Mark Gleeson

21 Mar 2017

South Africa hit by new crisis after match-fixing revelations

CAPE TOWN South African football was embroiled in another scandal on Monday when FIFA said the national team's World Cup qualifying win over Senegal last year was fixed, leaving the legacy of the country's hosting of the 2010 finals in more turmoil.

17 Mar 2017

African game faces uncertain future under new regime

ADDIS ABABA African soccer faces an uncertain future after Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou was swept from power and a raft of new officials were voted into powerful positions.

16 Mar 2017

Ahmad ousts veteran Hayatou as CAF president

ADDIS ABABA Winds of change gusted through African soccer on Thursday as Ahmad of Madagascar was voted in as the new Confederation of African Football president, ending the 29-year reign of Issa Hayatou in an election in the Ethiopian capital.

16 Mar 2017

Hayatou rules out African Nations Cup switch

ADDIS ABABA Confederation of African Football President Issa Hayatou has rejected any possibility of changing the timing of the African Nations Cup Finals despite the problems it poses for European-based players and their clubs.

15 Mar 2017

African football's long-serving leader faces stiff challenge

ADDIS ABABA Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou will face a rare challenge on Thursday as he stands for an eighth term at the helm of the African game when CAF hold their Congress in the Ethiopian capital.

13 Mar 2017

Durban loses right to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

CAPE TOWN Durban was stripped of the right to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Monday after a trail of missed deadlines and financial problems that highlights the daunting burdens facing host cities for major sporting events.

04 Mar 2017

Commonwealth Games head visits South Africa to discuss 2022

CAPE TOWN Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martins has traveled to South Africa for crisis meetings as Durban faces the possibility of losing out on hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

01 Mar 2017

Writing on the wall for Durban Commonwealth Games

CAPE TOWN Durban will find out later this month whether they will be able to keep the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games but chances are looking slim after the South African government insisted the costs were too high.

22 Feb 2017

Africa tells FIFA it wants 10 places at expanded World Cup

JOHANNESBURG Africa will be looking to double the number of places it has at an expanded World Cup, the continent's football association presidents have told soccer's world governing body FIFA.

19 Feb 2017

Infantino calls unprecedented African summit meeting

JOHANNESBURG FIFA President Gianni Infantino will meet more than 50 presidents of African football associations in an unprecedented summit in Johannesburg this week, officials said on Sunday.

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