Category Archives: CECAFA Cup

AFCON 2017 Qualifier: Togo 5-0 Djibouti

4th September 2016
AFCON Qualifier
Stade de Kegue, Lome, Togo

Togo 5-0 Djibouti

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Djibouti rounded off their African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with a lacklustre 5-0 defeat in Togo, thus ensuring they finished with no points from their six games.

This handsome victory was also enough to push Togo into one of the best runners-up slots that secured them a place at next year’s finals. Tunisia hammered Liberia 4-1 to grab the automatic qualifying place for winning the group.

But such lofty ambitions are far from the thoughts of the Riverains de la Mer Rouge who are the only current Worst in the World nation to have had regular action over the last 12 months. Continue reading

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2015: Worst in the World Year in Review

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2015 may not have been a year of many Worst in the World matches but it has seen a raft of changes to those struggling at the wrong end of the FIFA rankings. The year began with just Bhutan cut adrift from the other 208 members of FIFA as the lone, and therefore undisputed, worst national team in the world, with no ranking points and little hope. Continue reading

Eritrea: The Red Sea Camels

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“I will name new faces from inside and outside the country to join the ‪Eritrean‬ National squad during the coming days, as they will help the team to continue winning.” These were the hopeful words of the Eritrean national team coach, Alemseged Efrem, earlier this year ahead of the first round of African World Cup qualification.

His contention that Eritrea could “keep winning” was a rather rose-tinted one. Continue reading

CECAFA Cup 2015: Djibouti 0-4 Sudan

Friday 27th November 2015
CECAFA Cup Group C
Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Djibouti 0-4 Sudan

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A hat-trick from Sudanese striker Athar El-Tahir consigned Djibouti to their third successive defeat in the CECAFA Cup group stages in Ethiopia. Faris Abdalla Mamoun also found the net in a what as a comfortable 4-0 victory for Sudan. Continue reading

CECAFA Cup 2015: Malawi 3-0 Djibouti

Wednesday 25th November 2015
CECAFA Cup Group C
Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Malawi 3-0 Djibouti

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It is now two defeats from two for the Riverains de la Mer Rouge (the Shoremen of the Red Sea) in the CECAFA Cup group stages. After defeat to South Sudan on Monday, it was the turn of Malawi to inflict more misery on the small nation of Djibouti – currently ranked by FIFA as the (joint) worst national team in the world. Continue reading

CECAFA Cup 2015: South Sudan 2-0 Djibouti

Monday 23rd November 2015
CECAFA Cup Group C
Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

South Sudan 2-0 Djibouti

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Djibouti’s CECAFA Cup campaign got off to a disappointing start on the shores of Lake Tana in central Ethiopia today. In what was their first ever fixture against South Sudan, Africa’s newest nation, Djibouti were facing a team ranked considerably higher than them in 134th on FIFA’s list. Continue reading

CECAFA Cup 2015: Djibouti in action

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New Worst in the World nation Djibouti will be in action sooner than FIFA have listed on their website, with the announcement today of the fixtures for the 2015 CECAFA Cup. This is an official FIFA sanctioned tournament, played for by the teams of East and Central African, and should therefore have a bearing on Djibouti’s world ranking. Continue reading