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By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 2nd, 2014
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By James M. Dorsey Multiple conflicts between Egypt’s military-backed government and the country’s foremost soccer clubs that pit militant soccer fans against both Egypt’s autocratic leaders and club managers could force world soccer governing body FIFA to suspend Egypt. The disputes reflect the broa...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jul 1st, 2013
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Ola Johnson, IndepthAfrica Football’s governing body Fifa has sanctioned Ethiopia for fielding an ineligible player during a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Botswana. The match is announced to be relinquished and granted 3-0 in favour of Botswana, with the Ethiopian Football Federation likewis...
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In Djibouti
Jun 19th, 2013
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By KIRUBEL TADESSE, AP ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has admitted to fielding an ineligible player in World Cup qualifying, meaning it is likely to be stripped of three points and that its celebration of a place in Africa’s final playoffs may have been premature. The Ethiopia Football F...
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In Ghana
Apr 18th, 2013
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ACCRA: World football’s governing body, FIFA,has given three spots for African teams at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup inCanada, following the decision to increase the number of participants at the finals to 24, eight more than previously.   FIFA took the decision at a recent meeting of i...
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In Nigeria
Feb 25th, 2013
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I share in the joy. Growing up in Nigeria, I thought rewarding the players should be a national responsibility because then I thought the world bowed to Nigeria for its superior talents in soccer. I saw Christian Chukwu as a president given his accomplishment in the sector. But then I came to US and ...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
Feb 14th, 2013
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FIFA has provisionally cleared Didier Drogba to play for Galatasaray, though it says his contractual dispute case with Shanghai Shenhua remains open. Drogba can play in a Champions League last-16, first leg at home to Schalke next Wednesday. He can make his Turkish league debut at Akhisar on Friday. ...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 26th, 2013
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AFCON 2013 Result: Algeria 0 – 2 Togo Togo put themselves back in contention in Group D at Algeria’s expense, after beating the Desert Foxes in an engaging contest in Rustenburg. Striker Emmanuel Adebayor put the Togolese ahead in the first half, coolly slotting under onrushing Algerian g...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 25th, 2013
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Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor knows Saturday’s Group D encounter with Algeria will be “tough” as both sides look for their first points in this year’s African Nations Cup. Both teams went down to late goals in their opening games with Togo beaten by an 87th-minute Gervinho go...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 23rd, 2013
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South Africa believe patience is the key as they plot a way to score the first goal of Group A at the African Nations Cup. Both Group A games finished goalless on Saturday, with Bafana Bafana held by Cape Verde Islands and Angola playing to a draw with Morocco. But the hosts remain confident of [&hel...
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Jan 8th, 2013
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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will not take action against Shola Ameobi following his failure to honour his invitation to represent the West African nation at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. The forward was called up by head coach of the Nigerian national team, Stephen Keshi a...