Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Former Poland Coach Arrested On Corruption Charges
Thenews.pl (Poland), October 23rd, 2008 1PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Former Polish national team coach Janusz Wojcik was detained Wednesday in Warsaw and will "most likely" be charged with active and passive corruption, according to Polish Justice Minister and Attorney General Zbigniew Cwiakalski.

The former player and member of parliament for the Self Defence Party is accused of taking "large amounts of bribes". The minister would not reveal figures, but indicated that it involves "several hundred thousand zlotys" (there are around three zlotys to the dollar).

The arrest is one of the most high profile so far in connection with a long running investigation into corruption in Polish soccer. So far 160 people from 52 football clubs have been charged. Wojcik was national team coach from 1997-1999.

Meanwhile, Reuters on Wdnesday quoted Polish news agency PAP as saying that Polish Football Association (PZPN) Secretary General Zbigniew Krecina had been charged with mismanagement of funds. "Krecina is favorite to replace PZPN head Michal Listkiewicz in an October 30 election that is being held to avoid sanctions from world body FIFA and the potential loss of the country's right to co-host Euro 2012 with Ukraine," the agency reported.

 

 

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Inzaghi: Milan Has Nothing to Lose Against Juve     
AC Milan on Saturday hosts Juventus in an early-season top-of-the-standings clash of Italian heavyweights. While Milan ...
London Wins Semis and Final of Euro 2020    
UEFA on Friday awarded Wembley Stadium in London as the venue for the semifinals and final ...
Prosecutor Calls for End to FIFA's Secrecy     
FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia on Friday said he wants more details published about corruption cases in ...
Pellegrini Defends Toure, Lampard     
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini defended Yaya Toure's performance against Bayern Munich during City's UEFA Champions ...
Mourinho Was 'Not Expecting' Lampard to Join Man City     
Jose Mourinho says he still has respect for Chelsea legend Frank Lampard even though he could ...
Mourinho: Relationship with Ronaldo 'Does Not Exist'    
Jose Mourinho says he no longer has any relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo now that he has ...
Arrests Mar Roma's UCL Win     
Police arrested three fans prior to AS Roma's UEFA Champions League opener against Russian side CSKA ...
Roma Players Warn City, Bayern Following Rout     
AS Roma's players said they are full of confidence following their 5-1 hammering of CSKA Moscow ...
Di Maria: "I Needed to Change My Life"    
In an interview with Perform, Manchester United forward Angel Di Maria says that he left Real ...
Drogba: "I'm Like a Diesel, I Need Time"    
Didier Drogba admits that he needs time to regain his fitness and confidence after squandering chances ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives