also be…

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Guinea face tough task against Cote d’Ivoire

Guinea will look to complete a ‘double’ over Cote d’Ivoire when the teams meet for a Group H 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at Stade du 28 September in Conakry on Sunday. Guinea famously defeated the Elephants 3-2 in Bouake in the first round of group stage qualifiers in June 2017. The Syli Nationale came from 0-1 and 1-2 down to defeat their hosts through goals from Sadio Diallo, Francois Kamano and Naby Keita. It was just a fourth win for Guinea in 19 matches against Ivory Coast (according…

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Milla, Weah other African legends storm Lagos

No less than 46 African football icons have confirmed their participation in the clash of legends – a charity/peace football match being organised by Kanu Heart Foundation and Nelson Mandela Foundation for charitable initiatives. The match will hold in Lagos on April 29 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. According to a press statement by the General Secretary of the Local Organising Committee of the event, Onyebuchi Abia, the match will feature the greatest gathering of the continental best. Among the galaxy of stars will be former World Footballer of the…

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Cote d’Ivoire recruit French juniors in World Cup bid

  Cote d’Ivoire have persuaded two French junior internationals to switch allegiance and play for them, strengthening their squad for the resumption of World Cup qualifiers later in the year, the country’s football federation has said. The Olympique Lyonnais striker Maxwel Cornet, 20, and Udinese midfielder Seko Fofana, 21, join former England international Wilfried Zaha as players who have been recruited by the Ivorian federation in recent months. Cornet is Ivorian born while Fofana, who had a loan spell at Fulham, was born in Paris but his parents hail from…

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