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National Rugby League Side Gold Coast Titans Fined $263,000 For Salary Cap Breach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft...

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SAFA Reinstates Suspended Officials

The South African FA has reinstated CEO Dennis Mumble and four other leading officials suspended over a match-fixing scandal involving the national team, saying that they were "improperly removed from office," according to Jon Herskovitz of REUTERS. SAFA "did not exonerate the group," which included ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

SuperSport Acquires Bafana Media Rights

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Tags: Media, Africa

Egypt's Premier League Set To Resume

Egypt's national football league "will resume next month, a year after more than 70 fans were killed in clashes following a game in Port Said," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Following a meeting between the sports and interior ministers, the country's football governing body said on its webs ...

Tags: Africa, International Football

South Africa FA Officials Suspended

South Africa was "plunged into crisis" just a month before it hosts the African Nations Cup finals with the suspension of its football association president and other top officials following a report into match fixing involving the national team, according to Mark Gleeson of REUTERS. South African F ...

Tags: Africa, Leagues and Governing Bodies

Evidence SA Friendlies Were Fixed

A FIFA report into match-fixing in the weeks before the 2010 World Cup has found "compelling evidence" that one or more friendly games involving host South Africa were fixed ahead of the the event, according to the AP. The South African Football Association conceded that it had been "infiltrated" tw ...

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Eritrean National Football Team Defects

Officials said Wednesday that the "missing" Eritrean national football team "has applied for asylum in Uganda rather than return home," according to the AFP. Uganda's Junior Minister for Refugees Musa Ecweru said, "The 18 members have told us their country is not safe for them once they return, and ...

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CAS Investigating CAF Rules

The "power struggle to determine who can and who can't challenge for the top job in African football is being taken all the way to sport's highest court of law," the Court of Arbitration for Sport, according to Andrew Warshaw of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Two months ago, the Confederation of African Foo ...

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SA Reveals World Cup Costs

The South African government said that the country spent more than 27B rand ($3B) on the 2010 World Cup, and in return gained an ''intangible legacy'' from the first world football showpiece in Africa, according to the AP. In the ''2010 FIFA World Cup Country Report,'' released nearly 2 1/2 years af ...

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Uganda To Submit '19 AFCON Joint Bid

Federation of Uganda Football Associations said that it plans to "garner regional support to jointly host the coveted" African Cup of Nations tournament in '19, according to XINHUA. FUFA VP Mujib Kasule said that it is going to use the forthcoming 2012 Council for East and Central African Football A ...

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Restricted Crowd For African CL Final

Sunday's African Champions League final in Tunis, Tunisia will have a restricted crowd of 35,000 due to "fears of stadium violence and civil unrest," according to Mark Gleeson of REUTERS. After the first leg in Cairo, Egypt ended 1-1, home side Esperance is "poised to take the title for a second suc ...

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