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Confederation of African Football

Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez named African Footballer of the Year

Mahrez was chosen ahead of 2015 winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool`s Sadio Mane.

Jan 06, 2017, 12:37 PM IST

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein asks FIFA to investigate Africa-Asia MOU

Bin Ali says that he has always promoted cross-regional understanding.

Jan 16, 2016, 18:03 PM IST

Michel Platini's FIFA candidacy fails to excite Africa

Michel Platini’s bid for the FIFA presidency has garnered no immediate enthusiasm from Africa despite France’s strong footballing ties with the continent.

Jul 30, 2015, 21:44 PM IST

Sepp Blatter backs German proposal for FIFA integrity checks

Under-fire FIFA leader Sepp Blatter on Friday backed greater checks on top FIFA officials and called for greater power for Africa and Asia within the world football body.

Jun 19, 2015, 22:05 PM IST

African football chief Issa Hayatou denies selling vote for 2022 World Cup

Issa Hayatou, the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has denied selling his vote for the 2022 World Cup in an interview with French publication Jeune Afrique. 

Jun 17, 2015, 08:38 AM IST

Africa accepts Sepp Blatter resignation, supports reforms

The governing body of African Football CAF, which wholeheartedly supported FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Wednesday it had taken note of his resignation and now fully supports reforms.

Jun 03, 2015, 20:51 PM IST

FIFA prepares to vote as Prince Ali bin al-Hussein challenges Sepp Blatter

The world will be watching as the FIFA presidential election is taking place on Friday amid the crisis it is in after the arrests of top officials involved in bribery and scams.

May 29, 2015, 08:45 AM IST

CAF poised to choose 2017 African Nations Cup host

Algeria, Gabon or Ghana will be chosen on Wednesday to take over as hosts of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals from war-torn Libya when the Confederation of African Football’s executive committee votes.

Apr 07, 2015, 18:50 PM IST

Sepp Blatter says `respect` Africa

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Friday that world football must "respect" Africa, a bastion of support for the veteran sports powerbroker as he seeks a new term.

Apr 02, 2015, 17:21 PM IST

Rwanda to host 2016 African Nations Championship

Rwanda will host the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) from Jan 16 to Feb 7.

Feb 24, 2015, 14:55 PM IST

Africa Cup of Nations: Morocco banned from 2017, 2019, Equatorial Guinea fined

Morocco were kicked out of the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Friday while Equatorial Guinea were punished for the unrest in Thursday`s semi-finals in which 36 fans were injured.

Feb 07, 2015, 00:51 AM IST

Equatorial Guinea fined $100,000 for Nations Cup battles

The Confederation of African Football on Friday fined Equatorial Guinea $100,000 for unrest in a Africa Cup of Nations semi-final in which 36 fans were injured, the CAF said.

Feb 06, 2015, 20:03 PM IST

Errant African Nations Cup referee gets six-month ban

The referee at the centre of the controversial penalty decision that helped hosts Equatorial Guinea reach the African Nations Cup semi-finals has been banned for six months, CAF said in a statement on Tuesday. 

Feb 04, 2015, 08:33 AM IST

Africa solidly behind Sepp Blatter, officials say

African countries will vote overwhelmingly for Sepp Blatter in this year’s FIFA elections, senior officials told Reuters on Tuesday. 

Jan 27, 2015, 18:13 PM IST

Hosts in safety dilemma after reaching Nations Cup knockouts

Qualification of hosts Equatorial Guinea for the knockout phase of the African Nations Cup has created a potential safety dilemma for the Confederation of African Football and local organisers.

Jan 26, 2015, 15:46 PM IST

Africa Cup of Nations winner to reap financial rewards

The 16 teams at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea will share a total of $10 million with the champions earning $1.5 million (1.3m euros, £990,000) the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said.

Jan 17, 2015, 19:01 PM IST

Hosts take centre stage in Africa Cup of Nations opener

After a build-up dominated by off-field anxieties, the action finally begins on the pitch on Saturday as the 30th Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Equatorial Guinea.

Jan 17, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

Yaya Toure on target for fourth straight African honour

Manchester City`s Yaya Toure will be favourite to collect a record fourth successive African Footballer of the Year crown after he was named in the list of final three nominees by the Confederation

Dec 26, 2014, 16:27 PM IST

Morocco barred from next two Nations Cups: CAF

Morocco will be barred from the next two Africa Cup of Nations as punishment for refusing to host the 2015 edition in January-February, Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou said on Saturday.

Nov 15, 2014, 19:09 PM IST

Equatorial Guinea to host African Nations Cup finals

Equatorial Guinea, one of Africa’s smallest countries, will replace Morocco as hosts of the 2015 African Nations Cup finals, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said in a statement on Friday.

Nov 14, 2014, 19:04 PM IST