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DIFFICULT START OF THE WEEK, AS HAYATOU HAS TO MOURN PLAYERS’ DEATHS

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in News and Events | 0 comments

It has been a very difficult start to the week so far, with news of two young footballers’ deaths filtering out of Africa. CAF President Issa Hayatou has had to express sadness at the tragic passing of a 19 year-old Guinean player who suffered a heart attack after training in Tunisia. Oumar Tourade Bangoura, 19, a midfielder with AS Kaloum of Conakry,...

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11 PLAYERS, 11 MESSAGES, 1 GOAL – FOOTBALL UNITES TO FIGHT EBOLA

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in News and Events | 0 comments

FIFA joined CAF and top players around the world to launch a media campaign aimed at fighting the outbreak of the Ebola disease in West Africa. Ebola has killed over 5,160 people so far and it s threatening spread even further, and this occasioned the media initiative aimed at educating the people on the dangers of the disease and how to eradicate it. CAF...

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AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS NOW HOLDS IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in News and Events | 0 comments

CAF President and Hall of Fame member Issa Hayatou adamantly refused to be drawn on the suggestion that the continent’s flagship tournament, the Africa Cup of Nations be postponed due to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. As a result of Morocco’s insistence on it being postponed if they were to host it, CAF called their bluff and withdrew the hosting...

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HAYATOU DEFENDS CAF ON AFCON DECISION

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in News and Events | 0 comments

CAF President and Hall of Fame member Issa Hayatou has defended his organisation stoutly on the decision to withdraw the hosting rights to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations from Morocco. He also explained why there was never a chance that the dates of the tournament will be shifted, as was demanded by the Moroccan government. It will be recalled that Morocco...

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HAYATOU, BLATTER LEAD TRIBUTES TO MEYIWA

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in News and Events | 0 comments

CAF President and Hall of Fame member Issa Hayatou has expressed shock and sadness at the death of South African captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa who was shot dead by robbers on Sunday in South Africa. Meyiwa, who played in his club (Orlando Pirates) in a match on the day before, was visiting the home of his girlfriend when he encountered intruders who...

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NIGERIA WIN WOMEN’S AFRICAN TITLE

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in News and Events | 0 comments

….HOLD BOTH MALE AND FEMALE TITLE FOR FIRST TIME IN HISTORY Nigeria’s female national team (labelled the Super Falcons) made history last night, becoming the first country to hold both male and female African Cup titles at the same time. In the final of the African Women’s Championships that had been ongoing in Namibia, the Nigerian women beat their...

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