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1 day ago

South Africa allowed to move ANC game to hometown of Senzo Meyiwa

Senzo Meyiwa was killed last week.

JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa have been allowed to move their next African Nations Cup qualifier to the hometown of murdered national team captain Senzo Meyiwa as a tribute.

South African Football Association President Danny Jordaan made the announcement on Thursday and also promised a statue of Meyiwa would be built to stand outside SAFA's headquarters at the country's main football stadium in Johannesburg.

The goalkeeper was shot and killed in an apparent house robbery on Sunday, unleashing dismay...

2 days ago

South Africa delay naming squad after Senzo Meyiwa's killing

Senzo Meyiwa's death has delayed South Africa's announcement of their squad for African Nations Cup qualifying.

South Africa have delayed naming their squad for their final two games in African Nations Cup qualifying after captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead on Sunday.

Coach Ephraim Mashaba was due to announce the squad on Thursday.

Goalkeeper Meyiwa was killed in an apparent robbery at a house he was visiting. Police have launched a murder investigation.

A tearful Mashaba said at a news conference this week that Meyiwa would have been the first name on his list.

Meyiwa had not conceded a goal in qualifying...

By ESPN Staff
7 days ago

Enyeama: African Nations Cup should be cancelled

Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama explains why he doesn't want the African Cup of Nations to go ahead because of the fear of Ebola.

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 By PA Sport
Oct 22, 2014

UEFA chief Michel Platini denies calling for African Nations Cup delay

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has questioned whether or not the African Cup of Nations should take place this February, while Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has taken special precautions with his African players.

UEFA president Michel Platini has hit back in a row with the Confederation of African Football after it was alleged he called for the postponement of the 2015 African Nations Cup due to the Ebola outbreak.

Platini denies he called for the tournament, scheduled to take place in Morocco in January, to be delayed, describing the suggestion he interfered in CAF's affairs as "unfair, unwarranted and insulting."

In a letter to CAF counterpart Issa Hayatou, Platini called for the retraction of a CAF statement...

Oct 22, 2014

UEFA president Michel Platini slammed by CAF for 'interference' over ANC

UEFA President Michel Platini has angered another confederation.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slammed UEFA president Michel Platini for "interference" in the scheduling of the African Nations Cup held in Morocco in January 2015.

Platini questioned whether the tournament should be postponed due to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, with Morocco already having requested it to be moved. However, CAF have reacted angrily to the suggestions and insisted that UEFA should respect its ''sovereignty.''

A statement on the CAF website read:...