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.
“He was a lovely guy, but he could be a Jekyll and Hyde character on the pitch,”
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.
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.
Nyantakyi is also a former vice-president of the Confederation of African Football.
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...
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...
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