FIFA rejects Amos Adamu’s appeal

Amos Adamu

World soccer governing body, Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has rejected Amos Adamu’s appeal after suspension, the Reuters news wire has reported.

Amos Adamu a former Nigerian sports minister, who was found guilty of bribery and breaching ethics guidelines in the cash-for-votes scandal ahead of the decision on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts, is banned for three years by FIFA.

Tahiti’s Reynald Temarii is also suspended for a year, the news wire reported.

This means that both Amos Adamu and Reynold Temarii are suspended from FIFA’s executive committee and are also banned from all soccer-related activity

The appeals committee verdicts came after it heard all five cases at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday and Thursday.

By Ekow Quandzie

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