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Leicester & Newcastle: Injuries to Riyad Mahrez & Islam Slimani

On Thursday in Algiers, Algeria, who failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, take on Tanzania in an international friendly. In the build up to the game, Algeria manager Rabah Madjer has confirmed he's got injury problems over Leicester's Riyad Mahrez and Newcastle's Islam Slimani.Riyad Mahrez inju

101GREATGOALS.COM - 2018-03-21 08:05:51

Leicester City Star Sent to 'Infirmary' on International Duty

Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez's fitness concerns ahead of Algeria's two friendlies against Tanzania and Iran have caused the national team manager Rabah to admit he sent the 27 year-old to the 'infirmary'. As quoted by Sport Witness from his press conference, Madjer explained: "I sent Yacine Brah

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

A testing week for Taifa Stars as they face Algeria and DRC

The Tanzania National football team (Taifa Stars) is set to play two friendly matches during the FIFA week calendar between March 24th and 30th. The first clash will see Taifa Stars travel to Algeria to play against the Foxes on March 22. Algeria who have elite players such as Riyad Mahrez, Yacine B

GOAL.COM - 2018-03-21 04:06:15

Newcastle forward training lightly on international duty

Algeria have called up striker Islam Slimani ahead of their international friendly matches, much to the frustration of Rafa Benitez and all those associated with Newcastle. The national team's manager Rabah Madjer has not yet confirmed what part Slimani will play in the upcoming games and despite Be

READNEWCASTLE.COM - 2018-03-20 21:53:17

Amphitheatres, ancient mariners and Lost Arks - 13 fine facts about Tunisia

It has been in the headlines for dreadful reasons in the last three years - but beyond the terror attacks which pushed in onto the front pages in the summer of 2015, Tunisia (discovertunisia.com) is an intriguing country, full of hidden corners and interesting places. Today - March 20 - is its Indep

YAHOO! - 2018-03-20 17:15:06

Comment: Mayanga need to restore Taifa Stars pride in Algeria

The Tanzania National football team (Taifa Stars) is set to play two friendly matches throughout the FIFA week calendar between March 24th and 30th. In the first clash, we will see Taifa Stars travel to Algeria to play against the Foxes on March 22. The second game will see Taifa Stars host DRC Cong

GOAL.COM - 2018-03-20 08:37:13

Jihadism's staying power in North Africa

In March 2018, Mali-based al-Qaeda affiliate Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 16 people in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. The attack showed that although the Islamic State has lost large swathes of territory, the threat of globa

GLOBALRISKINSIGHTS.COM - 2018-03-20 07:00:17

MFM's Fidelis Ilechukwu vows to excel in Caf Confederation Cup after MC Alger loss

MFM coach Fidelis Ilechukwu says his side will work hard to excel in the Caf Confederation Cup after Saturday's Caf Champions League exit to MC Alger. The Olukoya Boys bowed out of the elite Caf inter-club competition after a 6-0 defeat to the north Africans at the July 5 Stadium, losing 7-2 on aggr

GOAL.COM - 2018-03-19 18:29:53

Mixed fortunes for Nigerian clubs in CAF competition

It was a mixed weekend for Nigeria's clubs in CAF competition across Africa, as while all four of the NPFL's representatives remain 'alive' in the continent, neither of the nation's teams are still standing in the Champions League. Here are four key talking points to emerge from Nigerian clubs' part

ESPNFC.COM - 2018-03-19 16:04:00

Rafa Benitez Offers Update on Loan Star Islam Slimani's Availability & Readiness to Play

However, in spite of Slimani's absence throughout recent weeks, Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez believes the striker will play some part in Algeria's games against Tanzania and Iran ahead of a return to Premier League action against Huddersfield Town on March 31. "He has the program," Benitez explaine


Algeria: Feminist Groups Arbitrarily Suspended

(Beirut) - Algerian authorities sealed the premises of two women's rights associations on February 27 on the grounds that they were not registered, Human Rights Watch said today. The groups were allowed to reopen "temporarily" on March 5. Seals on the locks of the association Algerian Women Claiming


In Saharan outpost, Europe's unwanted stuck in limbo

AGADEZ, Niger (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a dark, dirt-floor house in the back streets of Agadez in central Niger, 22 young women from Nigeria scrape by on sex work trying to save money for the 900 mile (1,450 km) journey home. Around the corner, 50 Sudanese men huddle under a makeshift tent


Former African champions ASEC, V Club flop at home

Johannesburg (AFP) - ASEC Mimosas of the Ivory Coast flopped at home and fellow former African title winners V Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo also bowed out of the CAF Champions League Sunday. The Abidjan club, winners of the competition in 1998, looked set to succeed in a last-32 tie agai


ES Setif 4-0 Aduana Stars (Agg: 4-1): Aduana Stars humiliated in Algeria

It is the end of the road for Aduana Stars in the Caf Champions League following a 4-0 away defeat to Algerian side ES Setif in the first round on Sunday. The Ghanaian championships crashed out of the elite continental inter-club championship 4-1 on aggregate due to a slim 1-0 home win in the first


Senegal closes schools linked to Turkish cleric in exile

DAKAR, Senegal - Senegal's government has closed more than a dozen schools linked to a man the Turkish government considers a terrorist, underlining Turkey's growing influence in predominantly Muslim West Africa. About 3,000 children in Senegal have been affected as Turkey reduces the influence of F


On This Day: Natural gas explosion kills nearly 300 at Texas school

March 18 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1922, Mahatma Gandhi was sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience against the British rulers of India. In 1925, the worst tornado in U.S. history roared through eastern Missouri, southern Illinois and southern Indiana, killing 695 people,


Journalist Confirms Magpies Striker Isn't Training With Newcastle Teammates During Spain Trip

Newcastle on-loan star Islam Slimani isn't training with his teammates during their trip to Spain over the international break, according to a journalist. Slimani joined Newcastle from fellow Premier League side Leicester City in a loan move during the January transfer window. He appeared 44 times f


'We won't be moved' - MFM's Fidelis Ilechukwu unfazed by MC Alger's antics

Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu says MFM are not bothered about facing any antics in their quest to clinch a play-off ticket at the expense of a dangerous MC Alger side in Algiers. Ilechukwu's side fought their way back to a 2-1 victory thanks to Bashiru Monsuru's late stunner in the first leg of the Caf Ch


Benitez warns Slimani to stick to fitness schedule

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has warned on-loan striker Islam Slimani to stick to his fitness plan. The 29-year old is yet to make his maiden appearance for the Magpies since he signed for the club from Leicester in a short-term switch in January. The Algeria international suffered a thigh muscle str


Newcastle United's Benitez warns Slimani to stick to fitness plan

Look who's watching: Famous sports fans Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has warned Islam Slimani to adhere to the club's fitness plan. The Magpies are still sweating on the forward's fitness since his arrival on deadline day of the January transfer window. The Algeria international teamed up