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FIFA Announce Plans To Raise $1bn For Africa

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FIFA Announce Plans To Raise $1bn For Africa

Football’s world governing body has announced plans to raise $1 billion dollars to build at least one stadium that would FIFA standards in each African country.

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino was talking in Lubumbashi during the 80th anniversary celebrations of DR Congo side TP Mazembe.

He insisted that FIFA wants African football to shine and will work with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and other stakeholders to improve refereeing, infrastructure and competitions on the continent

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One of the plans is for FIFA to create a professional and elite group of African referees who will be independent of administration and political bodies.

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Ighalo Only Nigerian Left On CAF Best Player List 

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Ighalo Only Nigerian Left On CAF Best Player List 

The final 10 man shortlist for the Africa player of the year award is out, and Odion Ighalo is the only Nigerian on it.

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The shortlist was decided by votes from a caf technical and development committee and a panel of media experts

The 10-man list has Senegal’s Sadio Mane, who placed fourth at the Ballon d’Or on Monday, and fifth placed Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah from Egypt.

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Algeria has three players: Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, AC Milan’s Ismail Bennacer and Ahli Jeddah’s Youcef Belaili.

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Fans To NFF: Withdraw Salisu From Rangers

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Fans To NFF: Withdraw Salisu From Rangers

Enugu Rangers’ fans have called on the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation to withdraw coach Salisu Yusuf from the Nigeria Professional League side.

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Yusuf, who just returned to coaching after completing his one-year bribery ban, was seconded to rangers whose technical crew was sacked after three consecutive losses.

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The fans are upset because Yusuf lost 3-1 at home to pyramids of in the ongoing confederation of African football group stage match.

Rangers will travel to Egypt next week to play Al Masry.

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Eswatini And Sudan Looking For New Coaches 

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Eswatini And Sudan Looking For New Coaches 

The opening group games of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification has delivered up two casualties already.

One week after the completion of the first two group matches Eswatini and Sudan now looking for new coaches.

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Eswatini have not renewed the contract of their coach Kosta Papic while Sudan have also told Zdravko Logarusic he will not get an extension of his deal either.

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Logarusic had been in charge of Sudan for the past two years

Serbian-born Papic, who has spent more than a decade working in South Africa, has been let go by Eswatini after they lost 3-0 in Guinea Bissau and 4-1 at home to Senegal last month.

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