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CAF President Seeks Second Term Despite Controversy 

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CAF President Ahmad Ahmad announced Wednesday that he will seek a second term as president of the Confederation of African Football despite having faced questions over financial irregularities, all of which he has denied.
“ The @ CAF _ Online knew a lot of improvements for 4 years. I ’m proud of my team ’ s achievements ,” the 60 – year -old tweeted .
“ I extend my thanks and gratitude for your support and assistance in the # football in # Africa and beyond . After reflexion and consultation process , I decided to stand for re – election .”
Earlier this week , it was revealed a letter sent to Ahmad from 46 of CAF ’s 54 member associations had requested him to run for a second four -year term .
Philip Chiyangwa, president of southern African football body COSAFA , confirmed to AFP that a letter supporting Ahmad had been delivered to the former Malagasy politician .
The presidential election is scheduled for Rabat next March.
A simple majority — 28 votes if each association participates — is required to win the election but no official has announced their candidacy .
Algeria , Botswana , the Ivory Coast , Nigeria , Sierra Leone , South Africa , Uganda , and Zimbabwe were the eight nations not included in the letter of support .
Ahmad scored a stunning victory three years ago over incumbent Issa Hayatou , a Cameroonian who had ruled African football for 29 years.
The letter praised Ahmad but made no mention of various controversies surrounding him, including being probed by the FIFA ethics committee for alleged financial irregularities , which he denies .
At the request of Ahmad , FIFA sent secretary general Fatma Samoura to CAF headquarters in Cairo last year to assist for six months in the running of the organization .
( AFP )

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AFN Boss Promises Adegoke SUV If He Wins Olympic Gold

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The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Engr Shehu Ibrahim Gusau, has promised to give Enoch Olaolu Adegoke a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) if he wins a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics holding from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

During an elaborate send forth ceremony held by the Edo State Government for its athlete, Enoch Adegoke on Tuesday, Gusau said the gesture is his little way of motivating the athlete participating in the track and field events.

Gusau, who was part of the virtual ceremony via Zoom said that if Adegoke wins any other medal apart from gold, he will receive a surprise gift still from him.

“Olympics is a big stage where every qualified athlete is motivated to go for gold and we need to motivate them more.

“I am talking about a tear rubber SUV, not a fairly used vehicle. If he wins any other medal, the AFN will give him a gift still.”

“I promised Blessing Okagbare during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and it was redeemed. This cannot be different,”

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Tokyo 2020: AFA Sports Provides Apparel For Nigerian Delegation

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AFA Sports has been announced as the official apparel provider for the Nigerian delegation to the Olympics.

The national apparels were displayed to the world by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as he bid the athletes farewell before they boarded their flights on Tuesday to Japan.

The historical deal makes AFA Sports the first indigenous African apparel partner to ever feature at the Olympics.

Announcing the partnership in Lekki, Lagos, Ugo Udezue, the CEO of AFA Sports said, “This is a golden opportunity and a golden moment not just for AFA Sports but also the Nigerian contingent. We are very passionate about the opportunity to represent our country and the African populace.

“We are proud to be actively participating on a global scale and are excited to continue rendering active support to the development of sports, and in particular the Olympic games.

“We are also grateful to the Ministry of Sports for creating an enabling environment for local sports enterprise.”

This partnership is yet another proof of AFA Sports long-standing tradition of support which first began with providing apparel for the male and female national basketball teams to the Afrobasket and the World Cup games, then the male and female Volleyball teams, the Para-powerlifting federation, the first-ever African Knockout involving mixed martial arts and down to local athletes.

As a brand that has been conscientious to the needs of African athletes, just as when it developed the Humid-resist-fabric to keep the body cool in Africa’s extreme humidity, AFA Sports conducted an extensive research on the Japanese climate in order to curate the best performance fabrics for the Olympics team where the margins of success can come down to the athletics products.

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