You have to feel sorry for Moses Armah – the poor Ghanaian Football Association official that Sulley Muntari attacked last week. There must have been a moment as Muntari went for him that Armah’s life passed before his eyes. Muntari is one tough pit bull. He is exactly the person you do not want to … Continue reading We Need Ten More Sulley Muntaris, Ketchup on Chiellini’s Back and Fenerbache Again
It was a symbolic game – South Africa versus Colombia, May 27, 2010. The game took place a few days before the World Cup, it was in the beautiful new stadium at Soccer City in Johannesburg. The South Africans before a raucous crowd of vuvuzela-totting fans won 2-1. The stadium, indeed the entire event, was … Continue reading The Officials and the Fixers
A HUGE STORY – published today on the front page of the Toronto Star – read below or check it out at: tinyurl.com/k93fxap It was one of the biggest soccer matches on the planet: the third-place game of the 1994 FIFA World Cup. It took place at the end of a seemingly successful tournament played … Continue reading Will there be match-fixing in Brazil – why not?
More Revelations, the Nigerian Goalkeeper and Ralf Mutschke, Brazilian Fixing How to Win Money on the Gambling Market and Hoyzer the Hero.
There are more revelations to come: Big stories. Huge. Stay tuned. For now, in the lead up to the World Cup, some reflections: The Nigerian Goalie, Ralf Mutshcke and Fixing Games I like Ralf Mutschke. The former German police officer turned FIFA security officer has enough courage to admit that the match-fixers might be at … Continue reading More Revelations, the Nigerian Goalkeeper and Ralf Mutschke, Brazilian Fixing How to Win Money on the Gambling Market and Hoyzer the Hero.
A number of thoughts on what has been a busy week in the international sports corruption world: See further coverage of the New York Times articles here: http://tinyurl.com/lxfs32d There will be more revelations to come… ** The superb series of articles by the Sunday Times about the Qatari World Cup bid is the end of … Continue reading Qatari Corruption, Boko Haram and Match-Fixing