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Former Rio de Janeiro Governor Admits Paying $2M Bribe To Host 2016 Olympics

Former Rio de Janeiro Governor Admits Paying $2M Bribe To Host 2016 Olympics

  The former governor of Rio de Janeiro State said in court testimony on Thursday that he paid $2 million to buy votes to ensure the city would be chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Sergio Cabral told a judge the money went to Lamine Diack, the former President of the International Association of […]

Nigeria: Allegation Of Corruption Against, Pinnick Is Malicious, Unfounded – Says Arewa Group

  A group, Arewa Youth Assembly has thrown its weight behind the Chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick over allegation of corruption levelled against him, describing it as malicious and a vendetta. The group was reacting to what it called fabricated reports in the media by some “disgruntled people” accusing Amaju Pinnick of […]

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Nigeria: African Legacy Football To Assist Youths- Chairman

  By Peter Usman African Legacy International Football Club has declared its preparedness to assist youths in the country to fulfill their destiny in life through sports. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, African Legacy International Football Club, Engr. Innocent Ogu, stated this on Wednesday at the occasion of “Talent Hunt Project” at the national stadium, […]

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Former Ghana FA President Nyantakyi Banned For Life By FIFA

  Former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi was handed a life ban from all football-related activities by FIFA on Tuesday following various violations of the governing body’s ethics code, including bribery and corruption. Nyantakyi, a former member of FIFA’s General Council, was found guilty after being filmed by an investigative journalist in a hotel […]

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FIFA Suspends Sierra Leone FA For Government Interference

FIFA has suspended the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) with immediate effect, due to government interference in soccer affairs, the sport’s world governing body said  on Friday. FIFA’s decision came after it wrote to the African country’s sports minister expressing “grave concern” about the removal of SLFA President Isha Johansen and General Secretary Christopher Kamara. FIFA […]

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Nevada Woman Sues Soccer Star Ronaldo For Alleged Sexual Assault

  A Nevada woman has sued Cristiano Ronaldo and is participating in a police investigation of the global soccer star, for an alleged rape at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, according to a complaint filed by her lawyer. Lawyers for Ronaldo, one of the world’s best-known athletes, on Friday threatened to sue a German […]

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Special Report: When Sports Is Not Profitable In Cross River State

  In this report, Odimegwu Onwumere unearths the tall dream for those who had hope in Obudu International Mountain Race once regarded as World-Class Mountain Race   “The 10th edition of the annual Obudu International Mountain Race and the 6th African mountain running championships will hold on Saturday November 8 2014 at the Obudu ranch resort in Obudu,” said […]

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China Firm to Refund $12 million After France World Cup Win

A Chinese kitchen appliance maker is paying out up to 79 million yuan (£8.9 million) in refunds to its customers. The company vowed last month that it would do so if France won the football World Cup competition. Vatti Corp Ltd, based in China’s south-eastern province of Guangdong, said early on Monday on its official […]

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