Ban on women footballers wearing hijab to be lifted

By Andrew Warshaw in Bagshot

Iran womens_team_in_hijab_Amman_June_3_2011March 3 - The ultra-conservative International Football Association Board (IFAB), comprising FIFA and the four British Home Associations, rarely if ever reverses its decisions but made an exception here today by unanimously agreeing to lift the ban on the Islamic headscarf being worn by female footballers, pending health and safety checks.

Hayatou remains as CAF President despite IOC warning

By Andrew Warshaw

Issa Hayatou__12_FebFebruary 12 - Controversial African powerbroker Issa Hayatou (pictured) has been handed a vote of confidence to remain as President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) despite being recently reprimanded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over corruption allegations.