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Issa Hayatou’s Response to Sunday Times Questions

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On May 30, 2014 at 19:11, the Secretary General of CAF Hicham El Amrani received an email from Heidi Blake, with a description of being “Deputy Editor Insight” of the UK Sunday Times. Blake sought of the Secretary General to convey to Mr Hayatou an interview request and responses she had earlier emailed to the President of CAF an hour earlier.

The President of the CAF was ‘summoned’ by the Sunday Times to respond to six questions put to him before the next day 31 May 2014 at 16:00hours.

However, the Sunday Times, without any inventory of evidence proceeded to publish and present allegations as facts in their Sunday newspaper. Such falsities as published by the Sunday Times included concoctions that Mr Bin Hammam as chairman of the FIFA Goal Project Committee gave a total sum of US$400,000 to the Cameroon Football Federation. Publication of this and other falsities reflected a cruel ignorance of how the bodies of FIFA function and exhibited an alarming deficiency in the work of this journalist involved.

Issa Hayatou Denies Sunday Times Corruption Allegation Report.

Issa Hayatou Denies Sunday Times Corruption Allegation Report.

It is worth noting that the chairman of the development committee of FIFA does not take unilateral decisions. Rather, decisions are made collectively and Mr Hayatou, who is presently chairman of that committee, knows too well its operations.

But notwithstanding the bunkum of rumours and unsubstantiated reports by the Sunday Times, the CAF president reserves the right to sue and ensure that perpetrators of these fallacious rants are held responsible for their actions.

The CAF president remains, enthusiastic, as he has always been in actions of transparency. Despite repeated attacks aimed at undermining the entire African continent, his personality, honour and integrity and in order to set the correct situation against allegations raised, the CAF president has agreed to fulfill the undertaking of responding to the summon of questions of the “Sunday Times”.

Below, the CAF President and FIFA Vice President responds to all the questions as posed by the Sunday Times’ Heide Blake.

1 – Did Mr Bin Hammam, the Emir of Qatar or any member of the bid committee offer you any financial or other reward in relation to your support for the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid?
I have never received from Mr Bin Hammam, the Emir of Qatar or any member of the Qatari bid committee financial rewards to support the candidacy of Qatar for 2022. Contrary to “Sunday Times” emails and reports that I was pampered in Qatar, including receiving from Mr Bin Hammam “value gifts” in Doha in December 2009, I wish to state categorically that I have never visited Doha or Kuala Lumpur, which houses the headquarters of the AFC, at the invitation of Mr Bin Hammam.

The “Sunday Times” further said that I received from Mr Bin Hammam just before 2 December 2010, sixty (60) tickets to the World Cup. But you do not say tickets for which World Cup; whether it was the World Cup 2010 or 2014? But it is important to point out that as Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 2010 World Cup and current vice-president of FIFA; I do not need anybody to offer me gifts of tickets for the World Cup? Am I not justified in my position to have the right to receive tickets for these championships?

2 – What was the subject of the meeting you and Mr Bin Hammam arranged between the Emir of Qatar and President of Cameroon?
There should never be such a question because there has never been such an occurrence between me and Mr Bin Hammam. I do not remember ever if there has been a meeting between the President of Cameroon and the Emir of Qatar or that any such meeting was arranged by me and Mr Bin Hammam. By virtue of such type of questions, it begs the need to measure yourselves regards your seriousness of your approach to issues.

3 – Why did Mr Bin Hammam arrange for you to have a month’s medical treatment at a private clinic soon after you voted for Qatar?
This is a pure invention by you and the Sunday Times. I received no treatment arranged by Mr Bin Hammam anywhere in the world. The only medical care that I did in Qatar was a dialysis session ​​in Doha in early January 2011. This was during the AFC Congress for which, as usual, I was invited to attend. Further, it is amazing that you seem to know better than me who I voted for.

4 – Were you aware that Mr Bin Hammam was making direct payments to the presidents of African football associations while lobbying them to support the bid?
I have no knowledge of these payments and the voting system in place to determine the host countries of FIFA World Cups does not include national federations and presidents. Only members of the Executive Committee of FIFA vote.

5 – Why did you accept lavish hospitality including business class flights and five star hotel rooms from a representative of a bidding nation?
I have never been offered, subjected to any lavish hospitality as you claim by any member of the bidding committee of Qatar 2022. The time I was in Doha in January 2011 was for the AFC Congress and I spent two nights in Doha, housed at the expense of the Asian Football Confederation under the principle which is applied to every invited dignitary who attends such assemblies. You may wish to know that the principle of accommodating guests at Confederation Congresses is applied globally to invited guests.

6 – Was your decision to vote for Qatar influenced in any way by Mr Bin Hammam’s campaign of making payments to football federations across Africa?
Voting is secret and I would be careful not to reveal mine through such medium. As stated, I am not aware of the payments to which you refer. In over a quarter century of serving sports at senior positions in global sporting bodies, I challenge anyone to prove that my vote was subject to the receipt of any favour.

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Win 1,000,000 USD – Play Lotto Nigeria Online!

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Finally, the long wait for an online Nigeria lotto is over! You can now play the lottery in Nigeria and stand a chance to win millions easily. One of the reasons why you may have avoided participating in the lottery is that it is hard to get the tickets. Well, that is now sorted with the newest Nigeria lotto that can be played online. If you want to stand
a chance of winning millions in the new lotto game, read through here and understand everything that you need to know about a new national lottery of our country. If you will be lucky – you can win 1,000,000 USD!

What do you need to know about Lotto Nigeria?

Lottery in Nigeria is a big thing as it has been a means through which many people’s lives have been changed. In a bid to help you understand Lotto Nigeria, some of the pertinent questions will be answered.

What is Lotto Nigeria?

Lotto is a game of chance where a player chooses a set of numbers and the numbers are put into a random draw. You can become a winner if your match the numbers that are selected as winning numbers.

The newest lotto game in our country is Lotto Nigeria – the first online national Nigerian lottery. The official website is LottoNigeria.com and this lottery is operated by Fortune Games Limited company. Anyone can play the Nigeria Lotto online and win the different prizes.

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In Nigeria, the government endorses lottery and all participating companies must be registered by the government. The National Lottery Regulatory Commission is in charge of issuing the licenses and overseeing Nigeria lotto. Any organization registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission and has the minimum capital base is free to start a lotto company in Nigeria.

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Playing Nigeria Lotto online

The long wait for an online lottery is now over. It is now possible to play Lotto Nigeria online. The only difference between online and physical lottery is that you get your tickets virtually. This means that you reduce the time you would have spent going to the lotto company to get your ticket. Furthermore, you can enter many draws as you have
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How to the play the newest Nigerian Lotto?

You are probably excited about the new online lotto in Nigeria but worried that the rules might be too complex for you to play. Well, you don’t need to worry about that because the rules are so simple. But still, we will take you through the process of play and how much you can win.
Read all about the rules applied to GG World Keno and GG World Million carefully.

What are the main rules of online lotto in Nigeria?

  • Firstly, you must be of legal age to participate in the lottery. In Nigeria, you must be 18 years and above to play
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To win the main prize you need to predict all 7 winning numbers.

GG World Keno rules

In this lottery, you can choose 1 – 10 numbers from 70 numbers. It’s up to you how many numbers will you select. You have also to decide about the stake (1 to 10) – the higher the stake – the bigger the win.

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How much can you win?

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How to check the latest Nigerian Lotto results?

Once you have placed your online ticket, you might be anxious to know how you will know the results for you Nigeria Lotto.

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Once the draw is done, the results are published on the Nigeria lotto website. Visit this website if you want to check the latest Nigeria lotto results and winning numbers .
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Do you want to try your luck and play the newest national Nigerian lottery? Don’t hesitate and check Lotto Nigeria today.

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Hakim Ziyech Reveals He Is Comfortable At Chelsea

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Hakim Ziyech Reveals He Is Comfortable At Chelsea

Chelsea’s new star Hakim Ziyech has revealed that he is comfortable with the Blues after shining in a 4-1 win against Sheffield United on Saturday.

Ziyech completed a €40 million (£36m/$47m) move from Ajax Amsterdam over the summer, and after having been delayed at Stamford Bridge due to injury, the Moroccan forward made his full debut for the club in the UEFA Champions League clash against Krasnodar in October.

And after just four starts for the club, Ziyech now has two goals and three assists.

Frank Lampard’s men have in turn won all four games in which Ziyech has started and the atmosphere is quite conducive for the 27-year-old.

“I feel comfortable here in the team and with the squad and all my team-mates so I think that’s why I feel comfortable here,” he told Sky Sports when asked about adapting to life at Chelsea.

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“I think we played a good game, the first 10 minutes was difficult – we started a bit sloppy but after 1-0 we could control the game and couldn’t score more goals at that point but we played a good game.”

“They come in with power on corners – you think they’ll put it in the box but they took it short and scored for 1-0 but after that we did well and created a lot of chances and scored a lot of goals.

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“They like it when you play the ball to your feet and I saw Mateo Kovacic running into space – sometimes you have to get those balls then they don’t know what to do and then the first time we did that I scored.

“I always look at my team-mate before I take the ball, we understand, only eye contact is enough for us.”

Ziyech will now turn his attention to the national team, as Morocco prepare for the African Cup of Nations qualifier clash against the Central African Republic. The Atlas Lions currently lead their group with four points from two games.

Source: Sky Sports

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Ahmed Musa Bids Farewell To Al Nassr Teammates, Fans

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Ahmed Musa Bids Farewell To Al Nassr Teammates, Fans

Nigerian international, Ahmed Musa took to his Twitter handle on Sunday to write a farewell message to his teammates, management and fans of Al Nassr.

Recall that last month the Saudi Arabian club in an official statement via it social media page announced that Musa will be departing the club after two years.

“Thank you Nigerian falcon, wishing you all the best in the future! @Ahmedmusa718,” the club said on their Twitter page.

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Musa joined Al Nassr from EPL side Leicester City. During his stay, he made 50 appearances with nine goals to his name.

Musa in his tweet hailed everyone at the club for their love and support.

He wrote, “I want to say a very big thank you to my teammates, management & the entire Fans of @AlNassrFC Club for the great experience & unwavering support, love & care. It’s been a pleasure & I am extremely grateful. Best of luck @AlNassrFC.”

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