Drama in Egypt – My conspiracy theory
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…
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…
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…
The FIFA Confederations Cup – Cameroon and Germany
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.
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.
How Hayatou’s bid to woo Pinnick failed
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.
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.