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Mohammed Salah Is Africa Player Of The Year

Egypt’s Mohammed Salah has been crowned 2017 Aiteo Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Player of the Year. The ceremony was held at the State House Banquet Hall, Accra, Ghana on Thursday night.in Accra, Ghana. The Liverpool forward was recognized for his contributions as Egypt reached the final of the Africa Cup of Nations and qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time since 1990. The 25-year-old was selected ahead of Liverpool teammate Sadio Manne and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Borussia…

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…

CAF Awards: Moses’ Achievements Deserve Recognition

How exactly did Chelsea star Victor Moses not get onto the Confederation of African Football's three-man shortlist for their Player of the Year award? The Nigerian was one of the most outstanding African players of the last season, winning the Premier league title and reaching the FA Cup Final with the Blues, in addition to playing an integral part in the Super Eagles' qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Instead, CAF's final shortlist has Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Moses -…

CAF Champions League: Plateau Utd Face Eding Sport, MFM Draw Bamako

2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) winners, Plateau United have been drawn to face Eding Sport FC of Cameroon at the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League. The winner of the Plateau/Eding Sport match will face, Tunisia topflight Etoile Sahel, in the first round. The draw for the preliminary rounds of the CAF Interclubs 2018 was conducted on Wednesday at the meeting of the CAF Inter clubs Committee at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Nigeria’s second representative at the continental…

2018 W/Cup: CAF Shift AFCON Qualifiers For Nigeria, Others

African football apex body, Confederation of African Football (CAF) have approved the request made by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), to move the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers scheduled for March next year to another date for teams through to the next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia will be Africa’s five flag bearers at Russia next year and all five nations were to be engaged in AFCON 2019 in the next FIFA window in March and this would have been the last…

NPFL kicks Off Jan 14

Activities to kick-start the 2017/18 top-flight, which began with the on-going club licensing, will enter the next stage with the annual NPFL preseason tournament from December 11-17 to usher in the grand season opening matches on January 14, 2018. The schedule of the new season’s activities, which has been endorsed by the League Management Company (LMC), will witness a flurry of activities including the induction and orientation workshop for the four newly admitted NPFL clubs on December 14 and the LMC Pre-Annual General…

CAF Suspends Gabon, Djibouti From 2020 CHAN

Africa’s football governing body CAF have banned Gabon and Djibouti from taking part in the qualifying match for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN). The African football apex body, took the decision at a meeting on Wednesday in Morocco, who are hosting the 2018 CHAN, ahead of the draw for the tournament on 17 November. The decision by CAF to suspend the two countries comes after both nations withdrew from the 2018 qualifiers despite already starting. CAF cited Article 59 of its laws to justify its…

World Cup Friendlies: CAF To Consider Nigerian Proposal

The Confederation of African Football will meet soon to discuss a proposal for African World Cup qualifiers to play friendlies during the FIFA window in March, a Nigerian official said on Tuesday. Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia will be Africa’s five flag bearers at Russia next year. However, all five teams will be engaged in AFCON 2019 in the next FIFA window in March and this will be the last window before the World Cup in June in Russia. Super Eagles spokesman Toyin Ibitoye said Nigeria Football…
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