Afcon women’s tournament draw set to hold

The draw for the eight countries in the Women’s African Football Cup of Nations soccer tournament will be held at the Yaoundé Multipurpose Sports Complex on Sunday 18 September, 2016. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) director of communication, Junior Binyam, said the procedure for the draw had been finalised and approved by the Women Football Committee. He said the host nation and the defending champions Nigeria would be the top seeds in Groups A and B respectively. Nigeria have won nine of the previous editions of the tournament before this year's 12th edition. “So, those two countries are seeded already as A1 and B1,” Binyam said. The CAF official explained that the second seeds would be Ghana and South Africa; according to their past records in the competition. He further explained that the first team to be drawn would be placed in Group A and the second in Group B. “Then we will have another level with...

World Cup qualifiers: Nigeria remain in Pot Two

FIFA has returned Nigeria to Pot 2, ahead of the African World Cup qualifiers draw on Friday. The world football governing body, confirmed the u-turn on Wednesday night, after deciding to cancel a “special” ranking, which saw the Super Eagles demoted to Pot 3 and placed Egypt in Pot 1. FIFA also announced the procedure for the draw ceremony. “The teams in Pot 4 will be drawn first. The team drawn first from Pot 4 will be placed in Group A, and its exact position in the group will be determined by a ball drawn from a second pot that will contain four balls with the position numbers 1-4,” it stated. “The team drawn second from Pot 4 will be placed in Group B, and its position in the group will also be determined by a ball drawn from the second pot. The team drawn third will be placed in Group C, and its...

CAF expects no favors from FIFA’s Samoura -Gen.secretary

Fatma Samoura became the first African to ever be handed the post only ten days ago. "She's the secretary general of Fifa, the world body, not Africa," Caf's Hicham El Amrani told reporters "Even if her origin does play a role in her understanding the environments or the different mechanics between nations or confederations." Nonetheless, El Amrani believes Samoura's roots and extensive work across Africa - having operated in Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Guinea, Madagascar and Nigeria for the United Nations (UN) - can only help when it comes to the continent's football. "That's a benefit indeed - her coming from the continent," said El Amrani, Caf's General Secretary. "For sure she has been working throughout the continent during her long experience with the United Nations so I am sure that her understanding (of Africa) is a given fact." While the appointment of Fifa's first female secretary general came as a shock to many observers, El Amrani...

Uk Nollywood Producers Guild Inauguration At The Houses Of Parliament.

TVC E. As African film-makers in the diaspora ( UK Nollywood ), the onus is on them to channel their creative ingenuity in a manner that is both artistically and financially beneficial to all. That is why the independent film producers from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Gambia, Kenya, South Africa and other African nations, have come together under the umbrella of UK Nollywood Producers Guild (UKNPG) to have a common and united association. The name ‘Nollywood’ is a reflection of the strength of the idea started in Nigeria; that has become so powerful that it has now come to encompass the entire continent of film-makers. The official inauguration was held at the historic buildings of the British Houses of Parliament, in Westminster. The PRO of the Guild HRM Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade says the evening was an enjoyable affair with speeches from the top table; a screening of a compilation of film trailers from...

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