August 17 – The Mauritius FA has been plunged into an unusual scandal following an investigation involving alleged secret mobile phone video recordings of a women’s toilet at the federation’s headquarters.
August 16 – Eight African countries have been stripped of home advantage in next month’s World Cup qualifiers after their grounds were deemed unfit at international level by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
August 11 – Former Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba has stepped down from his post as vice-president of his national federation (AFI), accusing it of “inaction” on defending player interests.
August 9 – Somali football has rallied round JCCI FC in an act of solidarity after a terrorist bomb planted on the JCCI team bus killed three and wounded others on July 31.
By Paul Nicholson
August 1 – Barely two weeks after the celebration of a full Mogadishu Stadium for a top of the table league clash, Somali football was struck by tragedy on Friday after a terrorist attack on a team bus killed two players, the bus driver and wounded five others.
July 19 – Africa has given its backing to staging the World Cup every two years – in direct opposition to Europe’s standpoint.
July 19 – Despite the failure of the European Super League project, African football is accelerating plans for its own continental super league following the competition’s apparent approval in principal by the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
July 18 – Egyptian powerhouses Al Ahly retained their African crown to win a record 10th Champions League after a commanding 3-0 victory against 10-men Kaizer Chiefs from South Africa in the final.
July 18 – The return journey from military base to national football stadium has been a long one for the Mogadishu Stadium and the Somali FA. On Friday the stadium was full to capacity for the first time since 2004. The SFA only took control of the renovated facility in June last year.
July 15 – African football fans will have the chance to watch the continent’s Champions League final between South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs and Egypt’s Al Ahly after SuperSport secured the rights for the showpiece match.
July 13 – Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe has confirmed that next year’s Africa Cup of Nations will be hosted by Cameroon following months of speculation over the future of the 2022 tournament.
July 12 – Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe (pictured) has revealed that the governing body has opened discussions with broadcasters on the formation of an African Super League, repeating that Africa will learn from the mistakes of the European Super League debacle.
June 24 – Constant Omari, for years one of African football’s most influential as well as controversial figures, has been suspended by FIFA for a year for breaking its ethics code.
June 21 – Spurred on by Gianni Infantino, Confederation of African Football president Patrice Motsepe believes Africa can succeed where Europe failed and launch its own Continental Super League.
June 18 – After 18 years at the head of Congolese football, Constant Omari, for years one of African football’s most influential as well as controversial figures, is calling it a day after a career marked by claims of shady dealing and corruption.