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Football

The beautiful game played in Africa. News, events, results, analysis, statistics, profiles, colour stories and more, from across the continent.

FIFA Disciplinary Committee Suspends Ivorian Player Sylvain Gbohouo on Grounds of Doping

The player was found to be in violation of article 6 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations as read in conjunction with article 17 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed an 18-month period of ineligibility on...

Shattering cultural bonds: the 16-year-old woman striker.

Cameroonians take pride in football as a source of national unity but women have not always been included in the equation. 16-year-old footballer Lamine Mana is shifting that narrative. By Leocadia Bongben, bird story agency "When I gave her my first...

Arab wings, the “Jollof Derby” and five African cup finals

African Football fans across the continent and elsewhere were on the edge of their seats as the Qatar 2022 FIFA World cup playoffs produced some mouth-watering results and the setting for 5 explosive fixtures next Tuesday, March 29, 20022...

Procedures for the Final Draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ released

Final Draw for FIFA (FIFA.com) World Cup Qatar 2022™ will take place on 1 April in Doha; Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions approved principles for pot allocation and drawing of 32 participating teams; FIFA/Coca-Cola Men’s World Ranking published on 31 March...

FIFA Foundation helps victims of war in Ukraine

In total, USD 1 million has been made available to the FIFA Foundation so that it can respond to the growing humanitarian situation in Ukraine and the region Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the FIFA Foundation has...

Bundesliga Preview, Matchday 27 – Must-win weekend for Bayern

By Sammy Wejinya The 2021-22 Bundesliga title race is well and truly back on track as the top four race to qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League is also heating up, alongside the battle to survive relegation. League leaders Bayern...

Bundesliga Wrap, Matchday 26 – Bayern miss chance to go 12 points clear

By Sammy Wejinya Bayern Munich had their lead at the top of the 2021-22 German Bundesliga standings trimmed to seven points after playing out a 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim. Robert Lewandowski cancelled out Christoph Baumgartner's goal as the Bavarians hit...

FIFA to discuss workers situation in Qatar with Amnesty International

FIFA will welcome a delegation of Amnesty International (AI) on Monday, 14 March 2022 at the Home of FIFA in Zurich to discuss the situation of migrant workers in Qatar in connection with the FIFA World Cup Qatar...

Bundesliga Preview, Matchday 26 – In form Bayern look to extend lead at top...

By Sammy Wejinya The 2021-22 Bundesliga season is entering the decisive phase as the German top flight is slowly but surely heading to the finish line. League leaders, Bayern Munich were in supreme form on the continent in midweek, smashing RB...

Breaking the Bias and taking women’s football Beyond Greatness on IWD

 Secretary General Fatma Samoura celebrated IWD2022 at Expo 2020; She detailed the growing number of women in leading positions globally; The audience also heard how next year's FIFA Women's World Cup could break records again FIFA’s Secretary General Fatma Samoura...