Category archives for: Football

FIFA bans biased Ghanaian referee for life


From RUSSEL ADADEVOH IN Accra, Ghana ACCRA, (CAJ News) – THE Disciplinary Committee of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has imposed a life ban on Ghanaian match official, Joseph Odartei Lamptey, for his controversial handling of a the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal in November. He has been […]

Ahmad election ends Hayatou’s lengthy CAF reign

Madagascar's Ahmad Ahmad (left) beats Issa Hayatou to become new CAF President

from ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ethiopia Bureau ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – MADAGASCAR executive Ahmad Ahmad, is the new President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after elections held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This brings to end the 29-year reign of Cameroonian strongman, Issa Hayatou, whom he beat 34-20 votes in a […]

CAF vs. Chiyangwa ahead of watershed polls

(COSAFA)  & ZFA President, Philip Chiyangwa

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE decision by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to discipline its Southern affiliate’s President, Phillip Chiyangwa, will further antagonize strained relationships between the mother body and its entity. Following the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, it was announced late Tuesday the committee had recommended […]

SA, Zambia biggest winners at CAF awards

Total Man of the Match (Final Match), Mangani BANDA (Zambia) Pic by CAF.

From ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – NEWLY crowned champions, Zambia, and fellow Southern African rivals, South Africa have dominated the TOTAL Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations awards. Striker Patson Daka of Zambia was named the player of the tournament. His compatriot was man of the match in the 2-0 win over […]

COSAFA backs Ahmad in contest against Hayatou


From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) has endorsed the candidature of Ahmad Ahmad for the position of President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The Madagascan will battle Cameroonian veteran, Issa Hayatou, who has been in power since 1988, for the top […]

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