All ends in tears for Mali as Guinea get the luck of the draw

AFCON drawJanuary 30 - African football chiefs admit that the system of drawing lots in their major competition must be revised after Mali's quarterfinal dream in the Africa Cup of Nations was unfairly dashed.

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Mali and Guinea live in hope but bemoan luck of the draw

AFCON trophyJanuary 29 - The respective coaches of Mali and Guinea have criticised the drawing of lots to decide which of them progresses in the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Sierra Leone government backs Johansen against rebel takeover

Isha Johansson1January 29 - The Sierra Leone government is backing the country's present football regime against the threat of a takeover by a rebel group pushing for change.

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Africans keep faith in Blatter for another term at the top

CAF logoJanuary 28 - African countries, keen to maintain the level of developments funding they receive, will remain steadfastly behind Sepp Blatter in the forthcoming FIFA presidential election campaign.

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Sakho's joy turns to anger at Facebook abuse for missing AFCON

Diafra SakhoJanuary 27 - Senegal striker Diafra Sakho says he is "saddened" and "angered" by criticism of his absence from the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Kenyan reach agreement to revamp league and set up task force

Kenyan Premier LeagueBy Mark Baber
January 22 - The dispute between the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and Football Kenya Federation (FKL) over the number of teams in Kenya's top division and the relationship between the two bodies looks close to resolution with reports of a task force set up to take matters forward.

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Turnstile turmoil as home fans clash with police at African Cup

Police and fans clashJanuary 22 - Already buffeted by allegations by some participants of poor organisation, stand-in Africa Cup of Nations hosts Equatorial Guinea have now been rocked by clashes between fans and police.

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CAS hearings prevent Nigerian confrontation at NFF Glass House

Nigeria shirt logoBy Mark Baber
January 19 - The threatened occupation of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Glass House HQ by the Chris Giwa faction fighting for leadership of the NFF didn't take place last week as both Giwa and Amaju Pinnick were appearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne on Friday in attempt to find settlement of the disputed elections into the executive board of the NFF.

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AFCON glitches surface as teams settle in with 'stop-gap' hosts

AFCON trophyJanuary 19 - Organisers of the Africa Cup of Nations have sought to play down complaints about sub-standard facilities but have admitted the tournament, which got under way at the weekend, may not be of the highest standard.

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