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President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad

CAF’s Ahmad: Cameroon to be awarded CHAN 2020

Cameroon will reportedly replace Ethiopia as host of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals.

CAF set to award 2020 CHAN to Cameroon

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) looks set to award the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) to Cameroon after Ethiopia appeared to have withdrawn as hosts having expressed doubts about its readiness to stage the tournament.
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Flying Eagles list Ikouwem Utin, Yahaya Nazifi, Effiom Maxwell for U-20 Nations Cup

Team captain Ikouwem Utin and forwards Yahaya Nazifi and Effiom Maxwell are among 21 players listed by Nigeria’s under-20 male team for the Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic.

Hosts unknown, but Nations Cup will take centre stage in Africa

An Africa Cup of Nations with new dates and an expanded 24-team line-up will take centre stage this year in the continent, but the hosts have still to be decided.

EFA: Egypt not interested in hosting 2019 AFCON

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has said that the country won’t launch a bid to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after Cameroon were stripped as hosts of the continental showpiece.

Super Eagles coach banned, fined over payment

The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday said it had banned Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf for 12 months and fined him $5,000 (4,300 euros) for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents.
Vincent Mashami

Vincent Mashami named as new coach of Rwanda national team

The Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) has named Vincent Mashami as the new coach of the national team.
Okiemute Odah – Plateau United goalkeeper

Plateau United’s Okiemute Odah set to join Saudi club Jeddah FC on loan

Former home-based Super Eagles goalkeeper, Okiemute Odah, is set to link up with Saudi Arabian Division One League side, Jeddah FC on a one-year loan deal from Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Plateau United.

Nigeria coach Salisu Yusuf denies cash inducement claims

Nigeria's chief coach Salisu Yusuf has denied any wrongdoing after footage broadcast on Tuesday showed him accepting money from undercover reporters posing as football agents.
The newly appointed Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed first initiated the peace overtures and restoration of relations in April. Earlier this week, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki visited Ethiopia and reopened his country's embassy there. Reuters

Ethiopia and Eritrea set for first football match in 20 years

The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) and its Eritrean counterpart have come to agreement to stage an historic friendly game in August.
Afeez Aremu

Norway-based Afeez Aremu joins Flying Eagles to beat Mauritania

Norway-based midfielder Afeez Aremu has joined up with the Flying Eagles ahead of Saturday’s final U20 AFCON playoff against Mauritania in Lagos.

NPFL goal king Anthony Okpotu moves to Difaa El Jadida

Stars confirmed the move on their official Twitter handle on Thursday, with The Guardian reporting that the forward has signed a three-year deal with the Botola club.

Nigeria’s Kalu Orji joins Moroccan club Mouloudia Oujda

The defender was a member of Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles that finishes second at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) hosted by Morocco early this year, his second appearance in the competition after participating in the previous edition in Rwanda in 2016.

FIFA to lift ban on international football matches in Libya

The President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, says the ban on international football matches in Libya will be lifted soon.

Nike receive three million orders for Super Eagles jerseys

American sportwear makers Nike have claimed that they have received in excess of three million orders for the new World Cup jerseys of the Super Eagles.

Ex-Super Eagles defender Kunle Odunlami rejoins Sunshine Stars

Former Super Eagles centre-back, Kunle Odunlami, has rejoined Nigeria Professional Football League outfit, Sunshine Stars for the rest of the season.

Algeria set to bid for 2022 African Nations Championship

The Algeria Football Federation (FAF) has announced that it is preparing a bid to host the 2022 African Nations Championship.

Ex-Barcelona winger Ezekiel Bassey rejoins Akwa United

Former home-based Super Eagles winger Ezekiel Bassey hopes to make an impact with Akwa United after linking up with the club following the expiration of his contract with Iranian club, Paykan FC.

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