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CAF presidency to be limited to 12 years

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidents will be limited to three four-year terms with effect from the 2017 elections, the organisation confirmed Monday. There has been no limit previously with incumbent Issa Hayatou leading the African body since 1988. The 70-year-old Cameroonian has not …

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SH660M: Museveni clears Micho’s salary, boosts Cranes

World Cup qualifiers Group  A :Libya, Guinea, DR Congo, Tunisia Group B: Zambia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Algeria Group C: Gabon, Morocco, Mali, Ivory Coast Group D: Burkina Faso, South Africa, Cape Verde, Senegal Group E: Uganda, Congo, Egypt, Ghana President Yoweri Museveni has boosted Cranes’ World Cup preparations and offered to …

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Scandal-hit Kenya Olympic board back to work, agree to polls

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Officials from Kenya’s scandal-hit national Olympic governing body returned to their offices on Thursday after the government lifted a one-month ban to allow them to organise elections. Kipchoge Keino, the head of the Kenyan board, is facing corruption allegations but said he was grateful that …

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Uganda in Pot 4 of Africa Cup of Nations draw

Seeds Pot 1: Gabon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Algeria Pot 2: Tunisia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo Pot 3: Cameroon, Senegal, Morocco, Egypt Pot 4: Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Guinea Bissau Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Title-holders Ivory Coast, hosts Gabon and former champions Algeria and Ghana were named …

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England FA sacks manager Sam Allardyce

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Sam Allardyce has left his role as England manager by mutual consent, the Football Association (FA) announced on Tuesday. Allardyce and the FA felt his position was untenable after he was caught making a series of controversial comments in an embarrassing newspaper sting. “The FA …

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Gabon president insists AFCON finals on course

Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  Gabon president Ali Bongo has insisted that that the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) will go ahead in his crisis-ridden country. The CAN is due to take place from January 14 to February 5 next year but was thrown into doubt after violence broke …

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