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I’m not lesbian or bisexual, I am just who I am, says former Falcons star, Cynthia Uwak

I’m not lesbian or bisexual, I am just who I am, says former Falcons star, Cynthia Uwak

Cynthia Uwak, the former Super Falcons and Åland United FC of Finland striker, has responded to stories and rumours that she is either lesbian or bi-sexual. Uwak, one of the most decorated African female players, told TheCable that she does not care about people’s impression of her. Uwak, 29, excelled in African football, played at

FIFA General Secretary, Jerome Valcke, fired

FIFA’s emergency committee has dismissed its secretary general Jerome Valcke from the organisation with immediate effect after some ethics charges were brought against him over world cup ticket sales. This was contained in a press release issued by FIFA on Wednesday. “The FIFA emergency committee decided to dismiss Jerome Valcke from the position of FIFA

Blatter, Platini banned from all football activities for eight years

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been banned from all football activities for eight years and fined by the FIFA adjudicatory ethics chamber. The decision, revealed in Zurich on Monday, brings a definitive end to Blatter and Platini’s control of the sport with both unable to run for FIFA presidency on February 26. The investigative

Fresh arrests in FIFA corruption investigation

More than a dozen people were arrested on Thursday in Switzerland in connection with corruption allegations at football’s international governing body, a FIFA report said. Some of the pre-dawn arrests were made at the same hotel where other FIFA officials were arrested in May, the report said. The raid was carried out by Swiss authorities

Fifa committee reject Blatter’s claims

Fifa’s ethics watchdog has rejected suspended President Sepp Blatter’s claim that he is not subject to its rules and that only Congress can bar him from his role as head of the scandal-plagued global soccer body. Blatter has been suspended for 90 days along with European soccer boss Michel Platini, engulfed by a deepening corruption

Fifa seeking life ban against Platini

Fifa’s ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini to be banned for life over a suspect payment, the European football chief’s lawyer declared on Tuesday. Platini is serving a 90-day suspension on corruption charges over a $2 million payment he received from Fifa president Sepp Blatter who is also suspended. Platini’s lawyer Thibaud d’Ales described Fifa’s life

FIFA committee rejects appeals by Blatter, Platini on bans

FIFA President Joseph Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini have lost their appeals against 90-day provisional suspensions from all football activities. A FIFA statement said on Wednesday in Berlin that the Appeals Committee “rejected in full the appeals lodged by Blatter and Platini” and confirmed the provisional suspensions imposed last month by the world governing

FBI contacts Justice Dept over FIFA scandal

The justice department says the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has not sent any request for mutual legal assistance from the department in its investigation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup scandal. “In June 2015, the USA’s legal attaché merely sent a copy of their indictment with a covering letter wherein they were

FIFA TSG commends Eaglets

The FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) saddled with the responsibility of ‘monitoring international matches and identifying latest footballing trends’ has applauded the tactical savvy of Coach Emmanuel Amuneke-led Golden Eaglets after they easily reached thesemi finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 with aplomb on Sunday. Desmond (Desi) Curry, Member of the TSG

Odegbami hurt at failed Fifa Presidency bid

Former Nigerian international Segun Odegbami has said his turbulent attempt to become the next Fifa president is better rested at the altar of history. According to report by Super sport, the former chairman of the National Institute for Sports (NIS) is Nigeria’s candidate for the world football body presidential election but his name was conspicuously

Chung accuses FIFA of not providing ‘reasoned decision’

FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-Joon on Wednesday accused FIFA of failing to provide a “reasoned decision” for his ban after a Swiss court rejected his request to lift it temporarily. The South Korean tycoon has been banned for six years by FIFA’s independent ethics committee, which also suspended FIFA head Sepp Blatter, secretary-general Jerome Valcke

Fifa crisis: Blatter-Platini payment a ‘conflict of interest’

Fifa president Sepp Blatter’s payment to Uefa chief Michel Platini was a “conflict of interest”, says Domenico Scala, chairman of the world governing body’s audit and compliance committee. Swiss Blatter, 79, and Frenchman Platini, 60, are both suspended while Fifa studies reports that a £1.35m payment was made in 2011 for work Platini did as