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CAF meets over U-20 tournament future

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is expected to meet next week to decide the future of the African Youth Championship in the wake of the political unrest in Libya. The competition scheduled for March 18 to April 1 this year in Libya hangs in a balance with the growing …

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SWAG elects new officers

The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), on Saturday held a successful election that saw three members of its Executive Committee retaining their seats. Four new officers were, therefore, elected onto the Committee. Ackah Anthony, Deputy Editor of the Graphic Sports, retained his position as the President of the Association. …

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Ghana’s Nyantakyi takes decisions at first CAF Executive Committee meeting

Ghana’s Football Association President, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi who took office February 24, 2011 as CAF Executive member has taking a number of decisions bothering on the progress of football on the continent. Following the CAF 33rd Ordinary General Assembly, the Executive Committee held its first meeting on February 24 in …

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Ghana-England could return friendly in Accra after Wembley game

The English Football Association is considering a return friendly match in Accra after the Wembley game in March 29, 2011. The consideration comes after Ghana sold out 20,000 tickets for the match against England. The UK’s Daily Mail reports today February 25, 2011, that the English FA chairman David Bernstein …

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Blatter considers penalty kicks as ‘unfair’ means in deciding matches

Joseph Sepp Blatter, President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has called for an alternative way of deciding games aside penalty kicks. Recounting the Black Stars ‘painful’ exit at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa last year, and after watching hosts Sudan lose 4-2 via penalties …

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Blatter, Hayatou urge African FA chiefs to cooperate with governments

President of Federation of International Football Associations, (FIFA) Sepp Blatter and Issa Hayatou, President of Confederation of African Football (CAF) have advised football Federations in Africa to cooperate with their respective Governments to develop the sport holistically. They underlined the huge contribution by Governments in the development of the game …

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“Ghana deserves CAF Executive Committee seat”

Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Nortey Dua has said that the election of the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi unto the CAF Executive Committee is in the right order. He told GNA Sports in Khartoum after the elections that Ghana has achieved some much …

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FIFA to consider CHAN inclusion in world rankings

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) is studying a proposal from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on the inclusion of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in the calculations of the world football rankings. The move is in line with making the tournament, which is designed exclusively for local-based …

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FIFA makes $1.2b from 2010 World Cup

Football’s world governing body, Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has revealed that it made an amount of $1.2 billion from the South Africa 2010 World Cup. According to FIFA, the money realized was far more better than that of the Germany 2006 World Cup which realized $600 million. “There …

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Danny Jordaan loses FIFA Executive Committee elections

Danny Jordaan, former CEO of the World Cup 2010 Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has lost the FIFA Executive Committee elections, according to results posted on cafonline.com. Danny Jordaan, who had only ten votes out of a hundred and one (101) ballot votes cast, placed fourth out of six people competing …

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