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CECAFA braced for 'new chapter' in African competition - Musonye

Nicholas Musonye, the Secretary General of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations believes the region is braced for a 'new chapter' of success in continental competitions.

The region's teams have largely fared well during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign, with Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda all still firmly in the running for next year's showpiece.

Sudan and South Sudan are both out of the running, while Rwanda and Ethiopia have their work cut out to qualify.


Saido Berahino marks Burundi debut with goal vs. Gabon

Saido Berahino marked his international debut for Burundi with the opening goal in their 1-1 draw away in Gabon on Saturday, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalising for the hosts.

The 25-year-old Berahino moved to England from Burundi when he was 10 to escape civil war in his homeland, and represented the Three Lions at various age groups up to U-21 level.

He was also named in a full England squad by Roy Hodgson for a Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia, but didn't get off the bench.

The Stoke...

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Ex-England U21 international Saido Berahino eligible to play for Burundi

BUJUMBURA -- Forward Saido Berahino is eligible to play for Burundi in next month's African Nations Cup qualifiers after FIFA approved his application to switch international allegiance, the country's football federation said on Monday.

The 25-year-old former England Under-21 international had applied for the change as his chances of winning a full England cap receded. He had previously turned down approaches from Burundi.

The Stoke City player could debut next month for the country of his birth,...

Saido Berahino cleared to swap England for Burundi

Former England U-21 international Saido Berahino has had his nationality switch ratified by FIFA and is now eligible for Burundi, according to the Burundian Football Federation.

The FFB confirmed the news on their official website on Sunday, with a statement noting that Berahino was keen to represent the country of his birth.

The Stoke City forward represented England at various youth levels up to U-21, but hasn't featured for the Three Lions at any age group since 2015.

He was born in Bujumbura,...

South Africa's Danny Jordaan withdraws from FIFA Council election

The 2015 African Nations' Cup final could very well be moved from Morocco to the venue that hosted the 2010 World Cup final, Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.
The U.S. Department of Justice has alleged that two senior South African bid officials were involved in bribing FIFA executives to vote for South Africa.

South African football head Danny Jordaan withdrew as a candidate for a place on the FIFA Council as the governing body was deciding which African officials passed eligibility tests and would be allowed to stand in elections next week.

Jordaan, the president of the South African Football Association and organiser of the 2010 World Cup, was withdrawn from the FIFA vote by his association, the Confederation of African Football said on Tuesday in an internal memo sent to its member countries and obtained...