Rwanda Bids to Host FIFA Council Meeting

[New Times] FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said that the World governing body will asses Rwanda’s bid to host the 2017 Fifa Executive Committee meeting in October. Infantino said this yesterday at Ferwafa House after arriving for a one day visit t…

[New Times] FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said that the World governing body will asses Rwanda's bid to host the 2017 Fifa Executive Committee meeting in October. Infantino said this yesterday at Ferwafa House after arriving for a one day visit that also saw him commission a Rwf 3.8 billion Ferwafa hotel.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Zambia’s First Ever Major Footballing Tournament Rolls Into Action

Zambia and Guinea will get the ball rolling in the 2017 Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations this afternoon at Heroes Stadium. With the tickets sold out at the 50, 000 capacity stadium the match will set the tone for … Continued

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Zambia and Guinea will get the ball rolling in the 2017 Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations this afternoon at Heroes Stadium. With the tickets sold out at the 50, 000 capacity stadium the match will set the tone for the tournament that Zambia is hosting for the first time. President Edgar Lungu will lead thousands of fans in cheering the junior Chipolopolo at Heroes Stadium. The junior Chipolopolo have been the toast of the nation having tasted glory during the Cosafa Under-20 championship and offer a more attractive brand of fast passing football. Encouragingly some names in the junior ranks already resonate positively with the public with neat passer Enock ‘Computer’ Mwepu, ball wizard Crispin Sakulanda and Patson Daka easily picked out of the crowd among others. The build up to the tournament has been credible with the team having been camped in Europe where they tested action with high profile junior sides like the Barcelona B team that beat them 3-1 but had a slice of victory in preceding matches against Tenerife B and FC Basel whom they both edged 1-0. A later friendly match against fellow Southern Africa representatives South Africa ended 2-1 in favour of Beston Chambeshi’s side at Nkoloma stadium. The match kicks off at 15:00 hours local time and will be beamed live by pay tv channel SuperSport. In the 18:00 hours kickoff four-time champions Egypt will face Mali at the same venue in another potentially explosive match in Group A. (source: Bolazambia) The post Zambia’s First Ever Major Footballing Tournament Rolls Into Action appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hichilema Taps Into U-20 AFCON Fever

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has tapped into the Under-20 football euphoria by wishing the Zambia Under-20 success in the Total Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Not surprisingly politicians are clamouring around the junior Chipolopolo given the pulling power that the … Continued

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UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has tapped into the Under-20 football euphoria by wishing the Zambia Under-20 success in the Total Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Not surprisingly politicians are clamouring around the junior Chipolopolo given the pulling power that the game of football offers. Below is his statement As we host the under 20 Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament starting tomorrow, it’s important to always remember our important duty as Zambians which is to be good citizens. Let us welcome all our foreign visitors with the Zambian hospitality we are known for. The least we expect from our junior Chipolopolo is to be champions (win the chikombe) or at least finish among the top 4 in the tournament so that we qualify for the upcoming junior world cup which has eluded us for years. Let’s turn-out in numbers to cheer our junior Chipolopolo boys knowing very well that all we expect from them ultimately is the cup. For us in the UPND, and as a country, a sport is very important as it unites us more than anything else. Go Zambia! go Chipolopolo! The post Hichilema Taps Into U-20 AFCON Fever appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Johnny Slams Christians, Muslims Praying for Buhari’s Death

[Vanguard] A leader of the All Progressives Congress APC in Delta State, High Chief Michael Johnny has condemned both Christians and Muslims praying for the death of President Muhammadu Buhari, describing such an act as ungodly and demonic.

[Vanguard] A leader of the All Progressives Congress APC in Delta State, High Chief Michael Johnny has condemned both Christians and Muslims praying for the death of President Muhammadu Buhari, describing such an act as ungodly and demonic.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Cowboy Hats, Cake and a Cooler Box – Mugabe’s Birthday Highlights

[News24Wire] First Lady Grace Mugabe led thousands of revellers in singing Happy Birthday to her visibly tired husband, Zimbabwe’s longtime ruler Robert Mugabe on Saturday at a party to mark his 93rd birthday that was heavily criticised by the opposition.

[News24Wire] First Lady Grace Mugabe led thousands of revellers in singing Happy Birthday to her visibly tired husband, Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe on Saturday at a party to mark his 93rd birthday that was heavily criticised by the opposition.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Southern Kaduna – Osinbajo Gives Police IG Marching Orders to Halt Killings – – Presidency

[Premium Times] Additional security measures, including a total deployment of 15, 285 policemen are now being put in place by the Nigeria Police Force in Southern Kaduna, days after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo summoned the Inspector General of Polic…

[Premium Times] Additional security measures, including a total deployment of 15, 285 policemen are now being put in place by the Nigeria Police Force in Southern Kaduna, days after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo summoned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to Aso Rock over the violence in the area.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Buhari Scraps Special Intervention Funds for Tertiary Institutions

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that Tertiary Education Trust Fund’s special intervention funds given to tertiary institutions across the country be excluded in 2017 due to past abuses.

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that Tertiary Education Trust Fund's special intervention funds given to tertiary institutions across the country be excluded in 2017 due to past abuses.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria