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January 5, 2021
World Cup

More Despicable People and the World Cup (Part Three) Consequences

There is little doubt that the match between Argentina and Perú in the 1978 World Cup left a bitter taste. To some it absolutely reeked. However, the full truth about the ‘fix’ may never emerge, but enough has to expose it as one of the most despicable deals in football history.
January 5, 2021
World Cup

More Despicable People and the World Cup (Part Two) The Beneficiaries

The match between Perú and Argentina in the 1978 World Cup is one of the most talked about and scandalous in the history of the World Cup – football even. Argentina won 6-0, amid accusations of bribery: corruption, intimidation or worse.
January 5, 2021
World Cup

More Despicable People and the World Cup (Part One) The Successor

Back in 1970 Brasil needed the joy of the World Cup triumph to forget the horrors of General Emílio Garrastazu Médici’s rule even for a few days. He used and abused the triumph for his own ends, but some people knew Médici for the tyrant he was. Pelé took an England player aside during the 1970 World Cup and told him: “Our country is ruled by despicable people.”
November 8, 2020
Godfrey Chitalu

Africa’s Undisputed Goal King (Part Sixteen) The End of an Era

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (May 13th 2020) Strange Fruit Godfrey Chitalu’s 1972 was without one of the greatest […]
November 8, 2020
Godfrey Chitalu

Africa’s Undisputed Goal King (Part Fifteen) Africa’s Beckenbauer

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (May 13th 2020) Strange Omissions and Inclusions There’s no doubt that Ahmed Faras was […]
November 8, 2020

Africa’s Undisputed Goal King (Part Fourteen) The Taming of an Atlas Lion

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (May 13th 2020) Incredible Despite his exceptional 1972 Africa’s Goal King, Godfrey Chitalu did […]
October 29, 2020

The Buhari Dictatorship?

As the Vice-President (International Affairs) of Freedom First International, it is my duty to stand with Nigeria’s demonstrators against police brutality – the notorious SARS.
October 22, 2020

We Stand With You

Nigeria is on fire. Events there are unprecedented. President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed for ‘understanding and calm. It’s far too little and far too late. Even Nero’s fiddling while Rome burned was more proactive than Buhari.
September 27, 2020
Rameses

The Red-Head Father of Fake Facts and the Peace King

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (September 18th 2020) Not Worthy Next month the Nobel Committee will announce its nominations […]
January 5, 2021
World Cup

More Despicable People and the World Cup (Part Three) Consequences

There is little doubt that the match between Argentina and Perú in the 1978 World Cup left a bitter taste. To some it absolutely reeked. However, the full truth about the ‘fix’ may never emerge, but enough has to expose it as one of the most despicable deals in football history.
January 5, 2021
World Cup

More Despicable People and the World Cup (Part Two) The Beneficiaries

The match between Perú and Argentina in the 1978 World Cup is one of the most talked about and scandalous in the history of the World Cup – football even. Argentina won 6-0, amid accusations of bribery: corruption, intimidation or worse.
January 5, 2021
World Cup

More Despicable People and the World Cup (Part One) The Successor

Back in 1970 Brasil needed the joy of the World Cup triumph to forget the horrors of General Emílio Garrastazu Médici’s rule even for a few days. He used and abused the triumph for his own ends, but some people knew Médici for the tyrant he was. Pelé took an England player aside during the 1970 World Cup and told him: “Our country is ruled by despicable people.”
October 22, 2020

We Stand With You

Nigeria is on fire. Events there are unprecedented. President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed for ‘understanding and calm. It’s far too little and far too late. Even Nero’s fiddling while Rome burned was more proactive than Buhari.
May 31, 2020

Africa’s Goal King

Godfrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu scored for fun, but Africa’s goal king has been denied the respect he is due. Just 45 when he died in the Gabon Plane Crash, he was on his way to showing that great, even controversial, players, can become great coaches too.
September 22, 2014

An Exceptional Injustice (Part 1) Humble Beginnings

Hopes It was and remains an exceptional case – one that offered a rare opportunity to change the criminal justice […]
September 22, 2014

An Exceptional Injustice (Part 2) Resolution

Developments The murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in the early hours of Valentine’s Day 1988 was a particularly horrific murder. […]
September 22, 2014

An Exceptional Injustice (Part 3) Flawed

The New Cardiff Three A Deeply Flawed Process We had hoped that the inquiry into what went wrong, which began […]
September 22, 2014

An Exceptional Injustice (Part 4) – The New Cardiff Three

Duress – A Legal Quagmire Mark Grommek, Angela Psaila and Learnne Vilday (the New Cardiff Three) were told that they […]
September 22, 2014

An Exceptional Injustice (Part 5) – Justice Denied

Injury to Insult Four months after the New Cardiff Three were sent to jail – the second miscarriage of justice […]
September 22, 2014

An Exceptional Injustice (Part 6) – Damage Limitation

Delaying Tactics The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was called in to investigate the police’s role if any in the […]