Disgraced footballers jailed
Ten Benin youth team players have been jailed for lying about their age after their team was disqualified from competing in next year's under-17 Africa Cup of Nations finals. A Cotonou court handed down one-month sentences to the players, who were detained in September. A report on the News24 site notes that charges were dropped against other people involved in the case, including a policeman and local politicians. Althanase Soton, who heads a supporter’s association, said the sentence was ‘lenient but educational’. At the same hearing, the former president of Benin's Football Federation, Anjorin Moucharafou, was sentenced to two months in jail on graft charges.