Short Soccer, December 18, 2012

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 18 December, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 18 December, 2012, 2:16am


Former soccer star Ndlovu badly injured

Former Zimbabwe international Peter Ndlovu was in a "stable condition" after suffering multiple injuries in a car crash which killed his elder brother Adam, a family friend said. The accident, which also killed a female passenger, happened as the brothers were travelling near Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls early on Sunday. Ndlovu, 39, was taken to a public hospital in Bulawayo. His former manager Winston Makamure said the player was "conscious and is communicating". "He has internal injuries, head injuries, broken ribs and a broken leg." Ndlovu played 100 times for Zimbabwe while also featuring for Coventry City, Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United in a 13-year stay in England. Adam Ndlovu, 42, played seven seasons in Switzerland and was also an ex-Zimbabwe international. AFP


Bin Hammam resigns from all positions

Fifa says Mohamed Bin Hammam has resigned from all football-related positions and has been banned for life, following a long-drawn dispute over corruption allegations against the executive committee member. Fifa said yesterday that it had received a resignation letter from Bin Hammam and that he "will never be active in organised football again". He had also been president of the Asian Football Confederation. Bin Hammam had been fighting a life ban imposed by Fifa following allegations that he offered bribes to voters when running against incumbent Sepp Blatter in the governing body's presidential election. Fifa says the life ban is a result of the final report from the chairman on its ethics committee, Michael J. Garcia. Last month the AFC said it was looking to replace Hammam. Agencies


Siena, Sampdoria fire coaches hire new ones

Siena and Sampdoria have fired their coaches, marking the sixth and seventh managerial changes in Serie A this season. Last-place Siena sacked Serse Cosmi and hired Giuseppe Iacchini as a replacement a day after a 4-1 loss to Fiorentina. Sampdoria got rid of Ciro Ferrara and brought in Delio Rossi a day after losing 3-1 to Catania, which left the Genoa club only three points above the relegation zone. AP


Baggies and Hammers stuck in rut with draw

West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United both failed to reverse disappointing results after a 0-0 draw between the teams in the English Premier League. The draw left Steve Clarke's men in sixth place, while West Ham lie 11th. AFP