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Singapore coach found guilty of raping, sexually abusing 13-year-old girl

Singapore coach found guilty of raping, sexually abusing 13-year-old girl

Singapore – Pointing out that a child is “by definition immature”, whose actions and thinking processes should not be held to the measure of an adult, a High Court judge yeterday convicted a skipping rope coach on two counts of statutory rape and five counts of sexual penetration of a minor. Roger Yue Jr, now […]

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‘Evil’ UK paedophile football coach jailed for 30 years

‘Evil’ UK paedophile football coach jailed for 30 years

Liverpool – Former British football trainer Barry Bennell was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday for abusing 12 boys he coached between 1979 and 1991, with the judge branding him “sheer evil.” Bennell, 64, who coached at Manchester City and other teams, was found guilty last week of dozens of child sexual offences, […]

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Coach tells ex-US gymnastics doctor Nassar in court to ‘go to hell’

Coach tells ex-US gymnastics doctor Nassar in court to ‘go to hell’

Lansing – A coach who sent dozens of young girls for treatment to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting female athletes, told the disgraced physicians yesterday to “go to hell” for his crimes. Thomas Brennan, a youth gymnastics coach, confronted Nassar in a Michigan courtroom on the second day of […]

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UK football coach repeatedly raped youth, court told

UK football coach repeatedly raped youth, court told

British football coach Barry Bennell repeatedly raped and indecently assaulted a former youth player, a court heard Thursday at his trial for a string of alleged offences. Chris Unsworth, 45, said Bennell, 64, preyed on him after scouting him for Manchester City as a junior and the abuse began “straight away” after the defendant started […]

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Mancini wants to fulfil dream as Italy coach

Mancini wants to fulfil dream as Italy coach

Milan – Former Italy international Roberto Mancini said Wednesday he wanted to take over as Italy national football coach to fulfil his dream of winning the World Cup. Mancini, 53, is positioning himself among the favourites to manage the four-time World Cup winners, with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and former Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti, […]

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Harimau Malaya head coach Nelo Vingada resigns

Harimau Malaya head coach Nelo Vingada resigns

Kuala Lumpur – Nelo Vingada has resigned as head coach of the Malaysian football team, barely six months after taking the job. The Portuguese said that he took responsibility for the performance of the team after discussions with Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim. “With this sense of responsibility, I hereby […]

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Coach Jeremy feels sad over V Shem-Wee Kiong

Coach Jeremy feels sad over V Shem-Wee Kiong

Having played an important role behind their success at the Rio Olympics last year, national doubles coach Jeremy Gan admitted that he feels sad about the difficult situation that his charges Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong are going through. Jeremy said the pair, who have struggled for form this season, need to follow their instincts […]

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Zidane leads nominees for FIFA coach prize

Zidane leads nominees for FIFA coach prize

Paris – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane heads the list of 12 nominees for the FIFA men’s coach of the year award announced on Thursday. Other candidates include Antonio Conte, who led Chelsea to the English title, Manchester United’s Europa League-winning coach Jose Mourinho and Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus. Zidane has enjoyed a glorious year […]

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Coach accident kills at least 36 in China

Coach accident kills at least 36 in China

Shanghai – At least 36 people were killed when a coach crashed into the wall of an expressway tunnel in China’s northwest, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. The coach hit the wall of a tunnel along the Xi’an-Hanzhong expressway in China’s Shaanxi Province shortly before midnight on Thursday, Xinhua reported, citing provincial […]

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Pahang coach Dollah Salleh suspended, fined

Pahang coach Dollah Salleh suspended, fined

Pahang coach Dollah Salleh has been suspended for 18 months from all football-related activities and fined RM30,000 by the FA of Malaysia (FAM) for making negative remarks about the association. The former international criticised the standard of refereeing and other matters concerning FAM after the Super League match against Felda United in Jengka on July […]

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