June 17 – With football in Somalia returning rapidly after years of violent conflict in the country, and the federation only recently having been given control back of its national Stadium Mogadishu after the departure, it seems that not all is easy going in the new reality.
June 9 – Sierra Leone finally has a new football federation chief after Thomas Daddy Brima (pictured) was the surprise choice to succeed Isha Johansen who has relinquished power after eight years in charge.
June 7 – The draw for the Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled for June 25 in Yaounde, has been postponed, throwing yet another Continental showpiece tournament into doubt.
June 4 – Rodney Michael, who waged a long-running battle with the outgoing Sierra Leone FA president Isha Johansen for control of the federation, has been cleared by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to run in Saturday’s election.
June 3 – Isha Johansen, whose eight-year reign as president of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has been fraught with in-fighting and power struggles, has ruled herself out of Saturday’s elections and will not stand again.
May 28 – Egyptian Giants Al Ahly start as firm favourites to lift the African Super Cup against Morocco’s Renaissance Berkane and complete a treble of titles under South African coach Pitso Mosimane.
May 25 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will restaff key positions within the organisation after a number of high-profile dismissals including director of legal affairs and compliance Achta Mahamat Saleh and head of finance Sheriff Elkhadem on Monday.
By Samindra Kunti
May 17 – African supremo Patrice Motsepe has conceded unequivocally that sponsors don’t want to engage with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) because the toxic organisation has to “clean its house”.
May 17 – Chasing down an African Champions League final spot in Casablanca, Kaizer Chiefs registered an impressive 4-0 first-leg quarter-final win against Tanzania’s Simba to all but qualify for the last four. Defending champions Al Ahly from Egypt also to a step towards the semi-finals. defeating Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0.
May 7 – A ban on several stadia across the African continent has led to the widely anticipated postponement of several World Cup qualifiers that were scheduled for June.
May 6 – Bafana Bafana have a new manager with Belgian coach Hugo Broos, an AFCON winner, taking on the role to steer South Africa to a brighter future after the country’s recent elimination from next year’s continental finals.
May 5 – In a shock ruling under its new president Patrice Motsepe (pictured), the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banned 20 of its 54 member countries from using their stadiums to host international matches because they don’t meet “minimum requirements”.
May 5 – On a visit to Ivory Coast, Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe announced that the Motsepe Foundation will donate $10 million for the establishment of a pan-African schools championship organised under the umbrella of both CAF and FIFA.
May 5 – In another blow to Kenyan football, Premier League club Zoo FC have been sanctioned for suspected match fixing, and relegated the club from the domestic Premier League.
April 12 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has launched a Pan-African School Football Championship, the governing body announced on Saturday.