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East Africa still backing Blatter for FIFA presidency NAIROBI: Kenya and other member countries of the East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) will still vote for Sepp Blatter as FIFA supremo despite the current corruption crisis, sources said Thursday.Three Football Kenya Federation (FKF) officials led by its president Sam Nyamweya are currently in Zurich for the annual general congress starting on Wednesday, and a spokesman said Kenya would not reverse the decision made collectively with CECAFA to support Blatter for a fifth term."The decision to support Blatter was already made before the current corruption crisis. There is not likely to be any change of mind now," a senior FKF source told AFP. "There are a lot of crises in football everywhere, even here in Kenya. It is only people with a hard skin who can survive", he added.The presidents of CECAFA, which brings together 13 regional football federations in the East and African region, met in Nairobi ...

Swiss say no plans to question FIFA chief Blatter for now GENEVA: Swiss authorities said Thursday there were no plans as yet to question FIFA's veteran leader Sepp Blatter in their investigation of money laundering and corruption allegations against football's main international body."For the time being, there are no plans to question the FIFA president," Andre Marty, a spokesman for the office of Switzerland's attorney general, told AFP in an email.His comment came after FIFA was rocked Wednesday by early morning arrests of seven football officials ...
Calls for FIFA's Blatter to quit as global anger builds ZURICH: FIFA's veteran president Sepp Blatter faced angry demands to resign after US indictments and arrests of top lieutenants engulfed the football supremo in crisis heading into an annual congress Thursday.As Blatter prepared to open the congress in Switzerland, top sponsors who pour millions into world football -- including Coca-Cola, Adidas, McDonald's and Visa -- pressed the global body to clean itself up. Visa said that unless FIFA rebuilds a corporate culture with "strong ethical ...
Football's top sponsors pressure FIFA to clean up WASHINGTON: Top football sponsors Coca-Cola, Adidas, McDonald's and Visa pressed FIFA to clean itself up as the newest corruption scandal threatens efforts to market their products through the world's most popular sport.The companies that pay hundreds of millions of dollars to place their ads around World Cup and other global football venues said FIFA needed stronger ethical standards, after seven of its officials were arrested in Switzerland for bribery.The arrests came as part of a ...
Warriors book first NBA finals berth in 40 years OAKLAND: The Golden State Warriors are headed to the NBA finals for the first time in 40 years, eliminating the Houston Rockets on Wednesday to set up a title clash with Cleveland.The Warriors, the best team in the regular season with 67 victories and 15 defeats, pulled away late to beat the Rockets 104-90 and seal a 4-1 series victory in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals.They will battle a Cavaliers team led by four-time NBA ...
Nadal, Djokovic, Serena eye Paris last-32 PARIS: Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams target places in the French Open third round on Thursday.Nadal faces Nicolas Almagro boasting a 12-1 career advantage over his fellow Spaniard but wary of the danger posed by a man who beat him on clay in Barcelona only last year.World number one Djokovic tackles Luxembourg's 55th-ranked Gilles Muller who he defeated in their only previous meeting at the Australian Open in ...
Parisian derby as minnows Oyonnax eye Toulouse PARIS: The quarter-finals of the end-of-season Top 14 play-offs will pitch big-spending Parisian arch-rivals Stade Francais and Racing-Metro together while minnows Oyonnax face the tough task of heading to 19-time French champions Toulouse.Stade suffered a shock 27-0 defeat by Brive in the final game of the regulation season last weekend, but club president Thomas Savare said he was happy not to have been drawn with either Toulouse or Oyonnax come this Friday."I think Racing are ...


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