Monday, September 10, 2018

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    Golden Eaglets suffer narrow loss to Burkina Faso

Golden Eaglets suffer narrow loss to Burkina Faso

The Golden Eaglets fought hard but succumbed to a defeat by Burkina Faso in their opening match of the CAF U17 AFCON qualifiers in Niamey.Manu Garba's boys were beaten 3-2 in the entertaining five-goal thriller on Monday.Burkina Faso had a two-goal cushion after six minutes courtesy of Albert Outtara and Issa Ouedrago.Samson Tijani and Olakunle Olusegun were the goalscorers for [...]

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    Pinnick appointed 1st vice-president of CAF

Pinnick appointed 1st vice-president of CAF

Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been appointed as the 1st Vice-President of Confederation of Africa Football (CAF).According to a statement by Amr Fanny, CAF secretary-general, Pinnick's appointment is with immediate effect."Following the resignation of the 1st Vice President Kwesi Nyantakyi and the prevailing situation in the Football Federation of Nigeria," the statement read."The CAF President, after consulting [...]

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    Ghana dissolves football association amid corruption allegations

Ghana dissolves football association amid corruption allegations

The Ghanaian government has dissolved the country's football association following allegations of bribe-taking by Kwesi Nyantakyi, president of the GFA.Nyantakyi was filmed accepting a cash gift from Aremayaw Anas, a Ghanaian undercover reporter.The GFA president was also heard in the video requesting $11 million from Anas and later placing the $65,000 (£48,000) “shopping money” inside a black plastic bag.Anas, an [...]

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    VIDEO: Oshoala breaks down in tears after winning third CAF award

VIDEO: Oshoala breaks down in tears after winning third CAF award

An emotional Asisat Oshoala was unable to hold back the tears on Thursday night as she won the African women footballer of the year award for the third time.Oshoala broke down at the star-studded CAF awards ceremony in Accra, Ghana.The former Rivers Angels striker said many naysayers were in her ears when she made the move from Arsenal Ladies to Dalian [...]

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    Ahmad: Why CAF scrapped best Africa-based player, referee awards

Ahmad: Why CAF scrapped best Africa-based player, referee awards

Ahmad Ahmad, CAF president, has explained why the body scrapped the Africa-based player of the year and best referee categories from its 2017 awards.On the Africa-based player of the year category, the CAF president said there was no point in having such a duplication, adding that "one award will serve all African players".Ahmad said the best referee award was scrapped [...]

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    Moses fails to make final shortlist for CAF footballer of the year award

Moses fails to make final shortlist for CAF footballer of the year award

Nigerian wingback Victor Moses failed to make the top three nominees of the 2017 CAF footballer of the year award.The three finalists — Egypt's Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon — were unveiled on Monday in Accra, Ghana.Super Falcons striker Oshoala, Chrestina Kgatlana of South Africa and Gabriela Ongueni of Cameroon were announced as the final three nominees for the [...]

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    We believe we can conquer, says Pinnick on Eagles’ World Cup chances

We believe we can conquer, says Pinnick on Eagles’ World Cup chances

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the Super Eagles are capable of excelling at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.In an interview with CNN, Pinnick said all the teams in Eagles' group cannot be underrated.Pinnick said Nigeria is blessed with youth who can still play for the Super Eagles in the 2022 World Cup."We are taking it a [...]

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    CAF to use video assistant referee at CHAN 2018

CAF to use video assistant referee at CHAN 2018

The Confederation of African Football has said it will use a video assistant referee (VAR) during the 2018 Total African Nations Championship in Morocco.This was announced by the continental football body on Tuesday following a meeting by its referee's' committee in Cairo.The VAR was first used in Japan at the 2016 Club World Cup.It was also tested at the 2017 [...]

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    Eagles, Falconets, Rohr, Oshoala earn CAF awards nominations

Eagles, Falconets, Rohr, Oshoala earn CAF awards nominations

Gernot Rohr has been nominated for coach of the year by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).The Super Eagles of Nigeria were nominated for national team of the year.CAF announced the nominations for the 2017 Aiteo CAF award on Monday.Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, is among the nominees for the best women's player award while Nigeria's U20 women national team, Falconets, [...]

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    CHAN 2018 draw to hold Friday

CHAN 2018 draw to hold Friday

The Confederation of African Federation (CAF) organising committee for CHAN 2018 has released the schedule for the tournament.In a statement released by the continental body on Wednesday, the draw is scheduled to take place on Friday."The four pots consisting of the 16 qualified teams were decided on the basis of a ranking established taking into account the performances at the [...]

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    Moses, Balogun make CAF best XI for 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Moses, Balogun make CAF best XI for 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Super Eagles duo of Victor Moses and Leon Balogun have been named in the best 11 of Confederation of African Football (CAF) of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers.The continental body made the announcement on their Twitter handle on Thursday.The best CAF XI is in a 4-4-2 formation with Balogun as one of the center-backs and Moses as the right [...]

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    Troost-Ekong, Moses nominated for CAF player of the year award

Troost-Ekong, Moses nominated for CAF player of the year award

William Troost-Ekong and Victor Moses have been nominated for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award.The Super Eagles stars, who play their trade in Europe, are the two Nigerians among 30 players nominated for the award.Junior Ajayi of Al Ahly is among the nominees for the African player of the year (Africa-based).CAF announced the nominees in [...]

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    Morocco to host CHAN 2018

Morocco to host CHAN 2018

The Confederation of African Football has given Morocco the right to host the fifth edition of African Nations Championship.The new host nation of Total CHAN, as the tournament is tagged, was announced in a statement on Caf website.The emergency committee of the continental body made the decision in Lagos on Saturday following a meeting chaired by its president, Ahmad Ahmad.Kenya's withdrawal [...]

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    PHOTOS: Dangote hosts CAF president

PHOTOS: Dangote hosts CAF president

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, hosted Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation African Football (CAF), in  his Lagos office on Monday.Constant Omari, the body's 2nd vice-president,  accompanied Ahmad during the visit.Below are some pictures:   [...]

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    Pinnick: How change in AFCON calendar will help African players

Pinnick: How change in AFCON calendar will help African players

Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, says the calender of the African Cup of Nations was changed for the benefit of players from the continent.He said the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was not pressured by Europe to make the alteration.Pinnick, a CAF executive member, said the players' welfare and career prospects were taken into consideration before the changes were made.“It [...]

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    AFCON changes will make life easier for African players, says Onazi

AFCON changes will make life easier for African players, says Onazi

Trabzonspor midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, says shifting the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) from January/February to June/July will ease difficulties faced by players.He also endorsed the new 24-team format of the tournament.The Super Eagles player said the development is of massive advantage to Africans playing for European clubs."When you finish a game and if you finish before the finals, your [...]

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