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Paris (AFP) Former Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou on Tuesday slammed his successor Ahmad Ahmad over claims that Cameroon is not ready to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Malagasy Ahmad, who ended Hayatou’s 29-year reign as CAF president last March, had said that the country’s infrastructure “wasn’t ready” to host the 2019 CAN and even suggested he may open a bidding process to other countries to help stage the event. “He (Ahmad) has to first come to see before speaking as he did,” Cameroonian Hayatou, 71,Read More
Christchurch (New Zealand) (AFP) The Canterbury Crusaders were feted Sunday as “one of the most successful sporting franchises” as New Zealanders put aside provincial loyalties to praise the eight-time Super Rugby champions. The Crusaders’ 25-17 victory over the Golden Lions in Johannesburg was the first time a team had crossed the Indian Ocean to win a final in South Africa. It was also only the second time a team had won the championship on foreign soil after the Crusaders beat the ACT Brumbies in Canberra in the 2000 final. NewRead More