Africa: CAF Honoring Ex-President Hayatou

Africa: CAF Honoring Ex-President Hayatou

CAIRO, 15 January 2021 – The Confederaiton of African Football (CAF) is set to honor its former and longestserving president, Issa Hayatou, at an event Friday in his native Cameroon. The 74-year-old Hayatou will be designated President Emeritus of CAF. “This honor...
Sports: Racism Alleged in Italian Serie B

Sports: Racism Alleged in Italian Serie B

ROME, 23 December 2020 – A Nigerian soccer midfielder Joel Obi has been racially abused during a game of the Italian Serie B, club officials confirmed Wednesday. “Obi was the object of an infamous and disgraceful phrase that has nothing to do with the most basic...
Sports: Mohamed Salah Tested Positive for COVID-19

Sports: Mohamed Salah Tested Positive for COVID-19

CAIRO, 15 November 2020 – Egyptian international and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is in self-quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 while he was back home ahead of Egypt’s African Cup of Nations qualifying game against Togo on Saturday. The Egyptian...
Ethiopia: Who Will Win World Athlete of the Year?

Ethiopia: Who Will Win World Athlete of the Year?

ADDIS ABABA, 13 November 2020 – Two Ethiopian athletes are in the running for the prestigious World Athlete of the Year 2020 Award. The two – Letesenbet Gidey and Ababel Yeshaneh – are among eight Africans under consideration from a pool of 20 athletes...
Sports: CAF Tells Teams

Sports: CAF Tells Teams

CAIRO, 9 November 2020 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) says any teams that fail to show for their upcoming qualifying matches for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations giving COVID-19-related excuses will lose their game, two goals to nil. The new guidelines...
Egypt: All-Egyptian African Champions League Final

Egypt: All-Egyptian African Champions League Final

CAIRO, 5 November 2020 – The 2020 African Champions League Final will be an all-Egyptian affair. The final between Zamalek and Al Ahly is scheduled for 27 November 2020. It will be the first fial to oppose teams from the same country – Egypt. Zamalek of Cairo...
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