Ghana Boss Calls for New Rules Over Players Injured On Poor Pitches

[RFI] Ghana coach Avram Grant urged Africa Cup of Nations organisers to change the regulations so that teams can replace players who have suffered injuries because of the state of the pitches.

[RFI] Ghana coach Avram Grant urged Africa Cup of Nations organisers to change the regulations so that teams can replace players who have suffered injuries because of the state of the pitches.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Atlas Lions Achieve Convincing Afcon Victory

[allAfrica] Morocco served notice of their potential at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals with a convincing 3-1 victory over Togo in their second Group C match in Oyem on Friday, moving the North African side into second place in their pool.

[allAfrica] Morocco served notice of their potential at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals with a convincing 3-1 victory over Togo in their second Group C match in Oyem on Friday, moving the North African side into second place in their pool.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Elephants Scramble to Stay in Running at Afcon

[allAfrica] Title holders Cote d’Ivoire stand on the brink of an embarrassing early elimination from the 2017 African Nations Cup finals after a scrambling 2-2 draw with Group C leaders DR Congo in Oyem on Friday.

[allAfrica] Title holders Cote d'Ivoire stand on the brink of an embarrassing early elimination from the 2017 African Nations Cup finals after a scrambling 2-2 draw with Group C leaders DR Congo in Oyem on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Last Chance for Gabon At Afcon

[allAfrica] Hosts Gabon face their date with destiny on Sunday when they take on Cameroon in their final Group A clash at the African Nations Cup finals in Libreville.

[allAfrica] Hosts Gabon face their date with destiny on Sunday when they take on Cameroon in their final Group A clash at the African Nations Cup finals in Libreville.

source: AllAfrica News: Gabon

Burkinabe Chase Place in Afcon Quarterfinals

[allAfrica] Burkina Faso are chasing the victory they know will give them a place in the quarterfinals of the 2017 African Nations Cup when they face minnows Guinea-Bissau in their final Group A clash in Franceville on Sunday.

[allAfrica] Burkina Faso are chasing the victory they know will give them a place in the quarterfinals of the 2017 African Nations Cup when they face minnows Guinea-Bissau in their final Group A clash in Franceville on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso

FAZ Calls Emergency Council To Deal With Thieves Kazala, Siwale

The Football Association of Zambia has called for an Emergency Council Meeting that will be held on February 4 to deal with the Constitution Review and the suspension of thieving vice president Richard Kazala and committee member Blackwell Siwale on … Continued

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The Football Association of Zambia has called for an Emergency Council Meeting that will be held on February 4 to deal with the Constitution Review and the suspension of thieving vice president Richard Kazala and committee member Blackwell Siwale on the agenda. FAZ Secretary General Ponga Liwewe who is holed up in Gabon on an unclear assignment and has even been off the hub of the Under-20 preparations may miss the Emergency Council Meeting. Liwewe is subject to be ratified at the Annual General Meeting in March although his performance in that position is far from satisfactory. According to notices sent out by FAZ Deputy General Secretary Lombe Mbalashi, the meeting will be held at Government Complex in Lusaka with officials from FIFA guiding the constitution making process. The Emergency Council Meeting will come about two months before the scheduled ordinary Annual General Meeting set for March 25. FAZ President Andrew Kamanga has convened the meeting in line with Article 26.6.2 iv that empowers him to convene and Emergency Meeting. Kamanga may want to clear the way for a smooth ordinary AGM with the constitution and suspensions out of the way. The two suspended officials who are Vice President Richard Kazala and Committee member Blackwell Siwale will also give their exculpatory notes before the council that will decide their fate. Kazala and Siwale should have circulated their response within 90 days of their suspension, but have not done so. Kazala and Siwale allegedly stole K150, 000 from money for tickets purchased by State House for the World Cup qualifier against Nigeria in October 2016. The duo declared the money given to them less K150, 000 from the K1, 650, 000 that State House released. According to some of the pressing issues on the constitution is the reduction of the Electoral College from 350 to 80 and also increasing the number of Super Division teams from 18 to 20. During the meeting, the FIFA team will make a presentation with members also having an opportunity to make their contributions. Members have up to 27th January 2017 to make their submissions with the process having been opened last year. The post FAZ Calls Emergency Council To Deal With Thieves Kazala, Siwale appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Congo DR Hold Champions Ivory Coast 2-all , Morocco Defeat Togo 3-1

Champions Ivory Coast twice pegged back DR Congo to earn a 2-2 draw and keep alive their hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals while Herve Renard’s Morocco came from a goal down to beat Togo 3-1. A … Continued

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Champions Ivory Coast twice pegged back DR Congo to earn a 2-2 draw and keep alive their hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals while Herve Renard’s Morocco came from a goal down to beat Togo 3-1. A clever throw-in routine was finished off by Neeskens Kebano’s low drive to put DR Congo 1-0 up but Wilfried Bony equalised with a powerful header. DR Congo, who will not make the last eight, regained the lead two minutes later when Junior Kabananga headed in. Ivory Coast salvaged a point when Serey Die’s 20-yard shot was deflected in. Salomon Kalou was denied a late winner for Ivory Coast when he volleyed in superbly but the goal was ruled out for offside. The result leaves Group C congested – at least until Friday’s late game between Togo and Morocco. Ivory Coast teetered on the brink because of some poor defending. They failed to pick up the runs of Kebano and Kabananga for the DR Congo pair’s goals and were also fortunate when Firmin Ndombe Mubele’s shot clipped the post after he had easily held off two defenders. But in Bony they had a serious aerial threat and the on-loan Stoke forward gave a warning when he headed over from a long ball over the top by Serge Aurier. Soon after he powered in a downward header from a corner for his side’s first equaliser The Ivorian’s second leveller had an element of good fortune as Die’s drive was diverted in off a defender. A tight offside decision then went against Kalou, who had brilliantly volleyed in from Aurier’s free-kick. BBC SPORT The post Congo DR Hold Champions Ivory Coast 2-all , Morocco Defeat Togo 3-1 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports