The Russian Basketball Federation elected VTB United League Deputy CEO YULIA ANIKEEVA as its new president (R-SPORT, 8/2). ... Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Sofia sacked coach EMIL VELEV and signed a two-year deal with STEFAN GENOV, who previously coached Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Bulgarian top flight (REUTERS, 8/5). ... Sierra Leone Premier League FC Johansen Founder ISHA JOHANSEN "has become only the second female leader of a national governing body after being appointed as the new president of the Sierra Leone Football Association." Johansen "was elected unopposed in what has been a controversial process that has seen three other candidates disqualified from standing" (SOCCEREX, 8/5).
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