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Football: Ghana improves on FIFA ranking

Photo©ReutersGhana moved up three places and is now ranked third in Africa and 38th globally in the latest Coca-Cola Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) world rankings released on Thursday.

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FIFA's Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter under the spotlight

Sepp Blatter. Photo©Rex Shutterstock/SIPAAmidst international investigations into corruption at the global football organisation FIFA, the president is set to step down. African federations want to see his successor continue policies promoting the continent.

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South Africa will not be the fall guys for FIFA

Sports minister Fikile Mbabula. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa has come out guns blazing, dismissing allegations that it bribed top FIFA officials to win the 2010 World Cup bid.

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Mixed reactions in Ghana after Blatter's resignation

Photo©ReutersFootball pundits in Ghana have expressed mixed feelings following the announcement of the departure of FIFA President, Sepp Blatter as some described it as disappointing, while others welcomed his exit and called for probe into the country's football association.

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Africa reacts to Sepp Blatter's resignation

Photo©ReutersFIFA's long serving president Sepp Blatter finally bowed to pressure on Tuesday and resigned just days after being re-elected last week.

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2014 World Cup: Africa's hopes in Brazil

At the 2014 FIFA World Cup, from 12 June to 13 July, Africa's teams hope to produce better results than at the 2010 tournament in South Africa. Ghana, Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria and Cameroon represent the continent this year, but which of them will make it past the first round?

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World Cup troubles: South Africa passes to Brazil

Danny Jordaan. Photo©ACTION IMAGES/PANORAMICDanny Jordaan is taking the lessons learned running the 2010 World Cup in South Africa to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Football breaks down barriers - Lydia Nsekera

Lydia Nsekera, FIFA Executive committee memberThe burundian federation president now sitting at football's high table as FIFA Executive committee member may well be FIFA's greatest asset.

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The famine in African football

Watching the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) currently underway in South Africa, one is compelled to contemplate the never ending tenure of Issa Hayatou, the man indispensable to African Football.

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Afcon - CAN 2013: Ghana's squad without André Ayew

André Ayew/Photo©LOUAFI LARBI/REUTERSThe Black Stars last won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1982 and are determined to repeat that feat more than 30 years later.

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