Guinea qualify for AFCON 2015, but now face battle against discrimination

GuineaNovember 21 - Guinea, one of the three West African countries wracked by the Ebola epidemic, have overcome all the odds to qualify for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations - but now have to face an awkward few weeks over fears of spreading the virus.

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Nigerian FA chief invokes God, admits bungling, and runs into 'time' trouble

Amaju PinnickBy Mark Baber
November 20 - As the Nigeria national team fails to qualify for the African Nations Cup, the countries' top football administrator is turned to quoting scripture, claiming the failure is a blessing in disguise whilst the crisis over the legitimacy of the ruling body descends into new levels of farce.

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Kenya examines Premier League expansion and season dates

Kenyan Premier LeagueBy Mark Baber
November 18 - The Kenya Football Federation (FKF) is considering increasing the number of clubs in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) from 16 to 18 and whether or not to move from the current February to November format to an August to May season.

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Somali teams put anarchy behind them and recruit foreign players for new season

Somali leagueBy Mark Baber
November 17 - A number of foreign footballers signing up to play for Somali sides before the start of the new championship which kicks off on December 19 is being hailed as a significant indicator of the game's progress in the war-torn country.

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Hayatou promises two tournament ban for Morocco

Issa Hayatou7By Andrew Warshaw
November 17 - Already thrown out of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations for refusing to host the event because of fears over the threat of the Ebola virus, Morocco face an even heavier punishment by being expelled from the subsequent tournament as well.

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Equatorial Guinea step up to save the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON trophyBy Mark Baber
November 14 - Equatorial Guinea has stepped in to save the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, following a meeting between Issa Hayatou, President of the African Football Confederation (CAF) and Equatorial Guinea's President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

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Nigeria: Appeals Committee winds up whilst Senate passes new bill

Nigerian Football Federation logoBy Mark Baber
November 14 - There were major developments in the Nigerian football governance crisis on Thursday as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Appeals Committee completed its hearings into the validity of the September 30 Executive Committee elections whilst the Nigerian government passed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Bill 2014 in an apparent attempt to bring sanity to football administration in the country.

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South Africa opens probe into tenders for 2010 construction contracts

South Africa 2010November 14 - More than four years after staging the 2010 World Cup, several of South Africa's top construction firms have been accused of colluding over tenders in the run-up to the tournament.

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Hayatou insists AFCON show must go on, without Morocco

Issa Hayatou7By Andrew Warshaw
November 13 - African football chief Issa Hayatou says acceding to Morocco's request to postpone the Africa Cup of Nations would have been "to sign our death warrant" as yet another country added to the crisis by saying it couldn't afford to step in and stage the event.

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