Nigerian football stares into the abyss of no matches and further suspension

Chris GiwaBy Mark Baber
September 1 - Following the farcical events of last week, FIFA have rejected the controversial 'election' of Chris Giwa (pictured) as the new president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and warned that Nigeria could be banned by Tuesday if he does not vacate the post by midnight tonight.

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Bidding for African Cup of Nations 2017 hots up

AFCON trophyBy Mark Baber
August 29 - Following last week's admission by Libya that is would be impossible for them to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017, a surprising number of countries have expressed interest in hosting the tournament, with bids due to be submitted by the end of September.

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Day of turmoil and chaos as Nigerian football descends into political anarchy

NFF logoBy Mark Baber
August 27 - Just days after the burning down of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) headquarters in Abuja in suspicious circumstances, August 26 will be remembered as the day when Nigerian football definitively failed to put aside its infighting for the common cause of Nigerian football.

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Sierra Leone struggles to fulfill AFCON fixtures as Ebola virus crisis deepens

Ebola virusAugust 27 - Another African Cup of Nations qualifier is in doubt because of the deadly Ebola virus after Ivory Coast's football federation said it had been instructed by its government to cancel or move next month's home game against Sierra Leone.

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Algerian FA suspends all football following Ebosse death

Algerian FA logoBy Andrew Warshaw
August 26 - The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has postponed next weekend's league fixtures following the death of Albert Ebosse, the 24-year-old Cameroon striker who was hit by a missile thrown from the crowd during a recent league game.

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Algerian fans pelt team with rocks, killing Cameroonian Ebosse

Albert Ebosse BodjongoBy Andrew Warshaw
August 25 - World football has been shocked by the death of a 24-year-old Cameroon footballer struck by a missile thrown from the terraces at a league match in Algeria. Albert Ebosse Bodjongo (pictured), the Algerian league's top scorer last season with 17 goals, was hit on the head by what appeared to be a piece of concrete.

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Libya pull out of AFCON 2017 leaving CAF looking for new host

Libyan flagsBy Andrew Warshaw
August 25 - Libya has been forced to pull out of hosting the 2017 African Cup of Nations in the latest blow to strike at the heart of African football.

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Ghana report uncovers series of broken promises and too many fans on Brazil trip

Ghana flagAugust 22 - Ghana's investigation into their national team's poor performance at the World Cup has uncovered discrepancies in the numbers of the supporter group that was officially sent to Brazil. Instead of the expected 612 fans, which had official seats on chartered flights, 696 found their way across.

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CAF set date for Rwanda's AFCON appeal

Congo vs RwandaAugust 21 - Rwanda's appeal against being thrown out of the African Cup of Nations over a bizarre case of player identity will take place next Wednesday, August 27, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed.

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