African solidarity splinters as Egypt, Liberia and South Sudan break ranks

Musa BilityBy Andrew Warshaw
February 9 - Three African federations say they will openly defy an instruction to support front-runner Sheikh Salman in the upcoming FIFA presidential election, proof if ever it was needed that confederation directives are not always followed by individual voting members.

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Africans come out in favour of Salman for FIFA presidency

Shaikh Salman11By Andrew Warshaw
February 5 - Africa's top brass have officially endorsed Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa's bid to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, a massive boost for the Asian football leader but bad news for Africa's only candidate for the post, Tokyo Sexwale.

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Nigerian peace talks fail as Giwa and Pinnick get personal

Nigeria shirt logoBy Mark Baber
January 21 - A meeting called by Minister of Youth and Sports Solomaan Dalung, aimed at resolving the ongoing dispute between rival claimants to the position of Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa ended in stalemate and came close to descending into fisticuffs according to witnesses.

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Sexwale gets cold shoulder from Ghana as he struggles for African votes

Kwesi Nyantakyi By Andrew Warshaw
January 18 - FIFA presidential candidate Tokyo Sexwale's hopes of gaining the unanimous support of his own African confederation have suffered a further blow with Ghana saying the South African lacks the requisite leadership skills.

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Africans set CECAFA strategy and sign MoU with Saudi Arabia

CECAFA Chairman Dr Mutasim  Gafaar left and Secretary General Nicholas Musonye exchange pleasantries in Khartoum on Moday January 4 2016 PHOTO CECAFA MediaJanuary 6 - The Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) has agreed a five-year strategy for the region aimed at the development of women's and youth football. There will also be an emphasis on technical development across the member countries.

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Nigeria: Battle for control of football must not become violent, says sports minister

Amaju PinnickBy Mark Baber
December 30 - As the battle between rival factions for control of Nigeria's Football Federation (NFF) hots up again, the country's Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has warned "that violence will amount to a breakdown of law and order which will not solve the 14 month old crisis and will not be acceptable to the government."

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Somalia switches on to first live broadcast match

Hoseed vs HeeganBy Paul Nicholson
December 17 – Somalia makes a small but significant piece of national football history today with the first live football broadcast of a match played in the country.

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Sports ministry disbands Sierra Leone FA board, but meets resistance

Isha Johansson 2December 11 – Sierra Leone, which has only just returned to organised football activity having been declared ebola-free, has had its FA board dissolved by the National Sports Council (NSC), though the Sierra Leone FA (SLFA) is refusing to acknowledge the ruling.

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'Selfie King' Chiyangwa wins Zimbabwe FA presidency

Phillip ChiyangwaBy Mark Baber
December 8 - Bentley-driving, self-proclaimed 'selfie-King', multi-millionaire businessman Phillip Chiyangwa has been elected as the new President of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) after a campaign in which he promised to solve the body's financial woes.

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