Trouble over CAF premises in Abidjan
PM Patrick Achi has ordered his sports minister to remove his staff from the offices donated by Ivory Coast to the Confederation of African Football for the preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Olympic stadium, an emblem of Alassane Ouattara's presidency, must be refurbished before 2023. The sports ministry is lobbying for a no-bid contract to be given to Egyptian construction group Arab Contractors, while the prime minister's office want to launch an international tender
Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dabaiba sent the government fleet's VIP Airbus A340, usually reserved for his official trips, to pick up the Tripolitan team in Lusaka, where they were playing a CAF Cup qualifying match.
After months of bad blood between FIFA and some African federation members, the head of the international football organisation wants to take advantage of South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe's arrival at the head of the Confederation of African Football to exert greater control of the game on the continent.