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CAF Champions League: Nigeria put faith in MFM FC, Plateau United

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club from Nigeria are unlikely to win the 2018 CAF Champions League, but they boast the most eye-catching name among the 58 contenders.

African teams at World Cup to $500,000 each – CAF

The five World Cup teams from Africa will get $500,000 each from the continental governing body to help prepare for the tournament.

CAF fines TP Mazembe and SuperSport United for pitch invasion in Confed Cup final

Following their CAF Confederation Cup glory last weekend, TP Mazembe, are in trouble with the Confederation of African Football for pitch invasion.

VAR technology to be used at CHAN in Morocco

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology will be used for the first time at an African tournament at next year's African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.

Super Eagles new dates for 2019 AFCON qualifiers

The Super Eagles match day two clash against Seychelles in the qualifying series for the 2019 African Cup of Nations billed for Cameroon has been rescheduled to hold during the week of September 3 to September 11, 2018, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have confirmed.

CAF appoint Egypt’s Amr Fahmy as new secretary general

The Confederation of African Football has appointed Egypt’s Amr Fahmy as general secretary as president Ahmad Ahmad implements changes.

Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa wary of CHAN rivals

Nigeria captain Ikechukwu Ezenwa has warned against complacency as they seek to shed an underachievers tag at African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournaments.

Super Eagles consider France, Germany tests for 2018 World Cup

The Eagles will play two friendlies in March ahead of Russia 2018 after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) moved AFCON 2019 qualifiers also in March to October.

CAF postpones AFCON qualifiers to October

The Confederation of African Football has agreed to move next year’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers to October to allow the continent’s World Cup finalists play friendlies in March.

World Cup: CAF approves Nigeria’s request to move AFCON qualifiers

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has approved a request tendered before the board by president of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick, for the 2019 AFCON Qualifying matches billed for March 2018 to be shifted to November of the same year.

CAF bans Gabon and Djibouti in CHAN qualifiers

The Confederation of African Football has banned Gabon and Djibouti from participating in the qualifiers for the 2020 CAF African Nations Championship.

Super Eagles to know CHAN opponents Friday

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Thursday, said that the Super Eagles would, on Friday, know their group phase opponents at the upcoming 5th African Nations Championship, in Morocco.

CAF to meet on proposal for Super Eagles to play pre-World Cup friendlies in...

Officials have revealed the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will meet soon to discuss a proposal for African World Cup qualifiers to play friendlies during the FIFA window in March.

Ebonyi fans want erring African referees punished

Football fans in Ebonyi have urged the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to mete stiffer penalties against referees who decide outcome of matches with their biased officiating.


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