Gabon Football Boss Accused Of Sexual Abuse

Serge Mombo, who is the president of Gabon’s football league, the La Ligue de l’Estuaire, is being accused of having demanded sexual favours from young players in return for a spot on national teams. Mombo is one of Gabon’s highest ranking football officials. He was re-elected president of the league ….

Premier League To Trial Test For Concussion

The Premier League is reportedly funding an academically driven study that will focus on validating a diagnostic tool using salivary biomarkers to understand the increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases among pro-footballers. The league, in association with the Football Association, Professional Footballers’ Association, and the EFL, has published an action plan ….

Former Footballer Calling On Gambling Ban

Former England footballer Peter Shilton has reportedly called on No. 10 Downing Street for a ban to be imposed on betting firms advertising on the shirts of footballers. The ex-goalkeeper and his wife Sheph presented a 12,000-signature petition to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday. The petition comes at ….

England Have – Finally – Made It To The Euro Final

English football fans and media alike have exploded with excitement as the team celebrates making it to the Euro 2020 final. This comes after they beat Denmark in the semi-finals at Wembley stadium. All of this comes 55 years since their last European Championship final. With a 50 percent chance ….

Hosting Snub Won’t Dampen WC Excitement

Christchurch may have missed out on the rights for hosting the 2023 Women’s World Cup, but, says New Zealand Football chief Andrew Pragnell, he’s committed to ensuring that the stadiums at Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, and Dunedin, are filled to overflowing with Kiwi fans and that a legacy is left behind ….

Ex-NZ Footballer Linking Heading To Dementia

A retired Christchurch footballer says he has every reason to believe his early-dementia diagnosis to be closely linked to years of concussions and knocks to the head sustained while playing professional sport. 67-year-old Kees Doornenbal was diagnosed with dementia in February 2019. His diagnosis came after his wife grew suspicious ….

FA Says It Won’t Discipline Arsenal Trio

The Football Association (FA) has announced that it will not be disciplining the three Arsenal female players who flew to Dubai from London over the 2020 Christmas period. Since their return from the UAE, one unnamed player has tested positive, leading to Joe Montemurro’s side requesting a postponement of the ….

Football Giant Gérard Hollier Dies Aged 73

Former Liverpool and France manager Gérard Houllier has died. He was 73. Houllier coached the French national football team in 1992 and 1993. He also led Paris Saint-Germain as well as Lyon to French league titles. During his 6 years in charge of Liverpool, the celebrated coach/manager won several of ….

Lazio’s Patric Punished For Biting

Spanish-born Italy pro-footballer and Lazio defender Patric has been slapped with a four-game ban for biting an opponent. The player will also have to part with a sturdy $17,250 penalty fine. Patric, during a heated argument with Lecce defender Giulio Donati during Lecce’s 2-1 Serie A victory over Lazio on ….

Elite Women’s Football May Become COVID-19 Casualty

The FIFA Chief Officer for Women’s Football, Sarai Bareman, has worked hard to raise the numbers of female athletes in the sport. One of the aspects she has focussed on is enhancing its commercial value, but she is concerned that what the success she has seen could be lost in ….