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2018 W/Cup: Nigeria To Receive $2m Advance

The five African qualified teams for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup will each receive an advance of two million dollars of their prize money from FIFA towards their preparations. The decision comes on the heels of negotiations initiated by CAF President Ahmad with the FIFA administration, leading to the exceptional agreement granted on April 12. This follows a decision by the CAF Emergency Committee on Dec. 1, and ratified by the CAF Executive Committee on Jan. 10. The meeting had agreed on providing exceptional…

2026 World Cup: Trump Threatens Nations Against North American Bid

US President Donald Trump tweeted support for the North American FIFA 2026 World Cup bid Thursday and hinted nations who oppose it could face political repercussions. “The U.S. has put together a STRONG bid w/ Canada & Mexico for the 2026 World Cup,” Trump tweeted. “It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the U.S. bid. Why should we be supporting these countries when they don’t support us (including at the United Nations)?” Morocco is the only other nation bidding for the…

Mohamed Salah Has Made Africa Proud – CAF

Confederation of African Football, CAF, has congratulated Egyptian and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah for winning the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Player of the Year award for 2017-18. CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, in a statement on its website on Monday, said Salah has proved that African Players can now be compared with the best players in the world of football. “Salah has really made Africa proud. As the reigning African Player of the Year, he has proven that African players have the ability to rub…

Ahmad Unwavering On 24-Team AFCON

African football supremo Ahmad Ahmad insisted on Tuesday he is not backing down over plans to increase the CAN from 16 to 24 teams despite Cameroon's organisational struggles. Back in August, world governing body FIFA appointed a committee to run crisis-hit Cameroonian football amid growing fears the country would not be able to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations (CAN). And despite the country's difficulties in completing necessary infrastructure, Confederation of African Football president (CAF) Ahmad said no…

Aiteo Takes Over Sponsorship Of CAF Awards From Glo

Nigeria’s Energy Conglomerate Aiteo has signed up as the new sponsor of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) award, replacing telecommunications giant Globalcom, which held that position since 2015. The energy firm said in a statement that a partnership agreement was reached with CAF on the sponsorship of the Awards at the Aiteo head office in Lagos. “This sponsorship shows that there is a clear momentum behind Aiteo’s involvement in the game,” Benedict Peters, Aiteo executive vice president, said. “Buoyed by…

CHAN 2018: Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Ethiopia Officially Submit Bids

Africa’s soccer ruling body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia and Morocco have bidded for the hosting rights of the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN). The deadline for submission of hosting rights applications elapsed on Saturday 30 September 2017. CAF made the announcement on their official website on Monday Kenya, who were originally the designated host country, had the rights stripped after falling behind schedule in preparation for the tournament.…

Kenya Stripped Of CHAN 2018 Hosting Rights

Kenya were stripped Saturday of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship after a CAF executive committee meeting in Accra. The decision was announced at a media conference after a one-day meeting of the African football “cabinet” headed by president Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar. Slow preparations for the January 12/February 4 tournament led to a decision widely anticipated for several weeks. A CAF inspection team departed Kenya in September to report that only one of the four venues was ready to stage…

Cameroon Tackles CAF President Over Comment On Country’s Readiness To Host 2019 AFCON

President of the Cameroon Football Federation FECAFOOT, Tombi A Roko Sidiki has reacted with dismay over the Confederation of African Football President’s recent comment that Cameroon is not ready to host the 2019 AFCON. Ahmad Ahmad, CAF President, declared on Saturday that no site was ready in Cameroon to receive even four countries for the big football event and he suggested alternative hosts would need to be found for the tournament Mr. Tombi in an official statement expressed concern at the tone of the CAF…

CAF Makes Drastic Changes In Football

The CAF Executive Committee, at its meeting on Thursday, 20 July 2017, in Rabat, Morocco, reviewed the resolutions of the various working groups of the 1st CAF African Football Symposium held from 18 -19 July 2017 at the Palais des Congrès in Skhirat, near Rabat. The Committee advocated the establishment of a working group to work on the implementation of the resolutions and propose short, medium and long term implementation timetables. However, a consensus emerged on a number of issues raised by the working groups;…

Pinnick Wins CAF Executive Committee Seat

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has been elected into the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football. Mr. Pinnick defeated incumbent Moucharafou Anjorin of Benin Republic to win the CAF West Zone B seat at the just concluded 39th CAF General Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In Thursday’s election, the NFF boss got 32 votes to his opponents 17. Election for CAF Executive Committee (2017-2021) West Zone B">https://twitter.com/PinnickAmaju">@PinnickAmaju (Nigeria)…
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