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FIFA appointment shakes up African football

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FIFA appointment shakes up African football

For some, the appointment of Fatma Samoura as “FIFA general delegate for Africa” offers the chance to resolve the controversies surrounding the Confederation of African Football (CAF), but for others it represents a hostile move, as David Thomas reports. Just two minutes into the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, Algeria’s Baghdad Bounedjah skipped inside his…

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African nations dutifully follow FIFA line on World Cup TV rights takeover

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African nations dutifully follow FIFA line on World Cup TV rights takeover

By Osasu Obayiuwana  August 20 – With 24 hours to FIFA’s August 21 deadline – for the 54 nations of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to sign an “irrevocable” mandate, giving the world governing body the exclusive power to sell their media and marketing rights for the 2022 and 2026 World Cup qualifiers –…

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Ferwafa appoint Mashami as Rwanda head coach for Afcon qualifiers

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Ferwafa appoint Mashami as Rwanda head coach for Afcon qualifiers

Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has appointed Vincent Mashami as their coach for the men’s national football team. Mashami has been given a three-month contract with clear targets ahead. The new coach and his assistants Habimana Sosthene and Seninga Innocent will oversee Amavubi take on Seychelles in the preliminary round of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers. “[Vincent]…

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African Games 2019: CAF Proclaims Morocco Winner over South Africa

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African Games 2019: CAF Proclaims Morocco Winner over South Africa

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) announced on Sunday, August 18? that the CAF has proclaimed the Moroccan U20 team winners against South Africa. The game was due to be held on Friday, August 16th, at 5 pm, however, the South African team did not arrive on time. This forfeited game was part of the…

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Guinea federation bans former coach Paul Put for life

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Guinea federation bans former coach Paul Put for life

The Guinea Football Federation (Feguifoot) has placed a life ban on former Guinea coach Paul Put and a seven year suspension on the federation’s vice president, Amadou Diaby. Feguifoot’s ethics commission ruled that both Put and Diaby had allegedly breached the institution’s code of ethics and its code of discipline. 63-year-old Put was in charge…

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FIFA set to join CAF to defend Bility complaint at CAS

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FIFA set to join CAF to defend Bility complaint at CAS

By Osasu Obayiuwana August 15 – FIFA, world football’s governing body, has applied to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) to become a co-defendant with the Confederation of African Football (CAF), which is being sued by Liberia’s Musa Hassan Bility, who was recently banned for 10 years by FIFA’s Ethics Committee.  Bility filed a…

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Miguel Maduro Questioned The Legitimacy of Fatma Samoura’s appointment As FIFA’s General Delegate For Africa

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Miguel Maduro Questioned The Legitimacy of Fatma Samoura’s appointment As FIFA’s General Delegate For Africa

By Osasu Obayiuwana August 15 – Miguel Maduro, the immediate past chairman of FIFA’s Governance Committee, has questioned the legitimacy of the appointment of Fatma Samoura as FIFA’s General Delegate for Africa, while the Senegalese still functions as the Secretary-General of football’s world governing body.  “There seems to be no legal basis for the decision…

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Ahmad and Infantino cheerleader Chiyangwa banned for life by Zimbabwe FA

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Ahmad and Infantino cheerleader Chiyangwa banned for life by Zimbabwe FA

By Andrew Warshaw August 15 – One of Gianni Infantino’s staunchest allies, former Zimbabwe FA (ZIFA) boss Philip Chiyangwa, has been banned for life by his own federation for “bringing Zimbabwean football into disrepute.” In a statement ZIFA accused Chiyangwa, one of African football’s most charismatic yet controversial figures, of “unilaterally submitting an incomplete bid document” to…

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Bility highlights FIFA’s ‘sinister’ manoeuvring and asks if CAF has been liquidated

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Bility highlights FIFA’s ‘sinister’ manoeuvring and asks if CAF has been liquidated

By Paul Nicholson August 16 – Musa Bility, the former Liberian FA president and Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee member, is not slowing down in his mission to hold FIFA and CAF to account over their co-operation initiative that has seen control of African football fall under the dominating wing of the world…

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STATEMENT BY MUSA HASSAN BILITY ON THE POOLING OF BROADCAST & MARKETING RIGHTS TO THE FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS 2022 AND 2026

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STATEMENT BY MUSA HASSAN BILITY ON THE POOLING OF BROADCAST & MARKETING RIGHTS TO THE FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS 2022 AND 2026

I have seen both a cover letter from FIFA to the 54 African Football Associations (FAs) plus a draft mandate for the collectivization of all broadcast and commercial rights on the African continent for the FIF World Cup qualifiers 2022 and 2026. The cover letter places the official timeline for sign-off and return of the…

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