May 22 – Angola have pulled out of the Cosafa Cup, the regional tournament for southern Africa that is due to begin Saturday – the second country to do so after Madagascar, throwing the competition into disarray.
May 20 – Guinea have been thrown out of this year’s Under-17 World Cup in Brazil after they were found guilty of age-cheating at the recent U-17 Africa Cup of Nations which served as World Cup qualifiers.
By Osasu Obayiuwana
May 14 – Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad has come under increasing African and international criticism from the media and even within his own executive committee. Osasu Obayiuwana separately interviewed Ahmad and one of the leading dissident voices within CAF, Musa Bility. The full interviews are printed here.
May 8 – Nigerian FA chief Amaju Pinnick, a strong ally of FIFA president Gianni Infantino and a constant figure of controversy, has been charged along with four others by a federal court on allegations of corruption and suspended, according to local reports.
May 8 – Within days of being slapped with a $50,000 fine for their failure to honour an agreement to host this year’s edition of the COSAFA Cup, Zimbabwe have refused to say whether they will comply with an order to stage the next edition in 2020.
May 7 – The Zimbabwe FA have been slapped with a US$50,000 fine and a conditional suspension from the tournament for their failure to honour an agreement to host this year’s edition of the COSAFA Cup.
May 3 – Henry Kasperczak has won his case against the Tunisian Football Federation after being dismissed for “malpractice” in April 2017.
By Samindra Kunti
May 2 – A Nigerian court has ordered the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to produce a copy of the charge sheet against NFF chairman Amaju Pinnick (pictured) in an alleged FIFA grant scandal.
May 2 – The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) have confirmed the suspension of top-flight football because of the political unrest sweeping across the African nation.
May 2 – The Congolese Football Association (Fecofa) has suspended its general secretary, Inyangi Bokinda, after the country was thrown out of the under-23 African Cup of Nations by CAF last week.
May 1 – The Egypt Football Association (EFA) will re-examine ticket prices for this summer’s Africa Cup Nations tickets after an angry outcry from fans protesting at the cost of tickets for host nation matches.
By Andrew Warshaw
April 29 – A crucial court hearing scheduled for today into corruption allegations against Sierra Leone FA president Isha Johansen (pictured left with FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura) has been unexpectedly postponed, with a new date set for Friday of this week.
April 29 – Cameroon defeated Guinea 5-3 on penalties to win the final of the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Dar Es Salaam on Sunday. Both finalists qualify for the U-17 World Cup in Brazil alongside losing semi-finalists Nigeria and Angola.
April 24 – Senegal have had their legal complaint to CAF regarding alleged age cheating by Guinea at the ongoing under-17 African Nations Cup rejected.
By Andrew Warshaw
April 23 – An over-age cheating storm has broken out at the under-17 African Nations Cup in the latest controversy to engulf the regime of CAF president Ahmad Ahmad.