highlights for the year

Jan 18-Feb 1 : African youth championship in Rwanda

Jan 18-Feb 1 : African youth championship in Rwanda

Group A - Rwanda, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali; Group B - Egypt, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa Jan 23: African Footballer of the Year award ceremony, Dakar. Finalists: Mohamed Aboutraika and Amr Zaki (EGY), Emmanuel Adebayor (TOG), Didier Drogba (IVC), Michael Essien (GHA) Jan 30-Feb 1: African Champions League first round, first leg - Primeiro Agosto (ANG) v CARA (CGO), Canon Yaounde (CMR) v Inter Stars (BRND), Douanes (SEN) v Sierra Leone qualifier, Kano Pillars (NGR) v Elect Sport (CHA), Club Africain (TUN) v Bafata (GBS), Djoliba (MLI) v Casamance (SEN), Ferroviario Maputo (MOZ) v Kampala City Council (UGA), SuperSport Utd (RSA) v Curepipe Starlight (MRI), Heartland (NGR) v Black Star (LBR), FAR Rabat (MAROC) v Praia (CPVRD), Petro Atletico (ANG) v Royal Leopards (SWZ), Etoile Filante (BRND) v Heart of Lions (GHA), Al-Ahly Tripoli (LBA) v Police (NIG), Ittihad Khemisset (MAROC) v Wallidan (GAM), Chlef (ALG) v Fello Star (GUI), Motema Pembe (DRC) v Mangasport (GAB), Monomotapa (ZIM) v Miembeni (ZAN), Young Africans (TAN) v Etoile d'Or Mirontsy (COMOR), Academie Ny Antsika (MAD) v Stade Tamponnaise (REU), ZESCO Utd (ZAM) v Mathare Utd (KEN), Al-Merreikh (SUD) v Atraco (RWA) African Confederation Cup first round, first leg - US Ouagadougou (BFS) v Diaraf (SEN), Bukavu Dawa (DRC) v Club 57 (CGO), Chad qualifier v Vital'O (BRNDI), USM (GAB) v ASFAN (NIG), Hay al-Arab (SUD) v Al-Ahly Benghazi (LBA), Benfica (GBS) v Yakaar (SEN), Prisons (TAN) v Khalij Sert (LBA), Mighty Barrolle (LBR) v Armee (RWN), Vacoas Phoenix (MRI) v Adema (MAD), Atletico Muculmano (MOZ) v Malanti Chiefs (SWZ), Victors (UGA) v CAPS Utd (ZIM), Red Arrows (ZAM) v Mundu (ZAN), Gor Mahia (KEN) v APR (RWA) Feb 6-8: African Super Cup - Al-Ahly (EGY) v CS Sfaxien (TUN), Cairo Feb 11: Fifa-sanctioned friendlies date Feb 13-15: Champions League first round, second leg Confederation Cup first round, second leg Feb 22-Mar 8: African Nations Championship in Ivory Coast Group A - Ivory Coast, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia; Group B - Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Libya, Zimbabwe Mar 13-15: Champions League second round, first leg - Primeiro or CARA v Canon or Inter Douanes or SLE v Kano or Elect Club or Bafata v Djoliba or Casamance Ferroviario or KCC v SuperSport or Starlight Heartland or Star v FAR or Praia Tout Puissant Mazembe (DRC) v Petro or Leopards ASEC Mimosas (IVC) v Filante or Lions Kabylie (ALG) v Ahly or Police Asante Kotoko (GHA) v Khemisset or Wallidan Etoile Sahel (TUN) v Chlef or Fello Cotonsport Garoua (CMR) v Pembe or Mangasport Ajax Cape Town (RSA) v Monomotapa or Miembeni Al-Ahly (EGY, holders) v Yanga or Mirontsy Al-Hilal (SUD) v Antsika or Tamponnaise Africa Sports (IVC) v ZESCO or Mathare Al-Ittihad (LBA) v Merreikh or Atraco Confederation Cup second round, first leg - Ouagadougou or Diaraf v Aigle Royal Menoua (CMR) Dawa or Club 57 v Bayelsa Utd (NGR) CHA or Vital'O v Union Douala (CMR) USM or ASFAN v Santos (ANG) Sfaxien (TUN, holders) v Hay or Ahly Satellite (GUI) v JC Abidjan (IVC) Benfica or Yakaar v Bejaia (ALG) Stade Tunisien (TUN) v Stade Malien (MLI) Prisons or Sert v Entente Setif (ALG) Barrolle or Armee v Recreativo Libolo (ANG) Vacoas or Adema v Sundowns (RSA) Muculmano or Malanti v V Club (DRC) Victors or CAPS v ENPPI (EGY) Arrows or Mundu v Ocean Boys (NGR) Gor or APR v Harras al-Hodoud (EGY) Moghreb Fes (MAROC) v Gafsa (TUN)Mar 19-Apr 3: African youth championship in Algeria; Qualifiers: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gambia, Guinea, Malawi, Niger, Zimbabwe. Draw to be made Mar 28-29 2010 World Cup-African Nations Cup qualifiers: Group A - Morocco v Gabon, Togo v Cameroon; Group B - Kenya v Tunisia, Mozambique v Nigeria; Group C - Rwanda v Algeria, Egypt v Zambia; Group D - Sudan v Mali, Ghana v Benin; Group E - Burkina Faso v Guinea, Ivory Coast v Malawi Apr 3-5: Champions League second round, second leg Confederation Cup second round, second leg Apr 17-19: Champions League third round, first leg - Primeiro, CARA, Canon or Inter v Hilal, Antsika or Tamponnaise Douanes, SLE, Kano or Elect v Ahly, Yanga or Mirontsy Club, Bafata, Djoliba or Casamance v Africa, ZESCO or Mathare Ferroviario, KCC, SuperSport or Starlight v Ittihad, Merreikh or Atraco Heartland, Star, FAR or Praia v Cotonsport, Pembe or Mangasport Mazembe, Petro or Leopards v Kotoko, Khemisset or Wallidan v ASEC, Filante or Lions v Ajax, Monomotapa or Miembeni Kabylie, Ahly or Police v Sahel, Chlef or Fello Confederation Cup third round, first leg - Ouagadougou, Diaraf or Menoua v Dawa, Club 57 or Bayelsa CHA, Vital'O or Union v USM, ASFAN or Santos Sfaxien, Hay or Ahly v Satellite or Abidjan Benfica, Yakaar or Bejaia v Tunisien or Malien Prisons, Sert or Setif v Barrolle, Armee or Libolo Vacoas, Adema or Sundowns v Muculmano, Malanti or V Club Victors, CAPS or ENPPI v Arrows, Mundu or Ocean Boys Gor, APR or Hodoud v Fes or Gafsa May 1-3: Champions League third round, second leg Confederation Cup third round, second leg May 15-17: Confederation Cup fourth round, first legMay 29-31: Confederation Cup fourth round, second leg June 6-7: World Cup-Afcon Group A - Cameroon v Morocco, Gabon v Togo; Group B - Tunisia v Mozambique, Nigeria v Kenya; Group C - Zambia v Rwanda, Algeria v Egypt; Group D - Mali v Ghana, Benin v Sudan; Group E - Malawi v Burkina Faso, Guinea v Ivory Coast June 10: World Cup-Afcon qualifier Group C - Egypt v Rwanda June 14: Fifa Confederations Cup Group A - South Africa v Iraq, Johannesburg June 15: Confederations Cup Group B - Egypt v Brazil, BloemfonteinJune 17: Confederations Cup Group A - South Africa v New Zealand, Rustenburg June 18: Confederations Cup Group B - Egypt v Italy, JohannesburgJune 20: Confederations Cup Group A - South Africa v Spain, BloemfonteinJune 20-21: World Cup-Afcon qualifiers Group A - Morocco v Togo, Gabon v Cameroon; Group B - Tunisia v Nigeria, Kenya v Mozambique; Group C - Zambia v Algeria; Group D - Mali v Benin, Sudan v Ghana; Group E - Burkina Faso v Ivory Coast, Guinea v Malawi June 21: Confederations Cup Group B - Egypt v United States, Rustenburg July 17-19: Champions League Group stage, first round African Confederation Cup groups stage, first round July 31-Aug 2: Champions League Groups, second round Confederation Cup Groups, second round Aug 12: Fifa-sanctioned friendlies date Aug 14-16: Champions League Groups, third round Confederation Cup Groups, third round Aug 28-30: Champions League Groups, fourth round Confederation Cup Groups, fourth round Sept 5-6: World Cup-Afcon qualifiers Group A - Togo v Morocco, Cameroon v Gabon; Group B - Mozambique v Kenya, Nigeria v Tunisia; Group C - Rwanda v Egypt, Algeria v Zambia; Group D - Ghana v Sudan, Benin v Mali; Group E - Malawi v Guinea, Ivory Coast v Burkina FasoSept 11-13: Champions League Groups, fifth round Confederation Cup Groups, fifth round Sept 18-20: Champions League Groups, final round Confederation Cup Groups, final round Sept 25-Oct 16: Fifa world youth championship in EgyptOct 2-4: Champions League Semifinals, first leg Oct 10-11: World Cup-Afcon Group A - Gabon v Morocco, Cameroon v Togo; Group B - Tunisia v Kenya, Nigeria v Mozambique; Group C - Zambia v Egypt Algeria v Rwanda; Group D - Mali v Sudan, Benin v Ghana; Group E - Guinea v Burkina Faso, Malawi v Ivory CoastOct 16-18: Champions League Semi-finals, second legOct 24-Nov 15: Fifa world junior championship in NigeriaOct 30-Nov 1: Champions League Final, first legNov 2010: African Nations Cup draw, Luanda (Date to be confirmed)Nov 6-8: Champions League Final, second leg Nov 14-15: World Cup-Afcon Group A - Togo v Gabon, Morocco v Cameroon; Group B - Mozambique v Tunisia, Kenya v Nigeria; Group C - Rwanda v Zambia, Egypt v Algeria; Group D - Ghana v Mali, Sudan v Benin; Group E - Ivory Coast v Guinea, Burkina Faso v Malawi Nov 27-29: Confederation Cup Final, first leg Dec 4: 2010 World Cup draw, Cape Town Dec 4-6: Confederation Cup Final, second leg Dec 10: Fifa Club World Cup in United Arab Emirates. - Sapa-AFP

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