Tuesday, 18 December 2012

fifa bans football administrator for life

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mohammed bin hammam
FIFA executive committee member Mohamed Bin Hammam has been banned for life from working in the sport.

FIFA, the football’s world governing body revealed on Monday that the 63-year-old Qatari had been banned for life by FIFA’s new adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee, due to his ‘conflicts of interest’ while he was president of the Asian Football Confederation.

Bin Hammam had been fighting a lifetime ban imposed by FIFA following allegations that he offered bribes to voters when running against incumbent Sepp Blatter in the governing body’s presidential election.


Read FIFA’s statement below…

‘Mr Mohamed Bin Hammam, FIFA executive committee member and AFC president, has resigned from all his positions in football with immediate effect and will never be active in organised football again. This results from a resignation letter of Mr Bin Hammam addressed to FIFA and AFC dated December 15, 2012.

In view of the fact that under the new FIFA code of ethics, the FIFA ethics committee remains competent to render a decision even if a person resigns, the adjudicatory chamber decided to ban Mohamed Bin Hammam from all football-related activity for life’.

Bin Hammam, an executive committee member helped secure the 2022 World Cup for Qatar.

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