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  • Ahmad Elected As Confederation Of African Football President

    New Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad. Photo: TimesLIVE By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:23 am

    In an outcome that has surprised many on the African continent and beyond, Issa Hayatou’s reign at CAF has ended as Madagascan government minister Ahmad was elected as the new president of the Confederation of African Football on Thursday. The CAF Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, therefore produced a new leader for African soccer, with previous president Hayatou having been in charge for the last 29 years. The Cameroonian was attempting to secure his eighth term in charge of the Confederation of African Football.

  • 12 Soccer Sponsors That Drive The African Game

    soccer sponsors By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:20 am AFKI Original

    Africa loves soccer, and the popularity of the sport has inevitably attracted soccer sponsors that provide funds in the form of sponsorship deals to be associated with the various competitions taking place around the continent. These global and local brands are important to the development of the sport, ensuring that the most popular brands on the continent are associated with the regional and continental competitions that command the most attention and support from fans. We take a look at 12 soccer sponsors that are involved in sponsorship of the beautiful game on the African continent.

  • Jacob Zuma Gives Backing To CAF President Issa Hayatou

    Issa Hayatou By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:14 am

    The Confederation of African Football (CAF) proudly announced the backing of South African president Jacob Zuma this week in regards to current head of CAF Issa Hayatou, who is trying to remain at the continental soccer governing body for yet another term. The embattled South African head of state has pledged his support to Hayatou ahead of the confederation’s upcoming elections. On Saturday Zuma was paid a visit by Cameroonian Hayatou at his home in Pretoria ahead of the CAF Super Cup final, which saw the winners of the CAF Confederation Cup face off against the victors of the CAF Champions League, the continent’s two premier club competitions.

  • 12 Reasons Why Gabon Will Host A Successful 2017 Nations Cup

    2017 Nations Cup By Peter Pedroncelli, 12:30 am AFKI Original

    The 2017 Nations Cup hosts are ready to welcome the continent, with Gabon having the honour of holding African soccer’s flagship competition in January and February. Sixteen teams will be present in Gabon to fight for the right to be named African champion, with defending champs Cote D’Ivoire aiming to retain the title they won in 2015. Gabon will make an excellent host nation, and the tournament will no doubt go down as a success in both sporting and hosting terms.

  • Orange Signs New Sponsorship Deal With The Confederation Of African Football

    Soccer sponsors - Confederation of African Football. Tigo - Sponsor African Soccer By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:37 am

    Telecommunications giant Orange has concluded a new long-term partnership deal as official sponsors for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) flagship competition. The new eight-year deal will see the France-based company confirmed as an official sponsor of five major CAF competitions from 2017 to 2024, beginning with the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon this January.

  • CAF Reveals Nominees For Various Soccer Award Categories

    Alex Iwobi - Soccer Award Categories By Peter Pedroncelli, 2:30 am AFKI Original

    While much of the focus inevitably falls on the African Player of the Year accolade, the various nominees for other soccer award categories have been revealed by CAF ahead of the gala event in January. The additional categories included Women’s Player of the Year, club and national teams of the year, coach of the year and accolades for promising young players.

  • CAF 2016 African Player Of The Year Shortlist Unveiled

    2016 African Player Of The Year By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:52 am AFKI Original

    The shortlist of 30 players that will be considered for the 2016 African Player of the Year award has been unveiled by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) ahead of the winner’s announcement in the new year. The majority of those announced ply their trade in Europe, while some based on the African continent have also been included in the list.

  • Total Confirmed As New Africa Cup Of Nations Title Sponsor

    Total Confirmed As New Africa Cup Of Nations Title Sponsor By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:41 am

    The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and global integrated energy producer and provider Total have reached an agreement, with the well-known brand confirmed as the official sponsor of African football for the next eight years, which includes being the Africa Cup of Nations title sponsor.

  • Ebola-Free Guinea Able To Host Matches Again

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 10:40 am

    Guinea received positive news this week, as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealed that they are now cleared to resume hosting on football matches in the country, following a sufficient amount of time without new Ebola cases emerging in the nation. This comes a month after Sierra Leone received the same news concerning their ability to welcome teams from all over the continent and world for football purposes.

  • Three 2015 African Player Of The Year Contenders Revealed

    German Bundesliga Thomas Tuchel desperate to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang By Peter Pedroncelli, 10:17 am AFKI Original

    The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have revealed the three footballers who will be considered for the honour of Africa’s best player during the course of 2015. One of these three star players will be crowned Africa’s best player with regards to the year 2015, and the announcement will be made at a gala event in Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday, 7 January 2016.

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