Tag: CAF

CAF announces new dates for AFCON 2021 and 2022 World Cup qualifiers

The qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations are set to resume in November while those of the next stage for the 2022 World Cup will begin in May 2021, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Wednesday. In March, CAF postponed upcoming AFCON qualifying matches due to[Read More…]

CAF postpones 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

The Confederation of African Football Executive Committee on Tuesday announced the postponement of the 2021 African Nations Championship by one year. The decision was reached after the committee met via video-conference to discuss the future of competitions and other related issues following the COVID-19 pandemic. “After consultation with stakeholders and[Read More…]

Madagascar’s Ahmad Elected CAF President, Defeats Cameroon’s Isa Hayatou After 29 Years

Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar has emerged the president of Confederation of African Football (CAF), defeating long-time incumbent, Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou. Hayatou, in charge for nearly three decades, has often been re-elected unopposed. On the two occasions when he did face a challenge, he won with landslides amongst the electorate of[Read More…]

Confederation of African Football Presidency To Be Limited To 12 Years

Confederation of African Football presidents will be limited to three four-year terms with effect from the 2017 elections, the organisation confirmed Monday. There has been no limit previously with incumbent Issa Hayatou leading the African body since 1988. The 70-year-old Cameroonian has not indicated whether he will stand for re-election,[Read More…]

Just In: CAF Bans Embattled Chris Giwa, 4 Others For 5 years

Confederation of African Football, CAF, has slammed a five-year ban on embattled Chris Giwa and four four of his disciples thereby confirming and extending the same five-year ban placed on them by the Amaju Pinnick- led Nigeria Football Federation. The four others affected by the continental ban are Muazu Suleyman,[Read More…]

CAF Fine Nigeria $5,000 for Overcrowding During AFCON Clash Against Egypt In Kaduna

The Confederation of African Football, CAF have imposed a $5,000 (about N1 million) fine on Nigeria for overcrowding and lack of security during the March 29th African Cup of Nations qualifiers game between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Pharaohs of Egypt. About 50,000 spectators crammed into the 15,000[Read More…]

Glo-CAF Awards: Enyeama, Aubameyang, Toure Make Top 3 List

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Lille of France goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, three-time African Player of the year, Yaya Toure of English Club, Manchester City and Cote d’Ivoire and Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang currently playing for Borussia Dortmund in Germany have made the top three of the 2014 African Player of the[Read More…]

Breaking: CAF Picks Equatorial Guinea As New Host Of AFCON 2015

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has announced Equatorial Guinea as the new host of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON following the withdrawal of hitherto designated hosts, Morocco. The African football governing body said in a statement that Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang had accepted a request from[Read More…]

2015 Nations Cup: CAF Confirms Morocco Will Not Host Finals

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has confirmed that Morocco will not host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as planned. However Caf did not announce a new venue for the tournament, due to take place between 17 January to 8 February. Caf’s executive committee also decided to expel Morocco,[Read More…]

Nigeria Football Federation President, Explains Why Nigeria Deserves A Foreign Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick has explained why his Board prefers a foreign coach to replace the last indigenous coach, Stephen Keshi who was relieved of his assignment last week. Pinnick while speaking on a radio programme in Abuja monitored by Vanguard Newspaper said the steady downward slide[Read More…]