Category: Sports

Presidential decree corrects wrongs of the past


A Presidential decree signed on 26th September 2014 modifies the provisions of the Presidential decree of 31st October 1972 on the organization and functioning of the country’s football selections. The new decree modifies aspects relative to management, admissions into football

Hayatou confirmed as Fifa senior VP

Blatter and Hayatou

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has confirmed Issa Hayatou, the head of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), as the senior vice-president of sport’s world governing body. Argentine Julio Grondona, who passed away in July , previously held the post. It

Nations Cup 2015: No place for Song in Cameroon squad

Alex Song

There is no place in the latest Cameroon squad for West Ham’s Alex Song, despite the fact he has completed a three-match ban. The Indomitable Lions are set to play Sierra Leone on 10 and 15 October in Group D

Presidential decree creates Cameroon’s pioneer football Academy


The president of the Republic this Thursday 24th September 2014 signed a decree creating the first state owned National Football Academy dubbed ANAFOOT. The National Football Academy will ensure the proper development of football expertise in the country, in the

Cameroon to Host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations


Cameroon has been voted as hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament, by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). CAF president, Issa Hayatou, announced the decision this Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the African Union Headquarters

Lionel Messi’s hometown bars parents from naming kids ‘Messi’


Rosario, Argentina resident Hector Varela wanted to pay homage to Lionel Messi by naming his newborn son “Messi.” And so, Messi Varela was christened, but he will be the final boy named Messi in the city. The Barcelona star’s hometown

Yaya blames Elephants

Yaya Toure

Ivory Coast captain Yaya Toure blamed his team for a nervy game against Cameroon that saw the Ivorians conceding 4-1 at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde on Wednesday in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group stage. “We

Player receives 70-match ban for headbutting referee

Red card

An Austrian footballer has been banned for 70 matches for headbutting a referee. Ismail Gunduz of amateur side SK Rum received the punishment after he reacted furiously to being shown a second yellow card in the 87th minute of a

AFCON: Cameroon win, Nigeria humbled


Defending champions Nigeria suffered a stunning 3-2 home loss to Congo Brazzaville Saturday on matchday 1 of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition. It was the first defeat in 47 home matches for the Super Eagles since qualifying started

Ronaldo European Player of the Year


Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo was on Thursday named European Footballer of the Year, the Portuguese striker topping the journalists’ poll ahead of Germany’s World Cup winner Manuel Neuer and Dutchman Arjen Robben. Ronaldo is the fourth recipient of the award,