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Kenya national team captain and Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Victor Wanyama got talking this week, stating clear his plans after football.

The 25-year-old revealed he’s intent on giving back to the Kenyan community and is considering setting up an academy to teach kids back home the basics of football when he hangs up his boots.

The midfielder ruled out taking up politics at the elapse of his football days.

In Nigeria, Olarenwaju Kayode has been handed a maiden call-up to Super Eagles. The Austria-based forward has been invited by manager Gernot Rohr after Wolfsburg striker Victor Osimhen withdrew due to injury.

Nigeria faces Senegal on March 23 in a friendly and Rohr is determined to give new names a chance.

Elsewhere on the continent, Equatorial Guinea Football Federation is seeking to overturn a two-year ban imposed on them by CAF at the Court of Arbitration.

The suspension, over falsification of a player’s document, renders the oil-rich nation unable to partake in the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

Guinea is said to have enticed a Brazilian-born midfield player, Camila Nobre do Carmo Oliviera who it turned out, played in other women’s tournaments with a different bio data.

The 24-month ban comes after Mali, who lost to the Central African country in the qualifiers, lodged an appeal to CAF contesting the player’s eligibility.

Handing down its verdict, CAF also considered claims of Equatorial Guinea trying to bribe match officials to overlook Camila’s case in the reports.

However, Guinea’s football governing body has appeared before the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) hoping the ban will be rescinded. CAS judging panel usually takes weeks to reach a decision.

Also trending is the story of Joseph Leopold Mauritius national goalkeeper. The net-minder is banned from traveling to Sudan for a CAF Champions League fixture owing to drug related charges.

The 27-year-old is on a travel ban after drug law enforcement 22 doses of heroin in his home in Port Louis.

Attorneys for the player have applied for the ban to be overturned without success with the courts fearing he might jump bail.




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