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CAF President, Ahmad congratulates Ghana’ s President Nana Akufo Addo on his appointment as Chairman of ECOWAS.

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) boss Ahmad has extended his words of congratulations to the Ghana president,  H. E. Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo, on his new appointment as the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

President Ahmad’s words were more diplomatic, as this was contained in a letter addressed to the Ghana president on September 14, 2020.

H. E Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo.

“It is my pleasure to extend my congratulations to you on your appointment as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). On behalf of the Executive committee of CAF and personally,  I wish you every success in your endeavors. I am certain that during your chairmanship, ECOWAS will maintain and accelerate its constructive and sympathetic contribution to African Football.  As you embark upon your new responsibilities, I wish to assure you and the people of West Africa of CAF’s continued support and friendship.  I am certain that during your presidency,  ECOWAS will maintain and accelerate its constructive contribution to African Football.  Kindly accept, Mr. President, once again my warm congratulations on your appointment and my best wishes as you prepare to take up thr responsibilities,  and challenges of your new office” the letter read.

President Nana Akufo Addo was elected as the new chairman of ECOWAS on September 8, 2020 at the 57 th summit of the regional bloc held in Niamey, Niger.

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He replaces Nigerian born Muhamadou Issoufour who held the position for one year.

Source: sportsworldghana.com

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CAF, ICSS seals deal to develop training programmes in Africa

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The Confederation of African Football, CAF and the International Center for Sport Security, ICSS, have sealed a deal aimed at developing training programs within member associations.

The agreement was signed on October 24 in Morocco. The President of CAF, Ahmad Ahmad signed on behalf of his federation while Mohammed Hanzab represented ICSS.

Apart from developing training programs, the two organization will ensure the highest level of safety and security within the CAF Member Associations.
The press release made public says, among the projects set to be undertaken by the two organizations are training programs aimed at educating security officers, supporting the growth of a professional network of security personnel in Africa.

They will also continue to develop the security operations through joint programs within Football Federations, Leagues, Clubs, Academies and other stakeholders including those operating at the grass-roots levels.

“CAF is a values-driven organization connecting players and communities across Africa. Good governance and safety are key pillars of CAF Transformation plan. Security and integrity are top priorities for us, and a basic requirement for any football match to take place. Ahmad Ahmad said.

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He added that, “I particularly take to heart the issue of young players. Young athletes are not commodities. They are human beings and must be treated as such. We are proud to be a leading voice in the drive to protect, promote and safeguard football and its fans. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration with ICSS.”

“For CAF, football has the unique ability to inspire young and old alike. The organization wishes to make it a powerful educational tool for our youth, openness to others and their differences as well as a powerful platform for building safe relationships between individuals and communities in order to promote peace, good values and health, especially among young people who are most at risk,” he further said.

On his part, the chair of ICSS said, “On behalf of the ICSS, I would like to thank President Ahmad and CAF for its commitment to safeguarding football in Africa (the fastest growing and most diverse football regions in the world). I can’t wait to advance efforts with them to address the very real challenges football now faces to its security and credibility. For instance, not enough being done to stop trafficking of young African players.”

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To him, “As an international organization working to protect sport, ICSS is committed to protecting young players and raising awareness about the growing issue of child trafficking in football. With CAF, we believe that members and Governments could be doing more to protect potential stars of the future.”

“We are keen to initiate this cooperation with CAF and work together to protect the African football and its capacity to promote economic growth and shared values,” he added.

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Tournoi de Solidarité: Fortuna vs Fauve Azur fail to produce winner in the finale

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AS Fortuna and Fauve Azur, have played a draw in the final of the Tournoi de Solidarité played this Sunday in Mbankomo. Tight 2#2 after 90 minutes, both sides again produced a scintillating 13#13 in the penalty shootout, till night fall.

Goalkeeper moïse pouaty made a great save just three minutes on, to prevent Fauve Azur from taking the lead.

The two sides struggled to get a veritable goal scoring opportunity in the first quarter of the game. Fortuna resorted to counter attacks and Ako Loïc at the 17th minute of the game produced Fortuna’s first short on target, which was well saved by Goalkeeper Nkari Daniel of Fauve Azur.

With a heavy downpour that started shortly after kick-off, the pitch became practically unplayable, forcing central referee, Ngwa Blaise to halt the game after 36 minutes.

When play eventually resumed, Fortuna took the lead at the 39 minute, through Beken Franck. A score which they protected till the break.

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Fortuna continued to press hard in the second half, as coach Oumarou Sokba of Fauve Azur brought in Onana Victor, to replace Kunde Junior.

On the side of Fortuna, Onana Rodrigue ceded his place to Bessong Junior.

Fortuna’s starting XI vs Fauve Azur

Fauve Azur multiplied several attacking moves, and drew the equalizer at the 73rd minute, when Fortuna’s center back, Penda Gabriel deflected Ibrahim Faidou’s shot into his own net.

Goalkeeper moïse pouaty of Fortuna pulled an incredible double save at the 75th minute, to stop Fauve Azur from going in front.

At the 78th minute, Fortuna’s Bessong Junior capitalized on a defensive lapse from Fauve Azur, to put Fortuna ahead.

All hopes seemed lost for Fauve Azur, untill substitute, Victor Onana produced a moment of magic at the 82nd minute, with an acrobatic drive that got Goalkeeper Moïse pouaty rooted.

With the game tight at 2#2 after 90 minutes, both sides proceeded to penalty shootout. Moïse pouaty saved one penalty for Fortuna but rattled the cross bar with his kick. The penalty shootout failed to produce any winner, as both teams were tight 13#13, forcing referee Ngwa Blaise, to end the game.

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The final will be replayed in 72 hours (Wednesday October 28, 2020)

The preseason tournament that was organized to prepare some elite teams for the upcoming football season, has been going on for over a month, at the CAF Excellence center in Mbankomo.

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Tournoi de Solidarité: Oyili FC wins U17 finale

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Afeseh Apong,

Sports Writer Mysoccer24.com


Oyili FC of yaounde has beaten Ancinfoot 5#0, to win the final of the Tournoi de Solidarité in the U17 category. The final was played this Sunday at the CAF Excellence center in Mbankomo.

Adan Mveng put Oyili in front a the seventh minute of play, when his fine left footed strike got Goalkeeper Sidoine Koularaba beaten.

Two minutes three minutes later, Essomba Antoine Loïc made it two nil, finishing an excellent individual move down the right flang from Ngono Effa Stevy.

After conceding two early goals, coach Serge Ateba of Ancinfoot, effected two substitutions at the 20th minute, injecting fresh blood.

Oyili’s full back, James Ndjeungoue was the first player to enter the referee’s books, following a nasty challenge on Ancinfoot’s Etoundi Ondoa Pierre.

Ancinfoot improved much in the last quarter of the first segment, but needed a fine save from Goalkeeper Sidoine Koularaba to prevent further casualty from an ambitious Oyili.

Ancinfoot’s starting XI

Just two minutes into second segment, Essomba Antoine Loïc  fired Oyili FC three goals up, ending all hopes of a comeback from Ancinfoot.

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Nguh Daniel Junior  put the game beyond Ancinfoot’s reach, with a fine finish 26 minutes into the second half.

A late penalty from Ondo Jean completed the assault for Oyili FC, as they won 5#0.

The young Oyili FC side maintained the score till the end, thereby claiming the trophy of the first edition of the Tournoi de la solidarité, in the U17 category.

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