Monday, February 26, 2024

CAF

International clubs look to Africa for female football talent

International clubs are looking to Africa for more female football talent, a new FIFA report shows. Bonface Orucho, bird story agency Africa is growing into a critical supplier of professional female football talent to international clubs outside the continent, according to...

Ties that bind: Closely-related players who made AFCON 2023 a family affair

Family has been a theme at AFCON tournaments since the early 60s, and the ongoing 2023 competition has brothers and cousins playing alongside each other in search of that elusive family-won title. Joel Omotto, bird story agency In the history of...

Tiny but mighty: How the minnows have outshone Africa’s football giants at AFCON 2023

No African football competition has better echoed the biblical story of David and Goliath than this edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Joel Omotto, bird story agency The story of Africa's smaller teams felling the continent's football giants continues,...

Foreign-born players fueling title glory for teams at 2023 Africa Cup of Nations

A record number of players at AFCON 2023 were born in a foreign country and their presence in their origin country's football teams is hailed as a win for the game on the continent. Joel Omotto, bird story agency Twenty-four nations,...

Meet the trailblazing women who are officiating at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations

Women continue to make giant strides in football with their inclusion in decision-making in Africa and around the world. Women are being seen regularly not only in boardrooms and dressing rooms but also on the pitch. Six women referees...

Countdown to AFCON 2023 as the ultimate African football showdown nears

With just a few days to the start of AFCON 2023, hosted in Cote d’Ivoire, here is what to expect as football fever slowly engulfs the continent. Bonface Orucho, bird story agency Football enthusiasts from across the continent are gearing up...

CAF Women’s Champions League sees surge in debutant clubs

A clutch of exciting new entries into the CAF Champions League, Africa's premier women's club competition, demonstrates the huge potential of women's football on the continent and highlights a sudden increase in investment into women's football. Bonface Orucho, bird story...

African Football League’s grand debut marks a new era of football excellence

The recently introduced African Football League wants to reshape football on the continent. It showcases top-tier club football in Africa and is intent on reshaping fundamentals like broadcasting, sponsorship and prize money. It's also getting widespread support, already. Bonface Orucho,...

Rwanda eyes African football to boost tourism, increase air traffic and grow grassroots football

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has unveiled Rwanda as a key sponsor for the inaugural edition of the African Football League. This partnership will prominently feature the well-known 'Visit Rwanda' campaign within the continent. The strategic collaboration aims...

All you need to know about FIFA world Cup 2030 on three continents

There have been a lot of questions about how the FIFA World Cup 2030 will play out with games scheduled to take place across three continents, Africa, Europe and South America. We provide you with the answers below. The FIFA...
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