🌍 ⚽️ Last week's major stories in Africa: Eto’o, Xenophobia, Pepe, Ndidi, Somalia, Tammy Abraham & Demba Ba
🌍 ⚽️ Last week's major stories in Africa: Eto’o, Xenophobia, Pepe, Ndidi, Somalia, Tammy Abraham & Demba Ba
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🌍 ⚽️ Last week's major stories in Africa: Eto’o, Xenophobia, Pepe, Ndidi, Somalia, Tammy Abraham & Demba Ba

It's very easy for the news to pass you by in the week, so Futaa have put together a round-up of the most important stories from the past few days - and where to read more about them on our website.

The past seven days being a FIFA international week, most of the headlines were therefore dominated by national team news.

  • African football icon Samuel Eto’o retires at 38 (full story here). 
  • Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) pulls out of a friendly game against South Africa due to xenophobic attacks in SA (full story here).
  • Nigerian midfielder workhorse Wilfried Ndidi makes the English Premier League’s top five hardest-working players (full story here).
  • Arsenal and Ivory Coast Nicolas Pepe withdraws from national team call-up duty (full story here). 
  • Former Chelsea striker and Senegal’s Demba Ba inspires black players to ‘get out of Italy’s Serie A’ (full story here). 
  • Xenophobic attacks in South Africa force Madagascar to cancel friendly match trip (full story here).
  • Nigeria Football Federation approach Chelsea star Tammy Abraham to play for the West Africans giants (full story here).
  • Somalia make history by winning their first-ever World Cup qualifier game (full story here).

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