Waiting game: Sexwale undecided on run at FIFA presidency

Tokyo Sexwale

By Andrew Warshaw
August 28 – Former South African political prisoner turned human rights icon Tokyo Sexwale says he is still unsure whether to take on UEFA president Michel Platini and South Korea’s former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon in the race to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president next February, but will make a decision “in due course”.

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Extradition deadlines loom for FIFA’s ‘dirty’ half dozen

FIFA signage

By Mark Baber
August 25 – A spokesperson for the Swiss Justice Ministry has confirmed a ruling will be made next month on the extradition requests filed by the US against the FIFA officials accused of corruption currently in Switzerland, whilst the lawyer for Nicolas Leoz, the former head of CONMEBOL, has applied to a Paraguayan judge for the extradition request filed against him to be rejected.

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Gift or bribe? Warner’s $10m from SAFA returns to spotlight

Fikile Mbalula

By Mark Baber
August 20 – Called before the National Assembly on Wednesday, South Africa’s Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula (pictured) explained that South Africa’s $10 million payment to the Caribbean, was a totally legitimate legacy payment, whilst a former South African Football Federation (SAFA) executive member gave an off-message interview to local media – saying neither he nor many of his colleagues were told anything about the payment.

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