More than 300 migrants rescued off Sicily: Reports

Around 318 migrants in distress at sea between Sicily and the coast of Libya were rescued by an Icelandic navy ship taking part in an EU border patrol of the Mediterranean, Italian media reported Saturday.

Ghana confirm Senegal, Mali friendlies in France
Ghana confirm Senegal, Mali friendlies in France

Ghana will play two international friendly matches against Senegal and Mali in France, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced.

Hockey India remembers 1975 World Cup winning team
Hockey India remembers 1975 World Cup winning team

Forty years back on March 15, 1975, the Indian men's hockey team accomplished a historic feat by beating Pakistan 2-1 in the World Cup final to earn the title of champions. Remembering the occasion and achievement, Hockey India (HI) congratulated the team.

Indonesia signals unlikely to carry out executions for at least 16 days

Indonesia signalled on Thursday that it was not likely to execute foreigners on death row for at least the next 16 days after the attorney general`s office said that a group of 10 convicts would be executed together.

Ghana to play two football friendlies
Ghana to play two football friendlies

Ghana will play two international football friendlies later this month to prepare for the upcoming qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Indian women beat Poland 2-0 in FIH World Hockey League Rd 2
Indian women beat Poland 2-0 in FIH World Hockey League Rd 2

Indian women's hockey team notched up their second consecutive win in the FIH World League Round 2 with a 2-0 victory over Poland at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Sunday.

Indian women maul Ghana 13-0 in FIH Hockey World League Rd 2
Indian women maul Ghana 13-0 in FIH Hockey World League Rd 2

Vandana Katariya scored four goals as India mauled a hapless Ghana 13-0 to begin their campaign in the FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2 in style at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Saturday.

India pooled with Poland, Ghana, Thailand in FIH World League Round 2
India pooled with Poland, Ghana, Thailand in FIH World League Round 2

The Indian women's hockey team has been put in Pool A with Poland, Ghana and Thailand for the FIH World League Round 2 to be held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here from March 7 to 15.

President pardons 149 fans arrested during AFCON clashes
President pardons 149 fans arrested during AFCON clashes

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang has pardoned 149 people who were arrested following clashes during the host country`s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final defeat to Ghana.

Ivorian president taps into nation`s football victory
Ivorian president taps into nation`s football victory

As members of Ivory Coast`s football team became national heroes with their dramatic Africa Cup of Nations victory, President Alassane Ouattara has moved to turn their popularity into a political scoring opportunity of his own.

`The curse is over!` - Ivorians rejoice in African Cup win

A million ecstatic Ivorians flocked to the streets of Abidjan Monday to welcome home the national football squad after its nail-biting victory over Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations final, police said.

Africa Cup of Nations: Renard dedicates title to Ivorian people

Ivory Coast Herve Renard dedicated a dramatic Africa Cup of Nations final triumph Sunday to the people of the country.

Africa Cup of Nations: Fit Gyan to face Ivory Coast in final

Ghana star Asamoah Gyan has recovered from a hip injury and will face Ivory Coast later Sunday in the Africa Cup of Nations final in Bata, officials said.

Ghana, Ivory Coast seek to put disappointment behind them
Ghana, Ivory Coast seek to put disappointment behind them

Two African football heavyweights seek to put decades of disappointment behind them when they clash in the African Nations Cup final on Sunday. Neighbours Ghana and the Ivory Coast have been perennial contenders but it was 23 years ago that one of them got to lift the trophy -- the Ivorians, ironically, beating Ghana in a marathon penalty shootout after a goalless draw in the final.

Sepp Blatter slams media negativity after Nations Cup violence
Sepp Blatter slams media negativity after Nations Cup violence

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and CAF chief Issa Hayatou accused western media on Saturday of dramatising the crowd violence which marred the African Nations Cup semi-final between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea.

Africa Cup of Nations final: Ivory Coast vs Ghana - Preview
Africa Cup of Nations final: Ivory Coast vs Ghana - Preview

Ivory Coast face what is likely to be their sternest test of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations when they tackle Ghana Sunday in what has been dubbed the `dream` final.

Africa Nations Cup: Gutsy Ghana seek end to 33-year title drought
Africa Nations Cup: Gutsy Ghana seek end to 33-year title drought

Ghana are just one game away from ending a 33-year wait for a fifth Africa Cup of Nations title after dumping hosts Equatorial Guinea in a violence-marred semi-final.

Violence flares as Ghana knock hosts out in African Nations Cup semi-final
Violence flares as Ghana knock hosts out in African Nations Cup semi-final

Violent scenes overshadowed the African Nations Cup semi-final as Ghana reached Sunday’s final with a 3-0 win over hosts Equatorial Guinea on Thursday in a match halted for 34 minutes late in the second half.

Yaya Toure sparkles as Ivory Coast ease into Nations Cup final
Yaya Toure sparkles as Ivory Coast ease into Nations Cup final

Goals from Yaya Toure and Gervinho helped steer Ivory Coast into the African Nations Cup final in a 3-1 win over Democratic Republic of Congo in the Estadio de Bata on Wednesday.

Ghana, Ivory Coast eye final showdown
Ghana, Ivory Coast eye final showdown

Neighbours Ghana and Ivory Coast start as overwhelming favourites to set up a mouthwatering African Nations Cup final but must first get past semi-final opponents who have exceeded expectations.