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    FULL LIST: Ighalo only Nigerian player in AFCON’s best XI

FULL LIST: Ighalo only Nigerian player in AFCON’s best XI

Odion Ighalo has been named as one of the best eleven from the just concluded 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.Ighalo is the only Nigerian in the African best XI named by Confederation of African Football on Saturday morning.The list was mainly by Senegal and Algeria players.The 30-year old scored five goals to win the highest goal scorer gong [...]

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    CAF adopts one-leg final for Champions League, expands AWCON

CAF adopts one-leg final for Champions League, expands AWCON

Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), says the continent's Champions League will now be a one-leg affair held at a neutral ground.The president made the announcement at the CAF's congress at the Marriot hotel in Cairo on Wednesday.The change in format came on the back of a problem encountered during the 2018/19 second leg match in [...]

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    ICYMI: Ceferin accuses Infantino of plot to take over African football

ICYMI: Ceferin accuses Infantino of plot to take over African football

Aleksander Ceferin, Uefa president, has accused Gianni Infantino, Fifa president, of a plot to take over African football with the appointment of Fatma Samoura as "general delegate for Africa".He also accused Infantino of reducing the Fifa's  Bureau of Council to a "rubber stamp" function.Ceferin's accusation is coming on the heels of the recent development of Fifa appointing a "General Delegate [...]

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    Fatma Samoura to be ‘high commissioner for Africa’ as CAF begs FIFA for reforms

Fatma Samoura to be ‘high commissioner for Africa’ as CAF begs FIFA for reforms

Emergency Executive Committee of Confederation of African Football (CAF) has pleaded with Fifa to help conduct a forensic and administrative review of the body.The emergency ExCo of Caf met on Wednesday at the Marriot Hotel in Cairo which is the base of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to finalise the decision.This is the first time a Confederation will ask [...]

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    2019 Afcon: Time for Super Eagles to fly again

2019 Afcon: Time for Super Eagles to fly again

After landing an "easy" pool for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), Nigeria's passage to the tournament's second round is almost certain.Alongside the Super Eagles in group B are Guinea, Burundi and Madagascar -- who rank at least 25 places behind Nigeria on the latest Fifa rankings.Head coach, Gernot Rohr, knows his players have to be at their optimum [...]

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    Police arrest CAF president in France

Police arrest CAF president in France

Ahmad Ahmad, president of Confederation of African Football (CAF), has been arrested in Paris, capital of France.According to Jeune Afrique, Ahmad was picked up around 8:30 am at the Berri Hotel in Paris, where he was staying ahead of the FIFA congress.It said the arrest may be related to the alleged misappropriation and corruption involving French company, Tactical Steel.Before he [...]

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    CAF asks Esperance to return Champions League trophy — and orders replay

CAF asks Esperance to return Champions League trophy — and orders replay

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has ruled and announced the Champions League final between Wydad Casablanca and Esperance will be replayed.Esperance have also been told to return the trophy and medals awarded last Saturday.CAF has also confirmed that the final replay will take place after the African Cup of Nations in Egypt.The AFCON ends on July 19 in Cairo.Below are [...]

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    Nigeria, Egypt in Pot 1 as CAF holds AFCON 2019 draw Friday

Nigeria, Egypt in Pot 1 as CAF holds AFCON 2019 draw Friday

Nigeria has been seeded in Pot 1 for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals draw ceremony which will hold in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday evening.It is scheduled to take place behind the famous Giza Pyramids as from 6pm GMT (7pm Nigeria time).It is the biggest Africa Cup of Nations finals in the history of the competition, due to feature [...]

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    Pinnick: Everything legitimate will be done to ensure Eagles win AFCON

Pinnick: Everything legitimate will be done to ensure Eagles win AFCON

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the main objective of 2019 is for the Super Eagles to win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).Pinnick said a fourth AFCON title is long overdue for Nigeria, adding that "everything legitimate" will be done to ensure the Eagles bring home the trophy."The very big one that we do not want [...]

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    Egypt wins right to host 2019 AFCON

Egypt wins right to host 2019 AFCON

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given Egypt the right to host the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).The decision was reached at the CAF executive committee meeting held on Tuesday at the Terrou-Bi Hotel in Dakar, Senegal.A 16 to one vote by the executive committee members won Egypt the hosting rights.It will be the fourth time Egypt will [...]

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    Pinnick: CAF will pick best between Egypt, S’Africa to host AFCON

Pinnick: CAF will pick best between Egypt, S’Africa to host AFCON

Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the most qualified country between Egypt and South Africa will be chosen to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Pinnick, who is also CAF first vice-president, said his committee has analysed the strengths of both nations and will advise CAF on the better option ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of the executive [...]

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    Ighalo: Whether in Egypt or S’Africa, Eagles will be ready for 2019 AFCON

Ighalo: Whether in Egypt or S’Africa, Eagles will be ready for 2019 AFCON

Odion Jude Ighalo says the Super Eagles can make a serious impact at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).A five-goal haul by Ighalo in two games against Libya propelled the Super Eagles to pole position in the AFCON qualification series.Africa’s football governing body, CAF, will name a new host nation in January 2019 after withdrawing the hosting mantle from Cameroon.Commenting [...]

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    CAF strips Cameroon of AFCON 2019 hosting rights

CAF strips Cameroon of AFCON 2019 hosting rights

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has stripped Cameroon of the hosting rights for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The continental body made the decision at its extraordinary executive committee meeting in Accra, Ghana on Friday.Owing to the development, CAF has called on countries interested in hosting the tournament to submit their official bids before the end of December.The statement [...]

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    Esperance emerge CAF Champions League winners

Esperance emerge CAF Champions League winners

An unstoppable Esperance defeated Al Ahly 3-0 to win the 2018 CAF Champions League final at the Stade Olympique de Rades on Friday.The first leg ended 3-1 in favour of Al Ahly and the Egyptian side were favoured to win the title.But Esperance proved their mettle to win 3-0 in the return leg and earned a 4-3 aggregate victory over [...]

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    CAF unveils category list for 2018 Awards

CAF unveils category list for 2018 Awards

The Confederation of African Football has unveiled 11 categories for the 2018 CAF Awards.In a statement on Monday, CAF revealed the categories for both individual and collective awards.Nominees will be selected based on their performance from February 2018 to November 2018."The winners for the African Player of the Year and Women’s Player of the Year will be decided by the [...]

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    Football is the winner, says Pinnick after re-election as NFF president

Football is the winner, says Pinnick after re-election as NFF president

Amaju Pinnick says "football is the winner" following his re-election as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Pinnick defeated his closest rival, Aminu Maigari, on Thursday.Speaking with TheCable after the election, Pinnick said there is "no victor and no vanquished" in the race."Football is the winner," he said."Like I said, there's no victor, there's no vanquish. Aminu Maigari is my big [...]

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