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BREAKING: Egypt To Host 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar Tuesday. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations and concerns over security. DETAILS LATER.

AFCON: CAF Disqualifies Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone have been disqualified from the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying competition, the Confederation of African Football said on Monday. Football’s world governing body FIFA had suspended the Sierra Leone Football Association in October due to “government interference”. CAF’s decision means Kenya and Ghana are assured of first and second place in Sierra Leone’s Group F and have therefore booked their place in next year’s finals. “Sierra Leone is disqualified from the qualifiers and all its matches are…

FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles Move Up By 4 Spots

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by four spots to 44th position in the new ranking by World football governing body, FIFA. In the ranking table published on FIFA website on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1431 points in October, placing it third on the continental stage. The coach Gernot Rohr defeated the Mediterranean Knights of Libya 4-0 (home) and 3-2 (away) earlier this month, in the African Nations Cup qualifiers to top the group fixtures. The movement has now placed Nigeria as the third in Africa behind…

Super Eagles Head Coach Fingered In Bribery Scandal

Super Eagles team B coach, Salisu Yusuf, has been filmed taking bribe from undercover journalists spare headed by controversial Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who pretended to be football agents. In a video posted by BBC, Salisu, who has been Gernot Rohr's assistant since 2016, received $1000 cash from the undercovers to influence his team selection. The men posing to be football agents, further promised Salisu, 15% of sign on fee, once the players are able to seal a deal abroad. “So if…

Pinnick Appointed CAF 1st Vice President

The embattled President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has been appointed as the 1st Vice President of Confederation of African Football (CAF). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Pinnick’s appointment’s is contained in a letter dated July 5, 2018 signed by CAF’s General Secretary, Amr Fahmy. The letter reads “Following resignation of the 1st Vice President, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi and the prevailing situation in the Football Federation of Nigeria, the CAF President, after consulting the…

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…

CAF Bans Nigerian Referee, Ogabor, Over Attempted Match Fixing

The Referees Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the recommendation of its Disciplinary Board to ban Nigeria referee, Joseph Ogabor, from any official mission for one year over attempted match manipulation. A statement on CAF website on Sunday said this was with respect to the Total CAF Confederation Cup 1/16th round first leg between Plateau United (Nigeria) and USM Alger (Algeria) played on April 7, 2018, in Lagos. The decision follows investigations conducted and evidence submitted…

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…
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