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FIFA PRESIDENCY….THE EVE OF THE BIG DAY …..KEY BATTLEGROUNDS

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

Tomorrow is the deadline set by FIFA for all nomination papers to be duly filed for whoever wants to be President of the body, in elections holding on 26 February next year. There has been frenzy, but none like what anyone envisaged. Many, including yours truly felt that, with the big axe having been landed on the heavyweights like Platini, Cheung, Valcke...

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HAYATOU WILL SPEND THIS SHORT TIME PROVING HIS 2002 SELF-BELIEF

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

by Tunde Adelakun World football is in meltdown. My previous posts have shown the genesis of the whole episode, especially how it all started at the end of the World Cup 2018/2022 bidding process. Then we saw the events of late May, with the arrests of the top FIFA officials, the elections which Sepp Blatter won, his decision to step down amid persistent...

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AYEW IS AFRICAN MAN OF THE MONTH

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

Ghana’s Andre Ayew, who plays for Swansea City FC, has been named African Player of the Month of August in the English Premier League. He beat off competition from the other shortlisted players – Yaya Toure of Manchester City and Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City. In a statement released by ‘Tunde Adelakun, CEO of Award organisers New...

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SIERRA LEONE – LENDING A HELPING HAND

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

and feeling good about the result Sierra Leone has been in the spotlight for many reasons over the past few years. The nation acclaimed to be the entry point for the liberation of slaves in the eighteenth century has had its fair share of negative publicity. It’s a beautiful country, on the bank of the Atlantic Ocean, and with a rich historical and...

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FIFA PRESIDENCY: NYAMWEYA CALLS ON AFRICAN FOOTBALL LEADERS TO SHUN PRINCE ALI

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

Football Kenya Federation President Sam Nyamweya is leading a call on his colleagues in Africa to openly dissociate themselves from the recently announced candidature of Jordanian Football Association President for the FIFA elections of June 2015. Nyamweya, who disclosed that Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, also a Vice President of FIFA has written directly to...

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AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR – CHOICES

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

CAF has selected three players for the coveted African Player of the Year awards for 2014. These three are: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Vincent Enyeama and Yaya Toure. New African Soccer’s CEO Tunde Adelakun looks at the three players and tries to assess the year that they have had. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: this 25 year old player is a striker for...

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