Can African country win the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

June 29, 2022 Editor 0

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is getting closer and closer, with the tournament in Qatar promising to be one to remember. Every side at the competition will target getting out of their group, with each team desperate to be the one lifting the trophy at the end of the tournament. However, there are nations at the tournament with a far Read More

Pictures: Abuja stadium gets new FIFA-approved VIP team shelter

June 25, 2022 Editor 0

In what represents another major achievement on sporting infrastructure in Nigeria, Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has expressed delight with the on-going face-lift at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. Earlier in the week the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development acquired a new customised VIP team shelter (FIFA designed and approved) for the stadium. Also, two Read More

CAF unveils official match ball for 2022 WAFCON

June 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

CAF and technical sponsor, Umbro have unveiled the official match ball for Africa’s flagship women’s football competition, the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON).   African women’s football has shown a bright, colourful new face to the world as its stars command the world stage, and the official ball of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations is inspired by the Read More

CAF Cup final: Bassey lauds Gov. Udom on a successful hosting

June 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

Three weeks after the successful hosting of the CAF Confederation Cup Final by Akwa Ibom State, the General coordinator of the Local Organizing Committee Elder Paul Bassey has lauded Governor Emmanuel Udom for a “near flawless” hosting. Speaking in Ilorin in an interactive session with Sports Journalists, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Udom on Sports said for him the Read More

Breaking: CAF official dies day after fans invaded Abuja stadium

March 30, 2022 Editor 0

An official of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has reportedly passed on following the invasion of the Nigeria’s National Stadium by hoodlums. Hoodlums invaded the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja after Nigeria lost on aggregate to Ghana in the second leg of the 2022 World Cup qualifying tie. As soon as the referee declared the match closed, a lot of angry Read More

AFCON 2021: CAF reveals how much winners will grab in Cameroon

January 8, 2022 Goal 0

The Confederation of African football have increased the prize money for teams participating at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The competition is scheduled to start on Sunday with the opening game between host nation Cameroon and Burkina Faso. Ahead of the opening ceremony, Caf’s Executive Committee held a meeting in Douala which was chaired by President Patrice Read More

Pictures: Super Eagles settle in Cameroon as CAF, LOC give Nigerian team special welcome to AFCON 2021

January 8, 2022 Editor 0

The Confederation of African Football and the Local Organizing Committee on Saturday morning formally received three –time champions Nigeria to the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations taking place in the Republic of Cameroon 9th January – 6th February. A formality, but nonetheless important part of a team’s programme on arrival at a major football championship, the Team Read More

Breaking: FIFA slams ban on ex-CAF President Issa Hayatou

August 3, 2021 BBC 0

Fifa has banned its former vice president and the ex-president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Issa Hayatou for a year. Football’s world governing body found the 74-year-old Cameroonian responsible for having breached the article relating to ‘duty of loyalty’ in its Code of Ethics. Fifa’s investigation centred on Hayatou’s involvement in the deals struck with Lagardere Sports over Read More

Messi mobbed in US days after leading Argentina to win Copa America

July 17, 2021 Editor 0

Lionel Messi was mobbed by hundreds of fans outside an Italian restaurant in Miami, Florida as the Argentine takes some well-needed rest before heading back to Barcelona. The 34-year-old has endured a summer like no other after he was effectively released by Barcelona at the start of July, before lifting his first eve international trophy title with Argentina in the Read More

CAF CC: South African ref picked for Enyimba vs FC Pyramids clash

May 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the first leg quarter final of the CAF Confederation Cup between Nigeria’s representative Enyimba international and FC Pyramids of Egypt, Africa soccer governing body have announced match officials for the crucial game. The Nigeria side qualified for the quarter final stage of the competition after having finished top of their group while Pyramids came second its own group. Read More

AFCON qualifiers: Nantes stop Moses Simon from Super Eagles duty

March 17, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Ligue 1 club Nantes have confirmed they will not release Nigeria winger Moses Simon for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho. Simon, 24, was included in Nigeria’s squad for the double-header by head coach Gernot Rohr last week. Rohr will now have to name a replacement for the former KAA Gent of France Read More

Referees ’re killing NNL – Adesanya

March 16, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Chief Operating Officer of the Nigeria National League (NNL) Emmanuel Adesanya has strongly condemned the quality of officiating in the on-going second tier Nigeria league. Adesanya  comments came after overseeing affairs in the Day 7 of the NNL and been opportune to go through the various match reports from referees , match commissioners and assessors coupled with opportunity to Read More

FIFA/CAF: NFF speaks on Pinnick’s position

March 13, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has described as untrue, a report in sections of the media that the President of NFF, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick was selected as 5th Vice President of the Confederation of African Football at Friday’s 43rd Ordinary and Elective Assembly in Rabat, Morocco. NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi said the report was sheer falsehood as such was never Read More

Breaking: CAS overules FIFA, restores Ahmad as CAF President

January 29, 2021 Editor 0

Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad has been dramatically restored as Confederation of African Football (CAF) President following a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Ahmad was banned by Fifa in November for five years after football’s world governing body found him to have breached several of its ethics codes. The Malagasy – who will now resume his role as a Fifa Read More

Official: Rivers United set up Enyimba CAF Champions League clash

January 24, 2021 Editor 0

It will now be an all-Nigerian CAF Confederation Cup playoff after Rivers United coasted past South Africa’s Bloemfontein Celtic 5-0 on aggregate on Saturday to battle Enyimba for a place in the group stage of the competition. Rivers United today beat Bloemfontein Celtic 3-0 in a first round return leg match played in Porto Novo, Benin Republic, with on-form Godwin Read More

WAFU tourney: Golden Eaglets head to Togo

January 2, 2021 Editor 0

Five-time world champions Nigeria and three-time world champions Ghana headline the seven-team West African Football Union (WAFU B) U17 Tournament taking place in Lome, Togo 5th  – 20th January 2021. Nigeria’s U17 Boys, Golden Eaglets will fly into Lome on Sunday morning from Lagos, with a squad of 25 players who are expected to pick the ticket from the WAFU tournament to Read More

CAF Champions League: Why we crashed out – Kano Pillars

December 6, 2020 Editor 0

Kano Pillars Football Club of NIgeria have blamed their ouster from the Confederation of African Football (CAF)  Confederation Cup on bad officiating, after the second leg against ASC Jaraaf FCof Senegal ended in a goaless draw at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Saturday December 5, 2020. Coach of Kano Pillars Coach, Emmanuel Lionel Soccia, in an interview with sports writers after Read More

Breaking: SWAN President confirms receipt of FIFA Covid-19 funds from NFF

November 29, 2020 Editor 0

The President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Sir Honour Sirawoo, has commended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the release of the FIFA Covid-19 Relief Fund.  The NFF had released the sum of N11,400,000 (eleven million, four hundred thousand Naira) only as part of the Covid-19 Relief Fund from FIFA to SWAN  Sirawoo lauded the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF for Read More

Sports minister’s aide declares Ogbomosho marathon race open

November 28, 2020 Editor 0

Kola Daniel, Media aide to the Minister for Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, Saturday morning, declared Ogbomosho marathon race open. The marathon which attracted countless number of athletes across the country has been declared open by the minister. According to Daniel who represented Mr. Dare at the glamorous event tagged ‘Ogbomoso Marathon Race’, “I am here to represent the Read More

Breaking: Game over for Ahmad! FIFA slams CAF President with 5-year ban

November 23, 2020 AP 0

African soccer confederation president Ahmad Ahmad has been a five-year ban by FIFA on Monday for financial misconduct. The ban was announced during the Madagascan official’s campaign to be re-elected for four more years as the head of African soccer, Associated Press reports. His position also makes him a FIFA vice president. The FIFA ethics committee found “Ahmad had breached Read More

CAF President contracts Coronavirus

October 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Mr Ahmad Ahmad has tested positive for COVID-19. A statement on the website of the continental football governing body on Friday read:”the president after his arrival to Cairo on Oct. 28, presented mild flu symptoms and submitted to the COVID-19 protocol. ”Today, the test results are positive and the president immediately Read More

Anxiety as AFCON trophy goes missing in Egypt

September 4, 2020 Editor 0

The Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, trophy has been stolen from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) headquarters in Cairo. According to Local reports ,the Former Egyptian Football Association, EFA, Vice-president who is also the current ONTime Sports broadcaster, Ahmed Shobir, said the Africa Cup of Nations trophy disappeared from the headquarters of the EFA. According to him, they were informed Read More

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CAF award: #SadioMane, Salah, Mahrez… Who wears the crown?

January 7, 2020 Editor 0

Three African soccer musketeers Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Riyad Mahrez will be up for battle Tuesday night during 2019 CAF best footballer award in Egypt. All three players have had an impressive year, as the Reds duo managed to lift the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and the Club World Cup. Additionally, they also shared the Premier League Read More