Evans' Welsh FA future in doubt

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Alun Evans, the chief executive of the Football Association of Wales, may be on the brink of resignation.

A special meeting of FAW member clubs in Caersws yesterday discussed Evans' admission that he swore at one of his main critics, the Merthyr Tydfil chairman, John Reddy, last month. Although no disciplinary action was taken, it is understood that Evans isconsidering a financial offer for his contract to be terminated.

Evans is already on a first and final warning, after making an unauthorised loan of FAW funds to an athletics body last year. He has also suffered from health problems in recent months, and it is believed he may step down prior to a full council meeting of the FAW next Wednesday. Two days later comes an extraordinary meeting of FAW clubs, which will vote on a motion, proposed by Reddy, of no confidence in the council.

In a further blow to Welsh football, Uefa, the European governing body, revealed yesterday that the champions of the Konica League of Wales may be barred from the Uefa Cup. Uefa is unhappy that three Welsh clubs, Newport AFC, Colwyn Bay and Caernarfon, are pursuing legal action to keep their places in the English non-League pyramid.

Leeds United expect the Eintracht Frankfurt striker, Tony Yeboah, to arrive in England today in the hope of completing his £3.4m move to Elland Road. However, the 30-year-old Ghanaian will not be able to play in the Premiership until he earns a work permit from the Department of Employment.

Yeboah's compatriot, Nii Lamptey, seems likely to rejoin Anderlecht in the summer. Although Aston Villa have denied claims that they infringed DoE regulations by making Lamptey's move from the Belgian club last year a loan deal, he cannot now play in 75 per cent of Villa's matches this season in order to qualify for a new work permit.

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