Articles tagged 'caf'

More plaudits for Chiyangwa 23 March 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa has received glowing praises from the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) after spearheading former Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Issa Hayatou’s downfall. The long-serving Hayatou was deposed by Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar during last ...
Incidents that sealed Hayatou's fate 18 March 2017 JOHANNESBURG - The days of muzzling opposition within the Confederation of African Football (Caf) might be over. This is the story that dominated the continental football body; employing cronies, doing things behind the FA presidents and ruling by an iron fist. Today, Africa looks back at I...
Chiyangwa basks in Ahmad's Caf triumph 18 March 2017 HARARE - Hundreds of local football fans welcomed Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa at Harare International Airport yesterday, on his return from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) General Assembly in Ethiopia. Chiyangwa masterminded the downfall of long-serving former Caf president Iss...
We owe it all to Zifa, Chiyangwa 17 March 2017 HARARE - You have to give it up to Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa after he engineered the downfall of former Confederation of African Football (Caf) Issa Hayatou yesterday. Chiyangwa was the campaign manager for Madagascar Football Association president Ahmad Ahmad, who was voted as the new C...
Zim football will benefit - Chiyangwa 17 March 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa says Zimbabwe has a lot to benefit after Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar was voted as the Confederation of African Football (Caf) new president in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia yesterday. Ahmad ended former Caf president Issa Hayatou's 28-year reign after receiving 3...
New era dawns for Caf 17 March 2017 HARARE - Ahmad Ahmad is the new Confederation of African Football president after stunning the long-serving Issa Hayatou in yesterday’s elections in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Madagascar Football Association president polled a total of 34 votes against Hayatou’s 20 to stun the entire continent...
Caf to discipline Chiyangwa 17 March 2017 HARARE - The Confederation of African Football (Caf) says it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa for “attacking the honour” of the Cairo-based organisation. Caf reached the decision at their Executive Committee meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday...
D-Day for Hayatou 17 March 2017 HARARE - Their campaign trails have been all about tough-as-nails talk that will pull African football from the abyss of corruption, but candidates angling for the biggest football job on the continent cannot help but tremble before the vote is cast today. If anything, anxiety is running high ...
Issa Hayatou ousted 16 March 2017 ADDIS - Madagascar's football chief Ahmad Ahmad has been elected president of the Confederation of African Football on Thursday, ousting veteran leader Issa Hayatou after 29 years in office. Ahmad won the election in the Ethiopian capital by 34 votes to Hayatou's 20, official results showed. ...
Crucial week for Hayatou 11 March 2017 JOHANNESBURG - The African football stands on the threshold of history on March 16 in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa when the 39th Ordinary Congress of Caf gets underway. This is the date that will usher in a new Caf Executive Committee and hopefully a new president. Issa Hayatou from...
Infantino praises Chiyangwa 9 March 2017 HARARE - New Fifa President Gianni Infantino - who met President Robert Mugabe last month a day after he attended a birthday party for the country's football chief Philip Chiyangwa - has hailed the cordial and heartfelt welcome he received in Zimbabwe. The 46-year-old Swiss-Italian, who jetted...
Hayatou fights back 7 March 2017 HARARE - Caf president Issa Hayatou will not go down without a fight as he hopes to win an unprecedented eighth term as the head of African football. The Cameroonian, now 71, is going against Madagascar Football Association head Ahmad Ahmad at next week’s election to be held in Addis Ababa, Et...
Issa Hayatou fights back 7 March 2017 HARARE - CAF president Issa Hayatou will not go down without a fight as he hopes to win an unprecedented eighth term as the head of African football. The Cameroonian, 71, is going against Madagascar Football Association head Ahmad Ahmad at next week’s election to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiop...
Chiyangwa makes things happen 4 March 2017 JOHANNESBURG - Most take him for granted. Others say he is  maverick and goes over the top with his antics. But one thing you cannot take away from rising global sensation, Philip Chiyangwa is making things happen. When he came into power less than a year ago, soccer analysts dismissed him ...
Chiyangwa's strategy 24 February 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa last night hosted his birthday celebrations in Harare with Fifa president Gianni Infantino as the guest of honour. Other Fifa delegates and various African football federation presidents also arrived in the capital last night to join the festivities. ...
Fifa boss confirms Zim visit 17 February 2017 HARARE - Fifa president Gianni Infantino has confirmed his visit to Zimbabwe next Friday to attend Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa's birthday celebrations. Infantino will join other football heads from across the African continent to celebrate with Chiyangwa, who will also be toasting his asce...
Chiyangwa demands apology from Caf 16 February 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa insists his birthday celebrations will go ahead in Harare next week despite massive resistance from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Issa Hayatou. Chiyangwa, who is also the Cosafa president, has invited a number of association head...
Pressure mounts on embattled Hayatou 15 February 2017 HARARE - There was general consensus across the continent yesterday that Issa Hayatou has overstayed his welcome as Confederation of African Football (Caf) president. Hayatou, who is seeking an eighth term in next month's elections, has been the Caf president since 1988. However, it seems Z...
Ngezi home match away from home 15 February 2017 HARARE - Ngezi Platinum Stars’ African Confederation Cup return leg against Pamplemousses, which was initially set for Baobab Stadium, has been moved to the National Sports Stadium after Caf insisted that Mhondoro-Ngezi cannot host international matches due to lack of hotels in the area. The m...
Fifa boss set for Zim 14 February 2017 HARARE - Fifa president Gianni Infantino and dozens of FA presidents across Africa will visit the country next week to attend Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Philip Chiyangwa’s birthday celebrations and his recent appointment as the Council of Southern African Football Associations...
Cosafa endorses Ahmad for Caf presidency 14 February 2017 HARARE - The Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) has thrown its weight behind Madagascar Football Association president Ahmad Ahmad’s candidature for the Confederation of African Football (Caf) presidency in next month’s elections. The decision for Ahmad’s audacious bid ...
CAPS fire blanks in Lesotho 12 February 2017 MASERU - CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe was satisfied with his side's performance in the goalless draw against Lioli FC in the first leg of the African Champions League qualifier here yesterday. The Zimbabwe champions created a number of half chances especially in the first half but could n...
Caf snub must motivate Billiat 10 January 2017 HARARE - Soccer-loving Zimbabweans must be seething in anger and justifiably so. Last Thursday, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) hosted the annual Caf Awards in the Nigerian capital of Abuja where a number of football luminaries were recognised and rewarded. It was a night in whi...
Chiyangwa sets sight on Caf post 19 December 2016 HARARE - After pulling a shocker to land the Cosafa president’s post at the weekend, Philip Chiyangwa says he is now focussed on securing a seat on the influential Caf executive committee. Chiyangwa, who assumed the Zifa presidency only a year ago, became the first Zimbabwean to ascend to the ...
It was a good year - Mlauzi 15 December 2016 HARARE - Mighty Warriors coach Shadreck Mlauzi believes his side’s nomination for the prestigious Confederation of African Football (Caf) Women’s Team of the Year award is a sign they are in the right direction. Zimbabwe for the second year running were listed among the nominees for the accola...