Switzerland: FIFA bans Nigeria's Adamu from 'football-related activity' for two years

Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - World football governing body, FIFA, has banned former Nigerian football official Amos Adamu for two years from "taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level".

FIFA said in a statement on Wednesday that the decision was taken by its adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert.

It said the sanction is effective from 28 February 2017, the date on which this decision was notified.

FIFA said 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 2 December 2016. Adjudicatory proceedings were formally opened on 20 December 2016.

"The adjudicatory chamber determined that, through his involvement in the organisation of an event in 2010, while being a member of the (then) FIFA Executive Committee, Mr Adamu violated articles 13 (General rules of conduct), 15 (Loyalty) and 19 (Conflicts of interest) of the FIFA Code of Ethics."

This is the second time Adamu is being placed on a worldwide ban from football-related activities by FIFA. In 2010, he was banned for three years and that led to his losing his position as an executive committee member at FIFA and Confederation of African Football.
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