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FIFA President Urges Sierra Leone to Resolve Football Row

FIFA President Urges Sierra Leone to Resolve Football Row

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) president Gianni Infantino has pleaded with Sierra Leone authorities to work together to resolve a protracted row in the administration of football in the country. The row between rival factions in the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), which stemmed from the election of Aisha Johansen as the country’s first […]

The PowerFul Fatma Samba

The PowerFul Fatma Samba

When newly elected president Gianni Infantino appointed Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura as his secretary-general in June 2016, Samoura, an African Muslim woman, became not only the first non-European to hold FIFA’s second-most powerful position but also the first female to sit at its top table. Samoura was born in Dakar two years after Senegal declared […]

Breaking The Cycle : Salma El Majidi Becomes The First Arab And Sudanese Woman To Coach The Male Football Team

Breaking The Cycle : Salma El Majidi Becomes The First Arab And Sudanese Woman To Coach The Male Football Team

 Salma El Majidi is the first Arab and Sudanese woman to coach a men’s football team in the Arab world. “I became a coach because there is still no scope for women’s football in Sudan,” El Majidi told an AFP reporter in eastern Sudan’s El Gedaref where she trains players of the El Ahly El […]

Ghana: FIFA Bans Biased Ghanaian Referee For Life

Ghana: FIFA Bans Biased Ghanaian Referee For Life

The Disciplinary Committee of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has imposed a life ban on Ghanaian match official, Joseph Odartei Lamptey, for his controversial handling of a the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal in November. He has been prohibited from taking part in any kind of football-related activity […]

FIFA Slams Fresh Two-Year Ban On Adamu

FIFA Slams Fresh Two-Year Ban On Adamu

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA has slammed fresh, world-wide, two-year ban on former Director General of National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr Amos Adamu. The committee chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, banned the former CAF and FIFA executive committee member from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and […]

South Africa: FIFA Coaching Course for Women Coaches

South Africa: FIFA Coaching Course for Women Coaches

Women’s Month will end with a bang with the hosting of an elite FIFA Coaching course for top SAFA qualified women coaches from the 28 August – 2 September 2016. This will be the second course of its kind to have ever been held in SA. The course will take place at the SAFA technical […]