October 29 – African football chief Ahmad has suffered a potentially critical blow ahead of his bid to hang on to the presidency of his confederation after it was revealed that FIFA has found him guilty of alleged ethics violations.
October 28 – South Africa’s most successful club, Kaizer Chiefs, have lost their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) regarding an illegal signing and will be banned from any purchases in the next two transfer windows.
By Samindra Kunti
October 23 – Africa’s football electorate has given the strongest signal yet that it will support CAF president Ahmad for a second term at the helm after 46 FA bosses signed a letter of support.
October 23 – The second leg of the African Champions League semi-final between Egypt’s Zamalek and Raja Casablanca has been postponed for a week after eight players in the Moroccan club’s squad tested positive for Covid-19.
October 23 – Nigeria midfielder John Ogu is the latest footballer to denounce the police brutality going on in his country and has called for a boycott of all upcoming games.
October 21 – Manchester United’s Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo says he is ashamed of the government following reports that soldiers opened fire on protesters in an area of Lagos on Tuesday.
October 19 – Nicholas Mwendwa (pictured) will serve as Football Kenya Federation president for another four years after being re-elected by a landslide following a bruising political battle.
October 15 – A second candidate from Tunisia has potentially emerged to challenge for the presidency of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
October 8 – The president of Madagascar’s football federation, Raoul Rabekoto, is reportedly still missing and under an international arrest warrant for allegedly embezzling €25 million.
By Paul Nicholson
October 5 – FIFA’s involvement in Africa’s football politics and the election of its officials has again caused resentment on the continent with the world governing body this time stepping into the Côte d’Ivoire presidential election furore surrounding Didier Drogba.
September 22 – Outspoken Nigerian football boss Amaju Pinnick says he hasn’t ruled out taking on present incumbent Ahmad for the leadership of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) when elections take place next March.
September 15 – The Moroccan capital of Rabat has been confirmed as host of next year’s eagerly anticipated Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential elections. What hasn’t is whether under-fire CAF current president Ahmad will stand again.
September 11 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has pushed back the final of the African Champions League, the Continent’s showpiece fixture, by three weeks to November 6.
September 4 – Somalia’s Stadium Mogadishu has taken another step forward with the return of competitive football after 16 years, during most of which time it was used as a military camp.