Hayatou gets South African welcome as Infantino joins Ahmad’s birthday bash

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By Andrew Warshaw

February 20 – The tension ahead of next month’s potentially game-changing Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election is mounting after South African president Jacob Zuma was reported – apparently wrongly – to have formally given his government’s backing to Issa Hayatou despite the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) executive committee officially endorsing  Hayatou’s rival, Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad (sic).

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Three stripes and you’re out? Nike wearers win more, say stats

Nike vs Adidas

February 17 – Adidas’ recent signing of the world’s second best player Lionel Messi (according to recent awards events) to a lifetime deal may be a reflection of their overall brand positioning when it comes to winning. An analysis of Europe’s big club competition winners over the past 10 seasons finds that 51.4% of teams wore Nike kit, while Adidas were in second place with 28.5% of teams wearing their kit.

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