CAF CUP: Rivers United set to battle Rayon Sports

The head coach of Rivers United Stanley Eguma has expressed the need for a positive result when his side will face Rwanda’s Rayon Sports in their first leg play-offs of the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday in Port Harcourt. The Nigeria Professional Football League side were knocked out of the CAF Champions League by El…

Rangers to depart for Zambia Friday after receiving owed allowances

Players of Nigeria champions Rangers International will depart for Ndola, Zambia for their CAF Confederation Cup play-offs second leg against Zesco United on Friday after they finally received their travelling allowances over which they had protested. The players refused to travel on Thursday as earlier scheduled, demanding their full match entitlements. Each player received the…

CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad To Give Ex-Footballers Key Roles

New CAF President Ahmad Ahmad has revealed plans to engage former footballers in its activities such as Ghana legend Abedi Pele, Ivory Coast great Didier Drogba and many other retired footballers on the continent as he looks to bring rapid development to the game, Sunnewsonline writes. The 57-year-old CAF President adds that talks are already……

CAF Confederation Cup: Rangers draw with Zesco

Nigeria champions Enugu Rangers were held to a 2-2 draw by Zambia’s Zesco United in the first leg clash of the CAF Confederation Cup play-offs at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Sunday. Rangers, who were eliminated from the CAF Champions League by Egypt’s Zamalek by 5-3 on aggregate, had to drop down to the…

Ahmad says he might stay for only one term as CAF president

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad, has hinted that he might use only one term in office. Ahmad says he might consider a second term, but completely ruled out the possibility of a third term, opening up the chance for people like Ghana FA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, and Nigeria Football Federation President,…

CAF President Considering Staging AFCON Every Four Years

Newly-elected president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has said he will consult experts to determine if the Africa Cup of Nations should be held every two or four years. “The Africa Cup of Nations is the most important competition in Africa and even in the world, it is the third-most important.……

Hiring Rohr, opposing Hayatou my two biggest gambles – Pinnick

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has admitted that hiring Gernot Rohr as head coach of the Super Eagles and fighting against Issa Hayatou’s continued stay as CAF president, were the two biggest gambles he has taken as a football administrator. Pinnick revealed this to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. The former…

F​IFA to give Africa nine slots in the 48-team W’Cup​

​Concerning the 48-team World Cup format which begins in 2026, t​he FIFA Council has agreed ​on a new​ propose​d​ slot allocation during their meeting ​at FIFA headquarters​ in ​Zurich on Thursday. T​he new proposal would see an additional four slots for the African continent, which is being represented by five teams in next year’s edition….

CAF Secretary General El Amrani resigns

Less than a fortnight after long-serving President Issa Hayatou was dethroned by Ahmad Ahmad, the secretary general of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Hicham El Amrani, has resigned. The 37-year-old El Amrani, who has served in the position at the continent’s football body for six years, said in a letter to football associations that…

Ahmad starts work as CAF President

Ahmad, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), on Sunday in Cairo at the confederation’s headquarters formally started work in his new position. According to a report on the CAF website, Ahmad chaired a meeting with staff of the organisation at the secretariat. The meeting marked his effective assumption of office following his……

CAF: Africa voted for change – FIFA President

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday said the election of Ahmad Ahmad as Confederation of African Football chief was “a vote for change”. Ahmad defeated Cameroonian Issa Hayatou, who occupied the position for nearly three decades. Ahmad, head of Madagascar’s football federation, won the election in the Ethiopian capital this month by 34 votes to…