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BREAKING: FIFA Bans Africa Football Chief Ahmad Ahmad For 5 Years Over Corruption

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The global governing football body announced FIFA has on Monday suspended the head of African football Ahmad Ahmad for five years for corruption

FIFA in a statement announcing the suspension said Ahmad, who has been president of the African Football Confederation (CAF) since March 2017 and was standing for re-election had “breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President”.

The 60-year-old Madagascan official was also fined 200,000 Swiss francs ($220,000) by FIFA for the misdeeds, which related to “the organisation and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca” and his involvement in CAF’s dealings with a sports equipment company.

In 2019, Ahmad was detained for questioning by French authorities on the eve of the Women’s World Cup over an equipment deal with a firm that appeared to have little connection with soccer.

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Trump National Golf Club Stripped Of 2022 PGA Championship

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Trump’s national golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, owned by us president Donald Trump, has been stripped of the 2022 PGA championship.

The board of directors of the Professional Golf Association of America voted to exercise the right to terminate the agreement to play the 2022 PGA championship at Trump Bedminster.

In a video posted on the organization’s website, PGA of America president, Jim Richerson added that hosting the tournament at the course in new jersey would tarnish the image of the PGA of America.

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Scotland’s Lower Leagues Suspended For Three Weeks Due To COVID-19

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All Scottish football below the second tier championship has been suspended for three weeks because of a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.

The Scottish Football Association says it has allowed professional sport to continue as long as stringent testing protocols are followed and the second tier begins testing on a weekly basis.

The Scottish cup has also been suspended with fixtures before Feb the 1st set to be rescheduled.

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Edinson Cavani Not Intentionally Racist In Social Media Post, But Term Was Offensive, Says FA

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Football association says Edinson Cavani was not intentionally racist in the Instagram post that served him a three-match suspension.

The FA independent regulatory commission said it was “surprised” that, at the time of the post, Cavani had received no media training from Manchester United, given the size of his Instagram following.

33 year-old Manchester United striker Cavani was fined £100,000 and banned for a post containing a Spanish word that is offensive in some contexts.

Along with the ban and fine, Cavani must also complete a “face-to-face” education Programme.

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