Wednesday 1 March 2017

FIFA ‘Officially’ Bans Amos Adamu From ‘Football Activities’ For 2 Years

World football body, FIFA, on Tuesday announced the ban of one of its former executives, Amos Adamu, a Nigerian, from all football activities for two years for ethics violations.

Fifa said: “the sanction is effective from 28 February 2017”.

The statement added that Adamu, a former FIFA executive committee member and West African Football Union president, cannot take part in any “football-related activity at national and international level” for the next two years.

The 64-year-old, who was previously banned for three years from October 2010, has been punished for violating three articles of Fifa’s Code of Ethics.

He was found guilty of violating general rules of conduct, loyalty and conflict of interest.

Fifa said Adamu’s misconduct relates to “his involvement in the organisation of an event in 2010, while being a member of the (then) Fifa Executive Committee”.

The investigation into Mr Adamu was conducted by Dr Cornel Borbély, chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, which resulted in a final report being submitted to the adjudicatory chamber on December 2, 2016. Adjudicatory proceedings were formally opened on December 20 2016.

World football’s governing body has been in turmoil since last year due to a number of corruption scandals, including that of a two million Swiss franc payment made by former president Sepp Blatter to ex-UEFA supremo Michel Platini that saw both men banned from the game.

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