Bility to Challenge FIFA over Rejection

first_imgLiberia football chief Musa Hassan Bility is considering challenging FIFA at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over his rejection as a candidate for the FIFA Presidency.The elections are scheduled on Friday, February 26, 2016 in Switzerland.Bility told yesterday that his denial was unfair and he is considering his options.He indicated that he was rejected due to a previous ban from the Confederation of African Football (CAF).It may be recalled Bility was the subject of a six-month ban from CAF due to what was said was the use of confidential documents during his bid to change regulations governing election rules within the organization.Bility told that he would review the matter with his legal team.“I have received communication from Fifa’s Electoral Committee and I have been principally rejected because of my ban by CAF in 2013,” he said.He added “I reject this and think it’s unfortunate. I believe that my decision to fight CAF at the time was a genuine attempt to change African football and prevent rules from being arbitrarily violated.”“On the merit of the FIFA decision I am awaiting the review by my team of lawyers to determine my next course of action,” Bility said.FIFA said it would not comment further on Mr. Bility’s issue.Meanwhile, FIFA has approved five of the presidential candidates, (suspended UEFA boss Michel Platini not included).The Frenchman could be added should his ban end before February’s election. Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Jerome Champagne, Gianni Infantino, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa and Tokyo Sexwale have been approved. The election is to find a successor to the suspended Sepp Blatter, who is under criminal investigation. The 79-year-old Swiss announced he would be stepping down in June, with world football’s governing body at the centre of a corruption scandal. Fifa and Swiss prosecutors are investigating a £1.35m “gentleman’s agreement” payment made in 2011 for work Platini did as Blatter’s adviser nine years earlier. Both men deny any wrongdoing and are appealing against their 90-day bans. Both men deny any wrongdoing and are appealing against their 90-day bans. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sports Wrap: Virat Kohli fails in West Indies, Canadian to make historic bid at Wimbledon

first_imgKohli flops, KL Rahul makes it count in India’s first tour game of West IndiesTest captain Virat Kohli (14) had a disappointing outing on day one of India’s first practice game against the West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI in St. Kitts.Murray’s return takes on Raonic’s serve in Wimbledon finalThe sixth-seeded Raonic heads into the first Grand Slam title match of his career – and the first for a man representing Canada – having won 116 of his 121 service games across six matches.This one I’ll always remember, says Serena The world number one says she will always remember the moment she beat Germany’s Angelique Kerber to equal Steffi Graf’s professional era record of 22 grand slam singles titles.Euro 2016 final pits Ronaldo vs Griezmann again for a trophy Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann will meet for another title showdown when Portugal face France in the European Championship final tonight.France determined to limit Ronaldo’s influence in Euro final: Deschamps French coach Didier Deschamps and defender Bacary Sagna said their team is preparing to limit Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s influence in the Euro 2016 title clash.last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The evolution of Deone Bucannon’s position and play for the Arizona Cardinals is something to watch for this season.Bucannon spoke during minicamp about the changes he is enduring from his rookie year to his second season in the NFL.“When I came in at this time last year I didn’t know what was going on,” Bucannon said.Bucannon’s versatility in the defense is undeniable. He was drafted as a safety, but he spent most of last season playing linebacker. Bucannon has a preference, but he’s not against either role. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img “I’m a safety,” he said. “I feel more comfortable playing safety. But at the same time, I love playing linebacker too because it allows me to get down in the box and get closer to the ball and I like being around the ball.”Bucannon had 81 combined tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in his rookie season. He is looking forward to the growth he had from his rookie season to now.“This is my second year in the defense so I’m seeing things a lot more clearly than I was my first year,” Bucannon said. “I understand the plays. I’ve seen them before.”The flexibility that Bucannon has brings more demands for his skill set on the field. He wants to improve his entire understanding of the defense.“Collectively just understanding the defense,” he said. “Instead of just knowing my position, but also other positions just in case I can help myself and help the team.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more