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More financial irregularities at BFA

All hell is breaking loose at Lekidi football centre as acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Susan Lawrence stumbled on further revelations of finances mishandling at the association.

WeekendSport has learnt that the case of money looting recently rocking the football association – where one of the National Executive Committee members was seriously implicated – is leading to more skeletons tumbling out the closets.

This publication is reliably informed that on Tuesday of this week, Lawrence slapped at least three of the association staff members with letters to furnish reasons as to why they should not be given the boot after being caught in a trap of financial indiscipline.

The Zebras trips in which the senior national team   embarked on for preliminary rounds further brings to the fore many characters conniving to swindle the association. This publication can safely reveal that three top BFA officials   were given up to yesterday to give reasons as to why they should continue working with association following the damning revelations. Those involved work in the technical, competition, and financial departments.

Information shared with this publication paints a picture of members fallen down the abyss of pilfering. On the other hand, the three have vowed to fight fire with fire.

WeekendSport uncovered that an officer in the technical department was given full allowance during the Zebras’ trip, but somehow the association went on to pay for his lodging. Investigations turned out by this publication reveal that it was the NEC member who is implicated in the irregularities paid for said officer. The concerned officer refused to talk when contacted for comment.

Two others who are accused of overbooking for accommodation to defraud the association played hide and seek, with this reporter.

The issue it seems has suddenly ignited militancy within the troubled association.  On Wednesday, a day after the members received the letters, they reportedly spent close to two hours caucusing and vowing to respond in the best way possible. Curiously, the caucus included the NEC member who was bitterly digesting news for his superiors to step down following his troubled stay. While it is getting clearer that the sun has set on the NEC member‘s tenure at BFA, the administrator feels he has to go down with somebody.

Reports say he is of the view that President Tebogo Sebego and NEC additional member Marshlow Motlogelwa‘s tables too, need to be turned upside down. The same mission has to be executed on the acting CEO, Susan Lawrence.

Contacted for comment Lawrence distanced herself from anything to do with the letters, “If at all there was anything, I was not going to discuss our office proceedings.” She further referred this publication’s enquiry to Tebogo Sebego as her supervisor.

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6th February 2023

After falling to close the gap on Arsenal by losing to a record breaking goal by Kane at the Tottenham stadium.Manchester City now find themselves being charged by the Premier League with more than 100 breaches of its financial rules following a four-year investigation.

According to BBC , it has referred the club to an independent commission over alleged rule breaches between 2009 and 2018 , and also that Man-city has not been co-operating since the investigation which started in 2018 .

BBC further states that The commission can impose punishment including a fine , points deduction and expelling the club from the Premier league.

The alleged breaches include ,  breaching rules for requiring full details of manager remuneration,from 2009-2010, to 2012-2013 seasons when Roberto Mancini was in charge . Also player remuneration between 2010-2011 and 2015-2016.

The Premier league stated that City breached rules related to UEFA regulations , including Financial Fair Play , from 2013-2014 to 2017-2018 ,as well as Premier League rules on profitability and sustainability from 2014-2016 to 2017-2018

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Mason Greenwood attempted rape charges dropped

2nd February 2023

Charges of attempted rape and assault have been dropped against Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood who was arrested in January 2022 after the allegations emerged.

The 21-year-old was arrested in January last year amid allegations surrounding images and videos that emerged online.

He was later charged with attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The Crown Prosecution Service said the charges were discontinued after a key witness withdrew their involvement.

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Raphael Varane announces retirement from international football after 10 years of service.

2nd February 2023

The Manchester United defender will now focus on his club career having made 93 caps for France, appearing at three world cups and on European championship. The Les Bleus won the World cup in 2018 and Raphael Varane started all but one of France’s matches in Qatar as they finished as runners up to Argentina

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