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Kenya to host Africa Nations Championship

The CAF president IssaHiyatou has stated that it would be a good idea for Kenya to host the National Championship.

He believes that the country has the necessary skills and resources to host such a competition and that it would bring benefit to the nation.


IssaHiyatou said that he has discussed with the Kenyan authorities about the benefits of hosting the Africa Nations Championship on their soil. He stated that the Kenya youth would take advantage of the opportunity to display their talent before the world.

He said that the locals will also be given an opportunity to show their talents in the footballing world if ever Kenya accepts to host the competition. IssaHiyatou believes that the local economy will also come out as a winner.

Kenya’s deputy president Ruto said that the country is doing everything they can in order to be ready on time. He said that construction work is going on at all the different stadiums and that they are working hard to ensure that all infrastructures are ready for the tournament. (more…)

Kanu has blamed the Nigerian Football Federation for the current state of football

Former Nigeria’s captain Kanu has blamed the Nigerian Football Federation for the current state of football

NwankwoKanu, who currently works for Unicef and a Chinese television, has stated that the level of football has declined during recent years because of poor management from the Nigerian Football Federation.

He believes that there is too much instability surrounding the coaches and that the team is not playing in the best condition. In fact, this is a problem that affects African football in general, and it is up to the federation to make changes. He thinks that a change will be needed in the football federation if ever Nigeria wants to raise their football standards again.

Kanu has stated that it was already a bad thing to not be present at Equatorial Guinea in 2015 but now missing Gabon 2017 is a massive blow. He has encouraged the Nigerian Football Federation to make changes to their leadership and to ensure that it is football that is put first and not petty politics.

The former Arsenal player also wants to see more stability when it comes to choosing a manager for the national team. He wants the Nigerian federation to choose a local man to guide the team and not focus on getting a foreigner. He believes that only a local person can understand the requirement of African football and that will be able to get the best from their players. (more…)

Manchester United signed Memphis Depay but still have a lot more signings

Memphis Depay is the first summer signing of Manchester United as the Premier League managed to lure the 21 year old winger from PSV Eindhoven over to England for a transfer fee which is believed to be in the region of €30 million.

The summer transfer window hasn’t even opened but Louis van Gaal has already started to reinforce his squad and there are a few more players that are in the wish-list of the Dutch manager.

Louis van Gaal wants to win the Premier League title which is something that they haven’t done since the 2012-13 season and in order to steal it away from Chelsea and the other English titans, Manchester United is acting quickly in this summer by trying to snatch all of their targets as fast as possible.

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema is another one of the targets of Louis van Gaal and they have already launched an offer of €35 million with hopes of bringing the French forward to Old Trafford. (more…)

Micho Sredojevic believes his team will make it to AFCON this time around

The manager of the Uganda National Football Team, Micho Sredojevic, believes his team will make it to AFCON this time around.

Uganda has not played in the main AFCON tournament in the last 37 years. The last time that they had featured was in 1978. Their performance in that tournament was first class as they had reached the final, only to lose to Ghana though.

The qualifying draw for the next AFCON got released yesterday. There are 13 groups out of which Uganda’s group is Group D. The other teams in that group are Comoros Islands, Burkina Faso and Botswana.

If Uganda has to qualify from that group, they will have to end right at the no. 1 position which is hard considering a team like Burkina Faso is already there.

Sredojevic also admitted in his press conference after the release of the draw that most of the people would be backing Burkina Faso to win the group, but, he said his boys would compete fiercely and would leave no stone unturned to move to the tournament proper. (more…)

Micho Sredojevic not happy with Recent Coach Recruitment

Micho Sredojevic is not happy that he has been named coach by a top division team in Sudan while he is contracted to Uganda Federation.

The talks of Sredojevic returning to Sudan had been going on for quite a bit of time in the media, but, the Serb always denied them.

But, all of a sudden, there was an announcement made on a social networking site yesterday by Al Hilal that they had grabbed Sredojevic’s services.

Not only did that surprise the Uganda fans, it stunned Sredojevic as well.

According to Sredojevic, if he ever has to quit his job at Uganda, he would do that in dignified fashion.

Clarifying himself on that Al Hilal announcement, Sredojevic said, “There are ways to do things. You have to act professionally and respect other parties. There is no chance that I would leave my current post without talking to the people who appointed me. It’s also my responsibility to inform the media if I take any such step.”

“I can assure you that I have not signed for any club from any country. I am still the head coach of Uganda and I hope to hold my position for the whole period of my contract.” (more…)