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    CAF postpones 2021 AFCON qualifiers indefinitely over coronavirus

CAF postpones 2021 AFCON qualifiers indefinitely over coronavirus

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers until further notice due to coronavirus outbreak. The decision was reached during an emergency meeting of CAF executives on Friday. The confederation said the decision was aimed to protect the health and safety of stakeholders including players, sponsors, match officials and broadcasters. The matches were earlier scheduled to [...]

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    Amr Fahmy, ex-SG of CAF, dies at 36

Amr Fahmy, ex-SG of CAF, dies at 36

Amr Fahmy, former secretary general of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has died after a protracted illness. Fahmy's death was announced on Sunday by the confederation on its official Twitter handle. He died at the age of 36. https://twitter.com/CAF_Online/status/1231602998977220609?s=03 "We would like to express our deepest condolences on the passing of former CAF General Secretary Amr Famy who passed away on Sunday, [...]

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    New dates for 2021 AFCON announced

New dates for 2021 AFCON announced

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) says it will revert to its former time slot of January and February for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Fecafoot took to its Twitter page on Wednesday to also disclosed that the tournament will be played from January 9 to February 6, 2021. “The #TOTALAFCON2021 will be played at #Cameroun from January 9 to February 6, 2021. [...]

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    Dare to NFF: Clean up your acts, I won’t interfere with corruption probe

Dare to NFF: Clean up your acts, I won’t interfere with corruption probe

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, says he will not interfere in the ongoing corruption investigation being carried out on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Dare, in a meeting with NFF's fifteen executive members on Friday, asked the NFF to clean up its acts. TheCable had previously reported that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) placed [...]

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    NFF on estacode scam: CAF only sent economy tickets so we upgraded

NFF on estacode scam: CAF only sent economy tickets so we upgraded

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it bought business class tickets for its officials who attended the Confederation of African Football (CAF) congress which was held in Egypt in 2015.  TheCable had reported how NFF spent millions on the all-expense trip paid for by CAF.  CAF in its response to an enquiry from the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the recovery of [...]

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    EXPOSED: How NFF spent millions on an all-expense trip paid for by CAF

EXPOSED: How NFF spent millions on an all-expense trip paid for by CAF

Despite provisions by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) spent at least $19,000 (N4 million) as travel allowance for three of its officials who attended CAF’s congress which held in Egypt in 2015. Documents obtained by TheCable showed that the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the recovery of Public Property (SPIP) had written to CAF on June [...]

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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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VIDEO: Ahmad leave now, CAF don’t want Samoura as ‘Africa delegate’, declares Guinea-Bissau’s FA president

As the plot thickens in the affairs running of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Manuel Nascimento, Guinea-Bissau's FA president has asked Ahmad Ahmad to leave. Nascimento is calling for the scalp of Ahmad because of the recent development of Fifa appointing a “General Delegate for Africa” in a bid to help improve Caf’s governance. Fatma Samoura, general secretary of FIFA was [...]

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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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