Nigerian Amos Adamu is under investigation by FIFA’s ethics committee, it revealed on Wednesday. Adamu is alleged to have breached FIFA’s code of ethics but world football’s governing body did not provide any more details. The 62-year-old was a member of FIFA’s executive committee for four years until 2010, when he was banned from all football activity for three years. He was banned over claims he asked for money in exchange for World Cup votes. Adamu’s suspension expired in October 2013. He was was a high-ranking government official for Nigerian sport for 20 years and was once considered to be a leading candidate to succeed long-serving Issa Hayatou as president of the Confederation of African Football.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed manager of Norwegian club, Molde for the second time and will take charge for Thursday’s Europa League tie against Celtic. The former Manchester United striker left his position at Cardiff a little over a year ago.
Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom is back in Los Angeles after receiving treatment at a Las Vegas hospital, a week after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel. Mr Odom will continue his recovery in Los Angeles and is making “miraculous” progress, even taking a few steps, according to a family statement. His estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, his father and two of his children are with the former Lakers star. Police are conducting tests to establish what happened. Odom, who married reality television star Kardashian in 2009, has long struggled with addiction. He told brothel employees he had taken cocaine before arriving, police said. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said that a worker at the brothel reported Odom was found unresponsive with blood coming from his nose and mouth. US media had reported that although Ms Kardashian filed for divorce from Mr Odom in 2013, it had yet to be processed and she was making decisions about his medical care. Odom won the NBA championship with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010 and was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011. He last played in the NBA in 2013 with the Clippers.
Defending champions Nigeria continued their impressive start to their FIFA U-17 World Cup title defence by completing a comprehensive 5-1 victory over hosts Chile and progressing to the knockout stages in the process. A goal within 30 seconds by star man Samuel Chukwueze set the tone for a straightforward win, with the diminutive No8 grabbing a second in the second half after he had earlier been fouled for Kelechi Nwakali’s to score from the spot, and before he was felled for Victor Osimhen’s successful spot kick conversion. Chile grabbed a consolation, before Funsho Bamgboye saw his marching orders, with Osimhen’s late header adding some gloss to the win, despite Nwakali missing his second penalty of the match after Chukwueze had been fouled in the penalty area for a third time.