NEW YORK (September 28, 2016) – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has found Montreal Impact midfielder Hernán Bernardello guilty of embellishment in the 55th minute of Montreal’s match against the New York Red Bulls on September 24 (VIDEO). Bernardello has been issued an undisclosed fine for his actions.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has arrived in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, for the CAF Extraordinary General Assembly scheduled for Thursday, 29 September 2016.
He touched down on the morning of Wednesday, 28 September 2016 and was met on arrival by a CAF delegation led by its President, Issa Hayatou. The delegation included members of the CAF Executive Committee and officials of the Egyptian Football Association.
Econet Media has launched its 24 hour, free-to-air all-sport channel in Rwanda. This channel joins another recently launched one in Kenya as one of the fully owned Kwesé channels. Kwesé's premium sports programming is also available in a number of markets in sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia, Senegal, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Seychelles, Congo DRC, Benin, Togo, Uganda, Ghana, Angola and Tanzania on affiliate channels. A further five countries are currently planned for this year and the company has already licensed more than 10 other countries to receive Kwesé premium content.
Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF) Lugalo Club is finalising plans to construct the first ever golf course in the country's capital of Dodoma.
The move is the fifth phase government's idea to ensure all its institutions and ministries shift to Dodoma before the year 2020.
Speaking in Dar es Salaam, the TPDF Lugalo Club chairman, Brigadier General Michael Luwongo said that Dodoma has been the top priority and they have already secured a 250-hectre land in Dodoma for the intended modern course.
Ghana has been selected to host the 2018 African Women’s Football Championship.
The announcement was made in Cairo, Egypt during an executive meeting of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) meeting this week.
Ghana will be represented by the Black Queens who are known to be the first team to qualify Ghana to the senior FIFA competition.
The ICC today announced the appointment of William Glenwright to the role of Head of Global Development. Glenwright joins the ICC from his current role at World Rugby as GM Asia and Oceania and will take up his post towards the end of the year.
Glenwright will lead cricket’s game and market development which has a focus on more competitive teams, more people playing and better cricket ‘systems in more member countries. He will also assume responsibility for growing the game in new territories, particularly USA and China.
Debswana Diamond Company has increased sponsorship of the Debswana International Open Chess Championships to P150,000 from P80,000 last year.
The competition will be held at Botho University and played in three categories, the prestige, open and ladies sections. On top of local players, the competition is expected to draw participation of players from neighbouring countries such as Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi.
Arm Wrestling has been introduced in Ghana as the 40th sporting discipline under the National Sports Authority (NSA) on Tuesday.
The new Ghana Arm Wrestling Federation is headed by sports broadcaster, Charles Osei Asibey and they have already organized competitions in Accra and Kumasi.
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With the latest edition set to kick off in just three days, FIFA.com takes a look at some of the facts, figures and tournament records that help tell the story of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
79 U-17 Women's World Cup goals have established Japan as the tournament's all-time leading scorers. The Little Nadeshiko have also won more games (16 out of 20) than any other team, with Korea DPR (11) and Germany (10) their nearest challengers. The Japanese are the only nation to have won both the U-17 and senior Women's World Cup titles.
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 unveiled the Official Emblem for what will be the country’s first international football event. The ceremony at Goa’s Marriott Hotel was attended by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Praful Patel, Chairman of the LOC and of the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
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In the days preceding the kick-off of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, the tournament’s Local Organising Committee (LOC) has announced the completion of all tournament preparations, indicating the Kingdom’s readiness to host the region’s first-ever FIFA women’s event. The tournament, which is set to become the largest sporting event in Jordan’s history, kicks off on Friday 30 September with matches in Amman and Irbid.
NEW YORK (Tuesday, September 27, 2016) – Houston Dynamo forward Mauro Manotas was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the 29th week of the 2016 MLS season.
The 21-year-old scored a hat-trick to lead the Dynamo to an impressive 3-1 victory over the Portland Timbers at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday. The hat-trick was the first of Manotas' MLS career and the sixth in Dynamo franchise history. Manotas has four goals and one assist in his last six starts for Houston with the club compiling a 3-1-2 record in that time span (West #10, 32 points, 7-11-11 record).
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NUKU'ALOFA - FIBA Development Manager - Oceania, Annie La Fleur, is meeting with the Tongan National Basketball Association (TNBA) this week in Nuku'alofa.
The visit comes on the back of Tonga being announced as hosts of the 2019 Pacific Games.
7 Kyle Lowry (USA) - Spain v USA, 2016 Olympic Games: Tournament for Men (BRA), Rio de Janeiro - Carioca Arena 1 (Brazil), Semi-Finals, 19 August 2016
PHILADELPHIA - Kyle Lowry wasn't the most celebrated of players to be named to the USA Olympic squad, but by the time he stepped onto the podium to receive his gold medal, there was no disputing that he'd been among the most important.
After a summer of excitement and phenomenal performances at the Rio Olympics and around the world that led to a slew of new world records, the IAAF has completed its internal process of vetting and accepting the records and have ratified the following world records which includes the eye popping World record run by South Africa’s Wayde Van Niekerk in the men’s 400 meters race …
World U20 record
Men's javelin: 86.48m Neeraj Chopra (IND) Bydgoszcz 23 Jul 2016
Previous: 84.69m Zigismunds Sirmais (LAT) Bauska 22 Jun 2011
Continuous support from AIBA
Ajay Singh has been elected as the new President of the India Boxing Federation (IBF), following elections held at the weekend in Mumbai. AIBA’s Oceania Vice President Edgar Tanner and Sports Authority of India Director Sushmita Jyotsi oversaw Sunday’s elections that bring to an end a period of uncertainty over the administration of Indian boxing. Jay Kowli was elected to the position of IBF Secretary General.
Springboks Damian de Allende, Lwazi Mvovo and Malcolm Marx were released by the national team on Monday and will be available for Currie Cup selection for this coming weekend.
De Allende returns to the DHL Western Province, Mvovo goes back to the Cell C Sharks while Marx, who made his Springbok debut as a second half replacement against the All Blacks two weeks ago in Christchurch, joins the Xerox Golden Lions.
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The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend sanctions imposed on two players from Malta and France for anti-doping rule violations to have worldwide effect.
The sanctions, which were extended in accordance with art. 136 ff of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, relate to the following cases:
The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) announces that the media accreditation process for the 2nd leg final of the Orange CAF Champions League 2016 opens from Tuesday, 27 September 2016 to Tuesday, 11 October 2016.
Egyptian side Zamalek will host Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa on the weekend of 22-23 October in Egypt.
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While Ghana and Nigeria are FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup ever-presents, Cameroon are making their debut at the tournament, having previously failed to qualify on two occasions. Their bid for a place at New Zealand 2008 was ended in the final group match by the Ghanaians, who accounted for the Cameroonians once more in the first round of the preliminaries for Azerbaijan 2012.
Sports Ahmed Khanou (right) making a point while his Director of sports Ibrahim Turay takes note
Sierra Leone’s Sports minister, Ahmed Khanou on Tuesday expressed his determination and vowed to make sports the most important sector in the country.
With barely a month to go for the country’s National Sports Conference in Makeni, the Sports Minister said that (as a ministry) he is ready to give a different look to the sports sector in the country adding that the signs are already showing towards that direction.
Host Gabon, holders Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Algeria have emerged top seeds for the draw of the final tournament of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.
The quartet will make up Pot 1 for the draw to be held on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 in Libreville at 19H00 local time (16H00 GMT).
Sierra Leone and FC Zurich central defender, Umaru ‘Zangalay’ Bangura has been ruled out of the club’s Europa League second round home fixture against Turkey's Osmanlispor on Thursday.
The Leone Stars Captain (pictured in hospital) has been confirmed to be out of action for the next two weeks as he's recovering from surgery on his left thumb finger.
Cross section of the participants before the training session
Over 25 participants on Tuesday September 27th kick-started a three days International Swimming Federation (FINA) official’s clinic at the Siaka Steven Stadium presidential lounge in Freetown.
The three days training aims at improving officiating in swimming, develop and increase participation in the sport and according to the President of Sierra Leone Swimming, Diving and Water Polo association, Rev. George Spilsbury-Williams the training is an opportunity for them in continuing the association’s development stride.
Kwesi Nyantakyi President of the Ghana Fooball Association is highly tipped to win one of the slots on the FIFA Executive Council.
Former Ghana FA General Secretary Worlanyo Agrah who was speaking on a radio sports programme said 'it’s a done-deal'.
FA Communications Director also told journalists that Kwesi Nyantekyi has everything that it takes to win one of the two slots and his popularity keeps on souring day by day. He was also happy that one of the candidates dropped from the race.