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Former CAF 1st VP Patel opens up on a leadership that has ‘shamed’ Africa

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Former CAF 1st VP Patel opens up on a leadership that has ‘shamed’ Africa

By Osasu Obayiuwana December 12 – As CAF’s first Vice-President for seven years (2011-2017) and the Chairman of its Finance Committee, Suketu Patel was regarded as the financial brain-box of the African football governing body, during the latter stages of Cameroonian Issa Hayatou’s 29-year presidency.  Patel, a former footballer and ex-President of the Seychelles FA,…

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Azarou denies fall out with Weiler, confirms he is staying at Al Ahly

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Azarou denies fall out with Weiler, confirms he is staying at Al Ahly

Al Ahly forward Walid Azarou has refuted allegations that he has a conflict with the Red Devils’ technical staff and Rene Weiler, claiming that the rumors are only fueled by the media. Azarou played his part in Al Ahly’s victory over Wadi Degla on Wednesday, scoring the second goal for the Red Devils after coming on in the…

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Watch Orlando Pirates fans upset and Mamelodi Sundowns revel in Morocco atmosphere

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Watch Orlando Pirates fans upset and Mamelodi Sundowns revel in Morocco atmosphere

Orlando Pirates drew 2-2 against Baroka FC in the PSL, while Mamelodi Sundowns drew 0-0 against Wydad Casablanca in the Caf Champions League on the weekend. Firstly, we take a look at how Pirates fans were clearly outraged with their result and their poor form in the PSL this season. Certain fans have had enough, but in his latest interview Bucs coach Rhulani Mokwena believes…

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CAS orders FIFA and CAF to respond to Bility claim that CAF takeover is illegal

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CAS orders FIFA and CAF to respond to Bility claim that CAF takeover is illegal

By Osasu Obayiuwana December 9 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ordered the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and FIFA, football’s world governing body, to file, within 14 days, a reply to the claims made against them by Musa Bility, the former President of the Liberia Football Association. In its preliminary ruling…

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Senegal beat Mali to be crowned WAFU U-20 champions

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Senegal beat Mali to be crowned WAFU U-20 champions

Senegal put in the hard yards of work to beat Mali 2-0 and clinch the West African Football Unions (WAFU) Under-20 tournament on Sunday Pape Matar Sarr broke the deadlock in the 16th minute before Lassine Tangara turned the ball into his own net in the 55th minute to hand the Senegalese juniors the title…

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CAF Safety and Security Officers Training Workshop concludes in Cairo

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CAF Safety and Security Officers Training Workshop concludes in Cairo

CAF Secretary General Mouad Hajji attended on Thursday (5 December 2019) the closure of the CAF Safety and Security Officers Training Workshop at CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Hajji addressed the participants, praising their contribution in this event and stressing the importance of having a well-trained panel of CAF Safety and Security Officers that will…

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DR Congo and South Sudan withdraw from Cecafa Cup

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DR Congo and South Sudan withdraw from Cecafa Cup

South Sudan and guest team DR Congo are the latest sides to pull out of the regional Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup just three days ahead of the kick-off in Uganda. It follows Tuesday’s decision by the Ethiopia Football Federation not to send its team to East Africa’s regional championship. Nicholas Musonye, the Secretary General of the…

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Sredojevic could have improved Zamalek like Orlando Pirates – Nyirenda

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Sredojevic could have improved Zamalek like Orlando Pirates – Nyirenda

In the wake of former Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic’s sacking by Zamalek, Baroka FC coach Wedson Nyirenda has shared a word of encouragement to the Serbian. ‘Wada’ believes the White Knights should have been patient with the former Uganda national team coach, saying the Cranes are still implementing the 50-year-old’s philosophy. On the other hand, the former Kaizer Chiefs striker expressed unhappiness over…

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Confederation of African Football cuts shortlists for awards

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Confederation of African Football cuts shortlists for awards

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has reduced its shortlist for its Player of the Year award to 10 names from an initial 30 nominees. This year’s final 10 includes the top three from the last two editions, which have seen Egypt’s Mohamed Salah win the award ahead of Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang….

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Why Zimbabwe may be forced to play games on foreign soil

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Why Zimbabwe may be forced to play games on foreign soil

Zimbabwe have been mandated by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to stop hosting home games at the National Sports Stadium in Harare owing to its poor condition. The only stadium in the country deemed worthy by Caf was the Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo, which is 440km from Harare. With the ground given just temporary…

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