Football Notes: Havas Sports & Entertainment Hired At FA's National Football Centre
Havas Sports & Entertainment "has been hired to promote sports healthcare work taking place" at The FA's National Football Centre. The agency "will work with Olympic sprinting legend Michael Johnson as part of its account with Perform, which has a sports treatment and rehabilitation center at the site" (PR WEEK, 6/17). ... Ethiopia and Tunisia's progress to the final round of African World Cup qualifying "are in doubt" as FIFA "opened three probes into player eligibility" (BBC, 6/16). ... Nigeria captain Vincent Enyeama said that the row over bonuses that delayed the squad's arrival at the Confederations Cup "had not been resolved, but the players were putting it to the back of their minds." The players "were unhappy" about being offered bonus payments of $2,500 following a 1-1 draw with Namibia in World Cup qualifying and "had demanded double that amount from the Nigeria Football Federation" (AFP, 6/17).