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…

CAF to keep AFCON’s January date amid objections from Europe

In his speech before the election that ended his 29-year reign as president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou dismissed any possibility of changing the timing of the biennial African Cup of Nations which holds at the beginning of the year. This is coming amid calls for the continental showpiece event to…

Ahmad Ahmad dethrones Issa Hayatou as CAF President

The football chief of Madagascar Ahmad Ahmad has dethroned Issa Hayatou of Cameroon at the ongoing CAF elections being staged in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ahmad clinched 34 votes of the 54 votes up for grabs during the elections while Issa Hayatou’s got 20 votes to end his 29-year reign at the helm of CAF. More…

CAF Elections: Issa Hayatou has been defeated

Madagascar’s Ahmad has emerged the new president of Confederation of African Football, CAF. Ahmad defeated incumbent Issa Hayatou by 34 to 20 votes at the elections which is currently holding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Hayatou who has been in charge at CAF for 29 years was seeking an eight term. Ahmad had challenged Hayatou and……

CAF election: Why Nigeria will not vote against Issa Hayatou – Dalung

Nigeria’s Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Solomon Dalung, has declared that the country will support the candidature of Issa Hayatou in the April 2017 election for the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, presidency. The Minister told newsmen in Abuja that Nigeria’s support was based on national interest. He said, “For the presidency of CAF,…

CAF PRESIDENCY: Banned Adamu goes against Nigeria, says Hayatou is ‘God-sent’

Recently banned former Football administrator and FIFA executive committee member, Amos Adamu, has aired his support for incumbent President Issa Hayatou who is vying for the position the 8th time in the CAF election scheduled to hold this Thursday. Despite his two-year sanction on all football-related matters at national and international level, Adamu has called…

Samuel Eto’o declares support for new CAF leadership

Ahead of the Presidential election of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Former Cameroon international Samuel Eto’o has aired his support for the emergence of a new leadership at the continent’s football governing body. Eto’o, whose countryman Issa Hayatou is running for his 8th term as CAF President against the Malagasy Ahmad Ahmad, opined that…

Minister Dalung summons NFF officials over CAF elections

Ahead of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) elections, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung has called for an emergency meeting with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The mandatory emergency meeting which is to hold on Tuesday 28th, February 2017 at the Minister’s conference room, National Stadium Abuja, will have all the executive…

CAF presidency: Dalung denies NFF is against Issa Hayatou

Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, has insisted that any position the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick, has taken on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, remains his and not that of the country. Pinnick has publicly declared his support for Ahmad Ahmad  the president of the Madagascan FA, to defeat incumbent…

FIFA President Infantino affirms he’s neutral in coming CAF elections

The president of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, has stated he is ready to work with whoever emerges winner in next month’s Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential elections. The 46-year-old football administrator played down the speculations from many quarters suggesting he’s strongly behind the opponent of the incumbent president, Ahmad…

AFCON 2017 has not been relocated from Gabon- CAF

Persistent rumours, circulating over the past few days on social networks, and now relayed by news media of a reported relocation of the TOTAL Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017. The Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) wishes to recall that, just as reiterated repeatedly during various interviews by its President, Issa Hayatou, there has never…

Pinnick eyes CAF, FIFA seats

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pininck, is eyeing membership of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee and FIFA Council seat respectively. This is even as Pinnick claimed that absence of any Nigerian at both CAF and FIFA decision-making echelons was the reason Nigeria failed to qualify for the Gabon…