French side Nantes will be banned from signing any players until the summer of 2015 after losing an appeal against a transfer ban imposed by Fifa.
Nigeria drew against Mexico in a friendly Nigeria will play their final preparatory match
Former Germany international Gerald Asamoah has damaged his expensive VW Phaeton Limousine car after crashing it into a chestnut tree while he was drink-driving on Monday night, according to media reports.
South Africa Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan says the Bafana Bafana's disappointing 5-0 defeat at the FNB Stadium last Wednesday will be used as a reference to rebuild the national side.
South Africa midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi is hoping to return to action for Crystal Palace this weekend when they face Southampton.
The CAF Confederation Cup competition continues this weekend across the continent with some cagey encounters lined up in first round second leg matches.