Sacked Keshi hits Nigerian FA with $4m lawsuit

Stephen Keshi 4By Mark Baber
July 27 - Former Nigerian national team coach, Stephen Keshi, who was sacked by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) after his name came up in a list of applicants for the vacant Ivory Coast coaching job, is suing the NFF for more than $4 million in compensation, according to local reports.

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Nigeria sacks Keshi as NFF await their fate

Stephen Keshi3By Mark Baber
July 6 - The current NFF leadership finally terminated Stephen Keshi's (pictured) contract as national team coach, following their probe into how his name came up in a list of prospects to coach the Ivory Coast.

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Kenyan chaos as power struggle causes AGM to be abandoned

Sam NyamweyaBy Mark Baber
June 30 - The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Friday was aborted by controversial FKF President Sam Nyamweya (pictured), allegedly on the grounds of insecurity and too many people turning up to the venue.

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Nigerian Federation turns on Keshi, Enyeama and women's team

Nigerian women scoreBy Mark Baber
June 24 - The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has had a busy week, criticising national teams for their lack of success, holding manager Steven Keshi to account for allegedly making a job application to another team and attempting to haul record-breaker Vincent Enyeama up on charges he brought Nigeria into disrepute.

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SA's £10m to Warner and Blazer refuses to leave spotlight

Danny Jordaan4By Andrew Warshaw
June 6 - South Africa's 2010 World Cup boss Danny Jordaan (pictured) is back in the firing line over the infamous $10 million which United States prosecutors allege was a bribe to secure the country the showpiece tournament and which South Africa's government counters was a perfectly above board World Cup legacy payment.

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Kenya: Nyamweya battling corruption allegations and sponsor pull out

Sam NyamweyaBy Mark Baber
June 4 - The worldwide focus on football corruption, and especially the nexus between sports marketing companies and corrupt football federation officials, has created an atmosphere in which Kenya Football Federation (FKF) president Sam Nyamweya's position looks increasingly precarious.

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Kenya: leaks, sponsor problems and grassroots rebellion

Sam NyamweyaBy Mark Baber
May 29 - As Sam Nyamweya, whose survival as head of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is something of a miracle, prepares to vote in the FIFA Presidential election, he faces growing problems at home where letters to and from commercial rights agency MP & Silva are being published in the local press and a mounting campaign to put an end to his controversial reign appears to be gathering steam.

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Ebola-free Liberia to host international football again

Illustration Liberia Onze 020612By Mark Baber
May 26 - Liberia have been given the go ahead by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to play international matches on home soil following the 9 May declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that the country is officially "Ebola Free."

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Egyptian Court outlaws Ultra fan groups branding them 'terrorists'

White KnightsBy Mark Baber
May 18 - Cairo's Court of Urgent Matters on Saturday reportedly declared football supporter's "ultra" groups to be "terrorists" and banned them, in a ruling which came at the behest of Mourtada Mansour, chairman of the Zamalek club.

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