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GENEVA, Switzerland, March 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Canada will play Ghana on 5 August 2014 in the opening match of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 in Toronto, while Finland will face Korea DPR on the same day. The Official Draw took place today, 1 March, at the Le Windsor in Montreal. The tournament will be played in four venues in Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto from 5 to 24 August 2014.
GENEVA, Switzerland, February 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) as well as Zambian clubs Zanaco FC, Power Dynamos FC and National Assembly FC for breaches relating to the international transfer of players.
The versatile Golfer Frank Ngabo has emerged the overall winner in the MTN sponsored January 2014 MTN Monthly Golf Challenge with a clear 70 gross closely followed by Gerald Kabuye who garnered 73 gross.
Playing in the Ladies Group, Dr. Kate Kabenge took the Group prize as the Lady Captain, Agie Konde, followed in second place. In Men’s Group A, Bashiri Asasira took the cup as Patrick Hunt emerged the runner-up.
In Men’s Group B, Justin Mwanguhya emerged winner followed by Sam Okello Ocero while in Men’s Group C, Dr. Sam Zaramba playing of a six handicap took the lead with 68 Net, followed in second place by Anthony Okullo.
This was the first edition of the year for the MTN Monthly Golf Challenge at Kampala Golf Club and was very successful. The MTN Monthly Golf Challenge attracts many corporates who regularly plays in the Club competition.
Speaking in an exclusive interview before the tee off, Ernst Fonternel, MTN’s Chief Marketing officer, noted that the MTN Monthly Golf Challenge is an excellent platform for MTN to interact with the golfing community and golf enthusiasts outside the formal office environment. He added that support for sports, and in particular golf, continues to be a focus area for MTN Uganda.
“For the last 5 years MTN Uganda has continued to commit significant resources to the MTN Monthly Golf Challenge at Kampala Golf Club which runs throughout the annual golf calendar. We look forward to another exciting golfing season in 2014.” concluded Fonternel.
Rodolfo Zapata is optimistic that Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire will advance to the second phase in Brazil 2014
PASS initiative turns every successful pass in the UEFA Europa League competition into funding for education, contributing to UNICEF’s efforts to enable access for children to one million days of education
Born 1918 and died 2013Hamba kahle Tata!!!
SAFA mourns the passing on of Madiba
GENEVA, Switzerland, December 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The international football community has today learnt the sad news of the passing of former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela. FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter:
MTN Uganda has responded to a call for action against the silent but serious problem of malnutrition among school going children. This is on the backdrop of the rising state of malnutrition in the country. The Bushenyi Nutrition Marathon attracted participants from the Western region including a number of Secondary School students from the region.
GENEVA, Switzerland, December 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The future of Senegalese football was at the core of the first-ever organisational review implemented within the scope of PERFORMANCE, the football management programme of FIFA, that concluded on Sunday, 1 December 2013, in Dakar.
ABUJA, Nigeria, November 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The President of the ECOWAS Commission His Excellency Kadre Desire Ouedraogo has congratulated “Teams ECOWAS” – Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire – for winning three of Africa’s five slots for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final in Brazil.
GENEVA, Switzerland, November 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The FIFA Emergency Committee has decided today, 15 November 2013, not to recognise the elections held by the Moroccan Football Association (FRMF) on 10 November 2013. The decision was taken in view of the fact that the FRMF had not fulfilled its duty to comply with FIFA directives (article 13, par. 1 a) of the FIFA Statutes).
GENEVA, Switzerland, November 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Eighteen months after South Sudan became FIFA’s 209th member association, a programme for top referees and assistant referees in the country finished in Juba on Thursday. It was FIFA’s maiden development course in South Sudan.