‘CAF should cancel 2021 AFCON over COVID-19’

Gabriel Zakuani wants the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to be cancelled because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the football calendar. The spread of the virus placed football- related activities on hold, however, the beautiful game seems to be returning gradually following the restart of some football leagues across the world. For Cameroon 2021, qualifying fixtures are yet to be concluded and should the competition go as planned between January and February next year, Europe-based stars might be affected because of a likely compacted season. “I think…

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CAF sets May 5 for FAs to decide on restart after CODIV-19

Confederation of Africa Football CAF has set May 5th as the date for all its member associations to confirm their stance on the conclusion of the halted 2019/20 season due to Corona Virus pandemic (COVID-19). The pandemic has forced all football games across the world to a halt due to widespread of the and the African continental body was forced to suspend its activities too. “The finals of the Confederation Cup and Champions League 2019/20 have been put on hold until further notice,” said a statement from the Confederation of…

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U-17 AFCON Qualifiers: CAF rejects Niger’s protest against Eaglets

Organisers have thrown out a protest by Niger against Golden Eaglets player Adam Mustapha after it was discovered his passport, which serves as the registration license, has expired. A top LOC official said: “The protest against Nigerian player No 15 (Adam Mustapha) has been thrown out for lacking any merit and Saturday’s final will be between Nigeria and Ghana.” It was further learnt that Mustapha was listed for Eaglets opening group game against Burkina Faso. However, he was not on the bench for last night’s U17 AFCON qualifier semi-final. It…

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CAF U-17 Qualifiers: Again, skipper, another player fail MRI test

     …as Nig battle B’Faso   Nigeria’s national U-17 mens’ team, the Golden Eaglets, will today begin the quest for a place at the African Junior Championship as they confront Burkina Faso at the CAF U-17 AFCON (WAFU B) Qualifiers in Niamey, Niger. At stake at the seven-nation tournament holding in Niamey, Niger, is a ticket to the tournament proper in Tanzania. The match billed for 4pm is crucial for both teams who have Cote d’Ivoire and Benin as other teams in Group B while hosts Niger, Ghana and Togo…

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Knee injury rules out Ibenegbu

Experienced Nigeria international midfielder Ikechukwu Ibenegbu will miss this weekend’s CAF Confederation Cup Group C clash against Williamsville AC of Cote d’Ivoire following a relapse of his knee injury. Besides playing at the 2016 CHAN, ‘Mosquito’ has also played internationally for Heartland and Warri Wolves as well. Enyimba will travel to Abidjan on Friday July 27 for the match day 4 fixture scheduled for Sunday July 29. Enyimba won the first leg 1-0 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Sports Complex, Omagwa, near Port Harcourt on July 18 to sit top of…

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Senegal to host next CAF Aiteo Football Awards

Senegal has been selected as the next venue for the Confederation of African Aiteo sponsored Football awards 2018. The event will be held on January 8, 2019 – and it is meant to reward African players and officials who excelled in the year under review. Senegal Football Federation President Augustin Senghor confirmed that he had been tasked by CAF to lead a subcommittee that would organise the awards. “The Head of State (Macky Sall), who received in audience the President of the African Football Confederation, Ahmad, on Thursday, has agreed…

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CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba return to Adokiye Stadium

Following the non-completition of the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba, Nigeria Confederation of Africa Cup representative Enyimba Football Club will return to the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium Match Day 3 fixture against Ivorian side Williamsville in a fortnight. The CAF Confederation Cup tie is slated for 5pm local time on July 18 in the Garden City. In 2016, the People’s Elephant played all their home games in the CAF Champions League at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium following the renovation work going on at their traditional home in Aba but failed to…

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CAF Champions League: Ayagwa, Obaje give Plateau hope

  Two second half goals by Raphael Ayagwa and Joshua Obaje restored hope for Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Plateau United, after conceding three goals in the first 10 minutes of their CAF Champions League game against Etoile du Sahel yesterday.   The Tunisian side scored in the second, third and eighth minutes of the game through Alkhaly Bangoura and a brace from Amine Chermiti respectively. It got worse for Plateau when in the second half, Aymen Sfaxi scored the fourth goal but a penalty by Ayagwa reduced the deficit…

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CAF Competition: Plateau, MFM set to complete job

  Akwa upbeat ahead Hawk clash   …as CAF approves Agege Stadium   The country’s representatives in the CAF Champions League, Plateau United and MFM FC, will look forward to completing the job they started a fortnight ago by securing passage to the next round of the competition.   Plateau, who won the Nigeria Professional Football League title, defeated Eding Sports 3-0 in the first leg and departed for Cameroon, with the hope of completing the job. Speaking with our correspondent in Lagos, the coach of the team, Kennedy Boboye,…

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Eagles must double efforts to win CAF gong

Many followers of football in Nigeria are still in shock as Chelsea’s Victor Moses failed to make the cut for the final three shortlist of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF)’s Footballer of the Year award. During the week, CAF came out with the names of the last three nominees for its award slated for January 4 in Accra, Ghana, with the name of Moses missing. Sergio Mane, Muhammed Sallah and Pierre-Emerrick Aubameyang made the cut for the gong. We want to emphasise that Sallah was very consistent in the…

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