Tag - FIFA

England based stars join Chipolopolo in Morocco!

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) in agreement with the Zambian government gave the Football Association of Zambia permission to allow spectators at their upcoming Qatar FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifier against Tunisia at home on September 7. According to Soka25east.com, following successful negotiations with the Zambian Department of Health, permission was granted to allow...

Ahmad in dramatic return as head of CAF

Ahmad Ahmad reclaimed his position as President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in dramatic fashion on Friday evening when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland upheld his appeal which he filed urgently when FIFA banned him from all football activities for five years late last year. Ahmad was found guilty...

Massa FIFA pulls the rug from under CAF

I am saddened by events taking place in Cameroon. The Central African country, land of legendary Roger Milla, he of the sensuous hip swinging dance at the corner flag to celebrate every goal he scored at Italia ’90, is supposed to be hosting the CHAN tournament. But the tournament has been shifted to the back...

FC Nkana rejoice – Kaizer Chiefs sweat!

The 2020 DStv Premiership is about to get underway in less than a fortnight and while Kaizer Chiefs wait anxiously for the outcome of their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for a decision, Zambian side Nkana recently received good news from the CAS who lifted their player transfer ban. FIFA imposed a player transfer...

Mulenga orders arrest of FAZ President

Zambia faces a possible ban from international football due to constant and incessant harassment of the President of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) by the country’s Minister of Sport Emmanuel Mulenga. FIFA issued a veiled threat to Zambia that they face a possible ban unless Minister Mulenga stopped interfering in the affairs of FAZ...

Sports Commission demands answers from ZIFA

Two weeks after suspending the Zimbabwe Cricket the country’s football federation has also been hauled before the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) to answer allegations emanating from their disastrous African Nations Cup campaign in Egypt. www.thomaskwenaite.co.za is in possession of a stinging letter sent to the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) in which the sports controlling...

Is CAF captured – or are they still in charge

I still cannot, for the life of me, understand how the Confederation of African Football (CAF) allowed and reached an agreement or rather, accepted the decision that they would from henceforth, be managed and administered by FIFA because they are finding it increasingly difficult to run CAF after ousting grandpa Issa Hayatou. Firstly, did FIFA...

Flamboyant Chiyangwa loses ZIFA Presidential elections

Former Mhangura player Felton Kamambo was elected the new Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) president on Sunday after beating the incumbent Philip Chiyangwa during the local football mother body’s elective annual general meeting in Harare. Kamambo, an underdog heading into the polls, amassed 35 votes against Chiyangwa’s 24 which, according to the constitution, would not have...

How Ahmad begged Jordaan to aid Africa

Ahmad Ahmad: Bonjour Danny. I hope irrespective of the challenges that we face daily in our lives; you and the family are well. Things are really bad man. And I know we are currently not the best of buddies but, I really need your help. Danny Jordaan: Hello Ahmad. Calm down and tell me...

Kenya appeal to CAS after disqualification

As expected, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is challenging the decision of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to reinstate Equatorial Guinea in the African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) and is appealing to the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS). In a shocking development on Wednesday, CAF reinstated serial cheats Equatorial Guinea in the...