20 SPORT Thursday, April 12 2018 | NEW ERA Keita set to play despite hip knock Liverpool-bound Naby Keita is expected to face Marseille in today’s Europa League quar- off in the Bundesliga. so hopefully there is no threat for Thursday,” said Leipzig’s relieved Keita, who will join Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool next season, came off late in Leipzig’s 4-1 loss to Leverkusen on Monday. lided with Leverkusen’s goalkeeper Bernd Leno in the 74th minute at the Red Bull Arena and went off soon after. slender 1-0 lead after Germany striker Timo Werner scored the only goal in Liverpool are expected to pay €70 million, including bonuses, for the - this season. – Nampa/AFP Up and running… Liverpool-bound Naby Keita is expected to feature at RB Leipzig when they face Marseille in today’s Europa League second- Scandal-tainted OFC president David Chung quits SYDNEY Scandal-tainted football chief David Chung has quit as head of the Papua New Guinea Football Association, days after resigning as Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) president over corruption concerns. Chung stepped down on Friday as Oceania’s top foot- reasons”. But FIFA subsequently revealed an audit had uncovered construction of a lavish new Auckland headquarters for the OFC. The world governing body has temporarily suspended all funding to Oceania. The Malaysian-born Chung’s fall is now complete after he also resigned as president of the PNGFA, a position he had held since 2004, a statement on its website said Wednesday. nance and accountability at all levels, the executive committee of PNGFA will adhere to the status of PNG Football Association and comply with the process in electing a new president of PNGFA,” said vice-president John Wesley Gonjuan. business as usual.” The FIFA audit raised concerns about construction of a sports hub in Auckland that Chung said With a reported budget of NZ million (.9 million), it was a pet project of Chung, who had led the OFC since 2010. The New York Times reported that Chung and former OFC general secretary Tai Nicholas awarded contracts for the scheme without tender to companies with no track record in the area. It claimed the audit showed many of the companies were set up just before the contracts were awarded and questioned their relationship with those driving the project. The newspaper alleged the OFC’s executive committee was planning to suspend of duty or an act of improper conduct” at a meeting last weekend before he fell on his sword. Nicholas quietly resigned in December, also citing personal reasons. – Nampa/AFP Scandal… President of the OFC and FIFA Council member David Chung has resigned for “personal reasons”.
Thursday, April 12 2018 | NEW ERA SPORT 21 IAAF rule change could end career of Caster Semenya Caster Semenya completed Commonwealth Games - www.abc.net.au In scope… Throughout her career, South African middledistance runner Caster Semenya has had to withstand many calling her participation in sport unfair due to a reported hyperandrogynism condition that causes elevated testosterone levels in her body. ” - www.tennis.com Serena Williams