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Nigeria directs FA to back Hayatou for CAF post

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigeria’s government has ordered the head of the country’s football association to back current CAF president Issa Hayatou of Cameroon in his re-election bid, a senior official said Monday. The decree from on high came despite Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick having publicly …

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CAF boss Hayatou facing challenge

Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  CAF executive committee member Ahmad Ahmad said Friday he will challenge long-serving Issa Hayatou in March for the presidency of the African football body. Cameroonian Hayatou, 70, has run CAF since succeeding Sudanese Abdel Halim Muhammad in 1988 and is seeking an eighth four-year term. …

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Duterte claims Philippine win, vows crime crackdown

Davao, Philippines | AFP | Incendiary Philippine politician Rodrigo Duterte vowed Tuesday a relentless crackdown on crime after claiming a landslide presidential victory built on foul-mouthed populist tirades that exposed deep voter anger at the establishment. The 71-year-old firebrand stormed to victory in Monday’s election, securing an insurmountable lead of …

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