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Brazilian and Real Madrid Star, Robinho Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

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Brazilian and Real Madrid Star, Robinho Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

On Tuesday, Judges of Milan’s Court of Appeal sentenced former Brazil star Robinho to nine years in prison for his involvement in the gang rape of a woman at an Italian nightclub in 2013.

Robinho was plying his trade at Serie A club AC Milan when the incident took place and in 2017, was found guilty along with five others.

The ex-Manchester City attacker saw his sentence upheld in December 2020 but denied the charges and launched another appeal.

Robinho has 45 days to lodge a further appeal with the Supreme Court, Italy’s highest court of appeal.

Earlier on Tuesday, reports from The Sun revealed that Robinho was sentenced to nine years in jail for ‘brutally humiliating’ and ‘belittling’ an Albanian woman in 2013.

It is suggested that the woman was celebrating her 23rd birthday at a well-known nightclub in Milan when the horrific incident occurred.

Robinho and five others were found guilty of gang rape in 2017 and the former Man City footballer was charged with a prison sentence in December last year.

Needless to say, the Robinho rape case has shocked football lovers worldwide.

Robinho, who played for Milan from 2010-2015 and last played for Santos, pleaded not guilty via his lawyer and did not appear at any of the court hearings in northern Italy.

However, after the footballer chose to appeal the verdict, the judges found that Robinho ‘attempted to deceive investigators’ with ‘previously agreed facts’ surrounding their accounts of what happened.

Hence, the Robinho jailed sentence was upheld and the footballer’s team now only have one final chance to overturn their client’s guilty verdict.

Robinho’s contract with Santos had been suspended prior to the outcome of the recent appeal hearing, with club president Orlando Rollo confirming the player would be sacked if the verdict is upheld.

Football career and honours

After impressing at a young age at Santos, Robinho was picked up by Real Madrid in 2005 and he won two LaLiga titles with the Spanish giants. He left the Spanish capital in 2008 to join Man City before moving to AC Milan in 2010. The highlight of the Robinho football career was during his time at the San Siro, where he won the Serie A and Italian Super Cup.

Amongst other Robinho clubs, he also had a stint with CSL side FC Guangzhou before spending a year each with Sivasspor and Istanbul Basaksehir. Robinho returned to Santos in 2020. He made 100 appearances for the Brazilian national team and scored 28 goals for the South American giants, winning two Confederations Cups.

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FIFA Officially Bans Chad From All Football Activities For Life

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Global football governing body, FIFA has banned Chad from football until further notice. The decision was taken by the Bureau of the Fifa Council on Wednesday and takes effect immediately.

Note that in December 2020, Fifa had rejected a request from the country’s ministry of sports to dissolve the Chadian Football Federation.

On March 10, the minister for youth and sports released a statement to prevent the Chadian Football Association, FTFA, from performing its obligatory duties due to a dispute between both parties.

CAF then disqualified Chad from the Africa Cup of Nations qualification race, just a few days prior to their fixtures against Namibia and Mali, following the sport Minister’s actions. FIFA has now waded in, banning the country henceforth.

FIFA says the ban was as a result of government interference in the football operations of the African country but announced that the suspension will be reversed as soon as the relevant government decisions have been revoked.

“The Bureau of the Fifa Council decided to suspend the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) with immediate effect due to government interference,” a statement from the Fifa website read.

“The suspension was prompted by the recent decisions of Chadian government authorities to permanently withdraw the powers delegated to the FTFA, establish a national committee for the temporary management of football and seize control of the FTFA’s premises.

“The suspension will be lifted once the relevant government decisions have been repealed and the FTFA and its management, led by president Moctar Mahamoud Hamid, have confirmed to Fifa that the FTFA premises are again under its control.”

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Brazilian, Fabio Gama Scores As Asante Kotoko Beats Bechem United 4-0 – Watch All The Goals (VIDEO)

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Brazilian, Fabio Gama Scores As Asante Kotoko Beats Bechem United 4-0

In Wednesday, April 7, 2021’s game, Kumasi Asante Kotoko defeated Bechem United 4-0 at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi.

The Porcupine Warriors delivered a five-star performance, scoring twice in each half to secure all three points.

Defender Abdul Ganiu Ismail scored in the 12th minute, and Fabio Gama made it 2-0 just before halftime, his second goal in his last two games.

Kotoko’s dominance continued in the second half, with debut goals from attackers Andy Kumi and Michael Vinicius.

The 4-0 victory over Bechem United vaulted Kotoko above Hearts of Oak in the Ghana Premier League standings.

The Porcupines are currently third in the table, only two points behind leaders Accra Great Olympics.

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Ghana Premier League All Matchday 18 Results – Check The League Table

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Brazilian attacker Fabio Gama scores first Kotoko goal, Great Olympics overtake Karela United at top of the table and Hearts of Oak climb up to third.

See results of games played this weekend below:

Great Olympics 1-0 Medeama

Eleven Wonders 1-1 Asante Kotoko

[Samuel Boakye || Fabio Gama]

Bechem United 2-0 Liberty Professionals

Elmina Sharks 1-0 Ebusua Dwarfs

[Benjamin Boateng]

Berekum Chelsea 2-1 Legon Cities

[Bright Amponsah, Stephen Amankonah || Hans Kwofie]

Dreams FC 1-1 Inter Allies

[Joseph Esso || Arthur Richard]

King Faisal 0-0 WAFA

Karela United 1-1 AshantiGold

[Umar Bashiru || Kwadwo Seth Osei]

Hearts of Oak 2-0 Aduana Stars

[Victor Aidoo, Hafiz Adams (own goal)]

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