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Comedian Waris to host ‘Seriously Unserious’ show

Comedian Waris to host ‘Seriously Unserious’ show

At the cozy Snap Cinemas in Accra, Ghana, Abdul Waris Umaru, popularly known as Comedian Waris will be hosting the first edition of his comedy show tagged ‘Seriously Unserious’. The show is scheduled to hold on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at SNAP Cinema, Accra City Hall Theatre Complex. The content creator cum stand-up comedian, who […]

Clubs say FIFA 2-year World Cup plan would have ‘destructive impact’

Clubs say FIFA 2-year World Cup plan would have ‘destructive impact’

FIFA’s plans for a biennial World Cup would lead to a “direct and destructive impact on the club game”, Europe’s top clubs organisation said on Friday. The European Club Association (ECA) said FIFA’s approach to the reforms of the international match calendar were in “direct and unilateral breach of certain legal obligations.” The association joined […]

UEFA urges FIFA to stop pushing two-year World Cup plan

UEFA urges FIFA to stop pushing two-year World Cup plan

European football’s governing body UEFA has urged FIFA to stop pushing its plan for a two-year World Cup and instead to engage in “genuine consultation” over reform of the international match calendar. FIFA is conducting a feasibility study into holding the World Cup on a biennial basis, a change from the current four-yearly cycle, but […]

Guinea’s World Cup qualifier postponed in coup aftermath

Guinea’s World Cup qualifier postponed in coup aftermath

Football governing bodies FIFA and CAF have postponed Monday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match involving Guinea and visiting Morocco. The decision to postpone the game is as a result of Sunday’s coup d’etat in the west African country, as well as the reported detention of its president, Alpha Conde. “The current political and security […]

FIFA to sanction Hungary over racist abuse of England players

FIFA to sanction Hungary over racist abuse of England players

Football’s ruling body FIFA on Friday promised “adequate actions” in response to the racist abuse, which marred England’s World Cup qualifying win in Hungary. England players, Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were targeted by monkey chants by home supporters during the game in Budapest, which England won 4-0. Sterling was also pelted with cups after […]

Latest FIFA Rankings for African countries

Latest FIFA Rankings for African countries

The following are the latest FIFA rankings for African countries, published in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday. World ranking    African ranking    Countries 22                            1                     Senegal 26                             2                    Tunisia 32                             3                     Nigeria 33                             4                    Algeria 34                             5                    Morocco 46                             6                    Egypt 49                            7                    Ghana 55                            […]

Asisat Oshoala: From Ikorodu slum to being first African woman to win Champions League

Asisat Oshoala: From Ikorodu slum to being first African woman to win Champions League

By Arogbonlo Israel Intriguing, exciting and euphoric moment as Nigeria and Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala was left lost for words after becoming the first African winner of the European Women’s Champions League. In 2019, the Super Falcons captain was emotional when she went down memory lane while speaking about her journey from the slums of Ikorodu, […]

FIFA suspends Pakistan, Chad football federations

FIFA suspends Pakistan, Chad football federations

World football ruling body FIFA has suspended the national federations of Pakistan and Chad with immediate effect. FIFA said on Wednesday the decision to suspend the Chadian football association (FTFA) was taken because of interference by the country’s government authorities in the federation’s affairs. “The suspension will be lifted once the relevant government decisions have […]

FIFA favours billionaire candidate, Patrice Motsepe for CAF presidency

FIFA favours billionaire candidate, Patrice Motsepe for CAF presidency

FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP. The previous incumbent Ahmad Ahmad was banned for breaches of FIFA’s ethical code, but has had the ban suspended by the Court of Arbitration […]

FIFA launches first-ever digital platform dedicated to professional football

FIFA launches first-ever digital platform dedicated to professional football

FIFA on Monday launched the FIFA Professional Football Landscape, the first-ever digital database comprising key facts and figures on players, clubs, transfers and top-tier competitions across all 211 member associations. Bringing together data from a broad spectrum of key performance indicators that reflect the status of clubs and leagues worldwide, the new tool offers a […]

FIFA lodges criminal complaint against Blatter over museum

FIFA lodges criminal complaint against Blatter over museum

FIFA on Tuesday announced it had filed a criminal complaint against former president Sepp Blatter over the finances of its loss-making museum in Zurich. In a statement FIFA said it had “lodged a criminal complaint with Zurich’s cantonal prosecutor as evidence of suspected criminal mismanagement by FIFA’s former management and companies appointed by them in […]

Breaking: Nigeria’s 29th in world FIFA ranking

Breaking: Nigeria’s 29th in world FIFA ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by two spots in FIFA’s ranking for September to place 29th after more than six months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the ranking placed on the world football governing body’s website on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1493 points during the period under review without playing any match. […]

FIFA estimates Covid-19 will cost global football $11 billion

FIFA estimates Covid-19 will cost global football $11 billion

FIFA on Wednesday put the cost of Covid-19 on football around the world at $11 billion in lost revenue. The pandemic has already led to over 150 football associations to seek financial help from the $1.5 billion emergency relief fund set up by football’s governing body. Olli Rehn, chairman of FIFA’s coronavirus steering committee, laid […]