A. Group C: Nigeria who lost their last group match at home last week, returned to winning ways today as they comfortably defeated Central African Republic by 2 goals to none, all thanks to Victor Osimhen who scored a brilliant goal in the first half of the game.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is the administrative body for football in the continent of Africa. Much like it's European counterpart: UEFA, the Confederation of African Football is responsible for managing international competitions in Africa. There are currently fifty four member nations.
On matchday 4 of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, the Super Eagles defeated the Central African Republic 1-0. Avenging a humiliating 1-0 loss in the reverse encounter on Thursday in Lagos against the same opponent. Here are 4 things we learned from the match 1. OKoye is Rohr's Number 1
As each international week comes with action packed World Cup qualification matches, CAF National teams like their counterpart in other continents, continues to battle for which African National Teams occupies the available five(5) slots for CAF members in Qatar 2022, and is likely to end in a yet to be confirmed date in March 2022.
African National teams which are members of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), have the mandate to compete for the right to represent at every World Cup tournament. They also reverse the right to not compete for reasons of national interest. About fifty four(54) African countries are CAF members, and CAF on their path follows a systematic pairing in order to produce five(5) National teams to fill the available Five(5) slots available for CAF teams in the final tournament.
Current Nigerian professional football league champions and Nigerian representatives in the CAF Champions league, Akwa United, quest for continental glory came to a sudden end as they were dumped off the preliminary stage of the competition by Algerian side, CR Belouizdad. The 'Promise Keepers' welcomed the Algerian side at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo a Fortnite ago for the first leg of the CAF Champions league crunch tackle.
Actions will return in CAF organised competitions this weekend as teams who excelled beyond the preliminary stages begin their quest for continental glory. Following the elimination of current Nigeria professional football league champions, Akwa United, in the preliminary stage, Nigeria is left with three teams in the continent with Rivers United, Enyimba and Bayelsea United campaigning in the CAF champions league and CAF Confederation Cup respectively.
Former Governor of Abia State and Pillar of sports in Africa, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu (OUK) has described The victory of Enyimba Football Club at the first leg of the CAF Confederations Cup second round game as a commendable and well deserved feat. The former Governor, under whose administration Enyimba FC won the CAF competition in 2003 and 2004, stressed that sports in general and football in particular is a unifying game, adding that government at all levels must support grassroots sports development for the sake of national development.
Two People Who Are To Be Blamed As 25 Guinea Bissau Players Suffers Diarrhea Ahead Of Their Game Against Morocco
The condition of Guinea Bissau is currently devastating. According to the reports by neitherlandnewslive, 25 players in the team have suffered Diarrhea and had been vomiting in their hotel. This is a piece of the sad news that is coming from the African country that's preparing for a match against Morocco tonight in the FIFA World Cup qualifying game.
The annual continental club football competition is run by Confederation of African Football (CAF) and is been contested amongst 68 top teams from 56 associations who’re either champions of their respective leagues or make it through qualification. Since the tournament was birthed it has produced several winners in the past with the North African teams dominance growing stronger every now and then without any signs or signal of slowing down their dominance on the biggest club football competition on the continent.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given it's nod to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the Super Eagles to wear black armbands in Friday's World Cup qualifier game against Lone Star of Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. The all-important game would be used to honour late Thompson Usiyen, who died in the State of California, USA on Tuesday.
The 60,000-seater Olembe Sports Complex, the venue that will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the CAF Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 will be inaugurated on Friday, September 3rd, 2021. The stadium that was named after the country's second-ever president, Paul Biya will host the 2022 World Cup qualifiers between Cameroon and Malawi.
Algeria wants to compete in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after conquering Africa. In Group A of the CAF qualifications, they begin with a home match against Djibouti. Algeria are ranked third in Africa, much ahead of Djibouti, which is placed 50th, and will be expected to easily dispatch their opponents.
Five Algerian born players who could help CR Belouizdad overcome Akwa United in CAF Champions League
CR Belouizdad are the favourites heading into the CAF Champions League preliminaries, they have several players who could stun the Egyptian giants. Belouizdad won the Algerian top flight with one game to spare. They are well respected. With two-legged battles with Akwa United coming up in September.
Senegalese side Diambers FC will be there Enyimba FC's opponents in the second preliminary round of the CAF Confederations Cup. This follows Diambers Elimination of Guinean side Wakriya AC in the first preliminary rounds by 3-0 at the Stade Lat Dior This Senegal on Sunday. Owing to political tension in Guinea, the Confederation of African Football released a statement last week announcing that matches involving Guinea’s three representatives in the first preliminary round of the Interclub Competitions would be decided over a single leg in their opponents country.
FIFA President Mr Gianni Infantino and his African counterpart, Dr Patrice Motsepe, paid a courtesy visit to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), on Thursday. During the visit to the State House, the Nigerian president was presented with variety 10 jersey and a football.
The Confederation of Africa Football popularly known as CAF has celebrated Super Eagles of Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa, after reaching a new milestone in his team's 2-1 comeback victory over Cape Verde national team in the World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. The former CSKA Moscow football club dazzler was given a surprise starting role by coach Gernot Rohr against Cape Verde in order to mark his 100 appearances for the team, and he was able to impress.
The CAF 2022 World Cup Qualifiers will resume this week with the instalment of the first 20 matches of the second round as the best of the African football stars will be on parade, representing their countries. The second round begins with the group phase as all the remaining 40 teams in the qualifier will play their first match of the round-robin series this week, starting from Wednesday through Friday.
The Pride of Rivers will be the only club representing Nigeria in the first round of the CAF champions league. Two teams qualified for the CAF champions league, Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) current champions Akwa United and runner-up Rivers united,but the former was knocked out by CR Belouizdad in the preliminary stage 2-1 on aggregate while Rivers United got the better of Young Africans of Tanzania (1-0) on both legs.
The Nigeria Football Federation's request to have spectators witness the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on September 3 was granted by the Confederation of African Football. The NFF had written to CAF requesting that the Eagles' first World Cup qualifiers be watched by at least 12,000 people.