Tag: football

The economic impact of COVID-19 on football

The Chairman of FIFA’s COVID-19 Relief Plan Steering Committee, Olli Rehn says about one-third of the football economy, worth around 40 to 45 billion dollars, has been affected by the pandemic and its impact continues to linger. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Nnamdi Obanya, Sports and Media Enterprise Consultant.

How the soccer hard man felled by COVID-19 will be remembered warmly in Africa

“He was a lovely guy, but he could be a Jekyll and Hyde character on the pitch,”

Here’s how African footballers who play in Europe spend their money

African footballers – like other players from developing countries – invariably earn sums of money far greater than their contemporaries back home. As a result, there’s a great deal of pressure on players to show that they are spending some of what they earn back home.

Op-Ed: Sports as a business and a brand in Africa

At the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, the visual imagery of almost empty stadiums is a powerful narrative. But not the kind that African sports, African football, or corporate sponsors deserve.

Why FIFA handed former Ghana FA president Nyantakyi a ban for life

Nyantakyi is also a former vice-president of the Confederation of African Football.

FIFA plans to work with Ghana’s government, here’s why…

ZURICH (Reuters) - World soccer’s ruling body FIFA says the Ghanaian government has pledged to stop the process to wind up the country’s football association (GFA) over corruption allegations. FIFA, which earlier this...

Why World Cup brings forth opportunity to discuss African identities and unity

Africa is the world’s second most populated continent; it’s home to 54 countries. Yet, according to football umbrella body FIFA’s rules, only five African countries can qualify for the World Cup tournament...

Soccer players & their money

Soccer players & their money