3 Aug 2021
FIFA's ethics committee on Tuesday handed a year ban from football-related activities to former African Football Confederation (CAF) president Issa Hayatou over a controversial $1 billion TV and marketing rights deal with France's Lagardere Sports which infringed competition regulations. Cameroon's Hyatou, 74, must also pay a 30,000 Swiss francs (28,000 euros/$33,000) fine after the committee's…
22 Jun 2019
This is if you believe this write-up, you will believe anything. Excuse my lack of the facts on the matter because since Issa Hayatou lost his seat as president of the Confederation of African football (CAF), I lost my appetite for the politics in African football. With his exit, my 10 years struggle against self-succession…
5 Apr 2019
Dressed in the best suits and evening gowns, the Nigeria Football Federation Awards ceremony on Monday night was a gathering of the who’s who in African football. As the legends of the 1994 Super Eagles squad made a glorious entrance on to the Eko Hotel stage to receive commemorative orbs, the nostalgia of their feats…
22 Mar 2019
Stakeholders have continued to raise eyebrow over the delay by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in taking a decision on the TV rights for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
14 Dec 2018
When the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced an increase in teams from 16 to 24 for its flagship Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in 2017, the idea was to grow its revenues. The logic was that more matches will mean more television time for sponsors. With more TV time, new sponsors would come…
10 Nov 2018
Last Thursday night, Amaju Pinnick was an initial reluctant guest on The Sports Parliament, a weekly television show that I anchor on NTA alongside sports gurus drawn from a pool of 18 members that constitute the parliament. By the time the programme ended at midnight, he had become a happier man. Unknown to him, the…
8 Aug 2017
Former Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou on Tuesday slammed his successor Ahmad Ahmad over claims that Cameroon is not ready to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
22 Jul 2017
These are not the best of times for Nigerian football and for those in the business in Nigeria. Since the end of the last World Cup in Brazil the football industry has been in famine.
11 Apr 2017
The Madagascar FA leader ousted long-serving former president Issa Hayatou last month and promised a thorough study of everything undertaken under the Cameroonian.
24 Mar 2017
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Friday the election of Ahmad Ahmad as Confederation of African Football chief was "a vote for change" after almost 30 years under Cameroonian Issa Hayatou.
22 Mar 2017
Facts are beginning to emerge on some of the desperate steps taken by former President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou to save his job during the last elections held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.