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The Caf Champions League final as well as the semi-final second leg encounter between Zamalek and Raja Casablanca have been postponed until further notice, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) confirmed on Thursday.

Morocco’s Casablanca to host CAF Champions League final in July

A Confederation of African Football executive committee meeting in Kigali on Saturday chose Moroccan city Casablanca to host the 2020-2021 CAF Champions League final.

CAF postpones World Cup qualifiers till September

The 2022 World Cup qualifiers involving the Super Eagles and other African teams have now been postponed to September from June.
The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco.

CAF president launches pan-African inter-school championship with own $10 million

The South African billionaire and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, on Tuesday in Abidjan announced that he will personally finance the pan-African inter-school football championship, which will be launched “between 2022 and 2023”, in collaboration with FIFA.

Qatar 2022: CAF set to delay African World Cup qualifiers

Next month’s opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers for Africa are set to be delayed because a host of stadiums lack Confederation of African Football approval, sources told AFP on Tuesday.
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FIFA suspends Pakistan, Chad football federations

FIFA has suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) due to third-party interference and also the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) with immediate effect due to government interference, soccer’s global governing body said on Wednesday.
The Africa Cup of Nations tournament will be staged in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6 next year, a Confederation of African Football (CAF) official confirmed on Thursday.

Africa Cup of Nations to kick off on January 9 in Cameroon

The Africa Cup of Nations tournament will be staged in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6 next year, a Confederation of African Football (CAF) official confirmed on Thursday.
The Sierra Leone Football Association has declared they will appeal against the decision of the Confederation of African Football to fix a new date for their clash against Benin Republic.

AFCONQ: Sierra Leone to appeal CAF’s decision on Benin match

The Sierra Leone Football Association has declared they will appeal against the decision of the Confederation of African Football to fix a new date for their clash against Benin Republic.
Fifa referee Charles Bulu is now in a stable condition after collapsing on Tuesday evening.

FIFA referee Charles Bulu in stable condition after collapsing during Cote d’Ivoire vs Ethiopia

Fifa referee Charles Bulu is now in a stable condition after collapsing on Tuesday evening.
Each Benin player will receive a bonus of $30,000 if they stop hosts Sierra Leone tomorrow and qualify for the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon, officials said.

AFCONQ: CAF confirms new date for Sierra Leone vs Benin clash

The Confederation of African Football has announced the postponed Africa Cup of Nations qualification encounter between Sierra Leone and Benin Republic will now take place during the June international window.
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has finally react to his first goal for Nigeria in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

AFCONQ: CAF clears Alex Iwobi for Lesotho after testing negative for coronavirus

Super Eagles playmaker, Alex Iwobi, has been cleared by the Confederation of African Football, CAF, to play against Lesotho later today after testing negative for COVID-19.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Gernot Rohr: We won’t underrate Lesotho

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have late on Monday concluded their final training session ahead of the last fixture of the group stages qualifying series for the 2022 TOTAL African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament against the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos State.
2. Nigeria’s Super Eagles have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and kept up interest in Group L of the qualifiers after defeating hosts Benin Republic 1-0 at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto-Novo yesterday.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles set to clash with Crocodiles in Lagos

Nigeria’s Super Eagles returned to Lagos yesterday from Benin Republic after their 0-1 win over the Squirrels that shot them to an unassailable 11 points in their 2021 AFCON qualifying group and looking forward to a colourful house party against the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos tomorrow.
Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze were the top performers on first day of training as the Super Eagles intensify preparation for Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie against Benin Republic.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles prepare for fanfare with Crocodiles in Lagos

Super Eagles returned to Lagos from Benin Republic on Sunday afternoon, savouring the victory over the Squirrels that shot them to an unassailable 11 points in their 2021 AFCON qualifying group and looking forward to a colourful house party against the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday.
Confederation of African Football has picked Cape Verde official Fabricio Duarte to take charge of proceedings as a referee with his compatriots Jorge Correia Semedo Helio (assistant 1), Delgado Fernandes Wilson Jorge (assistant referee 2) and Antonio Manuel Fortes Tony Rodrigues (fourth official) also on duty.

AFCONQ: Fabricio Duarte to officiate Nigeria vs Lesotho game

Confederation of African Football has picked Cape Verde official Fabricio Duarte to take charge of proceedings as a referee with his compatriots Jorge Correia Semedo Helio (assistant 1), Delgado Fernandes Wilson Jorge (assistant referee 2) and Antonio Manuel Fortes Tony Rodrigues (fourth official) also on duty.
Confederation of African Football has appointed officials from Morocco to superintend the game, with Rédouane Jiyed, a 42–year old who became an international referee in 2009 and currently one of the highest-rated referees in Africa.

AFCONQ: Moroccan referee to officiate Benin vs Nigeria

Confederation of African Football has appointed officials from Morocco to superintend the game, with Rédouane Jiyed, a 42–year old who became an international referee in 2009 and currently one of the highest-rated referees in Africa, dictating the tune.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF admits pressure as 8,000 fans to watch Super Eagles battle Lesotho

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that 8,000 fans will be allowed into the Teslim Balogun Stadium when the Super Eagles tackle the Crocodiles of Lesotho in the Match Day 6 of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Tuesday, March 30
The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco.

Six challenges facing new African football chief

New Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe inherits a troubled organisation. AFP Sport lists six of the challenges he faces following his election on Friday:
Criminal proceedings against FIFA president Gianni Infantino have been launched in Switzerland.

FIFA president hails election of CAF supremo

The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which took place in Rabat, Morocco on Friday.
An Abuja High Court yesterday finally declined to join the names of President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi to a case of financial misappropriation brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

FIFA exco: Delta sports commission boss congratulates NFF supremo

Chief Tonobok Okowa, Chairman, Delta State Sports Commission, has congratulated Amaju Pinnick, his predecessor and current President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over his victory as a member of the FIFA Council in the just concluded Confederation of African Football (CAF) Elections.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari congratulates NFF president on his election into FIFA board

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick, on his election into the FIFA Executive Council, the highest decision-making organ in world football.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

CAF elections: FIFA president congratulates CAF on ‘team spirit’

The FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, has congratulated the Confederation of African Football [CAF] on the election of a new president in South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe.
The formality of confirming South African billionaire and Africa’s ninth richest person Patrice Motsepe as president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially been carried out at the ongoing 43rd Ordinary General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco.

Patrice Motsepe emerges as new CAF president

The formality of confirming South African billionaire and Africa’s ninth richest person Patrice Motsepe as president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially been carried out at the ongoing 43rd Ordinary General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco.

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The Caf Champions League final as well as the semi-final second leg encounter between Zamalek and Raja Casablanca have been postponed until further notice, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) confirmed on Thursday.

Morocco’s Casablanca to host CAF Champions League final in July

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Maiden flight on Friday landed at the newly constructed Anambra International Cargo Airport, Umueri, done by the Anambra State Government.

NSE lauds quality, local content in Anambra cargo airport project

The Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) has commended the quality of work at the ongoing Anambra Cargo and Passenger Airport Project at Umueri, Anambra East Local Government Area.

PDP demands minister’s sack over ‘lootings’ in NPA, NDDC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday demanded the immediate sack, investigation and prosecution of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as well as the suspended Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, over the recent alleged looting of over N165billions in the agency.
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Super Falcons won their second group game at the Turkish Women’s Cup and they were even more impressive today against Uzbekistan than they were in their opening game against CSKA Moscow.

AWCON: Super Falcons, Black Queens’ clash headlines qualifying draw

Continental powerhouses Nigeria and Ghana have been surprisingly drawn against each other in the first round of the qualifying series for the 12th Women African Cup of Nations that Morocco will host in the summer of next year.

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