CAF in disarray after audit report

Football’s governing body in Africa has been shown to be in a state of disarray, an audit has revealed. The investigation into the Confederation of African Football (CAF) questioned the body’s accounting, its governance, and its payments. Amongst other details, the audit, carried out by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), found that: CAF’s accounting was “unreliable and not trustworthy” Some 35 of 40 large payments, totalling $8.3m, were “unusual” CAF is “understaffed” with an “overworked” and “demotivated” workforce CAF’s presidential office was “directly involved” in the controversial decision to employ Tactical Steel,…

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CAF Confederation Cup: Salisu promises victory against Pyramids

Newly appointed Enugu Rangers Technical Adviser, Salisu Yusuf, has assured the Coal City club that he would do his best to make the team return to their winning ways as they prepare for this weekend’s CAF Confederation Cup clash against Pyramids FC of Egypt scheduled for Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Sunday. The Super Eagles Chief Coach joined Rangers International on Wednesday following Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) directive to reposition the team. In a brief chat with our correspondent after the team’s training in Enugu, Salisu said: “I am in Rangers…

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CAF names Senegalese officials for Eagles, Squirrels’ clash

The Confederation of African Football has picked Senegalese official Issa Sy as referee for next week’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Benin Republic in Uyo. Sy will be assisted by compatriots Nouha Bangoura (assistant referee 1), El Hadji Abdoul Aziz Gueye (assistant referee 2) and Fatou Thioune (fourth official) at the encounter scheduled for the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, from 5pm. The Day 1 clash in the qualifying series will also see Munkaila Nassam Adam from Ghana as match commissioner while Kria Samir Bouzareah from Algeria…

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Cameroon 2021: CAF names Senegalese officials for Eagles, Squirrels clash

The Confederation of African Football has picked Senegalese official Issa Sy as referee for next week’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Benin Republic in Uyo. Sy will be assisted by compatriots Nouha Bangoura (assistant referee 1), El Hadji Abdoul Aziz Gueye (assistant referee 2) and Fatou Thioune (fourth official) at the encounter scheduled for the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, from 5pm. The Match Day 1 clash in the qualifying series will also see Munkaila Nassam Adam from Ghana as Match Commissioner, while Kria Samir Bouzareah from…

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Enyimba stadium gets CAF’s approval for Champions League match

The Confederation of African Football, (CAF) has granted the Enyimba Stadium an exceptional approval to host next weekend’s Champions League fixture against Al Hilal. The decision by Africa’s football governing body was conveyed in a letter signed by its deputy general secretary, football and development, and addressed to the general secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi. The decision means that Enyimba, who are currently Nigeria’s only representatives in the Champions League, will enjoy the full presence of their supporters when they host the Sudanese in the second…

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CAF warns teams about extreme temperatures

The Confederation of African Football have warned nations participating at the Africa Cup of Nations finals to brace themselves for the likelihood of playing games in unbearable temperatures As reported by Ahram Online, Caf says the average temperature during the Afcon finals is likely to be between 35-38 degrees Celsius with an average humidity of 40-60%. “This would give a high wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) index reading above 32 degrees,” the statement read. “It is certain that most teams will be aware of this and will train accordingly. “At…

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FIFA to ‘take over’ African football

A drastic and dramatic overhaul of African football is expected to be announced on Thursday, the eve of the kickoff of the African Cup of Nations, in the wake of corruption scandals consuming the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The CAF Executive Committee took a stunning decision on Wednesday to cede control of the running of the organisation and have FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samoura parachuted in as “FIFA High Commissioner for Africa”, according to sources. No announcement has been made by African football’s governing body but its beleaguered president…

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CAF Champions League final may be replayed

The 2019 CAF Champions League final between Wydad Casablanca and Esperance de Tunis will be replayed at a neutral venue, according to reports. Esperance retained their title as African champions last Friday in controversial fashion as the game was abandoned as Wydad refused to continue the fixture after a legitimate goal was ruled out for off-side. At the centre of controversy was the Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) technology which was set to be used for the final – but was unable to be accessed due to technical issues at the…

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CAF sets up security committee for Nations Cup

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad said a special committee has been set up to deal with security concerns at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt next month. At least 12 people were injured when an explosion hit a bus carrying mostly South African tourists in Cairo 10 days ago. The rudimentary device containing nails and pieces of metal detonated on the perimeter of the Grand Egyptian Museum. Egypt’s Interior Ministry said recently that militant group Hasm were planning a series of attacks in the country to create…

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CAF Champions League: Esperance, Wydad in epic final clash

Esperance, Tuni s i a ‘ s Af r i can Champ i ons League title holders, will start as favourites on Friday (today) as, on the back of a 10-game unbeaten run, they bid to become only the fourth club to retain the trophy in more than half a century. Their opponents in the twoleg final are Wydad Casablanca, champions in 2017. Friday’s first leg in the Moroccan capital Rabat starts at 10pm because of Ramadan, allowing players and supporters to break the day’s fast before kick-off. The return…

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