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ASENE WENGER MAKES ADMISSION ABOUT TOTTENHAM

ASENE WENGER MAKES ADMISSION ABOUT TOTTENHAM

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Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he never harboured any ‘hostility’ for Tottenham Hotspur. The legendary Frenchman enjoyed many-a-battle against the Gunners’ North London rivals. Having spent 22 years at Arsenal, Wenger got quite familiar with the feeling of coming up against Tottenham. And the 70-year-old has revealed that his will to secure the bragging rights always stemmed from competitiveness, not disdain. He told The Guardian: “Hostility no, competition yes. It was vital that you beat Tottenham for the respect of the club. Competition is important, as long as it’s not crazy. “When you [were due to] play Tottenham, at the start of the week everybody was a bit more nervous than usual.” It seems bizarre now, given that Spurs regularly...
Uganda U17 Women’s National Team Starts Training

Uganda U17 Women’s National Team Starts Training

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The Uganda National U17 Women Football team has today embarked on field preparations for the final round the FIFA U17 Women World 2021 Qualifiers against Cameroon. The team under the stewardship of coaches Hadijja Namuyanja, Olive Mbekeka (fitness) and James Magala (goalkeeper) conducted double sessions; in the morning and evening at the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo. Uganda is set to host the first of the two legged fixture on October 31st with the return leg due in mid-November in Cameroon. The winner on aggregate will together with two other countries represent Africa at the finals to be hosted by India between February and March. Full Squad Goalkeepers Daphine Nyayenga- Uganda Martyrs High School Joan Namusisi – Isra Soccer Academy Zulaika Ngamita –...
Coronavirus Pandemic to Cost Football $14bn This Year, Says FIFA

Coronavirus Pandemic to Cost Football $14bn This Year, Says FIFA

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Figure accounts for third of the game's global economic value with club and national game worth $46bn worldwide. FIFA has put the cost of the coronavirus pandemic on football around the world at $14bn in lost revenue. That figure accounts for about a third of the game's global economic value with the club and national game worth about $46bn worldwide. The pandemic has already led to more than 150 football associations seeking financial help from the $1.5bn emergency relief fund set up by football's governing body. Olli Rehn, chairman of FIFA's coronavirus steering committee, laid bare for the first time the true financial effect the coronavirus has had on the game through fixture list chaos, empty stadiums and loss of TV rights revenue. "It's a huge number and it covers the...
FIFA Suffers ‘Irreversible’ Damage Over President Gianni Infantino Investigation

FIFA Suffers ‘Irreversible’ Damage Over President Gianni Infantino Investigation

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By Elite News Reporter With Gianni Infantino's running of world football being examined by a Swiss special prosecutor, FIFA's hopes of shedding the image of scandal have been derailed by its president's secret meetings with authorities. A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into the Infantino's conduct last week over his meetings with the country's attorney general who has been leading a sprawling investigation into football corruption. “The FIFA president is subject to a criminal investigation by the Swiss judicial authorities," FIFA said, “but he has not been charged nor is he guilty of anything. ... FIFA and its president will continue to cooperate fully with the judicial authorities in Switzerland until these investigations are concluded.” It is five years sinc...
Audit  Report Exposes  Gross Abuse Of Funds At CAF, USD 4.6 Disappears In Thin Air

Audit Report Exposes Gross Abuse Of Funds At CAF, USD 4.6 Disappears In Thin Air

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The football fraternity in Africa has been thrown into turmoil after an independent probe into the running of the Confederation of African Football, CAF exposed elements of misappropriation of the body’s finances. The report by audit firm Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC), was highly critical of how the organisation’s finances had been mismanaged. The report cites some 40 payments totaling USD10m. It says 14 of those payments amounting to USD4.6m had irregular or no supporting documentation. The investigation started when FIFA took over management of CAF last year following a string of corruption scandals. Last Monday, the organisation announced it was ending its intervention into the management of CAF. CAF president Ahmad Ahmad who was briefly detained an...
CAF Declines To Renew FIFA SG Fatma Samoura’s Mandate

CAF Declines To Renew FIFA SG Fatma Samoura’s Mandate

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By Elite Reporter The Confederation of African Football associations (CAF) Executive Committee has voted not to renew the mandate of FIFA's secretary general Fatma Samoura, who had been working as General Delegate for Africa for the past six months. Samoura was given the role from 1 August 2019 by football's world body following a reported request by CAF. FIFA confirmed that Samoura's mandate had come to an end on 1 February 2020 and that the global body's six-month mission in Africa had been "completed successfully." At its Executive Committee meeting in Rabat, Morocco on Sunday, CAF's members also agreed to analyse FIFA's set of findings, recommendations and proposals. On Saturday, FIFA president Gianni Infantino spoke to CAF members at a seminar in Morocco on the develop...
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