Nostalgia and the politics of the NFF Awards
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…
Stakeholders urge CAF to embrace fair play over TV rights
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).
AFCON’s marketability threatened by hosting turmoil
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…
An evening with Amaju Pinnick
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…
Hayatou defends Cameroon amid CAN criticism
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.
Ahmad open to change in African Nations Cup dates
The Madagascar FA leader ousted long-serving former president Issa Hayatou last month and promised a thorough study of everything undertaken under the Cameroonian.
Africa elected Ahmad for change, says Infantino
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.
Ahmad set to audit CAF’s account
“I will go to Caf headquarters and look inside this house - after that, I audit,” Ahmad told BBC Sport. “It’s not a suspicion but it’s management now - an obligation.”
CAF Elections – The fall of Hayatou and the rise of Ahmad!
Issa Hayatou did not take it lightly. He is unforgiving and never takes any prisoners. In the wake of his winning the elections that year, my name was immediately expunged from the next list of the membership of the Players Committee of CAF.