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Tokyo Sexwale 'weighing all options' in deciding to run for FIFA president

Tokyo Sexwale has not yet decided whether to run for FIFA president.

MONACO -- Touted as a potential FIFA president, Tokyo Sexwale is "weighing all options" before deciding if he will enter the governing body's election race.

The South African businessman and FIFA anti-discrimination task force member has support from some football officials to succeed Sepp Blatter.

"I am just applying my mind and I will make it up in due course," Sexwale told reporters in a conference call on Thursday. "The question does not arise at this stage of what my final decision will be...

 By PA Sport

Ex-South Africa official questions $10m FIFA payment

FIFA is facing further questions over its role in channelling a $10 million payment through its accounts after fresh disclosures about South Africa's role in the scandal.

A former senior official of the South African FA (SAFA) has claimed its executive board had been kept in the dark about the payment, which is alleged to have been as payment for World Cup votes.

It comes after a freedom of information request by South Africa's news group Media24 revealed that apart from two letters, no SAFA records...

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Portugal earn rare win over Italy; Poland and Greece play to draw in friendlies

Portugal defeated Italy for the first time in 39 years on Tuesday.

Portugal defeated Italy 1-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday to inflict Antonio Conte's first defeat as Azzurri coach.

With Cristiano Ronaldo unavailable, Eder netted his first goal for Portugal in the 52nd minute to help end a 39-year wait for a victory over Italy.

The result will be a blow to Italy's hopes of being seeded in the draw for 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Italy had won five of its previous nine matches since Conte replaced Cesare Prandelli as coach after last year's World Cup,...

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Nigeria beat Chad in African Nations Cup qualifier

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi got off to a winning start with victory over Chad.

Nigeria won 2-0 against Chad in their Group G opener in qualification for the 2017 African Nations Cup.

Nigeria were firm favourites for the game but struggled to find a way past their opponents, with goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama needing to be alert to keep the visitors at bay during the first half.

The Super Eagles threatened to break the deadlock in the second half when Aaron Samuel hit the post before Gbolahan Salami eventually put them ahead on 63 minutes with a stunning strike.

Odion Ighalo...

South African FA deny bribes over 2010 World Cup vote

Our football experts weigh in on Chuck Blazer admitting to accepting bribes in the votes for the hosts of the 1998 and 2010 World Cup.

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has denied claims from FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer that it issued bribes to win the vote to host the 2010 World Cup.

Blazer has said he and others took bribes totalling $10 million for South Africa to host the 2010 World Cup and an undisclosed sum for Morocco's unsuccessful bid to host the 1998 tournament.

The revelation is contained in a plea bargain published by the US Department of Justice.

SAFA is angered by the reports and believes...