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Three nations want to replace Kenya as CHAN hosts

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea or Morocco will replace Kenya as hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), the organisers said Monday. A Confederation of African Football (CAF) statement said one of the three countries will be selected this month to host the January 12-February …

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Rejected Kenya vow to continue stadia project

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya, stripped this weekend of the right to stage the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), have vowed to continue with a stadium construction project. Only one of four venues earmarked for the January 12/February 4 competition was ready, leading the CAF executive committee to dump the …

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CAF officials in Kenya for final CHAN assessment

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Confederation of African Football (CAF) inspectors arrived in Kenya on Monday to assess the country’s progress towards hosting next year’s African Nations Championships (CHAN). The eight-member team’s visit was delayed a week due to uncertainty surrounding the disputed outcome of last month’s presidential election in …

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World Cup trophy starts tour in Moscow

Moscow, Russia | AFP | The World Cup trophy tour began a worldwide tour in Moscow on Saturday at a ceremony attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA chief Gianni Infantino. Ten months before the 2018 World Cup kicks off there, the ceremony took place at Luzhniki stadium, which has …

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South Africa to discuss ‘devastating’ FIFA order

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa football bosses will meet Monday to discuss a “devastating” FIFA order that a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal must be replayed after the referee manipulated the result. National association president Danny Jordaan said Saturday in a statement that issues for debate could …

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Fears of World Cup without Messi as Argentina stutter

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Argentina’s poor run of results in the South American qualifiers has left everyone contemplating the unthinkable: a World Cup next summer without Lionel Messi. The dreaded question looms large after an uninspiring draw at home to last-placed Venezuela this week left Argentina adrift of the …

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England’s Alli says offensive gesture was ‘joke’

London, United Kingdom | AFP | England’s Dele Alli said he was having “a joke” with team-mate Kyle Walker after he was caught on camera raising his middle finger during Monday’s 2-1 win over Slovakia. “Just to clarify, the gesture tonight was a joke between me and my good friend Kyle …

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Draw moves Nigeria closer to World Cup 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa | Nigeria survived a late Cameroon onslaught to draw 1-1 in Yaounde Monday and move closer to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Moses Simon put Nigeria ahead on 30 minutes and substitute Vincent Aboubakar equalised from a 75th-minute penalty at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo to spark …

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CAF postpones CHAN inspection visit to Kenya

  Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has called off its final inspection visit to Kenya to assess preparations for the 2018 African Nations Championship, officials said on Sunday. A delegation was expected in Nairobi on September 7 but the current political situation in Kenya …

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