March 15 – Africa’s most powerful football official finally received his visa at the 11th hour to attend FIFA’s all-important Council meeting in Miami amid reports his region would back calls for an expanded World Cup in Qatar.
By Paul Nicholson
March 13 – Africa’s leading football official, Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar, has been refused a visa to travel to the US to attend the crucial FIFA Council meetings in Miami at the end of this week, according to African sources.
March 13 – Conflicting stories have emerged over the reasons behind the head of the Somalia Football Federation (SFF) travelling to FIFA headquarters in Zurich amid allegations that monies due to the country’s women’s team have gone missing.
March 1 – FIFA’s flurry of sanctions against African footballing figures has continued, this time with a Mozambique federation official thrown out for 15 years for accepting bribes.
February 28 – Just 24 hours after a Tanzanian referee was banned for life, the drip-drip of African football corruption has snared an even more high-profile figure with former Zambian FA vice president Boniface Mwamelo thrown out of the game for life for taking bribes to help fix matches.
February 28 – The Mauritania Football Federation (Ffrim) has said it plans to grow the women’s game by accelerating the development of its women’s national team. The move comes as the women’s game gears up to this year’s Women’s World Cup in France.
February 22- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has re-instated former Zambian president Kalusha Bwalya (pictured) to its executive committee after his two-year ban from all football was reduced on appeal by FIFA and thus covered the period already served.
February 21 – The stadium where 74 people lost their lives in one the worst tragedies to hit world football in recent years has been selected as one of the six venues for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
By Paul Nicholson
February 21 – The Tunisian Football Federation has postponed its Super Cup, played between the winners of the Tunisian league and the Tunisian Cup, and which was being hosted after a gap of 18 years in Qatar after a row broke out between clubs over the selection of match officials.
By Andrew Warshaw
February 18 – Under-fire Confederation of African Football president Ahmad has broken his silence over the fierce criticism levelled at him by former Liberian FA boss Musa Bility.
February 15 – Mali and Senegal will dispute Africa’s U-20 crown on Sunday in a showdown that is a repeat of their Group B curtain raiser. Both finalists, alongside Senegal and South Africa, have qualified for the U-20 World Cup in Poland this summer.
By Paul Nicholson
February 14 – The Somali FA has hit back at claims by Shaima Mohamed that funds were being embezzled by officials and not being used for football in the country.
February 13 – The fierce divisions plaguing the leadership of African has taken another twist with a call to stop the internal squabbling from “spiraling out of control”.
February 13 – Its own president may be subject to continual criticism over the autonomous way he allegedly runs the continent but there is no doubting the growing bond between Confederation of African Football (CAF) boss Ahmad Ahmad and Gianni Infantino
By Samindra Kunti
February 11 – CAF president Ahmad Ahmad’s reign has again come under attack from Executive Committee (ExCo) member Musa Bility who has accused him of violating the governing body’s statues.