FIFA steps into Sierra Leone match-fixing battle

FIFA signageBy Andrew Warshaw
March 27 - FIFA are to send their Director of Security Ralf Mutschke to Sierra Leone to help tackle a match-fixing crisis that has caused deep division between sports administrators and government officials.

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Cameroon stay under FIFA control while Iya Mohammed's trial continues

Iya MohammedMarch 24 - The mandate of the Normalisation Committee at the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has been extended for a further six months. The decision of FIFA's Executive made on March 20 gives more time for the establishment of an electoral process and new elections, with the trial of the FECAFOOT's long-term president Iya Mohammed (pictured), on grounds of alleged financial impropriety, still continuing.

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Kenya: FIFA mission accomplished, roadmap to plot league transition

Kwesi NyantakyiBy Mark Baber
March 24 - The FIFA mission to Nairobi, aimed at achieving a resolution of the crisis bedevilling Kenyan football, has by all accounts ended in triumph, with agreement between the parties on the way forward out of the crisis.

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FIFA sends mediators to resolve Kenyan football crisis

Sam NyamweyaBy Mark Baber
March 23 - A delegation tasked by FIFA with finding a solution to the Kenyan football crisis, including Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi, development officer Ashford Mamelodi, and FIFA's head of Member Associations Primo Carvaro has arrived in Nairobi. A meeting which will include Kenya Football Federation (FKF) and Kenyan Premier League (KPL) officials is scheduled for Monday evening.

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Amadu quits Nigerian federation over rumours of money row with Pinnick

Musa AmaduBy Mark Baber
March 20 - The General Secretary of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Musa Amadu (pictured), tendered his resignation on Wednesday after, according to unconfirmed reports in local media, a row with NFF President Amaju Pinnick over money, specifically FIFA grants and a $3.6 million loan from the Federal Government.

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Kenyan chaos: KPL back on, but FKF set to go ahead with competing league

Kenyan Premier LeagueBy Mark Baber
March 19 - In the wake of Monday's lifting of the Kenyan Football Federation (FKF) injunction against the Kenyan Premier League (KPL), the KPL has announced new fixtures to make up for the two weekends lost, whilst reports suggest the rival FKF Premier League will be signing a broadcast deal this Friday.

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FIFA step in to stop Sierra Leone match-fixing cover-up

Isha Johansson 2By Andrew Warshaw
March 19 - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has personally intervened to stop Sierra Leone authorities trying to sweep allegations of match-fixing under the carpet.

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Ghana FA call in police after reports of players betting on own matches

Kwesi Nyantakyi March 17 - The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has reported a number of players to law enforcement agencies over allegations they bet on their own team to lose.

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Kenyan Premier League beats federation in court and can return to play

Kenyan Premier LeagueBy Mark Baber
March 16 - The attempt by the Kenyan Football Federation (FKF) to put an end to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) by taking matters to the civil courts was defeated comprehensively in the Kenyan High Court this morning as the Judge ruled the FKF does not have the capacity to sue.

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