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2014 FIFA World Cup: Ivory Coast – Lamouchi : “Not a gala match against Morocco “

2014 FIFA World Cup: Ivory Coast – Lamouchi : “Not a gala match

against Morocco “

2014 FIFA World Cup Ivory Coast Lamouchi Not a gala match against Morocco
While Ivory Coast will welcome Morocco on September 7th at the 6th day of
qualifying at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Abidjan , Sabri Lamouchi held its regular position . The opportunity for the coach of the Elephants to remember his players that he expects them to be worried, but also some changes in the team.

Leader of the group is already qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup dams, Ivory Coast will face Morocco on the occasion of the sixth and final day of the group stage of the competition. Even if the meeting is no real issue, however Sabri Lamouchi expects his players to be fully engaged against the Lions of the Atlas. “It is true that we have secured our position as leader of Group C in 2014 FIFA World Cup. But this is not an exhibition match ,” warned the Ivorian coach , before adding: “We have to achieve this output after the missed game against Mexico and get in a good condition before the last decisive round of qualifiers for the world Cup. “

A state of mind is required by the Franco-Tunisian technician after the defeat of his men against Mexico in a friendly match in August (4-1). A setback for the team to digest with a victory in front of his audience to the full of confidence before the dams. “We will prepare the game for 2014 FIFA World Cup seriously and with great determination , to give victory to our fans , which I hope many will come to the stadium ,” has indicated Lamouchi , before I say more about the players it intends to align.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Selection of Ethiopia

2014 FIFA World Cup: Selection of Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s national football squad that was a leader of the Group A until now of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, faces the difficulties. The task is the selection for the game with Central African Republic that will be played on 7 September. And we are sure that this task has been unveiled.
Selection of Ethiopia for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification is:
Goalkeepers: Dereje Alemu, Samson Assefa, Sisay Bancha.
Defenders: Abebaw Butako, Berhanu Bogale, Degu Debebe, Elias Biadgelegn, Moges Tadesse, Saladin Bargicho, Siyoum Tesfaye, James Talk.
Midfield: Asrat Megersa, Behailu Assefa, Fasika Asfaw Medhane Tadesse Menyahel Teshome Bekele Shemelese.
Forwards: Adane Girma, Dawit Fekadu, Getaneh Kebede Oumed Oukri Saladin Said.

Now the list of the leaders of the Groups in CAF Second Round for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification is: Group A Ethiopia, Group B Tunisia, Group C Ivory Coast, Group D Ghana, Group E Congo, Group F Nigeria, Group G Egypt, Group H Algeria, Group I Cameroon, Group J Senegal. But we are waiting for two last games in every group, that will be played from 6 to 10 September.
Qualifiers in Round 3 for will be played 11-15 October and 15-19 November 2013. The five teams that win their respective ties will qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

2014 FIFA World Cup Selection of Ethiopia


2014 FIFA World Cup: Ivory Coast with Drogba, Yaya Toure and Tiene

2014 FIFA World Cup: Ivory Coast with  Drogba,

Yaya Toure and Tiene

No surprise in the list made by Sabri Lamouchi , the selectioner of the Ivory Coast for the sixth and final round of qualifying at the 2014 FIFAWorld Cup, against Morocco on the 7 September. Already mentioned in a friendly in August, Didier Drogba made his return in a competitive match . Yaya Toure has recovered from his injury, while Siaka Tiene , performing with Montpellier, made his return to the selection after several months of absence.

Sabri Lamouchi unveiled on the evening of Wednesday , the list of 25 players summoned for the sixth and final round of qualifycations at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, against Morocco on 7 September. Ivorian coach has established the expected list. Already qualified for the dams, the Elephants will try to reassure Abidjan after their defeat in a friendly against Mexico on August 14 (1-4).

The list for 2014 FIFAWorld Cup is marked by the return of Didier Drogba, already present against El Tri, but had missed the last three days of the playoffs, physically preserved by Sabri Lamouchi . Another striking comeback for 2014 FIFAWorld Cup: the Siaka Tiene . The new left side of Montpellier had not been called since the CAN, as Drogba, paying his weak time at PSG. But in Herault Tiene saw and was even turned into a scorer , scoring the winning goal against Sochaux at the end of extra time last Saturday ( 2-1).

 2014 FIFA World Cup Ivory Coast with Drogba, Yaya Toure and Tiene


The History of African Football: Appearance of Confederation of African Football

The History of African Football: Appearance of Confederation of African Football


Today, almost all of the world’s giant clubs have come from Africa. And the interest in African players continues to grow. But before the creation of CAF (Confederation of African Football), Africa was represented in FIFA  only by 4 member associations. Egypt joined the World Federation of Football Association in 1923, Sudan in 1948, South Africa in 1952 and Ethiopia in 1953. These countries represent a kind of a regional group.

 The History of African Football Appearance of Confederation of African Football

In June 6th to 9th, 1956 in Lisbon was held the thirtieth FIFA congress. A nd in June 7th to 8th in the hotel «Avendia» gathered  African delegates from Egypt, Sudan, and South Africa and by joint decision announced the creation of the Confederation of African Football. Also at the same meeting it was decided to hold the first continental competition in 1957 in Khartoum.

The first constituent assembly of Confederation of African Football took place on February 8, 1957 in Khartoum. It was attended by the representatives of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Africa. There were developed and adopted the charter of Confederation of African Football, and the instructions for the African Cup. Abdollah Salem Abdelaziz was elected the first president of the CAF. The honorary position of Secretary General was taken by Mohammed Yusuf (Egypt).

The start date of the first African Cup was set for February 10 in the absence of the South African representative. On 21st of June, 1957 in Zurich, FIFA Executive Committee endorsed the decisions of Confederation of African Football.

Article 5 of the Confederation of African Football provided that the headquarters of CAF should be in the same city where the president and general secretary of the organization is. This is why Cairo took over the headquarters of Confederation of African Football.

In June 1958 in Stockholm under the FIFA Congress was held the third General Assembly of CAF. The new president appointed was the national Abdelaziz Abdelaziz Mostafa Salem.

World Cup Boosts African Footballers Traffic to Europe

World Cup Boosts African Footballers Traffic to Europe

World Cup is a good opportunity for the expatriation of a new wave of talented athletes from the black  continent. For African footballers Europe is a chance to escape from poverty, along with their families.World Cup Boosts African Footballers Traffic to Europe

Frenchman Jean-Marc Guillou is an example of successful “breeder of African footballers”. After founding football schools – which provides trainings, education, three meals a day and a home – in Mali, Ghana, Madagascar, Egypt and Algeria, the manager exported 140 African footballers in Europe.

I want to become professional football player and make money so that I can give my family a better life. I do not want my parents to die in a slum house. This is my mission and I can not fail” says Amadou Keita, one of the young African footballers who dreams of going to a club like AC Milan or FC Barcelona, quoted by “Der Spiegel“.

Whatever the risks, African footballers are attracted by the lure of Europe, which associates it with the abundance of jobs, money and their welfare. Their models are Mahmadou Diarra from Real Madrid, Samuel Eto’o from Inter Milan or Didier Drogba from Chelsea London. Since the ’50s, European clubs came to Africa to look for young talents. Currently profits from the sale of African footballers are growing.

But the World Cup is preparing a new exodus of African footballers to Europe.
I want to become professional football and make money so that I can give my family a better life.Amadou Keitatanar African footballer says.

Top 5 Young Football Players on African Cup!

Top 5 Young Football Players on African Cup!

They are the future Drogba and Toure of the European Football teams!

From the start of the competition  there are no important names from the forces of Europe  missing , but young talents are also present.

Even though in Libya, the country organizing the tournament, there are missing the great forces of the continent such as Nigeria, Cameroon, Egypt and South Africa, the other teams have young players, already bought by football teams from Europe.

In addition to the players that already made themselves noticed, as Andre Ayew, Daniel Opare and Adel Taarabt, in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon are found other young people, less than  21 years old.Top 5 Young Football Players on African Cup

1.Olivier Bonnes (Niger, 20 years, Lille football team, B) – defensive midfielder was bought by French champions, after good evolutions at Nantes.

2.Biyogo Andre Poko (Gabon, 18 Bordeaux football team, B) – bought by Girondins de Bordeaux after a friendly match between the French team and African squad. Within the party verification, Biyogo marked by a technique of great finesse, a ladder over the keeper.

3.Younes Belhanda (Morocco, 21 years, Montpellier football team) – the talented midfielder is key player in French band. It has over 100 games played in Montpellier’s shirt in all competitions.

4. Alhassane Bangoura (Guinea, 19 years, Rayo Vallecano football team) – about the attacker was said that he was in the spotlight of clubs in Spain such as Real Madrid. He scored at its opening match in the African national. He was promoted to Rayo’s big team after making  a show in junior league: 23 goals in 25 appearances!

5. Sidy Kone (Mali, 19, football team Olympique Lyon) – seen as new Mahamadou Diarra by Bernard Lacombe. He debuted last year’s for OL”s seniors, but also for the national team, with which he participated in the first major tournament.

Fifa Appoints Madagascar Referee For Nigeria vs. Malawi Match.


The Federation of International Football Association (Fifa) has appointed officials from Madagascar to handle the crucial 2014 World Cup qualifying tie between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Flames of Malawi, at the UJ Usuene Stdaium, Calabar.

Fifa has named 29-year-old Hamada el Moussa Nampiandraza as centre referee, while compatriots Velomanana Ferdinand Jinoro, 32 and Jean Thierry Djaonirina, 42, serves as Assistant Referee 1 and 2 respectively, for the encounter.

Seth Jaovanona, 37, who became an international referee last year, has been named Fourth Official for the September 7 match.

Nampiandraza became an international referee in 2010, his compatriots, Jinoro and Djaonirina became an international assistant referees in 2012 and 2009 respectively.

Egyptian Abdul Hamid Radwan will be Referee Assessor as former Ghana international, Anthony Baffoe, is the Match Commissioner.

Patrick Beckles from Barbados, who was Security Officer for the Eagles’ last home game, against Kenya at the same venue in March, retains the position on September 7.

Sitting at the top of the log on nine points, Super Eagles will have to avoid defeat in that encounter to progress into the final play-off round of 2014 Brazil World Cup African qualifying series.

The draw for the final play-off series comes up on 16 September in Cairo.

Cameroon considers as “deplorable” FIFA’s suspension

Cameroon considers as deplorable FIFAs suspensionCameroon considers as “deplorable” FIFA’s suspension

Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) considers “deplorable” FIFA’s decision to provisionally suspend Cameroon in all competitions.

International Federation (FIFA) has taken this decision, accusing a “government interference” in the Fecafoot work, a week after canceling reelection of Iya Mohammed as president of Cameroon Federation, under the conditions that he is currently arrested for alleged embezzlement funds.

According to FIFA, Cameroon, currently employed in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, can not dispute any international competition “for the duration of suspension,” which will be raised after the establishment of a “normalization committee” composed of representatives from FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF), responsible for “the review of Fecafoot state and the organization of new elections until 31 March 2014, while managing the day to day activities.”

“It is a deplorable situation with serious consequences’, said the communication responsible for FIFA from Fecafoot, Junior Binyam. “This suspension is harmful especially for young people who just want to play football. If a young Cameroonian footballer is requested by a club like Arsenal, will not be able to get there because the Cameroon Federation will not be able to deliver an international transfer certificate from FIFA”  Cameroonian official added.

Cameroon currently occupies first place in Group I of WC 2014 qualifiers, African area, with a lead of one point from Libya, which will meet at home, in the last stage, scheduled on September 6.

The winners of the 10 African qualifying groups will then play qualification games for the 5 seats reserved for the continent to the tournament in Brazil.

Nigeria’s National Soccer team at The Confederation Cup 2013

Nigeria’s National Soccer team at The Confederation Cup 2013

Nineteen years after winning the last time, Nigeria won Africa’s Nation Cup 2013. In the final played at Johannesburg, those called „the survivors” have defeated Burkina Faso in the last act with  the score of 1-0.

The victory in Africa’s Nation Cup 2013 at Johannesburg has allowed Nigeria to participate in the Confederation Cup this year, organized by Brasil in June.Nigeria's National Soccer team at The Confederation Cup 2013

In the first game for Nigerians the Tahiti National, Ocean’ia’s champion in 2012, was clearly defeated, score of 1-6, at Belo Horizonte in Group B from the Confederation Cup.

The forward Nnamdi Oduamadi, under contract with AC Milan, has scored three times for the Africans, the other goals being scored by Uwa Elderson Echiéjilé (58) and Jonathan Tehau (68, auto-goal). Latter Nigeria has marked for Tahiti the honorific goal on minute 54, after a pass to captain Vahirua, ex-FC Nantes, the most famous player in the history of Tahiti.

In the second game the Uruguay’s National soccer team has won, with the score of 2-1, the represent of Nigeria, in a game counting for B Group at the Confederation Cup. In the game played in Salvador city, from Brazil, Uruguayans’s goals have been scored by Lugano in the 19th minute and Forlan in the 51th minute, while John Obi Mikel has marked for the Africans in minute 37th.

After this victory, the South-Americans have equaled the Nigerians in points (3), the two selected teams following to duel in the last stage of teams for the second position, in the conditions that Spain the leader (6) has already qualified.

Unfortunately in the third game Spain’s National Team has defeated Nigeria with the score of 3-0 (1-0), at Fortaleza, in group B at the Confederation Cup.