The twelfth man in photos

Every football game is never complete without fans. The ambiance created by the presence of fans is always special. CAFOnline.com has decided to pay tributes to the fans often referred to as ‘the twelfth man’ of their teams. Here are some moments captured during the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019; Source: Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF)

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AFCON Records – No one scores like Eto’o

No player scored more goals in the history of Africa Cup of Nations than Samuel Eto’o. The Cameroonian legend netted a record of 18 goals in six editions he played for The Indomitable Lions in. Eto’o who played for the likes of giants Real Madrid and Barcelona (Spain), Inter Milan (Italy) and Chelsea (England) among others, donned Cameroon short in 118 caps, scoring 56 goals in the process; a national record. Eighteen of these goals came in the African flagship competition as Eto’o set himself as the all-time record goal scorer, overtaking…

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TECNO CAMON 15 TVC to Debut on Channels Television and Startimes Zone from 8:00 to 9:00 pm, April 2nd

LAGOS, Nigeria, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — TECNO is set to introduce its brand-new CAMON 15 series camera phone on Africa’s first-ever TV product launch on Channels Television and Startimes Zone from 8:00 to 9:00 pm, on April 2nd. It has been confirmed that the artist Wizkid will be present during this milestone event and that […]

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L’Arabie saoudite lance de nouvelles mesures de lutte contre la traite des personnes

RIYAD, Arabie saoudite, 31 mars 2020 /PRNewswire/ — En coopération avec l’Office des Nations unies contre la drogue et le crime (ONUDC) et l’Organisation internationale des migrations (OIM), le Comité national de lutte contre la traite des personnes au Royaume d’Arabie saoudite (CNLCTP) a lancé un « mécanisme national d’orientation » décrivant les meilleures pratiques pour gérer les […]

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Saudi Arabia Launches New Anti-Human-Trafficking Measures

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT), in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Organization of Migration (IOM), has launched a “National Referral Mechanism,” which outlines best practices for handling cases of trafficking in persons, specifying […]

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From Dhaka to Gaza: How Do You Socially Distance in a Crowd?

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Josna Begum lives with her son in a house with four other families in a slum in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, the world’s most densely populated city. “Distancing is impossible for us,” she said. The 35-year-old, who occupies a single room with her 12-year-old son and earns $100 a month as a domestic worker, shares the single kitchen in the house with 22 other residents.   The Bangladeshi government this week ordered a nationwide shutdown to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus in a country considered…

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UN Creates COVID Trust Fund to Assist Poorer Countries   

NEW YORK – The United Nations is establishing a trust fund to support low- and middle-income countries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic and recovering from its socio-economic shock.  “It is a call to action,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told journalists Tuesday during the virtual launch of the plan and his “Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity” report.    The secretary-general said the pandemic is the greatest test the world has faced since the formation of the United Nations 75 years ago. He is calling for a large-scale, coordinated, multilateral response amounting to at least 10% of…

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Former Ghana forward Kwasi Owusu passes away

One of the most lethal forwards in the history of Ghana football, Kwasi Owusu, passed away on Monday (30 March 2020) in Sunyani, the Ghana Football Association has confirmed. He was 72. Nicknamed ‘Powerhouse’, he captained the Black Stars at the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations, as Ghana lost 1-0 to host Sudan in the final, scoring three goals during the tournament. He is fondly remembered for scoring nine goals in the 15-1 aggregate win over Niger in the qualifiers.  He also featured at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.…

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