Nigeria: Top Nigerian sports administrator faces second FIFA ban

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Former FIFA executive committee member, Amos Adamu of Nigeria, faces a second ban from the World Soccer Governing Body, for unethical conduct.

He also faces a  20,000 Swiss franc fine (US$19,445) for his actions, according to FIFA sources.

Reports reaching Lagos, said the judging chamber of the FIFA ethics committee had opened proceedings after ethics prosecutors requested a two-year ban on Adamu for charges, including conflict of interest.

Details were not specified, though Adamu was investigated in a Michael Garcia-led probe of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests.

Adamu, was banned for three years in 2010 after he was found guilty of demanding money in exchange for World Cup votes.

As a result of the ban, Adamu lost his positions on FIFA and the Confederation of African Football.

However, the former Nigeria Football Federation sole administrator, whose three-year ban expired in 2013, denied the accusation. He took his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which rejected his appeal.

FIFA said it had been investigating the alleged breaches of its code of ethics levelled  against Adamu since March 2015.

Adamu was an executive committee member in 2010 when Russia and Qatar won hosting rights. He could not vote while suspended by the ethics committee for seeking bribes in an undercover sting by British newspaper, The Sunday Times.

The judging chamber says Adamu can request a hearing.

However, the world football governing body said Adamu would be presumed innocent until “proven guilty”.
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21 december 2016 11:16:33

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