CAF holds maiden strategic workshop for Directors of Zonal Bodies

The Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) has undertaken the maiden strategic workshop for the Executive Directors of the zonal unions to help boost their operations to further forge the development of the game on the continent. Under the auspices of Sarah Mukuna, Director of Member Associations (MAs) of CAF, all the six executive directors of the regional bodies were present in Algiers for the capacity building initiative to also help improve efficiency. The top priority areas identified during the meeting were competitions, the football calendar, financial support, the central audit…

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Football makes Ethiopia kit manager Awgechew a globetrotter

Ethiopia national team kits manager at the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) Hailu Awgechew has revealed football has made him a globetrotter as the game has taken him to more than 15 African countries. While the focus is firmly on players and their coaches, other key stakeholders in the making of the team are not visible to the public but their roles are crucial. The work of the team extends from outside the pitch to the changing rooms that are permanently used before matches by the players and coaches. The…

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Uganda’s Kajoba hails impact of CHAN on players in leagues in Africa

Uganda goalkeepers’ trainer Fred Kisitu Kajoba has praised the impact of the TotalEnergies Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament on players playing in their domestic leagues in Africa. The former international made his fifth CHAN appearance as a backroom staff member of the Cranes at the ongoing competition in Algeria as they exited at the first stage of the tournament designed only for home-based players. A goalkeeper-cum-striker in his playing days, Kajoba has deep knowledge and experience in the game, having played professionally as an outfield player and a goalkeeper. He…

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All time best footballers from TotalEnergies CHAN 2022 hosts cities

The 2022 TotalEnergies African Nations championship in Algeria has wrapped up its second week of competition. The four host cities: Algiers, Annaba, Constantine and Oran, has been home to over 400 footballers since January 13. These four towns are no strangers to high level football, as they currently serve as home to some of Algeria’s finest football clubs. Apart from being home to many football clubs, some of the greats of Algerian football have emerged from these cities. We take a look at some of the all-time best footballers from…

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Senegal star Camara credits teamwork for best young player award

Lamine Camara has credited his team-mates after winning the 2022 TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) the best young player of the group stage. Match winner with a calmly converted spot-kick in Senegal’s one-nil win against Mauritania in Friday’s quarter-final, Camara only went and enhanced his reputation as one of the hottest young properties on the continent. The 19-year-old midfielder expressed gratitude after CAFs Technical Study Group named him best young player of the group stage of the seventh edition of the tournament for players plying their trade in their home…

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“CHAN is a great opportunity for players and coaches to improve” – Karim Haggui

Former Tunisian international Karim Haggui has affirmed that the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) is an opportunity for players and coaches to improve their level. The 2004 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner on home soil as the youngest player on the Carthage Eagles side told CAFOnline in an exclusive interview that the CHAN is a game changer that can propel both players and coaches to new strengths. “I think that CHAN is an opportunity for all players and even coaches to improve their technical level and status in…

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Cameroon’s Media Community Mourns Killing of Radio Journalist

YAOUNDÉ, CAMEROON — Cameroon journalists are calling for an investigation and say their profession is in danger after a popular radio host investigating government corruption was found dead. On his radio program two weeks ago, Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo said he had information that people involved in corruption wanted him dead. Then, on January 17, Zogo, the director of the urban radio station Amplitude FM, was abducted, prompting fears for his safety. On Sunday, Zogo’s body was found. Government spokesperson Rene Emmanuel Sadi said that it showed signs of torture…

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Clerics in Somalia Vow to Counter Al-Shabab

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA — More than 300 Muslim clerics meeting in Somalia’s capital this week have declared their support for the government’s war against the Islamist militant group al-Shabab. The clerics issued their declaration following a four-day conference of Muslim scholars that ended Thursday with the formation of a Supreme Council. It was the first time in years that Somali clerics from all sects of Islam came together to denounce terrorism. Even the conservative Wahhabi sect, which has been accused of sympathizing with al-Shabab, participated. The coming together of Somali clerics…

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