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CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad, Faces New Ethics Investigation Dilemma
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CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad, Faces New Ethics Investigation Dilemma

Frankie Omokhua The president of the Confederation of African Football, Ahmad Ahmad, and another top official face questions about revisions to a multimillion-dollar television deal. FIFA ethics investigators have asked the top soccer official in Africa to explain why he agreed to revise a television contract in a way that appeared to benefit a commercial partner over his own organization — the latest ethical concern for a governing body that was subject to direct FIFA oversight as recently as February. The official, Ahmad Ahmad, the president of the Confederation of African Football and a FIFA vice president, and Constant Omari, CAF’s powerful vice president, have been asked by FIFA to provide details about amendments to a television contract with the marketing company, Laga...
South African League To Resume In August
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South African League To Resume In August

Frankie Omokhua The South African domestic league is set to resume on Aug. 8, following its earlier suspension because if the COVID-19 pandemic. According to reports, all matches will be played behind closed doors in a secure environment in Johannesburg and Pretoria, with fans unlikely to be allowed back into venues in the remaining part of this year as the country is yet to reach its peak of infections. The season will get back under way with the semi-finals of the domestic FA Cup competition, before the league resumes three days later on Aug. 11. Kaizer Chiefs lead the title race by four points from second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, who have a game in hand and nine matches still to play. South Africa has recorded the fifth highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world at 4...
Cameroon Pulls Out From Hosting Final Stages Of African Champions League
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Cameroon Pulls Out From Hosting Final Stages Of African Champions League

Frankie Omokhua Cameroon has announced its decision to pull out from the hosting of the final stages of this year’s African Champions League. The West African nation said on Monday it would not host the three remaining matches of this year’s competition. Cameroon had been asked by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) last month to host two semi-finals and the final of the continent’s top club competition, which had been postponed in May because of the COVID-19 pandemic, in September. However, Cameroon Football Federation president, Seidou Mbombo Njoya, said in a news conference that the government had vetoed the plans because of concerns over transmission of the novel coronavirus. This development means CAF must now find a new host for the matches. Record winners,...
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