Archive | March 31, 2017

FIFA to give nine world cup slots to Africa….

The FIFA Council has agreed on a proposed slot allocation for the 48-nation World Cup, which begins with the 2026 edition. According to a report published on the world football governing body’s website, the Council which comprises of the FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the presidents of the six confederations (CAF,​ ​AFC, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC, UEFA), reached the agreement on Thursday. UEFA will get 16 direct slots while the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will get nine direct slots. Asian Football Federation will get eight direct slots, while the Oceania Football Confederation gets one slot. North and Central America’s CONCACAF and South America’s CONMEBOL are allotted six direct slots respectively. “The recommendation will now be submitted for the ratification of the FIFA council, whose next meeting is scheduled for 9 May in Manama, Bahrain, two days prior to the 67th FIFA congress,” FIFA stated.

Former Super Eagles coach Paul Hamilton passes on….

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A former coach of the Nigerian senior national team, Super Eagles, chief Paul Hamilton, is dead. Hamilton who also coached the Super Falcons had battled several ailments that led to the amputation of his leg at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital earlier this year. He died at the military hospital on yesterday at the age of 75.