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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…

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…

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…

Moses, Abdullahi Listed In CAF Best XI

The Confederation of African Football CAF has named Super Eagles stars Victor Moses and Shehu Abdullahi in its Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying XI. This will be Moses’ third straight selection as he was also named in the team for last month’s double-header against African champions Cameroon. Abdullahi who was also voted Man of the Match in the Super Eagles’ 1-0 win against Zambia in Uyo on Saturday, provided the assist for Alex Iwobi, which saw the Gernot Rohr men qualify for the next summer event for a 6th record…

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.…

NFF Appoints Danjuma, Others To Oversee Falconets

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named Christopher Danjuma as the new coach for the country’s U-20 women’s national team, the Falconets. Danjuma will be assisted by Wemimo Matthew (1st Assistant Coach), Mansur Abdullahi (2nd Assistant Coach) and Abdul-lateef Yusuf (Goalkeeper Trainer). The new appointees are expected in the federal capital territory, Abuja on Wednesday next week to open camp for screening of players for next month’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Tanzania.…

AFCON Calender Change Not Influenced By Europe – Pinnick

The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has refuted claims that the recent alteration of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) calendar was as a result of external pressure from Europe. The CAF executive committee member said the calender change was in the benefit of players from the continent. Pinnick, a CAF executive member, said the players’ welfare and career prospects were taken into consideration before the changes were made. “It was a full African idea and not any pressure…
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