It's a month since four women raised allegations of physical and sexual abuse within the Afghanistan women's football team. They claim the abuse took place at the federation’s headquarters and at a training camp in Jordan.
The head of Afghanistan football Keramuddin Keram, against whom specific allegations were made, has been suspended. He “vigorously rejects" what he calls "false accusations". Khalida Popal has been involved with the team as player, coach and administrator since she founded it 12 years ago - and started investigating allegations raised with her. Khalida tells Sportshour about the reaction to her speaking out and how that has encouraged more people to come forward.
Elsewhere, this week Egypt was named as the new host of this year's Africa Cup of Nations, after the original host Cameroon was stripped of the title. The Confederation of African Football, cited delays in the progress of Cameroon's preparation for the tournament as the reason for the re-allocation, but AFCON will go ahead in June.
Egypt has only five months to prepare....so can it be a success?
From the African Cup of Nations to the Asian Cup and for the Yemen football team, it really is a miracle they're there at all. Football has ground to a halt in the country. The league is suspended and the infrastructure has all but collapsed. Stadiums have been reduced to rubble and clubs are disintegrating.
This is all a direct consequence of war. The escalation of the conflict between the internationally-recognised Hadi (PRO: HARDY) government and Houthi rebels has engulfed Yemen in unspeakable torment. We hear what challenges the team's players face on a daily basis - with tales of some going off to fight and others being kidnapped.
And as one of Britain's greatest ever sportsmen announces his retirement this year, what legacy will former World Number One Andy Murray leave in tennis? We speak to Terry Mabbitt, who was the national coach of Scotland when Murray was coming through the ranks as a youngster. Mabbitt says Murray was the best six-year-old he had ever seen.
Photo: Afghanistan women's football team (Getty Images)
Student Athlete: Pride, Passion but no Payment
College sport is a a billion dollar industry in America. Basketball and football attract huge television audiences and crowds in excess of 100,000 at games. It attracts the biggest names and very highest paid coaches in American sport.
The players however do not earn a penny. They are 'student athletes' and although some of them will get their education paid for, is it time those players get a share of the massive revenue they generate?
(Photo: Aerial view of the half-time show at the Rose Bowl Game 1984. Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
An interview with the mother of Philando Castile whose death at the hands of police prompted Colin Kaepernick to start his kneeling protest in the NFL. A celebration of Tour De France winner Gino Bartali and his humanitarian work during the Second World War. Plus we meet photography pioneer Hy Money who overcame prejudice to chart the history of Crystal Palace football club.
(Photo: Picture of Time magazine showing Colin Kaepernick. Credit: Joel Hammer BBC)
The Business of Football
The business of football: How Manchester United fell behind their rivals on and off the pitch
The decision to sack Mourinho didn’t just affect performance on the pitch but off it as well. So how do you balance the two? Dr Rob Wilson from Sheffield Hallam University explains why the club needs to change its structure, which could mean the end of Ed Woodward. Whilst, sport psychologist Michael Gervais, who worked with the Seattle Seahawks gives Ole Gunnar Solskjaer some tips on how to motivate his players before his first game.
The 14 year old golfer aiming to take on the world
Kuang Yang started his obsession with golf thanks to a ‘teach yourself’ DVD bought from a supermarket. Aged just 14, the Chinese schoolboy has qualified for his first professional tournament, the Volvo China Open in May. Yang says he can’t wait to play the tournament in his home town but is more concerned with his schoolwork than his golf.
Female Drivers, Formula E and changing Saudi Arabia
Teenager Amna Al Qubaisi took part in the first all-female Formula E test event in Saudi Arabia last weekend. The Arab nation only allowed women to drive this year and has faced criticism worldwide following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. However, Amna thinks hosting a race and a test event will benefit women’s rights in the country.
Union Berlin and their Christmas concert
German football club Union Berlin host a Christmas carol concert every December. The event sells out every year and it all started after some fans wanted to celebrate the festive season after a defeat.
Photo credit: Jose Mourinho (Getty Images)
The Transgender Winner: a Knockout Moment for Boxing
Boxer Patricio Manuel reflects on his first professional win since transitioning.