Senegal withdraws powers of soccer federation - TV

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November 15, 2006 6:57pm CST
Senegal's sports minister withdrew the soccer federation's powers to run the sport in the West African country, state television reported on Wednesday. "The sports minister has, in a decree, withdrawn the powers granted to the Senegalese Soccer Federation," it said, quoting a statement from Sports Minister Daouda Faye. It gave no reason for the decision, which throws into doubt the scheduled Dec. 9 start of the domestic soccer season. A soccer federation official, who declined to be named, told Reuters the move followed rising tension over personality clashes between Faye and senior federation officials. FIFA, world soccer's governing body has a strict policy discouraging political interference in national associations and has banned countries from international competition where there has been political interference. FIFA were not immediatly available for comment on Wednesday night. Senegal are the second African country to have problems regarding their soccer administration this month. The Kenyan FA has been dissolved with moves continuing to
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