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Sport24.co.za | Disgraced Russian footballers freed from prison

Moscow – Russian footballers Pavel Mamaev and Alexander Kokorin were released on Tuesday after spending nearly a year in prison over a night of drunken assaults. Russian state television showed Krasnodar midfielder Mamaev, 31, and Zenit Saint Petersburg forward Kokorin, 28, leave the prison where they were held in the southwestern Belgorod region. Wearing black […]

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Sport24.co.za | Nigeria seizes properties of FA chiefs in fresh graft probe

Abuja – Nigerian authorities on Monday seized a dozen properties from senior officials of Nigeria’s top football body, including its president Amaju Pinnick, in a fresh corruption probe. Agents of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) took over 12 properties — half belonging to Pinnick, including a property in London — in the latest investigation […]

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Sport24.co.za | Italy arrests leaders of Juventus hardline ultra fans

Rome – Italian police on Monday arrested 12 leading Juventus hardline fans as part of a major investigation into violence and extortion linked to match ticket sales. The suspects are accused of criminal association, aggravated extortion, money laundering and violence, police said. The arrests were the culmination of a year-long probe centred on the alleged […]