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Bahraini players’ support for Salman raises more questions than answers

  In recent statements, Bahraini football players sought to absolve Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president and world football body FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, who is a member of Bahrain’s ruling family, of any moral or direct responsibility for the arrest, dismissal, and abuse of hundreds of sports executives and athletes accused …

James Dorsey

26 Egyptians injured in Hajj stampede

Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments released, Saturday, the names of 26 Egyptians who were injured in the stampede at the end of the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia last Thursday. A total of 14 Egyptians were reportedly killed in the incident. The incident took place in Mina as the Hajj pilgrimage reached its conclusion, and left more …

Daily News Egypt

AFC’s Salman re-elected amid renewed corruption and governance questions

By James M. Dorsey Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa has been elected president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for a second term and vice president of world football body FIFA amid unanswered questions about the AFC’s handling of corruption investigations and his apparent failure to enforce good governance in his own organisation. In an …

Daily News Egypt

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