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Infantino Showers  Encomiums on Late Mabo

This Day 21 Mar 2023
“As a coach, Mabo Ismaila led the senior women national team, the Super Falcons, to the quarter finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1999, to two Olympic Football Tournaments in 2000 and 2004, as well as to the 1998- and 2000-women’s Africa Cup of Nations titles.

Durban to host the $10 million African Schools Football Championship finals

Independent online (SA) 20 Mar 2023
This endowment will contribute handsomely to the development of school football in Africa ... the young people in Africa ... "The CAF African Schools Football Championship is very important to CAF, it is important to Africa, and it is very important to CAF president Patrice Motsepe.

SA football needs VAR now more than ever

Independent online (SA) 20 Mar 2023
In the case of continental competition, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) appoints officials ... The Premier Soccer League, the controlling body of pro football in South Africa, has also made an appointment that will prove a benefit in the sphere of match officiating in the country.

Seven foreign-based boost Sierra Leone camp

Football Sierra Leone 20 Mar 2023
45,000 seater Grand Stade Adrar Agadir in Morocco will host both critical 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches on the 22 and 26 of March, respectively ... TotalEnergies�Africa Cup of Nations�is scheduled to be the 34th edition of the biennial African international�association football�tournament organized by�CAF.

‘We are on the pitch’: Libya’s Al-Akhdar left baffled by absent opposition

The Observer 20 Mar 2023
Sunday afternoon’s group match in the second-tier continental club competition had been postponed by the African Football Confederation (CAF) by four hours because the visitors had a problem with their flight from South Africa ... Strange continent of Africa.” ... Sign up to Football Daily.

What time's kickoff? Four hour delay baffles Libya's Al-Akhdar

Reuters 20 Mar 2023
The group match in the second tier continental club competition had been postponed by the African Football Confederation (CAF) by four hours because the visitors had a problem with their flight up from South Africa ... "The match against Marumo was supposed to be at 3 p.m ... Strange continent of Africa." ... Our Standards ... Read Next. Gallery ... Gallery.

President Motsepe congratulates President Infantino on his re-election as FIFA President FIFA.

Egypt Today 19 Mar 2023
... growth of  African and Global Football ... The construction and upgrading of football infrastructure and facilities and improving the standard and quality of football in Africa is essential for African football to become globally competitive and self-sustaining.

The Good and Weird of Yusuf’s 16 Invited Olympic Eagles

This Day 19 Mar 2023
Signs that Nigerian football may not regain relevance soon ... The winner on aggregate will qualify for the Africa U23 Cup of Nations scheduled for Morocco later this year, at which Africa’s flag bearers at next year’s Men’s Olympic Football Tournament in Paris, France will emerge.

SuperSport United’s Gavin Hunt pleased with performance in Orlando Pirates defeat

Independent online (SA) 19 Mar 2023
Hunt though felt that his team played well in the game and he remains confident that they will secure second place, which will see them making a return to Africa’s premier club competition. “I’m very disappointed, but that’s football,” said Hunt, who appeared to have cut a very ...

Chance to identify the next Benni McCarthy at LaLiga Camps in KZN

Independent online (SA) 18 Mar 2023
Cape Town - Special football talents will have a chance to make a major breakthrough at the LaLiga Camp to be held in KwaZulu-Natal from March 27 to March 31 at Hoy Park, Durban ... The long-term outcome is to establish LaLiga football Academy in South Africa at the end of the second year to develop players to go overseas.

Fifa congress: Nigeria legend Okocha calls event in Rwanda a ‘huge advert’ for Africa

Joy Online 18 Mar 2023
Thursday’s Fifa congress threw up a host of possibilities for football’s future as Gianni Infantino mooted a salary cap, a so-called Fifa World Series, a Club World Cup for women and equal pay for both genders at the World Cup ... Historic congress in Africa.

Christian Atsu: A shining star has fallen

Joy Online 17 Mar 2023
The search for the body of a young man from Africa took over the world media for about 14 days, as the whole world focused on the crisis (earthquake) that befell Turkey and Syria ... Our beloved Atsu would not ordinarily have received such recognition on any day, but for his football exploits and the harrowing manner of his death.

Botswana backs Ghana in rugby elections

Mmegi Online 17 Mar 2023
The Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) is backing Ghanaian Herbert Mensah for the Rugby Africa presidency ... Mensah was nominated by the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation to run for president.

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