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FIFA fines Zambia
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FIFA fines Zambia

Editor Southern Times - Oct 06, 2017

Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka – Despite humiliating the much daunted Algeria “Desert Foxes” 3-1 in the World Cup qualifying grudge match at Heroes Stadium in the capital, Lusaka,…

Another FIFA crisis: Back to square one
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Another FIFA crisis: Back to square one

Editor Southern Times - Sep 29, 2017

It never rains but pours for FIFA, the governing body of world football. People were beginning to think that dark days of Sepp Blatter’s scandalous rain were…

Southern Africa now has the two most powerful men in African football
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Southern Africa now has the two most powerful men in African football

Staff Reporter - Aug 04, 2017

By Robson Sharuko HARARE - For exactly 60 years, Southern Africa was the only bloc which had never provided the Confederation of African Football (CAF) with a leader,…

Change to AFCON calendar – Boost for Southern African football
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Change to AFCON calendar – Boost for Southern African football

Staff Reporter - Jul 21, 2017

By Robson Sharuko Harare - African football is set for some major changes, including a possible expansion of the number of teams that could take part in…

COSAFA stands firm
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COSAFA stands firm

Staff Reporter - Apr 13, 2017

By Adolf Kaure Windhoek – The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) will take an aggressive stance to promote the interest of the organisation and its…

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Dust refuses to settle at Africa’s football body

Staff Reporter - Apr 07, 2017

By Southern Times Reporter THE latest crusade to tarnish the image of new CAF president Ahmad Ahmad stems from e-mails published by British newspaper The Sunday Times…

FIFA and NFA join forces to rehabilitate sports facilities
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FIFA and NFA join forces to rehabilitate sports facilities

Staff Reporter - Mar 03, 2017

WINDHOEK - The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) and Namibia Football Association (NFA) have signed an agreement to develop and rehabilitate sports fields and promote life…

FIFA boss visit to Southern Africa – The battleground for CAF leadership war?
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FIFA boss visit to Southern Africa – The battleground for CAF leadership war?

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Robson Sharuko HARARE - Southern Africa is providing the unlikely stage for a bruising high-stakes battle for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) leadership with the region…

Mamelodi digs into FIFA’s increase of World Cup participants
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Mamelodi digs into FIFA’s increase of World Cup participants

Staff Reporter - Jan 27, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE- QUESTIONS have been raised as to whether African countries are set to benefit from the recent decision to increase football teams at the World…

Nam down one place in FIFA rankings
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Nam down one place in FIFA rankings

Staff Reporter - Jan 23, 2017

WINDHOEK - NAMIBIA continues to drop on the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA)’s latest world rankings released on January 12, 2016. The national football team, also…

Mascom 8 rolls on in Zebras inactivity
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Mascom 8 rolls on in Zebras inactivity

Staff Reporter - Nov 11, 2016

By Bakang Mhladi GABORONE- IT WILL be business as usual in the Botswana Premier League with the national team inactive for the umpteenth time during a FIFA…

Anti-Racism Task Force: Fifa’s shame
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Anti-Racism Task Force: Fifa’s shame

Staff Reporter - Oct 07, 2016

THE sporting world and football lovers, in particular, learnt recently that the international football governing body, FIFA has disbanded its Anti-Racism Task Force. FIFA, obviously, has reasons…

Sport for Disabilities: Challenge for Southern Africa
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Sport for Disabilities: Challenge for Southern Africa

Staff Reporter - Sep 16, 2016

The fact that engagement in sport and physical recreation activities is a basic human right has been recognised by the United Nations and other international organisations. Participation…

CAF and the Future of African Football
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CAF and the Future of African Football

Staff Reporter - Aug 19, 2016

By Andrew Bonani Kamanga There is no doubt that sport, particularly football, has the power to unite people of diverse backgrounds. Sport can also be a catalyst…

NFF adopts FIFA TMS system
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NFF adopts FIFA TMS system

Staff Reporter - Jul 08, 2016

FIFA TMS announced last Tuesdsay that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is the first member association in Africa to implement the FIFA TMS Domestic Transfer Matching System…

SA football trapped in a messy web of corruption
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SA football trapped in a messy web of corruption

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2016

By Robson Sharuko Harare- In the week that FIFA banned three more South African officials, for being part of a ring that fixed Bafana Bafana’s warm-up matches ahead…

Storm rages in SA
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Storm rages in SA

Staff Reporter - Mar 11, 2016

> Robson Sharuko Harare - Even as FIFA elected a new president, who declared he would lead world football out of its web of corruption, the storm…

Football top priority on FIFA President’s first day
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Football top priority on FIFA President’s first day

Staff Reporter - Mar 11, 2016

New FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s first day in office was marked with rain, soaked boots and goal celebrations as some of football’s most enduring names travelled to…

Welcome Mr Infantino!  New FIFA President
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Welcome Mr Infantino! New FIFA President

Staff Reporter - Mar 11, 2016

It is very difficult to run away from football matters during this period. When football sneezes, the sporting world catches a cold! Good news for change! At…

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New FIFA boss promises to weed out corruption . . . storm rages in South Africa

Staff Reporter - Mar 05, 2016

Robson Sharuko HARARE - EVEN as FIFA elected a new president, who declared he would lead world football out of its web of corruption, the storm that…