Court dismisses Bility’s FIFA election appeal

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the appeal filed by Musa Hassan Bility against the FIFA Ad hoc Electoral Committee’s decision of 12 November 2015 (the FIFA AEC Decision) in which his candidacy for the upcoming FIFA presidential election was refused. The CAS has dismissed the appeal and upheld […]

Liberia’s Bility goes to court in FIFA election issue

Musa Bility, the head of the Liberia Football Association(LFA) whose candidacy for the presidency of the sport’s controlling body, FIFA was recently rejected, will on Wednesday try to convince the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Zurich, Switzerland, to allow him run for the office. According to a statement issued today by the LFA, Mr. Bility is “seeking an interim […]

Nigerian is world Scrabble champion

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday evening congratulated a Nigerian, Wellington Jighere, after he emerged as the World Scrabble Champion. It is first time for Africa. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said that the President conveyed his congratulatory message to Jighere in a telephone conversation he […]

Kamara wins football championship in Sweden

Sierra Leonean striker Alhaji Kamara on Saturday became a proud winner of Sweden’s most valuable football crown as IFK Norrkoping overcame Gothenburg 2-0 to win the premiership. The 21-year-old was not on the scoresheet on the league’s last day after hitting the net five times in the last three previous matches but golden boot winner Emir Kujovic […]

Sweden: Can Norrkoping win title after 26 years?

A victory against champions Malmo on Saturday will mean IFK Norrkoping are Swedish football champions after 26 years. Norrkoping go into Sunday’s finale in the country’s topmost division with a point lead over 2nd placed Gothenburg and the league leaders are banking on the current scoring form of Sierra Leonean hitman Alhaji Kamara to do […]

Liberia: Why Min. Nagbe’s 5-year plan is ripe

From where I sit in Abuja, the Federal Capital of Nigeria, I marvel at how the country’s football authority has been able to keep active all its football teams in all the major continental and global competitions. At six (6) different levels, Nigeria’s various national football teams have been simultaneously competing at the highest levels […]

Sweden-based stars shine in World Cup qualifiers

A number of African footballers plying their trade in the Swedish premiership were in action on Tuesday in the second leg matches of the first rounds of the African qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup with some of them hitting the net. Sierra Leonean striker Alhaji kamara, who plays for league leaders IFK Norrkoping, scored twice in nine […]

African goals in Sweden

Eritrean striker Henok Goitom scored an early goal on Sunday as his club AIK, third on the table, kept its title dreams alive in a 2-1 win over Swedish champions Malmo. The 12th minute strike was Goitom’s 16th in the Swedish football premiership this season. After leading the scoring chart lately the 31-year-old is now second, three goals […]

Africa: Using football to support development

Africa United partners, including the African Union, Confederation of African Football (CAF), CDC Foundation and the World Bank Group proposed Africa United as a Commitment to Action at the 11th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting today. Africa United, a powerful neutrally-branded communications platform, leverages African political and football leadership along with national and local […]

Mexico claims double win in Homeless World Cup

Mexico raised both the Women’s and the Men’s Homeless World Cup trophies in Amsterdam on Saturday evening, making them just the second nation to secure a men’s and women’s title in the same year. With this win, the Mexican women are the first team to claim the top prize three times, overtaking the men’s teams from […]