2021 AFCON qualification: Rohr demands $60,000 bonus

Gernot Rohr has formally requested to the NFF to be paid his bonus for qualifying for the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon as well as to remind his employers he has yet to be paid for the last four months. According…

World champion France held by Ukraine

France were held to a surprise draw by Ukraine as they got their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign under way. The world champions began confidently and deservedly went ahead when Antoine Griezmann superbly curled a left-foot effort into the corner…

Amnesty calls on FIFA to press Qatar on worker rights

Amnesty International on Monday called on football’s global governing body FIFA to put more pressure on 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar to improve conditions for workers in the Gulf country. Doha has made a series of reforms to its employment…

World Cup 2022 ambassador tests positive for virus

An ambassador for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the tournament’s organisers said on Thursday. Retired Qatari midfielder Adel Khamis, 54, “was unfortunately diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19,” the Supreme Committee for…

FIFA bribe allegations raise more questions over 2022 World Cup

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has become the focus of fresh FIFA corruption allegations after the release of a new United States Department of Justice (DOJ) indictment. The fresh indictment says bribes were paid to football officials to secure…

Somalia win first ever World Cup qualifier (BBC)

Somalia won their first ever World Cup qualifier with a narrow 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe on Thursday. Ranked 202 in the world, Somalia halted a run of 19 successive defeats stretching back eight years to secure their first qualifying win.…

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