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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

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CAF Champions League: Kano Pillars off to Ghana ahead Ashate Kotoko clash

August 23, 2019 Editor 0

Nigeria representative Kano Pillars Friday morning left through Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja for the second leg in group stage of CAF Champions League against Asante Kotoko of Ghana. The second leg is scheduled for Sunday in Kumasi, and the Sai Masu Gida side are expected to begin training immediately they touch down. “We are well prepared for the game, Read More

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#Live: Kano Pillars edge Asanti Kotoko 3-2 in CAFCL, Niger Tornadoes lose at home to Guinean club in Confed Cup

August 10, 2019 Editor 0

Kano Pillars came from behind to beat visiting Asanti Kotoko football club of Ghana 3-2 during the preliminary stage of CAF Champions Leagu. Another Nigerian club side, Niger Tornadoes, lost 1-2 to visiting Guinea’s Santoba football club during Saturday’s CAF Confederation Cup match. Also, Enyimba international football club lost away narrowly to Rahimo football club in Burkina Faso. The match Read More

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2019 Champions League final: At last, CAF bows, declares Esperance winner

August 8, 2019 Editor 0

Tunisian club Esperance have been declared African Champions League winners after opponents Wydad Casablanca were found guilty of abandoning the second leg of the final. This reverses an earlier decision by the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf) executive committee to order a replay of the second leg. Wydad left the pitch after an equaliser they scored was disallowed by VAR. Esperance were Read More

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CAF Confed Cup: Niger Tornadoes overhaul squad ahead continental campaign

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, Niger Tornadoes  have released 11 players from their squad ahead of their first-round match in the against Guinea’s Santoba Conakry on August 10 According to a statement by the media officer of the team, the players who have been told to leave include Olayinka Yusuf, Gwaza Lorliam, Moses Ugwu, Mubarak Sai’d, Mohammed Hussaini, Read More

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NPFL champions Enyimba, Pillars, Tornadoes get opponents as 2019 CAF club hostilities begin

July 22, 2019 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Premier League champions, Enyimba will start next season’s CAF Champions League campaign in the first round with a first leg fixture against Burkinabe representatives, Rahimo FC, while Kano Pillars will go up against Ghana’s Asante Kotoko at the same stage. While the People’s Elephants travel for the first leg, which holds between August 9 and 11, Pillars will host the Ghana Read More

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CAF: FIFA scribe ‘takes over’ African football

June 19, 2019 Editor 0

Football’s world governing body and the Confederation of African Football (Caf) are considering appointing Fifa General Secretary Fatma Samoura as a ‘High Commissioner for Africa’ in light of recent governance issues on the continent. If the proposal is approved, Samoura would take charge for at least six months from 1 August. African football’s ruling body has been in the spotlight Read More

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CAF president regains freedom after arrest in Paris

June 7, 2019 Editor 0

President of the Confederation of African Football, CAF; Ahmad Ahmad, was released by French anti-corruption officials on Thursday evening without charge, according to reports. Ahmad was in France to attend the 69th FIFA Congress which ended on Wednesday. The 58-year-old football administrator had been detained in Paris by the Central Office for the Fight against Corruption and Financial and Tax Read More

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Esperance move to stop CAF Champions League final replay vs Wydad Casablanca

June 6, 2019 Editor 0

Tunisian club Esperance vow not to “give up their rights” while Wydad Casablanca’s President Said Naciri told BBC Sport he is waiting “to make a final decision”. The comments came after the Confederation of African Football (Caf) ordered Esperance to replay the second leg of the Champions League final. The Tunisians have also been ordered to return the trophy. Esperance Read More

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Zamalek end 16-year title drought, lift CAF confederation Cup

May 27, 2019 Editor 0

Penalties smiled at Egyptian giants Zamalek to grab their first ever CAF Confederation Cup title, and end a 16-year of continental drought. The White Knights defeated Moroccan side RS Berkane 5-3 on penalties after the return leg of the 2018-19 Total CAF Confederation Cup final ended with 1-0 victory for the home side at the Alexandria based Borg El Arab Read More

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NFF awards: FIFA, CAF felicitate with winners as Ahmed Musa emerge 2018 best player in Nigeria

April 2, 2019 Editor 0

World football governing body FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF) have congratulated winners of Monday night awards organised by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and its partner. Super Eagles and Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia forward, Ahmed Musa emerged the Nigerian Player of the Year 2018 at the 2nd AITEO/NFF Football Awards which held Monday night at the Eko Hotel Read More

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CAFCC: Enugu Rangers crash out after Sportif defeat, to face NPFL

March 17, 2019 Editor 0

Rangers International football club of Enugu, the only Nigerian team lost 1 – 0 to visiting Club Sportif of Tunisia in CAF Confederation Cup on matchday six in group stage. Rangers created many scoring chances but could not convert any. Only one chance for Sfaxien was converted. Rangers Coach Olugbenga Ogunbote said: “luck wasn’t on the side of Rangers today. Read More

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CAF’s continued rejection of our referees

January 26, 2019 Blueprint 0

A couple of days ago, the continent’s apex football governing body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), released the list of referees that will participate in the forthcoming 15th edition of the U-20 Cup of Nations billed to hold in Niger Republic from February 2 to 17, 2019. A total of 24 match officials comprising 12 centre referees and 12 Read More

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CAF Confed Cup: Enugu Rangers pip Bantu 2-1 in Lesotho

January 13, 2019 Editor 0

Nigeria’s representative in the CAF Confederation Cup, Enugu Rangers recorded a 2-1 away win  at Bantu FC of Lesotho in the first leg of the playoffs at the Setsoto Stadium Maseru on Sunday. Bright Silas gave the Flying Antelopes the lead after in the 19th minute. The goal was Silas’ fourth of the competition for Enugu Rangers. Despite several chances Read More

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CAF award: Iwobi, Ndidi, Ordega make final shortlist

December 14, 2018 Editor 0

Arsenal and Nigeria midfielder, Alex Iwobi, Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations winner Francisca Ordega have been shortlisted for the African Player of the Year award by CAF. Previously, the award committee released a list of names that had been nominted for the award, but have now whittled down the list to only a few Read More

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Breaking: Big blow as CAF stops Cameroon from hosting AFCON in 2019

November 30, 2018 Editor 0

Cameroon have been stripped of hosting next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, says the Confederation of African Football. African football’s governing body (Caf) says it is because of delays in the progress of Cameroon’s preparation for the tournament, due to start in June. Officials made the decision at a meeting on Friday in Accra, Ghana, that lasted more than 10 Read More

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CAF Club tourney: Sweet-bitter outings for NPFL teams

November 29, 2018 Editor 0

Enugu Rangers defeated Defense Force SC of Ethiopia 2-0 in a CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round, first leg match played in Enugu on Thursday. The return leg in Ethiopia will be played in a week. Godwin Aguda scored a brace for Rangers take a 2-0 advantage to next week’s CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round return leg. Aguda clinically converted two Read More

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NPFL: Wikki, Katsina, Lobi beef up as Gata, Effiong return home

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

Wikki Tourist have signed Ayo Asekunnowo and Adeshina Gata from Akwa United as well as Ahmed Jimoh( Kwara United ), Franklin Ebuka ( Akwa starlets ) and nine others to beef up their squad ahead of the 2018-19 season. The Giant Elephants missed relegation by the whiskers after it was decided that no team would be relegated last season abruptly Read More

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Eagles secure $500,000 CAF grant ahead 2018 W/Cup

December 2, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given the Super Eagles a grant of $500,000 to prepare for next year’s World Cup in Russia. Blueprint Sports understand that CAF announced this support to each of five African representatives to Russia 2018 – Nigeria, Senegal, Morocco, Morocco and Egypt. Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi is heading a special committee set up Read More