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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 30 / 16

African football leaders elected Guinea's ALMAMY KABELE CAMARA  and Ghana's KWESI NYANTAKYI on Thursday to represent the continent on the expanded 36-member FIFA Council. Camara, the Confederation of African Football's second VP, and Ghana FA President Nyantakyi will complete a seven-me...

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