CAF boss Ahmad questioned by French authorities in anti-graft probe

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad was detained and questioned by French authorities on Thursday in the latest criminal investigation to hit the governing body of world soccer, a day before the start of the Women’s World Cup. Ahmad, who doubles as…

Sierra Leone FA president Isha Johansen acquitted of corruption

Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) President Isha Johansen has been acquitted on all counts of corruption by a court in Freetown. Her acquittal, along with SLFA General Secretary Christopher Kamara, paves the way for the lifting of a ban from…

Corruption no longer a misdemeanour in FIFA code of ethics

FIFA has officially eradicated corruption. All it took was pressing the delete key. Soccer officials and players who bother checking out the new code of ethics governing their conduct will find the word “corruption” missing. They will also discover how…

DR Congo FA boss Constant Omari held over corruption

The president of the DR Congo Football Association (Fecofa) Constant Omari has been taken into custody as part of a probe into embezzlement. His detention was confirmed on Wednesday by an investigating magistrate. Omari, who is also on the Fifa…

Fifa will sanction looters – Infantino vows

Fifa’s President Gianni Infantino has cautioned Football Associations to refrain from enriching themselves with funds allocated for the development of the game. Speaking to a group of journalists in an interview co-anchored by Ghana’s Juliet Bawuah and Aliou Goloko from…

Frankie Fredericks suspended by IOC over corruption

Four-time Olympic silver medallist Frankie Fredericks has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being charged with money laundering and corruption. Fredericks, 50, was charged by the French authorities last week. He was accused of accepting a bribe of $299,300…

Rio Olympic head Nuzman charged with corruption

Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, has been charged by Brazilian federal prosecutors with corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and running a criminal organization. Brazilian prosecutors announced the formal charges on Wednesday. The 75-year-old Nuzman…

Angel Maria Villar: Spanish FA chief and veep of FIFA and UEFA arrested on corruption charges

Angel Maria Villar, the president of the Spanish FA and vice-president of FIFA and UEFA, has been arrested by police investigation corruption. Villar’s son, Gorka, has also been detained by officers following a raid on several offices in Madrid linked…

Fifa submits corruption report to authorities

Fifa said on Friday it had completed a 22-month internal inquiry into allegations of high-level corruption and criminal misconduct that buffeted world football and handed its report to Swiss authorities. “Fifa will now return its focus to the game, for…

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